Wednesday, March 4, 2015

An Update on the "Dayton Executive Hotel"



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- Photo by Mike Sopronyi
The Dayton Executive Hotel originally opened in 1962. Initially a 225-room hotel that offered a unique and upscale restaurant, the lodging establishment would delve into an eyesore just off the interstate. We explored it back in 2012, but thanks to my friend Mike, we have this update.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Last Guests of the Kings Island Resort




The amusement park next door was closed for the year, the resort for good. The final visitor's checked out months ago, but we were about to be the last guests of the Kings Island Resort.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

[Kings Waffle] Chapter 7: The Wednesday Night Kids



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They'd show up mid-week, near the start of third shift lining up their pickup trucks one by one in the parking lot. They'd sit on the other side of the restaurant - another group of regulars different from the usual group of regulars. One night, the two groups converged - ours and theirs - for a coffee laden discourse about why we all come to Kings Waffle.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

For Hire





Since 2009 I've been working in the Greater Cincinnati area as a freelance photographer. If you or your business are looking for photographic, editorial or creative content work, my portfolio can be viewed at ronnysalerno.com. I also recently launched a new Facebook page highlighting my professional services.

I can be reached anytime at info@ronnysalerno.com.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Full Take 2014: Every Photograph I Made In A Year





Usually at the end of a year I try (or at least intend) to make a final post on QC/D, something that kind of wraps up the year. Honestly, it's one of the most frustrating things to come up with. In past years there have been mixed results. For 2014, I decided to try something different. Unfortunately, the whole creative process took about a month to compile and edit. Nevertheless, over a month into 2015, this video is my way of closing out 2014.

In photographic vernacular, a "full take" is the term commonly used to describe the collection of every image created during a shoot. In most of the college courses I took, instructors would often require you to turn in a "full take" folder to see how you approached capturing a subject. 

This video is my "full take" of 2014. It starts with the first photograph I made that year (a docked boat on the Ohio River) and ends with the year's final image (a suburban mall at night as seen from a Detroit hotel room). Between the two images is every photograph I created in sequential order within 365 days. It features nearly 8500 photographs from four different cameras. 

After being inundated with "year in review" and "best of" collections from various social media websites, I wanted to create something unique to summarize a year in my life. At the same time, I wanted the video to be a reflection of how I see and document what’s around me. 

Instead of trying to compile a list or edit down what I felt were the best images, I pushed everything together into one time-lapse. The video encompasses photographs from personal and contracted projects as well as moments captured on my cell phone. The images are presented in their raw, straight-from-the-camera state without any post processing. 

Cameras used:
Canon 60D Digital SLR.
Nikon N80 35mm SLR.
iPhone 5s
iPhone 6

Music:
"You're Free" by CMA