mimick shoot

I got an inquiry to photograph a portrait for Alliance Bernstein. “We have an established style that we’re trying to replicate, specifically a full-body portrait, with examples below.”

I love challenges like this. I get these a few times each year and it makes sense. Why send the client to New York or Singapore or where ever when I can photograph them in my studio in Westport?.

Full length

Joan and I and the makeup artist Nancy Landauer were having so much fun that Joan decided she wanted headshots for her profile. So here we go.

Simple set up with one main light and one accent light with a reflector to bring out the eyes.

I use my Godox 200pro inside now. It replaced my speedotron set up because of the ease of setting them up. My main light is a godox octobox. The light is just perfect.

Now that is a professional headshot.

I really think the key to taking nice portraits is enjoying the person you are photographing and engaging them by listening to stories that we tell each other. A sense of trust is established and the rest falls into place really nicely. For your portrait appointment with me, just call 203-856-5075 and we can have some fun and take some great images.

daffodils with a macro lens

The neighbors caught me lying on a blanket on my front lawn just inches from my subjects. I have a great macro lens that I use for my close up photography. I heard about this lens while I was working in Florida at One Kreate. The top photographer down there recommended this lens to me and I have always been happy with it. It is a 50mm canon 1.5 lens, an oldie but a real goodie.

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. -Margaret Atwood