Business photo & video shoot: Lead Faucet Tactical

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It’s one thing to thank a veteran for their service, but it’s awesome when you’re able to help them grow their business.

Dan is a retired Special Forces soldier who started Lead Faucet Tactical, which provides tactical and shooting training to law enforcement and others.

I was invited to his farm in Virginia to capture photos and video of him in action. While it’s easy taking pictures of someone shooting their rifles, I wanted to capture more than that. Telling stories through photography isn’t just about the action in front of the lens, but also the elements that make up the story.

So along with photos of Dan shooting his rifles, I also wanted pictures of the weapons themselves as well as shots of Dan working on his rifles.

One of Dan’s sponsors is Barrett, which manufactures large-caliber rifles, and he wanted me to create a video highlighting his use of Barrett rifles:

So you may be wondering - How did Stan end up on a farm in the middle of nowhere Virginia shooting photos & video of a veteran shooting his guns?

I worked with Dan’s girlfriend years ago (she owned her own boutique shop), and when I moved back to North Carolina, she wanted me to come up to their farm.

And it’s a real farm. Complete with cows, goats, and pigs.

I’m always thankful of cool assignments. Especially when they help people like Dan grow their business.

Thank you for your service, Dan.

Business shoot: Earth Surfaces

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Being a photojournalist, I love capturing people in their natural elements or while in action, which it why I enjoyed shooting action photos for Earth Surfaces of America, Inc.

The company, based in Naples, Fla., creates terrazzo tiles and pavers. I took pictures of some of their products last year, and they invited me back to take pictures of their latest tiles along with shots of their facility.

Business shoot: Ella Bing

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Ella Bing caters to men in Tampa, Fla., and beyond who strive to be dapper.

The business started as an online store five years ago and recently opened in Tampa's Hyde Park neighborhood.