The Six-Foot Skyline is Ready!

Order Yours Before December 15 to lock in ArtPrize Patron Pricing

Now that ArtPrize 2021 is behind us, I want to thank all of you who took time to speak with me and explore my 60-foot “Grand Rapids Skyline Mega-Pan.”  Many of you asked if I was planning to produce a  a six-foot skyline reproduction for your home or office.  

The answer was a definite yes!  In fact, we’re currently production is underway on the first 100 copies, which will be signed, numbered, and ready to gift wrap or hang on your wall.  This reproduction includes the same breathtaking resolution as the big one.  If you order by December 15, your skyline will arrive by December 25.  

Special ArtPrize pricing is only $349.00 plus tax. This is a $50.00 savings from retail pricing. Click the button below and complete the order form – including payment method – via our secure ordering page.  Delivery within a 100-mile radius of Grand Rapids is free.

Thank you very much!

Dave Thompson 

Architecture & Design

Photographing architecture requires an appreciation of the artistic, a respect for the scientific, and a commitment to reflect the vision of the architect.

Quality and accuracy are non-negotiable in this genre, so I work exclusively with Nikon equipment, including the D850 and D810 F-mount DSLR bodies, paired with super fast Nikkor lenses, including Nikkor Perspective Control, Electronic aperture (PC-E) 24mm f/3.5D lens.

Events & People

Do events have personalities? Can photography help diverse groups define a single cohesive message?  I believe photographing candid interactions between participants is usually more honest than group photos or “grip & grin” scenarios to bring to life the spirit of an event. 

Portraiture

When well-planned and carefully researched, a true portrait will draw out a subject’s personality, reflected in their values. This holds true whether the subject is an individual, a couple or a family.

Headshots, on the other hand, are often designed to create a oneness, or a sense of team, such as in an annual report or a corporate website. These two products are priced accordingly.

Products: In-Studio or On-Location

Often considered a freestyle event by many photographers, what may feel like wide open spaces for inspiration can be seductive.  However, placing creativity above the creative brief can be a recipe for disaster.

Accepting that the client has a deeper understanding of the brand – and where they see your photography helping shape the brand – is key to building a trusting relationship with marketers and creative directors.

In a career spanning almost 40 years, I’ve worked both in – and with – all three roles. My perspective is informed by relevant experience navigating the forces at work when building any brand.

THOMPSON PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC

My life in photography began in the 1970s when a favorite aunt trusted a 10-year-old Dave to explore the Michigan’s lakes with her new Nikon F2.  In the 80s I was photo editor of my high school yearbook., after which I snagged a spot shooting campus life and sailing classes for the Michigan State University annual. 

Over the course of my career, I’ve built relationships with fantastic clients and talented photographers across North America. I believe in adding value and increasing efficiencies in any assignment, large or small.  

I’ve had the good fortune to sign renowned marketing firms, as well as some gifted photographers in the US and Canada.  

My practice includes an emphasis on photographing:

  • Architecture & design
  • Corporate events & people
  • Portraiture

I invite you to take a few minutes to browse my site.  If you like what you see, I would be thrilled to discuss your next project, and to add value to your organization or brand.

You can also click here to learn more about my background & experience, and my thoughts on how to best partner with clients.  

Thank you for your interest!

(Dave)

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