Think Before You Act

The origin of this photograph lies in my own concern about the phenomenal cultural increase in the use of deadly force – whether by knife, baseball bat, gun or automobile – to settle differences that could have been far less than lethal, in and of themselves. 

It also concerns friend and associate, Rebecca, a young woman who has experienced the loss of friends through violent suicide.

This is such an important concern for me.  Partly because I grew up in a rural area as well as in a time when my classmates had rifles and shotguns in their pickup trucks or trunks of cars for hunting after school.  Not once did anyone choose to settle teenaged angst by murdering their classmates.  There was bullying.  We had fistfights after school.  But there were no school shootings I ever heard of.  The de-evolution of our society to a place where violence is so prevalent is less about the tools and more about us, as a people.  The tools have not changed in the years since my school days; we have.

Our culture has certainly changed.  Opinions vary, and it’s beyond me to discern where the solution might lie, but I believe it starts with each of us taking responsibility for our choices, as well as seeking to help people we know who are in distress. Maybe we can remove the stigma of asking for help.  Perhaps the extraordinary volume of graphic violence in movies and games needs to be reduced.  Hollywood great, director Martin Scorsese, has gone on the record as believing this to be true, and acknowledges his contribution through earlier films.  His agreement with psychology professionals that impressionable younger minds are being desensitized to real violence through massive exposure to virtual violence via TV and games has weight, because he is intimately familiar with the issue at its source.  Once again, the tools haven’t changed, the people have.

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Are You Feeling Under the Gun?


Taurus 692 Multi-caliber Handgun

Are you feeling like your business is under the gun?  Shrinking sales over the past year?  Feel unable to aggressively and properly promote your products or service?  Are you re-using old ads out of concern over the costs of new photography? 

Ring, sailboat, china, faucet sample photos
Large to small products are where we shine

Let’s fix that together!  Call Jeff Behm Photography at 724-730-8513.  Don’t let that 724 prefix fool you, we’re right here in the Washington DC – Baltimore – Frederick triangle, and ready to serve you wherever that may lead.  We’ll discuss your need for updated imagery and find a solution that works for you.

It’s true we specialize in certain things, like food and jewelry. That’s the result of over 3 decades of experience photographing products as large as railroad cars, corporate teams with a uniform look, buildings, installations and color matching design elements.

A photographic problem solver, working for you.

When it’s all said and done, my team and I are specialists in the creation of images that give personality to your business, connect you to your clients, display your product and service at their best and ultimately increase your bottom line.

Jeff Behm Photography.  Call today, 724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffbehm.com

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Strike NOW!

It’s time to get going again!

NOW is the time to get the word out that you are opened for business!

With vaccinations on the rise and states and municipalities re-opening, NOW is the time to get the word out that you are opened for business!  Don’t wait!  Wait, and you fall behind!  Strike NOW.

At Jeff Behm Photography, we can do it ALL!

At Jeff Behm Photography, we may specialize in photographing food and jewelry, but those challenging subjects make us PERFECT for all kinds of commercial photography needs.  Products, people, services and more are in our three decade resume of fine photography across North America and Europe. 

Whatever YOU need, we want to work with you!

By using SAFE PRACTICES of masking, sanitizing and distancing, we are fully able to perform commercial photography to meet your needs. Plus you get to SAVE on the highest quality imagery for your business or personal use, ask us how when you call or email us.

84 Lumber, Mt Airy, Maryland
84 Lumber location, Mt Airy MD, for 84 Lumber Corporate

Jeff Behm Photography. Located in Frederick, MD. Convenient to Washington DC and Baltimore. Over 3 decades experience. Willing to travel to wherever clients need us.

Whether you need executive portraits, business or acting head shots, large or small products, your company headquarters, or your family together as we prepare and hope for a life more normal, we can do it ALL!

Learn more! Call 724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffbehm.com

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Ribeye Steaks on Butcher Block

Since jewelry and food are photographic disciplines I enjoy as well as specialize in, this just completed image is one I’d been considering doing as a promo piece. I’d been looking for a butcher block board, so when I found one, the rest just came together.

Boneless Ribeye Steaks, a little dill, some kosher salt, ground peppercorns and olive oil. Good food, right there.

Food Photographer serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Call 724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffbehm.com

Jeff Behm Photography. Located in Frederick, MD. Convenient to Washington DC and Baltimore. Over 3 decades experience. Willing to travel to wherever clients need us.

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Project Management and Photography

There have been many interesting assignments arising out of my work in commercial and advertising photography. 

With over 30 years at this, big projects have been part and parcel of what I enjoy.  That includes having built 6 foot wide by 20 feet long running water streams in my studio, constructing and painting sets,  receiving and sorting hundreds of ice cream cones in search of the perfect cone for each of a half dozen types for packaging for Joy Cones; check your grocer’s shelves. Plus, there are so many more!

  • Military contractors/manufacturers 
  • Medical implement manufacturers
  • Advanced scientific experiments designed to rid the US of VX nerve gas 
  • Intimate looks at how railroad cars are built 
  • Sailboats for Snark, the world’s largest maker of sailboats, for use in the Sears catalog
  • Ice cream cones
  • Restaurant chains
  • Beauty shots and documentary photography of the creation of the Galveston Island Trolleys (a 6 month project)
Our subjects include medical equipment, food, trolleys and so much more

Among the most interesting has been a recent four day photography session that took place earlier in 2019 for Rooster Bio, a world leader in products for growth of Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells and Extracellular Vesicles for the regenerative medicine field.

The Rooster Bio project was a complex assignment.  Before we could begin photography, it required several meetings over a period of weeks in order to plan and schedule everything necessary for a successful completion of the project.  

Founder, Jon Rowley, PhD.
Jon Rowley with Alan Key quote
Margot Connor
CEO Margot Connor in office

With the guidance of the RBI marketing team including, Bryce Goodman, Tom Curtis, and Sandy Applebee we essentially storyboarded every aspect of more than a half dozen facets to the project, which ranged from executive portraits to headshots in a number of different milieus, to facilities photos, lab technology, products, procedures, researchers, executive and administrative team interactions to rotating turntable photography with as many as 45 fames each in order to create 360 degree GIFs.  Once we had a framework for the project, we were able to see that it would require 4 days of photography and a team of 4 to 5 in order to accomplish everything, plus a makeup artist for 2.5 days.  Many thanks to the team of Sam, Jessica, Chrissy and Sarah, plus hair and makeup, Julia.

“Jeff paid careful attention to planning and to his work to ensure the success of our project.  He is particularly adept in the use of specialized lighting techniques.  We enjoyed working with the team at Jeff Behm Photography.”

-Tom Curtis, Director of Marketing

Brainstorming
Margot and Jon brainstorming
Jon Rowley presentation
A presentation in the Commons and meeting space
The Rooster Bio meeting space
Overview of the Rooster Bio Common Area and meeting space

It’s projects like these that lead me to think of what we do at Jeff Behm Photography as ‘corporate imaging problem solving’.   I love it!

Does your firm have a project requiring top quality images?  Call Jeff Behm Photography at 724-730-8513 or email jeff@jeffbehm.com

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