Tag Archives: studio

Tips for Child Actor Headshot Photos

Here are some tips for stage-parents who are planning their child’s acting headshots photo session. Headshots are critical for an actor. It’s their first step to getting an audition as casting directors and agents go through so many looking for the right fit for the part. A professional photographer knows how to create a portrait with great lighting, posing and background.

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Business Portraits–USE Credit Union Headshots for Creative Advertising

Effective Business Portraits don’t have to be boring! USE Credit Union is no ordinary lending institution and they don’t want ordinary, run-of-the-mill advertising photos for their advertising. Unlike the mega-banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America, USE Credit Union, with offices in Berkeley, is a friendly institution who pride themselves on outstanding customer service and […]

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Berkeley Business Portraits–Carol Fabretti of Shoes on Solano

Having a portrait studio on Solano Ave. in Berkeley allows me an easy opportunity to meet my neighboring business owners. The other day I had the pleasure of photographing Carol Fabretti, owner of Shoes on Solano.  Shoes on Solano is a successful fashion shoe store that has anchored the block for many years. They just […]

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Rachel Haurwitz, Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Winner

I get to meet the most interesting people. In late November, Rachel Haurwitz contacted me needing a headshot and fast. She had been nominated by Forbes Magazine for the 30 Under 30 Award in the Science category. Rachel is the co-founder of Caribou Biosciences. She’ s recent CAL grad and a very vibrant, interesting young woman. I cannot profess to understand what Caribou Biosciences actually does but it’s cool and will revolutionize medical development and bioengineering.

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Bankers are not all stuffy–Berkeley studio glamour portrait session

Linda is a warm, smart woman who has a heart of gold…and the Midas touch as well as she works as a banker. Linda came into my studio for a portrait session. Like many of my clients, she was a bit nervous about getting her portrait taken. Fortunately, she showed up with a willing spirit and the desire to just have some fun and trust me. The sky was just starting to sprinkle so we ditched out earlier plans of shooting outdoors and stayed in the studio. No worries as we created lots of options with different light applications and places in the studio.

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Composer Wendy Reid and her bird Lulu SIT for a business portrait

I received a call from Wendy the other day.  She needed a business portrait to publicize her upcoming performance a the SF Jazz Center.  Wendy asked if I could photograph her and her bird, Lulu.  I hesitated and I’ll confess why.  It’s not that I can’t photograph people with their animals.  I’ve photographed people and […]

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Elegant Business Head-shots for Realtors

Realtors, by trade, are social folks and need excellent portraits for their business cards, brochures, web sites and online social media AND the portraits need to be current.  They want potential clients to actually recognize them and not confuse them for the realtor’s adult child!   I think this is a common problem for realtors […]

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