Posts Tagged ‘Studio’

Modeling Headshots

January 27th, 2010 Comments off

Stewart Photography now does acting and modeling headshots in our Herndon, VA Studio (Studio 76). In the past we’ve turned these jobs away, but I’ve really enjoyed doing these lately and I’m happy with the resulting images. It’s refreshing to do a little work that’s not “guys in ties” or other business portraits, so I want to promote these portrait photography services.  It’s difficult to do a really good single portrait at an affordable price for an individual starting out in modeling or acting.  Ideally, a makeup artist would be on set, but this added expense is hard to justify when your just starting out in acting or putting together a modeling portfolio.

We are offering two packages for modeling and acting head shot photography:

HEADSHOT: A headshot is $400 for the portrait session in our Herndon Virginia Studio.  This includes changes of wardrobe as necessary to get one spectacular portrait, but it’s head and shoulders only.

COMPOSITE CARD: This $685 package includes three looks that are radically different from each other. The package is designed to be laid out as a group of photographs for a modeling comp card. We also offer layout of the modeling comp cards for an additional $160 and can submit the  final product to Washington DC’s top modeling agencies for $80.

These prices are for Personal Promotion only. Head shots for commercial advertising purposes may be priced according to usage.

We also do free model testing on occasion, so send us a JPEG image and we will keep you on file. Model testing is our way of trying out new photography techniques and equipment before we bring them out on assignment. Model testing is play time and sometimes yields the very best photography.

Cookbook Food Photography

December 2nd, 2009 Comments off

Nile Style: Egyptian Cuisine and Culture has won a Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best Arab cookbook . Stewart Photography produced the food photography and a portrait of the lovely and talented author, Amy Riolo. We congratulate Amy on winning this award  for her wonderful cookbook.

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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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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.

Hopecam Studio Portraits

May 16th, 2009 Comments off


I recently did a photography assignment for a great non-profit in Reston Virginia. Hopecam is an organization that connects homebound children with their friends & family thought webcams. They provide cameras, laptops and high speed internet at no cost to the participant or school. I made portraits of 15 children in my and their families on bright colored backgrounds Herndon studio. These studio portraits are being used to gather contributions for the program.

You can see the other portraits and get more information about contributing to hopecam at

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