Created Photography: Blog en-us (C) Created Photography [email protected] (Created Photography) Wed, 10 May 2023 15:57:00 GMT Wed, 10 May 2023 15:57:00 GMT Created Photography: Blog 120 120 Bizarre Bazaar Encounters Absurd Snacks and Awesome Knives: My Encounter with a delicious snack maker and a Talented Artisans at the Richmond Raceway Bizarre Bazaar Event

As a photographer, I love attending events and capturing the unique moments that unfold in front of my camera. I was on assignment for Virginia Business Magazine shooting a small startup company that focuses on natural snack “Absurd Snacks”.

Absurd snacks was started as a class project by two University of Richmond friends. Their snacks are made with simple and clean ingredients, pack a burst of flavor, and are completely free of the top-9 allergens. Check out Grace and Eli’s creation here: Absurd Snacks

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After I finished my assignment I strolled through the rows of vendors and one booth in particular caught my attention. It was filled with beautifully crafted knives, each one unique and handmade. I was immediately drawn to the intricate designs and exquisite craftsmanship.

I struck up a conversation with the knife maker behind the booth, and was immediately struck by his passion and dedication to his craft. He eagerly shared his knowledge and experience with me, detailing the intricate process of creating each custom knife.

I was fascinated as he described his selection of materials, and the precision required to shape and hone each blade. I was amazed at the level of skill and artistry involved in the process.

 couldn't help but feel a newfound appreciation for the art of knife making. It was clear that this knife maker was truly a master of his craft, and his passion and dedication shone through in every blade.

One particular knife caught my eye, with its unique blade shape and intricate handle design. It was clear that this knife was a true work of art, and I knew I had to capture its beauty in my photos.

As I said goodbye to the knife maker and thanked him for his time and expertise, I walked away with a new appreciation for the art of knife making. It was clear that this was more than just a hobby or a profession for him - it was a true passion and a labor of love.

If you're interested in the art of knife making or simply appreciate exquisite craftsmanship, I highly recommend checking out this talented artisan. His custom, handmade knives are truly works of art, and I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to meet him and learn more about his craft. Check out Billy and his knives here: Eleven Knives



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New! Are you a past client who has worked with me and seen the magic that can happen with a camera in-hand? Perhaps you know someone who has a love for photography but needs some guidance to improve their skills? Look no further! I am excited to offer my services as a consultant or teacher for all of your photography needs.

As a professional photographer, I have spent years honing my craft and perfecting my eye for the perfect shot. Whether it's capturing a special moment, a stunning landscape, or showcasing a product for business purposes, my expertise shines through in every photograph. But my skills don't just stop there. I am also highly experienced in editing, post-processing, and creating breathtaking prints.

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The Science and Art of Headshot Photography. In today's world, first impressions are everything. When it comes to advancing your career or promoting your brand, investing in a professional headshot can make all the difference. As a top-rated headshot photographer in Richmond, Virginia, I'm here to tell you that there's more to it than just pointing a camera at someone's face.

First and foremost, a great headshot should showcase your personality, professionalism, and uniqueness. As a photographer, it's my job to create an environment where you can feel at ease and confident, allowing your true self to shine through. I want to capture the real you - not just a stiff, posed version of yourself that looks like everyone else's headshot.

But beyond the creative process, there's a whole science to headshot photography. For one, lighting is key. Not only should the lighting flatter your features, but it should also set the mood for the shot. A bright, airy look may work for one person, while a more dramatic, moody vibe would better suit another.

Another important factor to consider is the composition of the shot. The angle, the background, even the spacing between you and the camera - all of these elements can make or break a headshot. As a seasoned photographer, I know how to frame a shot in a way that draws the viewer's eye to the most important aspects of your image.

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So, whether you're a business owner, real estate agent, actor, or anything in between, a great headshot can be a game-changer for your career. And as a headshot photographer in Richmond, Virginia, I'm here to help you achieve that success. Contact me today to book your session and let's make your personality and professionalism shine through a stunning headshot! Call or Text 804-370-1240 today.


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Why hire a professional like Matthew R. O. Brown Photography? When it comes to capturing important moments and memories, hiring a professional photographer can make all the difference. While smartphone cameras have come a long way, they can't match the quality and expertise of a professional photographer.

Here are some reasons why you should consider hiring a professional photographer:

  1. Expertise and Experience: Professional photographers have years of experience and knowledge in capturing stunning photos. They understand lighting, composition, and framing, and know how to make you look your best.

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  5. Long-Term Value: A professional photographer will provide you with high-quality photos that will last a lifetime. These photos can be passed down from generation to generation and will always hold their value.

Overall, hiring a professional photographer is an investment that you won't regret. They will provide you with stunning, high-quality photos that capture your memories in the best possible way.


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Matthew R. O. Brown Photography What’s in a name?

Well, actually, a whole lot is in a name. 

My name is Matthew Richard Overton Brown. I was born in to a family of three, I’m the youngest. My first name, Matthew, is from the Bible. Matthew is the first book of the New Testament, which is named after the writer of this book, Matthew, the tax collector. Matthew, from Hebrew, means “gift of God”.

When I opened my photography business, I did what most photographers do, I called my business by my own name: Matthew R. O. Brown Photography. I let my name be my calling card and it was good.

A few years ago I wanted to acknowledge my God to my clients and to the world so “Created Photography” was born. I tag my photos with “Created Photography”. I was moved by these Bible verses: Genesis 1:1 says “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Ephesians 4:10 which says “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” 

The truth is this, I would not have life, new life and hope without Jesus Christ. Jesus, who saves by grace alone, through faith alone, will save any who repent and turn to him for salvation.

I know that there is no other name by which anyone can be saved than by the name of Jesus.

At Matthew R. O. Brown Photography each and every project that I work on as a Commercial Photographer is a personal project. I put myself into everything that I do. Each image that I create is “Created Photography”. 

The Bible says that God created every person in the image of God. In any of my photography that includes people,  I try to get images that show that unique characteristic in each individual. I try to make each client see their value. Maybe even see themselves differently, in a new light.

What’s in a name? A lot, a whole lot.


Matthew R. O. Brown


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