Blurry Background Portraits in DC | Location Headshots for Agile Group

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

out of focus office background headshot

The other week I loaded up my gear and headed to DC Workspaces for a location headshot shoot for Agile Group.  This shoot was a fun challenge because the client wanted a blurry office background rather than the grey or white I typically employ.

This look can be hard to pull of at times, but


Portraits of an Young Actor | Brian Visits the Studio

Monday, March 06, 2017

experimental portrait of an actor

Actors are a lot of fun to photograph. But they are not, as you might imagine, completely comfortable in front of the camera all the time. Even great, experienced actors get butterflies or feel self-conscious at times. At least that's what Meryl told me when we were having drinks the other


Fitness Photos with Robert

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

photos of athlete robert morella

Robert approached me recently asking for a series of portraits for a health and fitness business he is starting. I was excited to work on the project with him, and spent the week before the shoot brainstorming different ways to photograph him. 

A primary goal in this shoot was to highlight


Fun Headshot Session with Mia

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

fun headshot session in DC

Unless you are Meryl Streep or Anthony Hopkins, when someone points a large digital camera at your face, you're likely to feel a little self-conscious. Even if your force a big smile on your face, I can see the fear in your eyes. "Do my teeth look yellow? Can he see that blemish on my


Bounce Flash | The Best Tool in your Lighting Kit

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

An on-camera flash is the tool many photographers own but few know how to use. Every day I see this amazing piece of equipment go to waste, slamming harsh light into a subject when it could be caressing it with soft, directional illumination.  The flash is a sculptor’s chisel, not a