Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mike Tomlin Gives Back to the Youth in the Hampton Roads Area

Superbowl Coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Vernon Lee Jr. and Carl Francis Jr. conducted their annual footbal camp weekend in the Hampton Roads area at Christopher Newport University.  It's a free camp for both kids and high school footballers.  Gearshift has been covering the event for 4 years and this year we utilized HDSLR technology to capture video images that are frankly spectacular.  My right hand man Don Napoleon clicked off most of the photography while I handled the video duties. Check out to see what these guys are doing to give back.  Contact [email protected] to discuss how Gearshift can help document your event with colorful clarity.  More photo at

Monday, July 26, 2010

Roger Penske Cuts the Ribbon at the Chantilly Audi Grand Opening

The sophisticated new Audi of Chantilly opened with a classy reception in the showroom.  Roger Penske said a few words and everyone mingled until the big ribbon cutting moment.  A lot of Audi executives were in attendance.  The Penske Automotive Group has turned to Gearshift as a local resource for photography and video of their showrooms and events.  Check out

Thursday, July 22, 2010

CTIA Wireless Foundation Turns to Gearshift for Expedited Video Services

The CTIA Wireless Foundation held its Annual Gala at Union Station in Washington DC.  The focus of the event was on how wireless technology, mainly cell phones, has been used to save lives.  The VITA Good Samaritan Awards were not only captured by Gearshift but all of the award videos were pre-produced and shown live at the event.  Gearshift can capture events with both photography and video to provide for a memorable re-cap of the event.  877-477-STUDIO.  Talk to Jim Folliard about marketing with video and photography.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Chantilly Mercedes is Officially Open and I Have the Pictures To Prove It!

I have a special gift provided by Randy Davis.  It's his ability to write custom poetry.  Read his Mercedes-Benz poem:

A sophisticated machine, with a style that’s eloquent,

An uncompromising luxury, so dynamic and relevant.

Contours accentuated, a divine sex appeal,

Its piping hot outside, yet it gives you chills.

So dynamically sound, an extravagant feat,

With looks one of a kind, so suave so unique.

The features will consume you, glamour galore,

Your mind starts to race, its sexy yet pure.

From inside to outside, from front to back,

Classy, stylish, elegant and with power to match.

The most formable of foes will pull to the side,

The pursuit of excellence has been visualized.

Some will stare, some will gleam,

In the pursuit of happiness dare to dream.

As the light bulbs flash from fancy cameras with high priced lens,

It has arrived, please welcome the Mercedes-Benz.

Jim Folliard wrote:

There was a special guest at the Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly Grand Opening...The SLS 63 AMG 570HP Gullwing.  Yes, Roger Penske was there with all of the Mercedes executives but the beautiful SLS in the corner of the showroom got the most attention.  I had to use a combination of lenses to get some of these shots including an 11mm wide angle.  If you have questions about photography or an event that needs to be captured professionally the call Jim @ 703.928.8257

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Nine Nifty Tips for Effective Video Clips by Jim Folliard

I have written a free book to help you shoot better video and photography.  This isn't a boring book with no pictures, it is quite the opposite!  I share samples of my photos on every page and on top of that I designed the layout of the book myself.  Ok, I'm done tooting my own horn.  If you want a good read while you're on the shitter then click this link and download the PDF for free!

Jim Folliard

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Crown Royal Black @ Teatro

Dave & Ray, Team BBC, The Standard and Crown Royal Black hosted another Saturday Night fiesta at Teatro Goldini on K Street.  If you want to get good shots in a club at night then you need a great flash and a VIP pass.  Gearshift helps promoters and clubs with event photography and video for marketing.  Check out the VIDEO shot on a Nikon DSLR.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Advantage Landscaping & Construction Uses Photos To Explain Their Capabilities

Most people want to see a sample of your product or service before they buy from you.  For Advantage Construction and Landscaping the finished product sells itself.  Professional photos can help you market. To see more work visit

Jim Folliard - - 877-477-STUDIO