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Lansdowne VA Portrait Photography

February 8th, 2015 Comments off

We recently did four sessions of portraits in Lansdowne Va, within the Lansdowne Resort. We’ve done 23 of these portraits for SSP Ameraica at this point. It’s tough to get everyone together in a big company like this, so we have to reproduce the look time after time. We do like to have some variation in the backgrounds and poses we use, so they look nice when all displayed together.

Reston Virginia Portrait Photography

September 23rd, 2011 Comments off


I was recently hired to make casual portraits of structural engineers. I elected to use the “structural elements” of the firms building in Reston Virginia.

Studio Photography on White

September 12th, 2009 Comments off

I do a lot of work on white backgrounds and there are a few subtle choices to be made . One of the big issues is whether or not to completely silhouette  or “float” the image.

When the image will be displayed on white, I sometimes like there to be a slight bit of tone in the background. For you Photoshop people,  248 is usually dimmed down enough. This slightly dimmed down white creates a background for the image. Framing the image with a thin black or gray line is another option for keeping it from floating away.

The same principle of adding a little tone to the background applies to Product photography as well. In addition, drop shadow are often added. The shadow grounds the product, making it look as though it’s actually sitting on something. Creating realistic drop shadows is a snap, once you’ve done it a couple of hundred times.

Keep these choices in mind when you need photography on white backgrounds. The best solution is always the one that looks best in the final design.

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Website Bio Portrait Photography

August 21st, 2009 Comments off

When we shoot corporate headshots for website bio pages; we’ve been including enough background space on a few frames to run text. I like the look of an integrated head shot and bio as one image.
This image was made for a client in Gaithersburg, MD. We also shoot a more traditional headshot for them on a blue gray background during the same studio photography session.

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Alicia’s Studio Portrait

June 17th, 2009 Comments off

This portrait of Alicia Thurston was made to advertise her morning talk show.  It’s a show for lawyers which airs in spanish.  Alicia is fun, fresh  and entertaining, so the directors wanted to use bright colors to portray her in this way.  It’s not your average legal talk show.