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Editorial portrait for Rutgers Alumni Magazine

Each issue of the Rutgers alumni magazine features a full page portrait of a school graduate.         While the photo is shot on location it must feature a simple background since the photo runs full bleed across the page type is placed  somewhere within the photo. 

We needed to include a hint of the dorm building where the subject lived in the photo. I was able to find a location where the leading lines of the sidewalk intersected and there was a nice backlight that helped separate him from the background.  Add a Profoto B1 with a stripbank and we were all set. 

 

 

NJ corporate executive portrait

New Jersey executive portrait in New Brunswick

The lobby of accounting firm Withum, Smith and Brown's New Brunswick office made a great backdrop for this executive portrait.

Setting up lights ahead of time made the photo shoot with Withum CEO Bill Hagaman and Withum partner Jim Hannan very smooth and allowed the executives to get back to work very quickly.

Executive portrait
Executive portrait

Corporate portrait photographer - St. Peter's healthcare group photo

NJ healthcare photographerLooking for a fresh perspective for group photos is always a challenge.                                                     This group photograph for St. Peter's Healthcare magazine was taken from the second floor of the hospital's restaurant. The nice tile floor provided a great background for the portrait. A pair of Profoto B1 strobes provided just the right amount of light.

Corporate photography for IBM with Elmo

I had a chance to meet an American icon on a recent corporate photography shoot for IBM - Elmo.Yes, the real Elmo. The shoot took place at Children's Television Network in New York City. Elmo, being the huge star that he is, arrived with his personal groomer. Elmo is even nicer in real life than he appears on tv. Corporate portrait of Elmo with an IBM executive

Portrait of education official for EducationWeek

EducationWeek needed a moody portrait of the new Newark Superintendent of Schools.While I lugged in all my lights Mother Nature was providing me with some very cool light. Since our window for both the portraits and the interview was very brief I decided the natural light approach gave me the most flexibility.

EducationWeek's education photography Instagram account posted the photos too. Their account does a great job highlighting educational photography from around the country. You can read the full story on EducationWeek's website here. New Jersey education photography 45

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