Love is Everything

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Father and Son

Love is Everything

In what might seem like very troubling and scary times in the world, we could all use some extra love and bonding. We all need to embrace our families, loved ones and all of humanity. If you are expecting, why not enjoy a maternity photo shoot and bring the whole family. It would be a great bonding experience and fun and joy for everyone! The photos from the shoot will be cherished for years to come and always be a reminder of the love your family shares!


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Headshot with a Twist!

There is definitely an art to Headshot photography.  Your headshot photo can be used on business cards, websites, social media, political ads, and for the entertainment world…your headshot and resume combined are what get you an audition or meeting to book jobs. With this being said, headshot photography can also be artistic and non traditional. This stunning headshot image for our client is artistic, interesting and a cool alternative to the usual conventional shots.


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Headshots in Black and White

Kandiss Black and White Headshot

Kandiss Black and White Headshot

With almost everything being in color in photography today, the fine art of a great black and white headshot is slipping away. It seems that photographers are usually reserving it for fine art photographs. Whereas I include it in my glamour and boudoir work, black and white also has a place in portraits and headshots. Headshots like this can bring an air of professionalism and may get you to stand out more from the crowd. Using a Booth for Professional Headshots to get you the right pictures for your portfolio, is a smart choice and will set you apart from those who take it themselves.

The tonality of a black and white image adds a special depth to the images that just can’t be done with a traditional color photograph. It is even more important that the photographer control the light with black and white to create those moods. Photographer Olga Topchii (you can see her work at olgatopchii.com), for example, understands the importance of tonality in her photography. She has black and white images that focus on composition to generate the appropriate mood. Not enough photographers focus on in this day and age. Often many photographers try to boost their colors too much.

Color has become a crutch for some photographers, so worried the perfect red they overlook the other key elements to photography. Black and white, with the constraints it poses, forces the use of all a photographer’s skills to get a great image.

Digital photographers have it even tougher. A portrait / headshot shot in black and white digitally does not have the same available range as film. Some of the typical techniques to work around this in landscapes such as HDR, do not work practically with a person whose expression and eyes are key and move just the slightest bit between the frames.

There are other techniques that a skilled digital photographer can use to work around this, but it is a skill that takes time to learn.

Orcatek Headshot and Portrait Photography – Phoenix, Arizona