Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Blocked Crown Chakra

My Chakra series continues.  This time with a blocked crown chakra.  To see more from this series, visit my Quintessence portfolio.

Monday, November 30, 2009

WRNI's This I Believe - Revealed new ad

WRNI has created another new ad promoting the This I Believe - Rhode Island program using a Revealed portrait I took of Jess Regelson.

What do you believe?

Last weekend I photographed 10 more This I Believe Essayists as Revealed subjects for the new This I Believe - Revealed project. These 10 subjects are being funded by a RISCA grant.

More information about WRNI's This I Believe program may be viewed here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Farewell Canon 1ds Mark ii - hello change

Today I sold one of my two Canon 1ds Mark ii cameras. It was a tough decision and there's a little sadness when I get rid of a camera I have used so much the past 4-5 years. Almost like a reliable friend, though no goodbye hugs. :)

Change is good! Grow or Die as Ian Summers says. And change it is for me.

I have been working on creating a nice portfolio of multimedias the past 6 months. It's been a wonderful learning curve and has lit a fire back into me. I must admit, it's also been a frustrating learning curve. Learning software like Final Cut, imovie, how to digitally record sound, garageband, different shooting style, and of course video. Also an entire new dictionary of terms like HD, 16:9, 720p or 1080p, and the list goes on. Then the process of completing a multimedia, learning more and deciding to redo some olds ones to make them better and learn more from the process.

I started my career in photojournalism. I remember back in college how cool those multi-slide projectors were used to fade in and out images as a story is told with sound. It was so cool to hear the person talk and watch all the slides.

My first newspaper internship I carried around a recorder to interview people. I remember the first big interview I had. A guy who was ontop of a mountain that was hit by lightning and he was one of two lucky survivors, as one didn't make it. He was obviously shaken up as he openly talked about the experience and I recorded away before the rescue team showed up. And now many years later I am into what captivated me years ago. Telling a story through sound, still photography and video. How cool is this!

So, I'm patiently waiting for my Canon 7d to arrive. Then I'm sure my second 1ds mark ii will be released to someone else to love as I embrace still photography, sound and video.

How exciting these times are!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Revealed opening at The Savory Grape

Revealed was hung at The Savory Grape in East Greenwich, RI this week. The opening event is on Friday October the 16th, 5-8pm. This is also the grand opening event for their new location and the event will include a representative from Tre Monti vineyards of Emilia Romagna tasting. Please join us at The Savory Grape for their grand opening and Scott Indermaur's Artist's Reception featuring REVEALED! We are very excited to be showing REVEALED at the Savory Grape in their brand new & gorgeous location!!! Stop by and see the space, the art and enjoy some wine!

Monday, August 24, 2009

WRNI's new ad

WRNI has created a new ad promoting the This I Believe - Rhode Island program using a Revealed portrait I took of Frederick Reamer, host of This I Believe in Rhode Island.

What do you believe?

More information about WRNI's This I Believe program may be viewed here.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

PhotoShelter Featured Photographer


I am one of the PhotoShelter's August Featured Photographer. Check it out under the "Featured" tab.

I have been using PhotoShelter for about 18 months and really enjoy it. It is part of my daily workflow. I use it to post images for clients, sell prints, sell stock images, archive images and I now use it to host my website by using one of their templates.

With my travels, it's very slick to be able to deliver files to a client from a past assignment when I don't have them on my laptop. Just log into PhotoShelter and I can deliver and license images right from my laptop and not have to wait to return to my studio to pull the images off my hard drives.

While I have been doing online image delivery for many years, PhotoShelter is a solution all photographers should look at. Their customer service is excellent and they really listen to their photographers. They now have over 40,000 subscribers. Amazing!

So, I am very excited to be one of their featured photographers! :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Online Advice Column

I have a friend who’s starting an online advice column. General advice – work problems, family, relationships, all the usual trouble spots. It’s going to be called “Dear John.” If you have a problem you’d like a complete stranger’s point of view on, write to him at (That’s 2 “dears.”) Rest assured this is totally sincere and as it appears, not some kind of prank or marketing scheme. For discretion’s sake, feel free to change people names, including yours. And be aware your letter may appear on a soon-to-launch website. I’ll let you know when it’s up in a month or so by announcing it on this blog.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Please vote for Revealed!

I have entered Revealed into a new contest that looks interesting. Please cast your vote! It only takes a few seconds and a log-in is NOT necessary. :)

Just click on the link and then click on the vote and share icon. Optional - leave a comment. Please share this with your friends.

Cruise some other contestants. There's some very nice photography being posted.

I'm considering displaying my Revealed project on a site just dedicated to Revealed and Viewbook is a nice way to display Revealed. Email me any comments on what you think.

Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

This I Believe - Revealed Grant!!

Today I received notification that I was awarded a grant from RISCA (Rhode Island State Council on the Arts) to help fund the Revealed collaboration with WRNI's This I Believe. I'm very excited about this grant!

I will integrate my Revealed project with Rhode Island Public Radio (WRNI) This I Believe - Rhode Island series by making a special call for up to 15 new subjects to write essays around their spirituality and the essence of who they are. Subjects will verbally record their essay and be photographed as a Revealed subject. Up to fifteen radio shows will be produced and aired on WRNI. The portraits and essays will be displayed on websites, and up to 3 traveling presentations and additional public exhibits will be created.

This I Believe is an international project engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Over 60,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived on the national website, heard on public radio, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.

We will begin looking for subjects in August. If you are interested, please contact me. The opening presentation and traveling exhibit will begin in October. You can find out more at WRNI's Revealed website. You can also view additional Revealed subjects at Also, don't forget to become a fan of Revealed on Facebook.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Buying a new camera

One of the most popular questions I get from my friends, during my travels, and photography assignments is what kind of camera I recommend. Some people are looking for a point-and-shoot camera to take casual vacation photographs and to photograph their children around the house. Others are thinking about stepping up to more of a pro-amateur camera, or maybe even a more sophisticated camera.

This is not an easy question to answer for me. I know the ins-and-outs of my camera and that is about it. I don't follow all the latest greatest cameras. I used to follow that, though now I realize the camera is really just a tool and as long as it makes sense to me and I don't have to think about how to use it, then it's a good camera. I don't care if it's a Canon or Nikon. If it feels right to you, it will be wonderful. Yes, there are other cameras you should consider other than Canon or Nikon.

A great online resource to research cameras and get very extensive reviews is Digital Photography Review. Their reviews of cameras are really good and include side-by-side comparisons. Don't get too caught up in all the techie stuff. Well, unless you are secretly a nerdy techie camera person. :) I usually scan all the techie stuff and go directly to the conclusion. Maybe that is cheating, though after I find a camera or two that looks good, I then go back and scan the rest of the review.

Your next step is to take a few cameras that look good "on paper" and head to your local camera store or even Best Buy, etc. Hold the cameras. See how it feels in your hand and how the buttons and menus work. For example, I switched from Nikon to Canon many years ago because the buttons made more sense to me. It was very comfortable to change settings and made more sense to me vs. the Nikon. Cameras were much different back then vs. today. You remember film?

The last thing you want to do is buy a camera because it got the best review and then you get it and it doesn't feel right in your hand or you are always stumbling over the buttons and menus. Of course, I'd steer away from the cameras with weak reviews.

There are some very cool small point-and-shoot cameras. And yes, I even use them when I vacation. Including the camera in my iphone. Right now I photograph with a Canon 1ds Mark ii and in the house we also have a Canon Rebel (digital not sure on the model) and a few other Canon point-and-shoots. So, I guess we are a Canon family. Though the next one may not be a Canon. It just worked out that way.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Corporate Photojournalism

Corporate Photojournalism - Images by Scott indermaur

I began my career in newspapers as a photojournalist. I loved the excitement of tight deadlines, the multiple assignments in a day, meeting so many people, experience life in a different way than I would in an office or studio, the daily grind of shooting everyday, and the many other perks that come with working with a newspaper. It was a wonderful experience.

One day I decided to get away from the daily grind of a newspaper and get into the corporate photography arena. Over the years the experience as a photojournalist has been very beneficial. The deadlines, the ability to think quick on my feet, connecting with people, work in all types of conditions and I'm sure this list can go on and on. As many of my corporate assignments may be larger productions, I also find many assignments that take me back to those roots of documenting the daily life of the workplace. Capturing a candid moment as the ideal photograph. I feel I have gone full circle in my career and I have really enjoyed these photojournalist style assignments.

I have introduced a new portfolio called "corporate photojournalism". It contains two projects. One that is ongoing as I document the growth of a new startup company. The other was also a very enjoyable assignment were we documented the making of the GM Malibu in Fairfax, KS.

Friday, July 3, 2009

This is my July email promotion. It is a corporate environmental portrait of Pratt & Whitney President David P. Hess taken at their training facility in Hartford, CT.

The email verbage:

The last 6 months have been full of amazing new projects, opportunities and changes. A major change is my brand new website featuring 50+ new images!

I photographed some amazing people during the first half of this year...the president of Pratt & Whitney, a CEO of a major pharmaceutical company, and in partnership with National Public Radio's This I Believe, unveiled my Revealed project - an exploration of an individual's essence and spirituality.

Another Breakthrough is a new Web site, featuring more than 10+ projects!

Ultimately through WHAT we do...
HOW we do what we do...
and for what PURPOSE do we do what we do...every day...
we can make a better tomorrow for someone else.

Today, what OPPORTUNITY was given to you that will get someone closer to a better tomorrow?

It's how you pay it FORWARD that makes it work...

Keep that MOMENTUM going,

Scott Indermaur

HOT STUFF --- NEW portfolios!!! NEW website!!!

Also, Check Out My new This I Believe - Revealed Multi-Media

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Back into the blogging world

I started blogging a few years ago and wasn't really into it. Now I'm back. :) I find myself thinking about my experiences and how fun it will be to share that. Now I can.

Lets start with the other day I was walking around East Greenwich, Rhode Island and the chalkboard on an ice cream store said "It was once against the law to put a scoop of ice cream on apple pie in Kansas." Wow. I never had heard of that and lived there for 14 years. I wonder how long ago that law was created and I'm assuming taken off the law books.

Why would anyone make a law like that? Don't they have something better to do. Some of these funky laws crack me up.