Nights of Lights St. Augustine

If you want to be in true spirit during the holiday season, you must visit the Nights of Lights in historic St. Augustine’s as it’s buildings, bridges, trolleys and horse drawn carriages are all dressed up with millions of tiny white lights that create a astonishing ambience throughout the nation’s oldest city.

Plaza de la Constitución, St Augustine.

Nights of lights viewed from Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Florida.

There is so much to photograph throughout the downtown area with it’s astonishing lights reflecting along the river bayfront to a blue lighted Christmas tree located in the center of the Plaza de la Constitución surrounded by wrapped gifts and lights draped around every tree. Holiday cheer is created as vacationers and locals sing carols all around the city of  St. Augustine.

Nights of Lights

Glowing lights in the trees at Plaza de la Constitución, St Augustine, Florida

DowntownSt. Augustine glows in holiday cheer. Visitors wander through the narrow brick cobblestone streets of downtown during Nights of Lights and gaze up at the glowing lights in the trees while taking in the alluring and remarkable sights.

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Nights of Lights at Plaza de la Constitución, St Augustine, Florida

The Nights of Lights celebration was chosen in 2011 and 2012 by National Geographic as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world. It’s the winter holiday festivity in St. Augustine where most historic downtown business and many residents take part of by lighting up their buildings. The beautiful display continues to dazzle, becoming more favored each year as a holiday destination for vacationers from all over the world.

Nights of lights, St. Augustine, FL

A girl sits with her little dog enjoying the river view at the Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Florida.

Visitors and locals can dine amongst romantic outdoor patios illuminated by tiny glowing bulbs. Remarkable light displays are seen at Flagler College and the. The perfect guaranteed photo opportunity can be captured of the lighted Bridge of Lions from the bayfront is one of my favorites as a professional photographer.

Nights of Lights St. Augustine, Florida

Dusk refection of Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine, Florida.

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Dancing by the sea

Dancing is a form of expression normally shown through physical nature or in a performance setting. Photographing dance as a beautiful form of art is capturing movement of the body, usually rhythmic and can be very fast paced in locking in these actions.

Tallee dancing move of jumping rocks on ocean, Ponce Inlet, Florida. Photography by Tony Giese

Tallee dancing move of jumping rocks on ocean, Ponce Inlet, Florida

What can be beautiful than dancing by the sea.

Tahnee dancing on the beach, Light house Point Park, Florida. Photo by Tony Giese

Tahnee dancing on the beach, Light house Point Park, Florida.

And say, let’s dance on Daytona Beach, Florida!

Tallee dancing on Daytona Beach

Tallee dancing on Daytona Beach reflecting on the ocean tide.

Dancing on Daytona Beach, with two bare feet, kicking up the sand underneath a beautiful lighted sky.

Taya's dance pose on the rock jetties, Ponce Inlet, Florida. Photograph by Tony Giese Photography

Taya’s dance pose on the rock jetties, Ponce Inlet, Florida.

Where water of the sea meets the clouds, is always beautiful.

Taya's dance move on the beach Ponce Inlet, Florida.

Taya’s dance move on the beach Ponce Inlet, Florida.

The skies dance between you and moving sea are the sands of your soul.

Tahnee's amazing dance jumping jetty rocks on the beach.

Tahnee’s amazing dance jumping jetty rocks at Ponce Inlet, Florida.

Let the winds of the paradise dance between you.

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Daytona Beach Fireworks

Fireworks are something that stimulate the excitement in people as they are not only powerful and magnificent to view but they also are often used to celebrate 4th of July on Daytona Beach and momentous special events or occasions.

Perspective view of fireworks going off up and down Daytona Beach.

Perspective view of fireworks going off up and down Daytona Beach.

When it’s that time of the year to commemorate our Independence! Daytona Beach has some tremendous fireworks displays viewed right from our own beach put on by local municipality’s in Volusia county.

Wyndham Ocean Walk resort with fireworks on Daytona Beach, Florida.

Wyndham Ocean Walk resort with fireworks on Daytona Beach, Florida.

Chose to stand in the ankle deep shallow ocean, helping create reflections of oceanfront Daytona Beach properties and fireworks all up and down the beach.  A perspective view of Daytona Beach is spectacular right at dusk helping create beautiful photography taken by any Daytona Beach photographer. 

The night sky full of fireworks near Wyndham Ocean Walk resort on Daytona Beach.

The night sky full of fireworks near Wyndham Ocean Walk resort on Daytona Beach.

Quick tips in successful fireworks photography:  Use a sturdy tripod with a remote trigger or cable release. Preframe your image allowing space for fireworks. Choose a aperture around F11 and desired wide angle focal length if near fireworks. Use a shutter speed around 4-8 seconds. Set white balance to tungsten and low ISO around 100.

Fireworks in the far distance off the Main Street Pier  illuminating the ocean on Daytona Beach.

Fireworks in the far distance off the Main Street Pier illuminating the ocean on Daytona Beach.

Wishing you the best photographing beautiful Daytona Beach. Thank you for viewing Tony Giese Photography.

Fireworks on Daytona Beach in front of Wyndham Ocean Walk resort.

Fireworks on Daytona Beach in front of Wyndham Ocean Walk resort.

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Majestic Memories Ad Campaign

Our new advertising campaign is currently a series of print ads with the same message to promote the single idea of preserving life’s most precious moments with professional photography.  My golden retriever and myself are placed into various inviting beach locations. This advertising campaign will be rotated within a couple of upscale magazines published monthly targetted directly to it’s consumers. We created a modern, simple approach to be used in multiple online social and print media channels.

Tony and his 13 year old golden retriever enjoy a blue sky Daytona Beachocean view.

Tony and his 13 year old golden retriever enjoy a blue sky ocean view.

Daytona Beach Photography is the critical ingredient to ensure our advertising theme sets the appropriate tone with coastal area landscapes.  The various perspectives are the backdrop for these rotating ads and other forms of print and online social communications. This campaign theme helps reinforce the target message which is this:  I recognize that by combining my local knowledge along with efficient and creative photographic craftsmanship, I can capture important moments in time for my clients. Majestic Memories campaign theme was created with the intention of presenting a clean, tranquil, upscale appearance with an artistic eye that will compete effectively in our marketplace.

Tony and his golden retriever enjoying a Daytona Beach ocean view near a dune sea oats.

Tony and his golden retriever enjoying a Daytona Beach ocean view near a dune sea oats.

Advertising campaigns for Tony Giese Photography were developed to achieve a particular set of goals.  Primarily, the clean no-clutter look seeks to accomplish the main goal which is that we are a local friendly Daytona Beach photographer as well as introducing my name, again, to a new generation of area residents.  Brand awareness and the perception of our easy-going style will come-through even with the shortest of looks.  You can compare these ads to billboards in that regard.  We have five unique ads created in this advertising campaign to promote reinforcement of our simple theme.

Tony with his 13 year old golden retriever viewing the majestic morning glow over the Sunglow Pier, Daytona Beach Shores.

Tony with his 13 year old golden retriever viewing the majestic morning glow over the Sunglow Pier, Daytona Beach Shores.

We began constructing our ad campaign while considering aspects of a Florida target market/ Daytona Beach target consumer. Our target customer is a person or family who are most likely to need professional photography services. Our consumer can be categorized by someone who wants hold onto their memories through the art of professional photography. Obviously, these individuals often have additional interests such as a business, job, or relatives which lead to active referrals in addition to initial contact.

Tony and his golden retriever view a fire like sky on Daytona Beach Shores.

Tony and his golden retriever view a fire like sky on Daytona Beach Shores.

As a Daytona Beach Professional photographer, I have seen the bonds between family and also between people and their pets.  In this case, the bond between a man and his dog is unbreakably strong.  Even more so with his thirteen year old golden retriever, Jenna, he watched grow from a puppy and is now reaching those golden years.

Tony enjoying a sunrise with his 13 year old golden retriever on Daytona Beach

Tony enjoying a sunrise with his 13 year old golden retriever.

Hold onto your memories through the art of professional photography––and keep them nearby, visible for a lifetime.

Call a photographer who understands your vision and cares about your dreams…

 

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