Tom Dubanowich

Photographer

1423 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43212

Cell 614-975-8976
Studio 614-299-3686

Columbus Ohio commercial photographer Tom Dubanowich specializes in the photography of people on location for advertising, annual report, corporate and editorial uses. Tom captures evocative, honest images of people of all ages. Whether a single portrait of an executive, or a campaign of highly stylized scenes representing a “slice of real life”, Tom delivers photographs not available in stock form. From complicated multi-layered panorama builds to single shots with impact, Tom applies his story telling ability to bring depth and a unique narrative to the client’s message. His good energy and easy manner make project run smooth and have put countless clients at ease. Discover what many corporate directors and creative directors already know. Tom is the easy call.

Tom is the easy call because projects get done on time and on budget. He utilizes a vast network of assistants, stylist and production assistants. His post-production, color management, compositing and retouching can’t be beat. We work to make the art director’s visions become reality.

We are visual collaborators with a focus the clients mission to reach their audience with the best images possible. Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike, trust Tom to deliver value for each dollar spent.

Tom's Blog Below

 

"Rural" and "Urban" Delaware County as represented in aerial photography.

These images were recently installed in the Delaware Co. Courthouse as part of their perinent collection in the courtroom of Magistrate David Laughlin.

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These aerials were made possible with great help from Packer Aviation of Delaware Co.

Thank you to Richard and Rich Packer!

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Stainless steel stand-offs were used to work-a-round the exsisting surface mounted electrical conduit that could not be moved.  The stand-offs proved to be a great resource to add dimension to the work and solve a challenge with style.

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#3 Retouching Judges

Assembling a large group of important people for a formal image is difficult these days.  Many times not everyone who needs to appear in the image can cooordinate their schedules.  Whether it is a Board of Directors or in this case 17 judges from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas scheduling is difficult.  Retouching can save the day.  This is a great example of simplly dropping in a subject who just could not make the photo session, and how some additional photoshop retouching can spruce up the final image.  Proper planning allowed for the Photoshop retouching to be eccomically cost effective.

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#2 Wendys Day-to-Night

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Timing is Everything:
After a Police cruiser ran into the side of this Prototype store, setting up a "Night" shot was no longer an option. http://www.fox19.com/story/19338820/police-cruiser-runs

This "Before" image was produced on the Sunday morning prior to Tuesday's Grand Opening.  At a meeting on Tuesday, it was decided a night image would have greater impact.  Re-shoot vs. Retouch was discussed from both a cost and timing standpoint.  I felt certain I could utilize Photoshop to create the dramatic look desired.  On Wednesday the accident happened. Now, I had to come through.  The dramatic night version was used to reveal the new store design and logo.
 

#1 AEP Central Machine Shop, Charleston, WV

Photographing people in large industrial locations presents endless color balance challenges.  These challenges are great opportunities to manipulate color in post-production.  The scenes below have six light sources, all of a different color temperature, (daylight, mercury vapor, sodium vapor, strobes, fluorescent, and the test gun's light).  This begs the question, "So what's normal color?".  This is where experience and artistic interpretation come in.  The art director guided me to the tone an feel he wanted in the finished pieces.  They are now part of the AEP Sustainability Report for 2013.

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This shop is amazing!  Over 4 football fields in length, the building has seen many changes over the years, including service during WWII as a foundry for big battle ship guns.  The barrels and components were all poured and machined on-site, then transported to the shipyards on the east coast.  The theory being, the manufacturing of these guns and their munitions (next door) were much more protected inland.

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Now, the building serves as a machine shop to maintain large electric turbines.  During periodic maintenance every blade is inspected for the smallest of stresses and cracks.  Using specialized electrolytes and light-guns to reveal defects the unaided eye would not be able to see, inspectors can make note of any needed repairs.

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These inspections are meticulous.  Once needed repairs are identified, the entire turbine is disassembled, fixed and reassembled.

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