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School Auction Idea

Posted on September 1st, by admin in Blog. No Comments

Chapters Photography knows that fundraising is an important aspect of your school’s budget.

If you have a goal, we’d love to help you achieve it.

Chapters Photography offers  a unique auction item for your school.


Because children’s art projects typically bring in top dollar at the auction, I designed this item to combine children’s artistic talent and photography.  It’s a great way to mark the kind of art work a child is creating at any given age.  And, parents love it.

This can be a wonderful highlight to an auction because it can be an affordable piece for all parents purchase.  A class art project can be a nice live auction item, but only one family can take it home.

Some schools have chosen to use this concept as a ‘Raise Your Paddle’ fundraiser, or as a gift to … Read More »

Bronk’s Knife Works

Lyle from Bronk’s Knife Works in Bothell, Wa needed to have some of his custom knifes photographed for a commercial website.  Knifes are difficult to photograph because of the variety of angles, textures, color and finish.  With Lyle’s hand crafted knifes, I need to place the highlights to show the “shine” and shape of the blade.  Also shadows can be used to show depth of the handle.  The hardest knife to photograph was the rail road spike knife.  There were so many colors from the deep blues in the handle to the yellows of the tip.  It was like photographing a sunset.  I wanted more of a “portrait” look to the finished image.  When photographing people I would pick colors and textures of the background so the subject stands out.  In this case I wanted the knife to really stand out.  Lyle spend up to 60 … Read More »