Apparel & Fashion
Commercial Photography . Graphic Design
I'm Rob Ritzenthaler.
I am a Michigan based company, but have traveled the world. I sold my first drawing in 1st grade. I have a BFA Degree, and have worked full time in Commercial Photography and Graphic Design for over the past 20 years.
I am a professional artist who enjoys making peoples business, products, and services look good. I have over 20 years of experience, and I have what it takes to turn your ideas a reality.
COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES
- Product Photography (Location & Studio)
- Machine Photography
- Aircraft Photography (Interior & Exterior)
- Architectural Photography (Interior & Exterior)
- Corporate Photography
- Photo Retouching
GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES
- Annual Reports
- Package Design
- Trade Show Design
"Rob has worked with our company for quite a few years. He developed the corporate website. He did photo shoots of products and jobs to be used on the website as well as corporate brochures and color charts. The company landscape products brochure received many compliments. Rob is friendly, timely and thorough and it has been a real pleasure to work with him." - Gary S.
"Rob has worked for our company on a contract basis shooting industrial equipment for the past 15 years. He works to understand the goals of the photos and takes shots accordingly. Rob is timely and on budget. He is also extremely good with lighting. Our plant is difficult to shoot in because of the lack of light and yellow hue from the large industrial florescent lights. Rob brings all of his own equipment to mitigate any negative lighting affects on the final photos. Rob has climbed ladders and been on bucket lifts to get great shots of large equipment. I highly recommend Rob for any industrial photography project." - Chris G.
Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
What sets us apart - TALENT. True born talent can be refined by schooling but not taught. Our talented people allows a small company like us, to be very competitive and win against larger companies which do the "same thing".
What sets us apart - RELATIONSHIPS. Most our clients are people we work with over and over again. A positive working relationship is very important to us. After we do several jobs for a client an understanding and trust usually begins to build which things ever run smoother allowing the CEO or marketing director concentrate on other important responsibilities.
What sets us apart - OUR DRIVE. Our drive to do what it takes to get the job done and done right. Our drive to strive for excellence.
What sets us apart - OUR WORK. We enjoy taking ideas and making them a reality. It takes a sustain skill to be able to get into the head of a client, understand what he/she is saying and turn it into something visual for all to see. We are experts at this. This is what keeps us in business. Almost ever time a client will mention how we have met their expectation and exceeded it. They will say, it was exactly what they were wanting and looking for.
What sets us apart - ARCHIVE OF PROJECTS. We will be here for you today, and be here for you tomorrow. I have had clients come to me years later looking for a photo or design piece we did for them, and then be surprised when we said we had it. Everything we do we keep on file, so if you loose it we still will have a copy.
What do you like most about your job?
Using our creative talents to help others.
If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade?
Any inside secrets to share?
Not all commercial photographers and designers are the same.
It is important to have the right fit.
Being creative is not as easy as it looks (olympic athletes make what they do look easy during the olympics games, but in reality it takes a lot of hard work).
How did you decide to get in your line of work?
I sold my first drawing when I was in first grade which starting me thinking of pursuing a career in art. I continued to make and sell art throughout my grade school and high school years. After high school I went on to get my BFA degree in Fine Arts from Andrews University. Following my internship at a publishing house in Maryland, I went on to continue to working in the area of Commercial Photography and Graphic Design here in Michigan. I have worked with both very large and very small companies. All of them get the same quality of work. I now have been working full time in this field for over 20 years.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Give us a chance, you will not be disappointed.
Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
Nothing is common, that's what I like about this work.
Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
We are constantly learning new things and updating our equipment and software, to give our clients the best possible product.
If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
Ask your friend and family if they feel you have artistic talent. If being creative is something you enjoy, work to pursue an education to refine your talents. After finishing your education don't stop, continue to learn and to push your talents. If you are good and enjoy what you do, along with your degree, you should be able to make a living at this line of work and much much more.