Adventures in Lighting

While many portfolio sessions require weeks of planning and idea sharing. Others can be brokered with minimal planning  and just a few key exchanges. Such was the case with Lauren. New images to show off a new look and style that adds an artsy edge to an already fetching body of work. During the two hours we worked together. My goal of recreating a look that was based on my love of black and white Hollywood Film Noir. By moving the main light around I was able to create the shadow and depth that once went missing in my studio work. With little to no instruction, I followed Lauren’s movement and changes to capture a number of looks and moods. In the end, the results had me recalling what drew me to my earliest experiemnts with photography and black & white film. Below are a very small sampling of what we captured.

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Headshots; Affordable, Painless and Very Necessary

07-27-10`6 Vic5727Vic C.A headshot is an important networking tool to have at your disposal whenever promoting your service and/or skills. Having learned from experience. People will forget a name long before they ever forget a face. Having a good headshot allows you the opportunity to make a great first and lasting impression. Having many of my original business cards get placed into someone’s wallet only to be forgotten before eventually being tossed. It wasn’t until I found a company that offered me the choice to feature one of my images on the front side of the card while housing my contact information on the other that I not only got noticed. I got business. Further proving that how important image is in this day and age. Below is just a brief description of what I offer. Be sure to contact me with any further questions you might have. Thanks, James

Headshot Session; I’ll work with you to give you the desired look and feel you’re looking to present.

I’ll give you three different looks depending on your needs.

Images taken in studio or nearby outdoor location.

Three business day turnaround policy

Cost. $150

Contact me here or email me at damionphoto@gmail.com

Black & White Or Color? Which Would You Choose?

B&W

Over the weekend I had a musician friend over for some promotional shots. During those two or so hours we tried several looks while playing around with different lighting setups. Later that night as I began going Colorthrough our session. I began to compare color shots with B&W copies I had made. To no surprise, I found myself preferring the B&W versions over and over. Knowing how predominant my love of B&W can be. I thought it would a good idea to get some opinions on the matter. Comments welcome.

Headshot or Not.

While I’m not 100% sure I’ve ever done a poll on this blog in the  years I’ve been doing this. I’d like to get feedback on a number of things as I hope to create some dialogue with the people who tune in from time to time to see what I’m up to. CloseIn the past and in recent months to be more accurate. I’ve somehow managed to gain some regular traffic here on the blog. Something that means a lot considering photography is one, if not my greatest passion. Comments, messages and dialogue are both welcome and appreciated. As I decide on whether or not to spend good cash on an intensive headshot course.    I thought I’d reach out and ask some of you for your input. Please take a moment to choose one of the options below as well as share with anyone who might have an opinion on the matter. Thanks.