Executive Portraits – How I Get The Perfect Expression Every Time

Executive Portraits – How I Get The Perfect Expression Every Time

Executive Portraits – How I Get The Perfect Expression Every Time I normally write these blog posts with the potential client in mind, but I think if you’re a photographer, you can learn something here too.  First off, let me say that these are raw, not color correct, un-retouched portraits from a recent executive portrait…

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What makes a good corporate portrait?

What makes a good corporate portrait?

Pittsburgh Corporate Portraits In this age of social media, content marketing, and hyper competition, every Pittsburgh executive should have several quality corporate portraits on hand for their marketing or networking needs.  Headshots may be needed for webpages, social media profiles, press releases, magazine articles, annual reports, corporate brochures, and dozens of other potential uses.  Here…

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Commercial Photo Shoot for Western PA Conservancy

Commercial Photography Shoot for Western PA Conservancy Shooting the photographs for the Conservancy’s photo library We actually shot this photo a few years ago and I just received a PDF file from the client the other day.  The original shoot was done to create a “picture library” that the client could pull from as needed,…

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Portraits from Beach Week 2015

Portraits from Beach Week 2015

Portraits from Beach Week 2015 The truth is, I really don’t like the beach, and that’s putting it mildly.  I just don’t get it.  You sit around roasting, burning and coating your body with slimy stuff, that in the future, will probably prove to be some kind of cancer-causing agent.  I hate it.  So why…

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Professor Portrait

Professor Portrait

Professor Environmental Portrait Environmental portrait photography is always a challenge, and I guess that’s why I like it so much.  A client will say “We need to photograph this guy and we don’t have a good place to shoot it.  Let’s just shoot it out in the hall of something?  So what’s a photographer to…

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Environmental Portrait for Wood Shop News Magazine

Environmental Portrait for Wood Shop News Magazine This is an environmental portrait of Pittsburgh Furniture designer Bruce Berman.  I was asked to photograph Bruce for Wood Shop News, a national trade publication.  This portrait was taken with a Nikon D800 and a 24-70mm 2.8 lens using just on speedlight shot into an umbrella.  The shutter…

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Business Portraits for Merrill Lynch

Business Portraits for Merrill Lynch

Environmental Business Portraits of Pittsburgh Merrill Lynch Employees I picked up this really great job, doing business portraits for Merrill Lynch, here in Pittsburgh. The portraits are for a recruitment brochure and basically, I get to go around a photograph some of their employees in outside environments that represent their business neighborhoods.  The employees get…

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“Take My Picture”

“Take My Picture”

I can’t tell you how many time someone has said that to me.  “Take my picture”.  So I did.  I was standing there on the Clemente Bridge, waiting for some executives to shot up so that I could photograph them with the city of Pittsburgh behind them.  It’s a great place for that kind of…

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Model and Actor Headshots

Model and Actor Headshots

Shooting Model and Actor Headshots While I don’t shoot Weddings or Family Portraits, other than freebees for family and close friends, I do on occasion shoot model and actor headshots.  And I have to tell you, I really enjoy the variety.  Shooting food photography, industrial photography, and other types of commercial photography is always fun…

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Business Location Portraits – Different ways of doing the same thing…

Business Location Portraits – Different ways of doing the same thing…

Business Location Portraits – Different ways of doing the same thing… Here are two different ways of doing location business portraits.  Option one is to shoot everyone in the same location. The advantages of this are time and money, which are pretty much the same thing.  Moving from place to place to set up the…

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Photography Marketing Masters Interview Podcast

Photography Marketing Masters Interview Podcast

Photography Marketing Masters Interview Podcast of yours truly… Here’s a podcast interview of yours truly.  It covers: How Michael got started as a professional food photographer… Having different niches but marketing them separately… Why the best marketers win the business… The importance of good SEO… The differences between advertising and editorial food photography… The qualities…

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