Photography

We began working with general contractors, specialty contractors, home builders, interior designers and travel companies in 2003. Our visually-stunning web design projects are uniquely crafted to meet your requirements. Our award-winning photography and aerial video capabilities will get your company noticed.

Mostl likely, you need photography that reflects the expertise, experience, craftsmanship and project management you bring to each of your projects. We offer outstanding aerial photography, project photography and video production services to showcase your talents, and help you build credibility in today's competitive marketplace. John is a highly-published commercial, landscape and adventure travel photographer, with an exceptional eye for detail, and the skill to bring your projects to life.

Project Photography

John Schnell and Associates. Springfield, IllinoisBear Glacier, Alaska

There's a reason why our images look so good.

We use high-resolution Nikon cameras, super-sharp Zeiss lenses, and advanced Adobe Photoshop techniques to digitally edit our photos, and make them look picture-perfect. Many of our images have appeared in Audubon, Nature Conservancy and Sierra Club Calendars, AT&T Posters, and in numerous adventure travel magazines.

We'll arrive at your location with an assortment of cameras, a range of lenses, and all necessary photography gear. We normally use two cameras. Depending on your requirements, we'll select from our super-sharp Nikon D850, Nikon D810 , Nikon D800 and Nikon D3X cameras — to produce high-resolution images of your projects. Our Zeiss lenses, in focal lengths of 15mm, 21mm, 28mm, and 85mm, are the perfect complement for high-resolution perfection, and they yield outstanding project photos.

A Few of our Clients

Timelapse Photography

John Schnell and Associates. Springfield, IllinoisBeaar Glacier, Alaska

Your job is difficult. Our job is to simplify your challenges.

Let us help you realize new possibilities, with timelapse and hyperlapse photo-videos of your projects. All you have to do is call us. We'll take care of the rest. Time-lapse construction videos can document and showcase your work like nothing else. In just minutes of viewing time (or less), company executives, project managers, and clients get a clear picture of progress at the jobsite, and a deeper understanding of your work.

Timelapse/Motion Control

  • Syrp Genie
  • Syrp Genie mini
  • Syrp Genie mini
  • Syrp Magic Carpet
  • edelkrone Action Module
  • edelkrone Slider Module
  • edelkrone Slider
  • Aviator Rocket Slider
  • Aviator Travel Jib
  • Vid-Pro Timelapse
  • Vid-Pro Timelapse

Software

  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Audition CC
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Media Encoder CC

Photography Gear

John Schnell and Associates. Springfield, Illinois

Here's a list of our photography gear (August 2018).

Cameras

  • Nikon D850. 45.7MP (8256 x 5504 resolution) 4K Video.
  • Nikon D810. 36.4MP (7360 x 4912 resolution) 1080P Video.
  • Nikon D800. 36.4MP (7360 x 4912 resolution)
  • Nikon D3X.  23.4 MP (6048 x 4032 resolution)

Camera Lenses

  • Zeiss 15mm ZF.2
  • Zeiss 21mm ZF.2
  • Zeiss 28mm ZF.1
  • Zeiss 85mm ZF.2
  • Leica 100mm f/2.8 Macro
  • Leica 180mm f/2.8
  • Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Nikon 300mm f/2.8

Camera Bags

  • F-Stop Gear Sartoris EXP Camera Bag
  • F-Stop Gear Tilopa BC Camera Bag
  • F-Stop Gear Guru Camera Bag

Drones

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro. 20MP, 4K Video.
  • DJI Mavic Pro. 12MP, 4K Video.
  • DJI CrystalSky Monitor.

Filters

  • Lee Big Stopper
  • Lee Little Stopper
  • Lee Graduated ND 0.6 Hard
  • Lee Graduated ND 0.9 Hard
  • Lee Graduated ND 0.3 Soft
  • Lee Graduated ND 0.6 Soft
  • Lee Graduated ND 0.9 Soft
  • Lee Neutral Density 3.0
  • Singh-Ray Reverse Graduated ND 0.9
  • Singh-Ray Reverse Graduated Orange 0.9

Lighting/Flash

  • Nikon SU-800 Remote Commander
  • Nikon SB-900 Flash (3)
  • Nikon SB-R200 Remote Flash (2)
  • Lastolite Ezybox 24" x 24"
  • Lastolite Ezybox 15" x 15"
  • Lastolite TriGrip Reflector
  • Lastolite TriGrip Diffuser
  • Lastolite Collapsible Reflector (2)
  • Manfrotto Flash Stands (3)
  • Novoflex 19P Mini Ball Heads (3)
  • Ultimate Light Box Flash Diffuser (2)

Tripods

  • Gitzo Traveler CF 4-Section (2)
  • Novoflex Ball 40 (2)
  • Novoflex Classic Ball 3 (2)
  • Novoflex Leveling Ball
  • Novoflex Triopod CF 3-Section (2)

Timelapse

  • Aviator Travel Jib
  • Aviator Travel Slider
  • Syrp Genie
  • Syrp Genie Mini (2)
  • Syrp Genie Pan-Tilt Bracket
  • Syrp Magic Carpet Short Track
  • VidPro MH-360 Timelapse Pan Head (2)

Video/Action

  • GoPro Hero 4 Silver
  • GoPro Hero 3 Black
  • GoPro Hero 3 Black

Video Tripod

  • Arca-Swiss Monoball B1
  • Gitzo Mountaineer CF 3-Section

Recent Projects

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