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Project return hired me to photograph their fundraiser “gather around the table” This is my 3rd year shooting this event and I must tell you that I was very inspired by it. Project return gives homeless girls in Fairfield county a chance to live a normal life by housing them and helping them find work and mentoring them.

This event which was held at Shorehaven Golf Club in Norwalk featured 12 designers who created a table setting that over 250 women bid to win the setting. The bids are purchased during the cocktail hour and at the end of the luncheon, they raffle off the table settings. It is truly brilliant. Not only do you have a chance to win a designers table, you also get really nice take home gifts.

Consider going next year, tickets sell out quickly!

Using photography to promote, brand and market your company is a very good idea. This is in2bluedesign a company that designs pools.  this segment was photographed for Westport Lifestyle Magazine, but I think every business should hire me to photograph them. I can not think of a better way to market your business and show people what you do and what your working environment is.  I really think this interests people. These shoots are simple and straight forward with added creativity to help brand your business.

 

Shooting for Westport Lifestyle Magazine gives me the opportunity to meet people like owner and chef Bill Taibe and his restaurant Jesup. I get really cool assignments where I can walk in and be creative and photograph things that I love. I enjoy going into a business and basically covering all that a business has to offer. Its people, service and their product. The reason why they hired me is because I can go into a business and show through my photography what the business is all about. shooting candidly when I have to and then setting up lamps when I have to. All to showcase what the business has to offer.

 

 

You have to walk this trail!!! This is one of the most exciting hikes I have taken. There are so many little surprises to this walk and it is a very easy walk. Okay, there are moments when you get a little winded but for the most part, it is really easy. When you reach the top, you will find breath taking views of New Haven.  I got a little nervous when my eldest son got close to the edge for a picture because it is a 300 foot fall. It will get your heart pumping. This all started with an article my wife sent me “if there are only 5 hikes you ever do in  Connecticut, do these”  Another article shows a trail map which is very helpful. Click here for more info. We went in March which was very nice, but I think once the foliage starts changing in November, I will have to pay it another visit.

 

There are many different set ups to use when shooting head shots. I know the beauty dish is real popular right now and I have been using it quite often. It has a nice wide soft light. In many cases I will use a simple piece of foam core to get an added reflection or piece of light. I ask the client what type of look they are interested in and we agree upon a few different set ups. I like to mix up a few just to offer different choices. Portraits are so important to your branding. A clean nicely lit portrait projects a professional and approachable business. Here are 10 tips to looking good for a corporate portrait.