Shooting interior and exterior photography in someone’s home in Knoxville, TN is a spectacular way to show the home owner a vantage they had maybe never noticed before. This is what I have done for over two years now for Knoxville Magazine. Knoxville based photographer Justin Fee is experienced in natural as well as artificial lighting for creating a dramatic and luxurious feel with an artistic flare. There is a point in the photograph where I try and capture a moment in time that literally puts the viewer in the home and not just leaves them on the outside looking in. Kitchens are always a pleasure to photograph because there is generally a sufficient amount of light which allows me room to play with the depth of field within the shot. Also kitchens usually have lots of shimmer and angles to key off of. I like to use the rule of thirds when setting up a shot thus making your eyes flow from one side of the frame to the next in a “Z” pattern. Moving over to living rooms can make for a superior two page split for publication photography as well as journalism photography if a paper is not afraid to run it; and usually lends itself to a horizontal angle as opposed to a vertical. This might go without saying but it is amazing the amount of people that have no idea what the definition of horizontal and vertical are. If you are one of them and it is a common term in photography and is simple…vertical is up and down and horizontal is side to side. Just imagine a rectangular box that is on it’s end and then imagine it on it’s side . Hope you enjoyed the lesson. Justin Fee Photography in Knoxville, TN
As it turns out…being a professional food photographer based in Knoxville, Tennessee is a wonderful thing. I am surrounded by incredible restaurants all within seven miles of the heart of the city with an endless variety of cuisines to choose from and a host of exciting restaurants with great atmospheres. Whether you are in the mood for barbecue on the river, pasta along Kingston Pike, or a steak with a mountain view…there are countless good directions to go in.
I happen to have the pleasure for over two years now working with Gay Lyons, a food writer, and Knoxville Magazine covering a featured restaurant every month in Knoxville. I photograph, “the must haves” which are usually three food items the restaurant thinks is part of what makes them special. I look at each assignment with the same clear and unassuming eyes so that each dish gets a special part of my utmost concentration and artistic endeavors. This may seem a bit over the top for a photographer, but I think that is what it takes to be a truly great food photographer. Chefs these days are extremely passionate about the cuisine they are serving as am I when I look through my camera lens to get the desired effects you will see in the Knoxville Magazine, this blog, and my entire library of food photography on my website at www.photogrphfee.com. As I photograph each food dish, I literally am transported to a scenic wonderland and try to evoke a Pavlovian theory which I studied at the University of Tennessee, to make the viewer of the dish actually salivate and desire the food he or she is seeing. Much love is shared when I am on a food assignment…
This is Albert Haynesworth, a former University of Tennessee football star, as well as a two-time Pro Bowler in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans. www.photographfee.com was asked to photograph Albert and the interior and exterior of his boat The Good Life in Knoxville, Tennessee for the August issue of Knoxville Magazine. It turns out that Haynesworth had two boats located at the marina on Fort Loudon Lake in Lenoir City, Tennessee. Photos will show you both boats side by side. Albert was a gracious host and a pleasure to photograph for a seasoned journalist.
I was particularly impressed with his taste in boats. The Good Life, his 2010 Lazzara yacht, represents the best of both worlds – all of the trimmings of the finest Italian design combined with the quality of American manufacturing and craftsmanship. What a joy to spend time with a talented athlete and photograph such a spectacular vessel. Boats have a special place in my heart as I have accumulated over a thousand hours towards my captain’s license while working on a parasail boat in Florida in the late 1990′s. That is another story all together, and with that said, the long and winding road has taken me to my career as a freelance photographer in Knoxville, Tennessee. Published at the age of 19, and still cranking out new and exciting images, with a focus in the light, at the age of 38…19 years later I feel my career is more and more diverse with my skills being always refined.