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Trustworthy Pharmacist Headshot

February 19th, 2015 Comments off

What looks like a simple headshot was actually very tricky.  The white coat and shinny badge gave me trouble at first but I’m trained for such lighting issues.  Angle of incidence equals angle of reflection, the inverse square law,….etc.  I like the portrait because of the nice contrast in lighting and the “trustworthy” look.  It was done on location at a Wegman’s in Virginia.  We shoot for them regularly, matching their requirements for background and crop.

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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.

Green Screen Portraits

April 13th, 2014 Comments off

We often shoot background images for our archive while on location for photography assignments.  We frequently use green  screen (chroma key) techniques to make a portraits and drop them onto images from our background archive. We have thousands of backgrounds & elements: buildings, skies, grass, bushes, etc. in our archive.  Many of the bushes and other elements have been isolated from their surroundings over the years for various projects.  You could say, the grass is always greener on the other side of Photoshop.  Placing portrait subjects onto random backgrounds does require finesse  to look natural, but we find this to be a compelling way to make interesting and flexible portraits.  See below green screen portraits of structural engineers:

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Timelapse Headshot Photography

September 12th, 2012 Comments off

We made “Motion Lapse” portraits for Salsa Labs’ Senior Management Team.  See the the way we used motion to bring the portraits to life:

Visit the website to see the motion:

Salsa Labs Management Team Page

Reston Portrait Photography

September 10th, 2012 Comments off

Here is a portrait of Lynn St. Amour. She’s the President and CEO of the Internet Society, which has offices in Reston, Va. We used shallow depth of field to blur the background and utilized the available light on the wall in addition to three of our lights on her. I like the soft lighting we created and the twinkle in her eyes.