higher education photography

Fordham alumni magazine portrait session

I just received my copy of the new Fordham University alumni magazine featuring my portrait of former Johnson and Johnson executive Anthony Carter.

The photo shoot was so interesting, in addition to his position as a former vice president at Johnson and Johnson Mr. Carter also served as assistant press secretary to NYC mayor David Dinkins, he's and author and a lecturer.

For this shoot I kept things simple  - one large, soft light and very fast prime lenses that produce a beautiful out of focus background.

 

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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

Magazine cover for Rutgers University

One of the best aspects of photo assignments for Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences is the variety of fields of study. 

The school's weather lab now hosts WNBC's StormTracker 4 Doppler radar. Students have full access the cutting edge technology. 

An approaching heavy rainstorm made for a very cool image on the screen. That was the good news. The bad news is the storm arrived on campus just as we finished the shoot.  Although we were completely drenched heading back to the cars at least we captured a cool image.

Magazine cover photography