Retouching- how much is too much?

I photograph a lot of headshots and portraits, and I’m often asked if I can fix things in post. While Photoshop is a powerful tool, I think it’s important for a photo to look like that person on their best day, not like someone else. National magazines like Glamour are taking a stand on this, […]

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Convergence of winter and spring

This time of year is magical to me. It has the beautiful sharp, clear light of winter, with the softness and hope of spring approaching to soften and warm it. I just quickly snapped a few examples of this while I was out this weekend.

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Friday Roundup – Tracey does students too?

Yes, I know that most of the work I’ve been doing has been either medically oriented or architectural.  But, did you know my first commercial photography job was working for a college?  I worked for Towson University, photographing for things like their alumni magazine, prospectus, and the like.  I really like working at colleges and […]

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Resolving to improve your image

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to improve your company’s marketing? Perhaps you’re redoing a website, launching an ad campaign, or doing an annual report? How can you stand out from the crowd? I strongly believe that showcasing your business is essential. Words are great, but photos can communicate things more quickly, effectively, and […]

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Busy time in Atlanta!

I have been really busy these past few weeks, and have been away from home more than here.  I’ve been in Vegas one week, and Atlanta the next.  Here are some shots from my Atlanta conference, where I got to photograph both Dana Perino and Alan Colmes to a packed house.  I also enjoyed the […]

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Making corporate headshots fun, even outside in July!

One of my latest shoots was for a firm downtown.  They wanted something other than the “traditional” headshots for their people, and they wanted some of them outside-in July.  We worked together, scouted locations, and I helped them choose locations and determine when they should be shooting outdoors for the best photos.  Here are the […]

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Tips for a great headshot

When I shoot headshots, I often feel as popular as a dentist.  People never seem to like having their headshot done, and some actively avoid it!  If you’re having your headshot done, or scheduling headshots for your group, here are some tips for making yours a great photo:   Wear something you really love.  If […]

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Spring is special event season!

Spring (and fall too) are special event season.  Here’s a glimpse of one of the great galas and other special events I’ve been shooting for clients.

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The joys of spring!

Ahh, the joys of Spring.  The absolutely perfect temperatures.  The amazing colors!  (And we wonder where Easter candy colors come from!)  And the burden of being a photographer.  I mean, SOMEONE has to take these spring photos, right?  This is from a recent shoot I did for a hospital campus for their website.

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Celebrating Black History Month

To me, celebrating Black History month is not just about looking at historical figures, but at the results of that history.  History doesn’t exist in a vacuum, but rather affects the direction of events for years to come.  We’ve come so far in just over 40 years…many of the people I photograph, people who are […]

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