Making portraits is both a science and an art. It's a science in that you are somewhat beholden to the technology available to you, and what it can do for you in your setting. It's also an art, because in the end, you are painting with light, and you are looking to capture the essence of the person in front of the camera. It's not always easy, in fact I'd say it's one of the more challenging aspects of photography to do well. But I relish the challenge, whether you're looking for a unique senior photo, or a corporate head shot, or perhaps even a portrait for print publication. If you would like more information, or would like to book a session, either here at our studios, or on location, simply fill out the form provided, or give us a call.
Ralph, Cape Associates
Ralph was one of several portraits I made over a period of two days working with Cape Associates. It’s always tricky making environmental portraits on construction sites. Some subjects are less than willing, and in other cases the light and location are the biggest challenge. In Ralph’s case neither was an issue! He was the perfect subject and the existing light was terrific as well.
Tod's was a wonderful sitting. We needed something interesting for a story for The Trustees' quarterly magazine, Special Places. Knowing Tod's connection to the highly-regarded CSA program at Powisset Farm in Dover, capturing him in the pick-up barn seemed like the perfect option. It was terrifically dark in the barn, but I think we made the best of a tricky lighting situation.
Kevin is a superb bass player, and needed some fresh head shots before making the big move cross country to Arizona. The catch, we only had about 20 minutes with him due to our busy schedules. So we made sure the studio was all set up before he arrived, saving valuable time for the shoot itself!
madi and evan
Madi and Evan are a creative powerhouse of a duo. Madi has already worked extensively as an actress, including a three-year stint on Showtime's Brotherhood, whilst Evan is an incredibly talented guitarist/songwriter. They came in for head shots, but we couldn't let them leave before grabbing a few quick shots of the two of them together. A creative duo to keep your eye on for sure!
More examples of portraits made in recent years...