A Spotlight Series About The Technique Of Photographic Imagery by Photographers For Photography!
WHAT IS YOUR SPECIALTY:
My specialty is capturing the fleeting emotional moments in lifestyle photography.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS:
I took photography classes in college and fell in love with it. Then I decided to pursue the career by moving to NYC.
FAVORITE TOOLS FOR YOUR TRADE:
My GX1 with my Rosco Lite Pad.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE “ON THE GO” CAMERA TO SHOOT WITH AND WHY:
My GX1, because it’s small, has a decent lens, not a lot of noise, a great LCD, and shoots RAW files.
WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THE PHOTOGRAPHIC REVELATION GOING ON OUT THERE WHERE EVERYONE HAS A CAMERA?
I’m amazed by all the cool images I’m seeing everywhere, but I think a lot of them fall short. A great photograph has to have great light, great composition, and an emotional connection all at the same time. If you don’t have all three, then you’re never going to get anything more than just a decent picture.
Also, I hope the current generation of photographers will learn not to just give their work away and that they are creating something of value.
WHAT EXPECTATIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHY INDUSTRY IN 2013:
I would like to see the industry encourage people to learn more about their cameras and not be so dependent on the computer. I know the computer plays an important role in photography today, but I think it’s important for people to learn the basics so that they won’t have to depend on the computer as much.
I’m old school, I’ve always been a color photographer, so you had to get it when you shot it.
WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR CLIENTS THAT GET TO BENEFIT FROM YOUR CREATIVE EXPERTISE AND PASSION:
My clients get photographs that are more dramatic and narrative than the usual images they use. Since we’re so experienced at solving problems we welcome them because it creates spontaneous moments that are unpredictable and irreplaceable.
TELL EVERYONE ABOUT THE IMAGE YOU ARE CHOOSING:
This shot of Stefanie makes me very happy inside. She is such a warm, kind, unassuming person, and when she put this giant wig on, her whole persona changed. She even let me try on the blonde wig.
We mixed ambient and tungsten light to give this scene a warm, soft feel. I shot with a long lens to blur out the foreground so that she would stand out.
FREE SHOUT OUT:
I’m so supportive of all my clients that keep coming back to me and letting me do my thing.