Lauren had wanted to work with me for many years but it was never the right time until recently when she needed an updated headshot for her business and LinkedIn pages. But as you can see from the image above, this session became much more than a headshot session.Read More
Aaron is currently the hottest thing in the world of design. You might have seen his book. You've very probably seen some of his work, somewhere. You might even jot notes down in his Field Notes branded notebooks. I've been a big fan of his work for a while now, and when my wife Sara told me she booked him for an appearance at NHIA as part of his cross-country tour, I knew I had to make a portrait of him.Read More
Dave and I chat with Manchester NH based portrait photographer Jane Button while she visited me at the studio a few weeks ago. It gave us a chance to test out a "field kit" version of Dave's podcast equipment. Success!
I've been working with The Hippo for years now. It makes me happy when each year they reach out to me to photograph for their glossy "Best Of" magazine. Hippo's Best Of asks readers each year to tell them all of their favorite places and businesses in Southern New Hampshire. In the past, when the magazine focused more on personalities, I was proud to have my name mentioned five years in a row. The last few years however, the magazine has restructured it's format and is now more of a "travel guide" to help visitors locate new places that they might not have heard of before.
For 2016, I wanted to make sure I took portraits of the people who ran the venues I was assigned to photograph, and I wanted to share some of those people in this post.Read More
I've been working for a while now with UNH Manchester's campus. A little while ago, they had me come in and provide headshots for graduating students so they could have a nice, clean, crisp portrait that they could use for LinkedIn and Social Media once they get out into the "real world" and the job market.
I always try to keep it simple in location situations like this. For these images, I just had two lights setup: one background light with a set of barn-doors on it to control spill right behind the subject, aimed at the wall so I could blow the wall totally white. Then I had a light up on a c-stand inside the Westcott 28" Apollosoftbox. I've used the Apollo for years and years. The one I have has been through a war, but she still keeps up with the pace. I bought a replacement back in maybe 2008, but I still haven't taken that out of the box because the original still works like magic. Then I just adjust my exposure on the fly.
Things are so much easier to move around now that I've got my Rock'n'Roller cart, and having those Seahorse cases help keep everything protected while I'm out in the world working on jobs.
I think it's great that UNH wants to make sure their grads get their feet out the door with a nice, clean headshot from the get-go.
Thanks, UNH, for liking my work :)