I specialize in Headshots, Portraits, Pet Portraits. I also work for Commercial clients depending on industry Creative, Fashion/Glamour, Action/Sports Photography
People usually confuse me as an artist, I am not! Let me explain why, An Artist is someone who creates based on what he/she loves and what his/her mind and soul delivers in the tangible form, without having any concern if anyone else would love/like it or even understand (it is referred to as an ART the artist creates). I prefer listening and understanding my client(s) first, then use my experience and skills to help them, something that my client’s customers will understand easily and relate to what they desire.
I have worked with assorted clients over the period of 12+ years, like Lawyers, Doctors, Veterinarian, Restaurants, Cafes, Nutrition companies, clothing and apparel, fashion and graphic designers, Pet industry, Army ROTC at SDSU etc. It always starts with basics of understanding my clients.
The Questions I usually ask my clients before I start anything are like
1) Why do you want these pictures?
2) Where would you use these pictures?
3) What is your vision or goal?
4) Are you inspired by an image or idea?
2) Making client comforatble in front of camera and lights
3) Tailored and customized solutions for each client, because we all have different faces and require different techniques.
4) After the session, sit down with client to show them results and make sure if they are satisfied. If not, continue till they are happy.
5) Retouch and edit the pictures as selected by the client.
6) Deliver with in 24 hours.
Soon I realized how photography is more about controlling and shaping light and capturing that beautiful moment with whatever camera is available (As said by world famous and inspiring CHASE JARVIS). The desire to learn more and take better pictures lead to learning how I could control the light, from basic to intermediate level and now pretty much shape and control light with all kinds of lighting equipment.
My focus was shifting mostly to capturing faces and human form (and PET Portraits too, since I have always been comfortable with handling animals) I did some more learning primarily from talented Peter Hurley along with self learning on YouTube, on how to make people feel comfortable and help them pose confidently in front of a camera, the art of capturing headshots.
Now I professionally capture portraits as well, for all occasions. Advanced skills in retouching on adobe photoshop and Capture One too. Printing life size prints on metal, wood, acrylic, along with old school paper. It comes easy for me, since I am naturally skilled to make people comfortable with my honesty and kindness. Helping people to capture the masterpiece of their life or working with all kinds of professionals to put out their skills in tangible and digital forms.
It’s not just about clicking the camera trigger and voila, there’s a preparation process, actual photo session and post-session process of editing and printing, delivering. I am very meticulous about the process of photographing and hence I take it seriously because that photograph will be cherished by generations to come. The value of that printed masterpiece in your home is not just the time it’ll take to capture you, it’s more than what you want it to be. It can’t be compared with electronics, furniture, cars, clothes etc. Everyone needs a masterpiece in their lives and I am honored when people choose me to assist them in that process. And along the same lines, I help my commercial clients, big or small businesses. The essence of that captured Image(s) emanates the idea/concept/story of the product being photographed.
Pushing my limits, learning, evolving, getting inspired by photographers like Lindsay Adler, Joel Grimes, Scott Kelby, Annie Leibovitz and many more.