Pittsburgh Environmental Portrait Photographer

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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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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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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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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Executive Portrait Photography Backgrounds

Executive Portrait Photography Backgrounds

Executive Portrait Photography Backgrounds The longer I’m in the business of Commercial Photography, The more I realize how important the background is to an executive portrait.  The background shouldn’t distract, be applicable, and be interesting.  It can’t take away from the subject, but at the same time, it has to have “something” going on…

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Urban Executive Portraits

Urban Executive Portraits

Urban Executive Portraits Here’s an Executive Portrait I did over the weekend.  We talked about various business location for our shoot, but thought this would be interesting.  The shot was to be used for various business reasons such as a Linkedin profile photo and in case of speaking engagement invitations. The lighting in this location…

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Business Portrait of Emeka Onwugbenu

Business Portrait of Emeka Onwugbenu

Business Portrait of Emeka Onwugbenu I shot an environmental portrait earlier today of Pittsburgh entrepreneur, Emeka Onwugbenu, for an article in Pittsburgh Magazine. Despite being 14 degrees outside, we visited one of his company’s construction sites to create this photo.  We ended up shooting in three locations and the light was just beautiful in two…

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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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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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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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Pittsburgh Commercial Photographer Portraits

Pittsburgh Commercial Photographer Portraits

Pittsburgh Commercial Photographer Portraits Shooting Commercial Portraits is not quite the same as shooting regular portraits.  Regular portraits usually don’t have to have a specific feel, but when you’re shooting for a client that is a corporation or an advertising agency, then you’re part of a team.  Being part of the team means you are…

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Pittsburgh Headshots – Portrait of Nine-Year-Old Girl

Pittsburgh Headshots – Portrait of Nine-Year-Old Girl

Portrait of Nine-Year-Old Girl As sort of a hobby, and to keep my skills up, I will on occasion, shoot model and actor headshots.  I usually set aside a weekend or two a month to shoot these headshots and I really enjoy it.  Besides getting what the agencies like, (big smiles with lots of teeth)…

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