New Look for My Environmental Portraits

New Look for My Environmental Portraits

New Environmental Portrait Look for me For the last few years, I’ve been in love with the look of location portraits and headshots taken with a telephoto lens, shot at its widest aperture. This creates what I call the “minimum-focus” look that I really like. As a matter of fact, I like this look so…

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Professional Real Estate Portraits and Realtor Portraits

Professional Real Estate Portraits and Realtor Portraits

Taking Professional Real Estate Portraits and Realtor Portraits So what’s the best way to photograph Real Estate professionals? I’m a Professional Commercial Portrait Photographer located in Pittsburgh PA and I’ve been shooting portraits for quite a few years now.  I’m here to share with you what I think are the main things to consider when…

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New Pittsburgh Photo Assistant Directory

New Pittsburgh Photo Assistant Directory I’m tired of looking for a resource where I can go to find a Freelance Photo Assistant here in Pittsburgh PA, so I thought I’d create my own.  My hope is that it takes off and grows over time so that it becomes a true resource for all the photographers…

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Corporate Photographer Assignment

Corporate Photographer Assignment

Corporate Photographer Assignment As a Pittsburgh Corporate Photographer, there are some projects that are a lot of fun to shoot.  Good SEO and a good corporate photography portfolio will get you the occasional magazine assignment and this one was perfect for a corporate photographer that specialized in shooting people. Corporate photography assignment for trade journal…

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Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer

Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer

Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer Types of Portraits I’ve been a Pittsburgh Portrait Photographer since the 1980s and I’m even sometimes confused about all the different types of portraits and what each type means to different people.  Rarely do I shoot for non-commercial clients.  Mostly, it’s for all types of companies, corporations and various publications, including national…

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Six Best Commercial Photographers In Pittsburgh PA

Six Best Commercial Photographers In Pittsburgh PA

The Six Best Pittsburgh Photographers, all in one photo! Okay, I’m a Photographic SEO whore, it’s true…  No, I don’t think I’m the six best Pittsburgh Photographers, but I do like to try being funny once in a while, and this is my attempt at that.  I hope you enjoy my effort in bringing you…

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Commercial Portraits on Location

Commercial Portraits on Location

Commercial Portrait Photo Shoots on Location In Pittsburgh PA I had a couple of successful location commercial portrait shoots this week. I especially like the backgrounds and perspective of both shots.  The colors of the chairs along with the brightness of the windows make for a very attractive background.  The shot above was done for…

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Pittsburgh Corporate Photography Shoot

Pittsburgh Corporate Photography Shoot

Professional Pittsburgh Corporate Photography I’ve been a corporate photographer here in Pittsburgh for quite a few years now and I’ve decided rather than just post an image now and then, I would post an image and then talk about the various issues involved in its execution. This should be the first of many such posts…

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Business Headshots for Website

Business Headshots for Website

Business Headshots for Website Part of my business is shooting commercial portraits and business headshots.  It’s not the majority of my work, but I have to say I enjoy the diversion from shooting food.  There are many challenges to shooting a good business headshot.  Finding a relevant and visually interesting background is sometimes difficult, and…

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Summer Time Food – Corn

Summer Time Food – Corn

Summer Time Food Photography Seems like every summer, I end up shooting lots of corn.  It sort of reminds me of Forest Gump’s shrimp.  Ya got your corn on the cob, your corn-ka-bobs, your grilled corn, your… Here are a few food photos from previous corn shoots.  

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Editorial Portrait Photography Thought Process

Editorial Portrait Photography Thought Process

Editorial Portrait Photography Thought Process I was recently hired by a trade magazine to photography a lawyer that was involved with a case against the NFL, having to do with Mike Webster, the deceased Pittsburgh Steeler, and the concussion problem facing the National Football League.  The challenge of the assignment was to illustrate as much…

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Food Photography Backgrounds

Food Photography Backgrounds

Food Photography Backgrounds As a food photographer, I’m always on the lookout for good backgrounds to use in my photography.  In some shots, the background is very important, on other occasions, it’s not that important at all… Here’s what needs to be considered when selecting a background for food photography. 1. Color – The mood…

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Location Portrait of Michele Ridge

Location Portrait of Michele Ridge

Location Portrait of Michele Ridge This is from a recent commercial photography project for Seton Hill University.  Michele was retiring from being a long time board member and the University wanted to give her a portrait as a gift.  This photo was taken in front of the administration building, an iconic location for the portrait.

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Portrait for Pittsburgh Law Firm

Portrait for Pittsburgh Law Firm

Portrait for Pittsburgh Law Firm Here’s a portrait in did today of Andrew Barber, for a local Pittsburgh law firm.  This is a great example of using an existing environment in place of a “studio” background.  The idea is to select a background that is simple, yet interesting.  The background shouldn’t distract from the subject.

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