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Featured Photos: Tips for Extended Family Photography

July 02, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Summer is a popular time for extended family reunions and gatherings to celebrate birthdays, weddings and anniversaries--all which offer a prime opportunity to capture everyone together in one image. I frequently photograph extended families and large groups of people, but it's a completely different challenge to do it for your own family! Gathered...
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Preview: An Album Cover for Arbor Day

April 26, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Check out my photography on Kristy Chmura's latest musical cover, along with a few other photos from our session. As so many people know, Kristy is a talented harpist, singer and songwriter whom I adore working with. Creating images to complement her music and style is always artistic and rewarding. You can find Kristy's latest, "The Tree Song," re...
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Natural Winter Light Makes Portraits Shine

February 04, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Most people don't imagine Winter as an ideal season for portraits, but braving the cold temps will reward you with with a clean, crisp natural light that produces stunning photographs. The natural light in Spring and Summer can cast a green tone onto photographs, while fall illuminates images with its golden glow. With careful location selection an...
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Featured Photos: Revolutionize a Small Business' Image

September 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
One of my photographic specialties is working with small businesses to brand their image through photography. What potential clients see on a website, social media, or in marketing materials fuels their perception of that business. Studies show that people interpret and form beliefs based on photographs almost instantly, and that these photos have...
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Featured Photos: Senior Portraits with Personality

September 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Gentle late summer setting sunlight, top quality Canon cameras and lenses, a stately setting, and a naturally beautiful young lady combine to create amazingly stunning senior portraits. This post, part of my weeklong series, features images that I took of the lovely Kendall during her senior portrait session. Photographs during the final year of hi...
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Featured Photos: An Interior Design Photoshoot

September 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Fourth in my weeklong series examining a handful of recent photography assignments, today I am featuring interior design images. I love interior design projects and am a junkie for the unique furniture, fabrics, colors and accessories that designers so skillfully combine to create a unique and welcoming space. For me, a comprehensive set of design...
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Featured Photos: A Lovely Wedding in Gladstone

September 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
As part of my weeklong series on great photography assignments this season, today I am featuring photos from Annette and Stan's recent wedding ceremony. Looking beautiful and dapper, this wonderful couple shined in this historic stone church in picturesque Gladstone, NJ. It is a privilege when I am able to photograph special moments with a bride an...
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Featured Photos: A Unique Set of Business Portraits

September 20, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Business portraits--often nicknamed "headshots" for short--don't have to be stuffy photos taken against a dull studio backdrop. In this assignment for the Chester Historic Business Association, I was tasked with creating innovative portraits of the owners of small businesses located in downtown Chester, New Jersey, to be used in marketing brochures...
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Featured Photos: Theater Portrait "Headshots"

September 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I have been so busy photographing, that there has been little time for writing blog entries lately. Over the coming days, I will feature some of my recent assignments to showcase the various types of projects I have been working on and to share the results of a typical session. The theater portrait "headshot" session below was a recent favorite. No...
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Preview: Spotlight on Talented Actors and Actresses

January 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I have such fun each year photographing the talented actresses and actors of Delbarton's Abbey Players, and this year their energy was especially contagious. We worked together to craft headshots that reflected the upcoming "Into the Woods" performance. The Brothers Grimm inspired story called for headshots that reflected the dark comedy and the en...
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Tips for Capturing Dynamic Concert Photographs

January 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
I had the privilege of photographing the oh-so-talented musician Kristy Chmura during a concert in honor of the release of her latest album (which, I am proud to add, sports my photos on its cover). But, photographing any concert in near darkness at the mercy of colored lights and limited mobility means that employing the right equipment and strate...
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Award Winner: The Triangle of Broken Glass

October 06, 2017  •  1 Comment
I am delighted to share that my first competition entry was a winner with New Jersey's 70 South Gallery in Morristown. I responded on a whim to an invitation to shoot an image between September 1st and 8th with the theme "triangle." Using the incredibly high resolution (50.6 MP) Canon 5DS R and testing the phenomenon Zeiss Otus f/1.4 lens wide open...
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Equipment Review: Putting Canon's 1DX mark ii to the Test

September 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Canon's flagship 1DX mark ii has the most advanced autofocus and tracking system of any camera body. It is hailed by olympic and professional sports photographers everywhere for it's ability to capture remarkable action shots. I put the camera to an extreme test during a recent photoshoot of a rowing club on the go. This shoot was a particular chal...
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Equipment Review: Get a Grip on your Gear

August 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I have long been on a search for the perfect camera strap to support hefty professional cameras. While the Canon straps that arrive in the camera box are strong and usable, they are also cumbersome and conspicuous. While many pros shoot sans-strap, I like the slight support and assurance that a strap provides. After extensive testing, the ARTISAN&A...
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Dual Approach to Corporate Headshots

July 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Corporate portraits, better known as "headshots" because of their close-up style, are the most conservative of the various headshot categories. It is key for all types of headshots to reflect the industry and the personality of the subject. While theater and music industry headshots can be the most creative and dramatic, corporate portraits general...
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