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Meeting with Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr

Meeting with Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, I met with Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott, Jr at City Hall in Hammond to donate commercial licenses for thirty photos of Hammond. The photos of Hammond can be used by the mayor and by the City of Hammond in its future marketing materials including brochures, the website, and any other[…]

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JoeyBLS Photography Contact Information

JoeyBLS Photography Contact Information

Want to follow Joey Lax-Salinas and JoeyBLS Photography online? We’re online on most of the popular social media sites, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+ and more. View vibrant photos from my travels around the country.

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My TriBeCa photo featured in Casablanca Restaurant

My TriBeCa photo featured in Casablanca Restaurant

One of my photos taken from New York City has been commercially licensed and was made into a 30 foot long canvas and the centerpiece or a restaurant in Casablanca, Morocco! This photo, which was taken in the TriBeCa neighborhood (click to see my Tribeca photo) of New York City, was taken in May 2011[…]

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Photo featured FRONT PAGE in The Times of Northwest Indiana

Photo featured FRONT PAGE in The Times of Northwest Indiana

My supercell storm photo was featured on the front page of The Times of Northwest Indiana on Friday, June 14, 2013.

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Featured on World News, Good Morning America, CNN and more…

Featured on World News, Good Morning America, CNN and more…

Earlier this week, I took several photos and videos of the supercell thunderstorm that came through Northwest Indiana on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. This was the same thunderstorm  that was part of the larger June 2013 Derecho storm system that moved through and on to the east coast. After taking the photos and videos and[…]

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Funny Sears Tower Meme Chicago

Funny Sears Tower Meme Chicago

Like most others I know, I love memes. Whether they are in the traditional sense, in the form of eCards, or anything else, so occasionally I like to take photos of mine and make my own funny memes. If you are like most Chicagoans, it irks you to hear the name Willis Tower. To some[…]

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“Is it You?” – Scene from Somewhere in Time movie

“Is it You?” – Scene from Somewhere in Time movie

On October 26, 2012, Rose and I drove up to Mackinac Island to stay at the Grand Hotel and attend Somewhere in Time weekend, a weekend of events dedicated to the 1980 romantic film of the same name which was filmed on location at the Grand Hotel in 1979. Fans from all over the country[…]

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Northwest Indiana Engagement Photography

Northwest Indiana Engagement Photography

Did you recently get engaged? Book JoeyBLS Photography for your engagement photos! Use your photos for your save-the-date cards, invites, and anything else. Whether you are looking for photos taken around downtown Chicago or something a little bit more simple and closer to home, tell us what you are looking for and we’ll be happy[…]

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Best Wedding Photo Locations in Northwest Indiana

Best Wedding Photo Locations in Northwest Indiana

Best Northwest Indiana Wedding Photo Locations Northwest Indiana is a picturesque place to take photos, so long as you know where to take your photos. As a Northwest Indiana wedding photographer, people ask me all the time about Northwest Indiana wedding photo locations, what my recommendations are, and about the places that I have been[…]

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My Storm Video featured on Good Morning America

My Storm Video featured on Good Morning America

My storm video from June 29, 2012 near Tinley Park was featured on Good Morning America on the morning of June 30, 2012. A big thanks and shout out to Ginger Zee who used my video in her broadcast! View more of my weather photography and videos!

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Joey and Rose visit Mackinac Island

Joey and Rose visit Mackinac Island

In June 2012, my girlfriend Rose and I took a week long vacation traveling around Lake Michigan. On one of the days of our trip, we spent the day at Mackinac Island. We both love the movie Somewhere in Time, which was filmed on the island in 1979 and I’ve been playing the This is[…]

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My First Real College Video Production

My First Real College Video Production

Once upon a time, long long ago, I was a college student with dreams of making it to Hollywood. I went to Indiana University in Bloomington and earned a B.A. in Telecommunications with a concentration in video production. My grand idea was to make videos and films and write screenplays. Today, I still make videos,[…]

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Storm Cell over Schererville heading towards Chicago 3/23/2012

Storm Cell over Schererville heading towards Chicago 3/23/2012

Storms developing across the Midwest on Friday, March 23, 2012 (click for full version image). This storm cell is approaching Schererville, IN heading north towards Chicago. The shot was taken facing southwest as the storm moved almost directly north along the Indiana / Illinois border. I give permission for any news or weather agency to[…]

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Sandhill Crane Migration in Northwest Indiana (Video) – March 2012

Sandhill Crane Migration in Northwest Indiana (Video) – March 2012

I was sitting in the living room with the windows open this afternoon when I heard one of the strangest noises that I had never heard coming from outside. I went and looked outside on my balcony and saw swarms of Sandhill Cranes migrating through Northwest Indiana, thousands of them passing through while flying in[…]

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Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Secret Hidden Pizza Place and Va Bene Caffè

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Secret Hidden Pizza Place and Va Bene Caffè

On the third floor of The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, there is a little hidden pizza place that many don’t even know exists. In fact, this place is so well hidden that it doesn’t even have a name. I found it by chance when Rose and I stayed at The Cosmopolitan in November[…]

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HDR Before and After of Newport, RI Boats in the Harbor

HDR Before and After of Newport, RI Boats in the Harbor

This photo is a before and after of what an HDR photo looks like in its original form before being merged with others. The photo on the left if the original taken at regular exposure. The photo on the right is the result of the merging of three photos; one underexposed, one overexposed and one[…]

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HDR Before and After of Rocks along Ocean Avenue in Newport, RI

HDR Before and After of Rocks along Ocean Avenue in Newport, RI

This is the same photo, side by side. Well…basically. The photo on the left is one photo in a series of three which make up the photo on the right. The photo on the right is an HDR photo, a combination of three images merged into one. This was a great location to take an[…]

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Best Bridesmaid Wedding Photo Poses and Ideas

Best Bridesmaid Wedding Photo Poses and Ideas

This photo was taken over a walking bridge in South Bend and is probably the best bridesmaid photo that I have taken to date for several reasons. It was difficult to get the perfect shot because it was a hot and sunny day and the sun was shining right on the faces of all of[…]

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