Friday, October 21, 2016

Autumn Aerial Season is Here!

Fall is in full bloom and it's not too late for Jon Reis Photography to capture your commercial or residential property surrounded by autumn foliage. Commissioned to advertise Fingerlakes wineries, this quintessential aerial view photograph enticed numerous visitors to enjoy vineyards of the area.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fall is Our Favorite Color ~ Schedule Your Holiday Family Portraits

Don't let the Central NY weather keep you from celebrating this holiday season with a family portrait from Jon Reis Photography. Cornell's Robinson Herb Garden was the perfect backdrop for the family behind Significant Elements - an Ithaca-based, non-profit, architectural salvage warehouse. At our studio or on location in the illustrious fall foliage, we will balance lighting and composition to make your whole family look great.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Create Your Space: Studio Open for Rent!

We love using our in-house studio here at Jon Reis Photography - and you will too! Choose from and arrange an array of lighting equipment, including strobes, backgrounds, and a product shooting arena with plexiglass table. Our downtown location is ready to rent for fashion shoots, student films, retail photography, or any other media-creation project you are invested in.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Professional Meets Personable

First impressions are important, and today that moment is occurring virtually on sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and company websites. Employers and clients are looking for reassurance in your professionalism and personality, and with an updated business portrait by Jon Reis Photography, you can exude these positive traits in an instant.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Documenting Industrial Design at Cornell U.

The Cornell Combined Heating and Power Plant generates electricity while using its waste to produce heat. Through industrial site photography, innovative environments designed for function can be transformed into images that are both captivating and accessible to the public. While this site does its part to limit greenhouse gases, Jon Reis Photography ensures that its significance can be viewed and marketed.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Taking on the Retail Market

Attention to detail is key for retail market photography, and requires careful construction both in front of and behind the lens. For this LixTix Natural Lip Balm shoot, we chose to utilize an engaging background that reflects the elegant, organic simplicity of this particular product. Additionally, a shallow depth of field throws part of this background out of focus, giving the image a look of greater depth and dynamism.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Get the Perfect Color with Custom Printing

The Jon Reis Photography custom printing service provides pigmented ink-jet prints up to 17x22 inches from our color-managed digital darkroom. Whether it be photos captured by us or from your personal collection, these prints will have greater true-to-image accuracy than regular retail printers. We also offer image restoration for older prints or negatives in need of enhancement and preservation!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Every Angle for Agora Homes

Photographed from street and sky, these brand new Belle Sherman Cottages in Ithaca, NY by Agora Homes can now be seen from every angle. Jon Reis Photography is proud to support not only a local business, but also a company dedicated to environmentally sustainable and community-enhancing architecture. High quality photographs are essential to advertising building and landscape design-work, and we provide potential buyers and clients with the aesthetically interesting and informative images they've come to expect.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Gearing up for the CHEEZ-IT™ 355 at Watkins Glen

NASCAR stars and fans are excited today for the CHEEZ-IT™ 355 opening at Watkins Glen International! Jon Reis Photography will be flying over the event to capture aerial views of this annual race. Aerials can be a great way to publicize an event, advertise architecture, or use as a personal reminder of a place you've enjoyed.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Surface Reflections for Tech Photography

Through the use of a specialized light table and lighting equipment, we control highlights, shadows, and reflections to give greater dimension to any product. Specifically with technology like the MCCI Catena 1910, a surface reflection below the item gives a simple outer design an additional element of dynamism. Visit for more examples of how we can help your retail or tech product become a market success.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Celebrate Family with Memorable Summer Portraits

Take full advantage of this year's summer gathering by creating a family portrait with Jon Reis Photography! Communicate the unique character of your family through coordinating outfits, choosing an emblematic backdrop, and letting us take care of the rest. We'll make sure the posing, lighting, and expressions make everyone in your group look good for this memento of togetherness.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Finger Lakes Wine Festival 2016 - from Above!

It was a successful weekend at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival this year, and we've got aerials to prove it! Vendors from all over the region gathered together at Watkins Glen International, while we flew over the event capturing views from above. For a unique marketing angle or dynamic documentation, aerial photography can be a great tool for advertising an event, industrial site, or architectural project.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Perfect Light for an Ithaca City Court Wedding

Wedding season is upon us and Jon Reis Photography has been busy capturing special moments like this courthouse ceremony. Not only is it a prime location for beautiful window lighting, but the courthouse also proved to be an intimate setting for family and friends to enjoy this momentous occasion.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Get Grad-Ready ~High School Senior Portrait Season is Here

Don’t wait to schedule your high school senior portrait session this summer! Whether you have a specific image in mind or prefer for us to take the lead, Jon Reis Photography will work with you to create a senior portrait true to your personality. A variety of indoor and outdoor locations are available, along with a selection of print and retouching packages to suit your individual needs.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Working ALL the Right Angles ~ Reis and Hatch Perspective

By combining Dede Hatch's eye for detail and abstraction with Jon Reis' wide angle views, every essential aspect of your architectural design can be captured and examined by potential clientele. Hatch says, "I like pictures that ask questions rather than provide answers." Through this vision, hidden details like this cabinet surface are highlighted while full-view images are used in tandem to illustrate the overall structure. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Business Development in Upstate New York

Professional photography can bring your small business to the next level. In photographing the Advion Plate Express, we maneuvered lighting, composition, perspective, and arrangement to feature its most important and attractive qualities in high resolution. Jon Reis has been a prominent photographer in the Ithaca community for over 30 years and therefore knows what it takes to make the photographs for your local business a success.  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Strategic Lighting for Architecture Assignments

Jon Reis Photography captures light emerging from the embedded glass block on Cornell's Ives Hall through employing professional lighting techniques. Rather than waiting for darkness to fall, we set up lights behind the glass to make the architectural design glow. We consider every detail during the shoot from adding extra lighting to avoiding obtrusive objects in order to make each component work towards creating an appealing illustration of the structure.

Monday, June 13, 2016

A Unique Business Portrait for Tech Company CEO

Captured in our downtown studio, this last-minute business portrait for MCCI Management's CEO Terry Moore is a dynamic, contemporary image to represent an upcoming lecture. By experimenting with different poses and angles, we constructed a portrait exuding the expertise and creative spirit essential to his success in the tech industry as well as this particular presentation.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Photographing Building Exteriors at Night

By photographing the Cornell Dairy Bar's iconic milk jug at the "magic hour," the light from within and surrounding the building glows to catch the viewer's eye. Jon Reis Photography specializes in creating images at specific times of day to show off the structure's unique qualities. Every detail is taken into account to ensure that not only the lighting but also perspective and framing are utilized to create an aesthetically pleasing depiction of the architecture and signageAdvertising, contest submissions, and portfolios can all benefit from high quality photography work, and Jon Reis Photography guarantees to make your building shine amongst the rest.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Make Memories with Fun Family Portraits

Let's switch up the family portrait this year with innovative images by Jon Reis Photography! Celebrate your family's unique personality by inviting us to capture you in your element this summer. Whether it's a laughter-filled action shot, or posed in front of one of our many complementary backdrops, we'll make sure you leave with a mantel-ready family portrait to admire for years to come.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Order Your Johnson School Portrait Now!

Congratulations Johnson School Class of 2016! Visit to purchase a long-lasting memory of your monumental accomplishment. Easy to order and ready to ship to your location; choose from high quality group portraits available in print sizes 8x10, 11x14, and 16x20.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Ithaca Peace Sign Posters for Sale

Celebrate this Memorial Day with an Ithaca Peace Sign Poster! Aerially captured at the Ithaca Festival, an image of the record for the world's largest peace symbol can be yours today for gifting or home decoration. And contact us for more stock and commissioned aerial photography

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Flying Soon ~ Call to Schedule Your Aerial Flyover

Get the bird's eye view of your commercial, agricultural, or industrial site by scheduling a flyover with Jon Reis Photography. Through use of professional techniques and experience, we know how to create a successful aerial shot of any area. And not to mention - most drone-quality images do not compare to our high-resolution equipment, as seen in this view of Cornell University.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Getting the Architectural Design Work You Want

Strategically photographing architectural details can bring their significance to the forefront; making an overall structure that much more impressive. This solar voltaic skylight in Cornell's Fernow Hall is not only essential to the building's energy efficient design but also creates an interesting graphic element in the architecture. Professional images are key for advertising to future clients and getting the design jobs you strive for, and at Jon Reis Photography we will make sure every detail and wide-angle view work in your favor. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Living Space With Creative Elements

Through the use of a wide angle lens, this photo for the New York Times article, "A Yurt with a View," comprises each detail of this vacation home and the unique beauty it possesses. Jon Reis Photography creates an inviting composition through adjusting key components of the room along with perspective to ensure an optimal view of your living spaceSeparate your property from the rest on the market through professional photography that draws attention to your home's unique characteristics. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cornell Graduation ~ Schedule Your Family Portraits

A graduation portrait with Jon Reis Photography is a great way to show pride in your graduate's monumental accomplishment. With our many favorite locations, including spring scenery and campus architecture, we can choose from a range of backdrops to suit your personality. Schedule your appointment today - or even the day before the ceremony - and we will be sure to create a stunning visual reminder of your graduate's commencement. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Spring Aerial Flyover Season is Here!

Forget the drone and promote your property in high resolution with an aerial photograph encompassing the landscape from a new perspective. Shown here is the Country Club of Ithaca along with Cornell University, but we also shoot vertical and oblique aerial photos for architects, developers, planners, and proud homeowners. And don't be fooled - despite their increasing popularity, most drones in fact do not match up to our cameras' high-res capability. Ask about our special spring aerial packages to get started on your new view today!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Give Mom a Family Portrait Session for Mother's Day

With hectic schedules and kids growing older comes less family time - but that is all the more reason to celebrate the moments we can all be together. Commemorate your family this spring by letting Jon Reis Photography capture your group at its best. Schedule your mother's day gift of a family portrait today!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Marketing Your Best Image with a Social Media Portrait

Whether you are reaching clients through Facebook, LinkedIn, business site, or other platform, professional portraiture is essential to marketing your company. This portrait of Michelle Newhart at Karma Salon not only exhibits a confident, professional look but also features her business and therefore enforces her brand. Rather than employing an inexperienced friend or taking a selfie, a business portrait exemplifies your company's professionalism to potential clients through your web and social media presence. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Getting your Property Ready for Market

Real-estate listings can benefit significantly from professional photography by allowing your potential buyer to fall in love before setting foot in the home. By utilizing the High Dynamic Range technique, we captured proper exposures and employed editing techniques to create a realistic look of this lakefront view. Without HDR, this photograph would have suffered from blown-out white windows or a dark, unreadable interior space. Through the use of various professional practices, Jon Reis Photography will spotlight your home's advantageous attributes to separate your property from the rest. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Got a New Job? ~ Schedule your Business Portrait

You put the work in to get the job, now let us help you create the image to go along with it. Many employers require a business portrait for marketing, not to mention having a professional look on your profile can only be beneficial to your status. With our in-studio accommodations and over 30 years of experience, you can expect a portrait that exudes the confidence, personability, and professionalism that got you the job in the first place. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Interior Profiles with High Dynamic Range

Advertising, design submissions, and personal portfolios can all benefit from high quality architectural imagery by Jon Reis Photography. Here, the dynamic design for the McGovern Center for Venture Development is depicted through creative attention to perspective and composition. Schedule today to get started on making your interior spaces stand out.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Green Spaces From Above

A lucky find in the midst of a corn field, this aerial photograph is rich in green and ready for St. Patrick's Day! Jon Reis Photography is available for commissioned work as well as the sale of stock aerials already captured. Get a bird's eye view of your favorite location or professional design work today!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Marketing Your Team & Staff Profiles on the Web

This Miller Mayer team portrait posed in front of the Ithaca City Courthouse provides a unified representation for clientele and staff morale. With over 30 years of experience, Jon Reis Photography knows how to make business professionals look their best for web and print use. Post-production re-touching is available, as well as the digital addition of new members to keep your company's image current. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

From Site Planning to Building Design

Photographed eight times a day for four days, the New Era Building Systems architectural project can be relived from start to finish through photographic documentation. This modular design is unique for its quick development time and energy efficiency. Capturing the process provides a visual record of the innovative building designAdvertising, contest submissions, and portfolios can all benefit from high quality images by Jon Reis Photography.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Finding the Light at the Magic Hour

Innovative business portraits can set you apart by creating a memorable look reflecting the personality of your brand. Plasterer and music producer Craig Street's clothing style, arm positioning, and tool in hand set the stage for the message he wanted to convey. Through expertise in lighting at specific times of day, Jon Reis Photography chose this shadowed wall with an interesting light fixture to add a unique element to the portrait. Through the combination of Craig's personality and Jon Reis Photography's vision, an original depiction of a creative professional emerges. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Made In Ithaca ~ Feature Your Ithaca Tech Business Here

Photographing industrial sites and new technology like the Kionix robot often involves making complicated mechanisms appear accessible to its target audience. At Jon Reis Photography we pay close attention to lighting, composition, and perspective to get an optimal view of the product both in studio and on location. Contact us to get started on presenting your technology to potential clientele through images that emphasize its brilliance. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

How to Get More for Your Real Estate Listing

Presenting your property in its best light is essential to landing a potential buyer. At Jon Reis Photography we make sure no detail goes unchecked - including smoothing out bed linens, expelling unnecessary items, and re-positioning furniture. Not only will the interior look aesthetically pleasing but also spacious due to strategic perspective and composition. With professional photographs of your property you will be on your way to turning your real-estate listing into a sale.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day Special for Couple's Portraits

Celebrate this Valentine's Day with a couple's portrait by Jon Reis Photography! Whether you are looking for a serious or more playful vibe, your unique personality will be expressed creatively and with your interests in mind. Choose from one of our many favorite locations such as the A.D. White House garden on Cornell's campus, or pick your own place that is special to you. Perfect for an engagement, anniversary, baby announcement, or as a simple gift of appreciation. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lighting Wine Bottles and Labels

Using our custom studio set up, we create precise light reflections that highlight the elegant Hazlitt wine bottle and label design. Jon Reis Photography silhouettes merchandise for commercial and web e-commerce purposes while ensuring each item looks its best. Schedule you shoot today to promote your wine bottles or other product in the form of professional retail photography.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A View Behind the Glass ~ Reis and Hatch Perspective

The Reis and Hatch architectural photography team innovatively captures structures and environments through collaborating their unique artistic visions. Dede Hatch utilizes a long lens and keen sense of design to show off the graphic elements that the architect brought to the PS 340 project in Astoria, NY. Meanwhile, Jon Reis photographs with a wide angle lens to provide all-encompassing views of the school. See the beauty of your architectural project through every angle with the Reis and Hatch Perspective.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Developing a Sense of Place and Structure

Gates Hall represents the information science community at Cornell University through its architectural design. Jon Reis Photography made sure to capture this essence for Building Design + Construction Magazine by spotlighting the building's unique characteristics. The large windows are a key feature of the structure because they create bright, open spaces, ideal for the free-flow of energy and ideas. We accentuated this design concept along with many others through various photographic techniques, including choice of lens, perspective, and exposure control.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Business Portraits ~ Taking the Studio On Location

Get a new looking this year with business portraiture by Jon Reis Photography. Whether it be for your business profile, personal website, or advertising, professional portraits will demonstrate the high standard you uphold for your clientele. We can photograph team members individually or as a group in order to convey a united look on your company page.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Building ~ It's All in the Details

Textured materials like the Ives Hall brick gives this MDSzerbaty +Associates design a unique aspect of beauty. By using a raking light along with shadow placement, Jon Reis Photography accentuated this interesting detail. With attention to both form and function, we provide architectural photography that illustrates the structure in both a documentary and artistic view. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Take Another Look at Interior Design using Color

In late afternoon, sunlight shining into Cayuga Medical Center's renovated lobby creates long shadows and reflections that give the space a unique graphic appeal. With over 30 years of experience, Jon Reis Photography utilizes time of day, perspective, composition, and numerous other professional techniques to showcase the best qualities of your building design.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tell Your Story with Coporate Journalism

Corporate journalism photography like this Argos Inn portrait by Jon Reis can promote your business to potential clientele in a personable fashion. We photograph events and daily work environments, as well as single and group portraits in order to meet your company's needs. Nothing presents your team better than hands-on, high quality images selected to portray the true character of your business.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Building Design & Environment

Taken before the Ithaca City Courthouse acquired damages and closed down its bridge, this image is impossible to capture today and was certainly tricky to shoot at the time. A 4x5 film view camera was lowered downward on a rope with a long exposure time to soften the water, resulting in a beautiful view of the architecture at dusk. Jon Reis Photography utilizes his numerous years of professional experience to dynamically illustrate the structure, no matter the obstacles.