USA vs Belgium Viewing Party – Downtown Orlando

When the Boston Globe named Wall Street Plaza as one of the top 5 places to watch the World Cup, they weren't kidding.

For yesterday's USA vs Belgium game, the party wasn't just on Wall Street– fans filled bars, spilled out into the streets, took over Heritage Square outside of the History Center, and even rolled TV's into common areas of offices and local businesses.

Jim alternated between capturing the craziness, defending his camera from objects flying through the air, and experiencing the waves of emotions that rolled through Orlando throughout the game. 

Ghost Bar:

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Casey's

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Wall Street Plaza:

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Hooch:

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Heritage Square:

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Harp and Celt:

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The Basement:

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Progress on Florida Polytechnic University

Once again, we were out at the rapidly-changing campus of Florida Poly today, this time shooting the interior for the drywall subcontractor.

This project requires exacting standards, creative problem-solving, and custom everything– as there are no straight lines in the whole building.

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Macbeth Photography has been on-site many times throughout the construction progress, and we are looking forward to photographing the finished project in August. It's going to be a world showcase for architect Santiago Calatrava, as well as Skanska Construction, the general contractor.

Learn more about this incredible project here:

http://www.arcspace.com/features/santiago-calatrava/innovation-science--technology-building/

What do First Fridays look like?

First Friday Fotos began in October 2011.

At the time, Macbeth Photography was just settling into its new home in the Kress building in downtown Orlando. Jim was plenty experienced with photography, but he typically shot things that didn't move. Like buildings. And entire cities below from 3,000 feet.

Making the switch from aerial and architecture to portraits took a lot of practice and new connections. Offering a monthly event at a big discount gave Jim the opportunity to shoot a ton of portraits and meet a lot of interesting people. 

Two-and-a-half years later, First Fridays are still happening in the Macbeth studio. We choose a different background color and theme for every month. The price is the same as always ($20), everybody gets a 5-10 minute session, and the photos are posted at a resolution fit for social media. Our latest theme is always posted here.

If you're looking for a neutral background of your choice, a full hour session, and a disc full of high-res photos to choose from–a quick First Friday session isn't for you. You can set up a full executive portrait session by contacting info@macbethphoto.com.

A lot of people ask "what are First Fridays like"? So, in lieu of words, here's a fun timelapse from our latest April 2014 event. This one was a costume party– so look for strange and interesting combinations of superhero masks, tutus, and headdresses amidst some serious headshots being taken.