EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro
EF 24-105mm f/4L
EF 70-200mm f/4L II
EF 50mm f/2.8 Macro
TS-E 17mm f/4L
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
TS-E 90mm f/3.5L Macro EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye
Paul C. Buff strobes and modifiers: Einstein 640ws strobes (3); AlienBees 1600, 800 (3), 400.
PocketWizard radio tranceivers
Godox AB600Pro Strobe
Godox AB400Pro strobe
Godox AD200 (x3) strobes
Godox radio transmitters for Canon and Panasonic
Sekonic light and color meters
Numerous light modifiers.
Ortery automatic turntable
Nodal Ninja panoramic head (for creating 360-degree panoramas)
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Chances are that we need to talk before you book. That’s what we expect and hope for! In order to provide you with an accurate estimate for the time involved, as well as the post-processing demands fo the job, conversation is critical. We can talk on the phone if you wish. We can also visit you for a free consultation, which might also include touring the areas you intend to have photographed. Please use the Contact form to reach out, and we will get right back to you!
Please use the Contact page to send your questions and inquire about our services!
We offer significantly lower image prices on location office packages and even include group photos. We bring our studio to you and can set up in an open office, conference room, or building lobby. We can also use either a studio backdrop (gray recommended) or an environmental background to obtain the look you want.
We also offer Portrait Day packages in partnership with building management companies or other entities to arrange a date and space for us to set up a studio and they enroll participants from various businesses for web-sized digital images at a discounted rate. Once set up, if the agreed-upon minimum number of persons book, we handle the photography and transactions! Inquire if you are interested, or refer your building manager who may take advantage of this win-win experience!
Before considering the clothing, please talk with Chris about the look you want in your portrait. This will shape the location and background he selects. Clothing must blend well with that background so that the faces draw the attention!
Here are some basic options:
- High Key Portrait: Background and clothing are white, accenting the face.
- Low Key Portrait: Background and clothing are dark or black.
- Mid Key Portrait: Background and clothing are neither light nor dark. Clothing and background colors blend. (White tops draw too much attention from the face in this key.)
- Environmental Portrait: a shot in which nature or a location is the background.
For a single portrait or headshot, please select:
- A long-sleeved shirt or top with a solid and subdued color. Avoid bright colors and patterns, as they distract from the face. Be sure the clothing is pressed and neat!
- A high neckline, turtleneck, or V-neck style. For group portraits, please coordinate your outfits so that everyone blends:
- As with individuals, choose subdued, solid colors. Typically, select a light color for the top and a darker one for the bottom. Everyone should wear the same colors.
- Long sleeves and high neckline, turtleneck, or V-neck style.
- If the plan is for a “low key” image, we will select dark or black shirts or tops. Likewise, if you desire a “high key” image, then white shirts are needed. Discuss this with Chris beforehand if interested.
- Before the shoot, lay the group's outfits out on a bed. If anything jumps out, it is wrong for the portrait.
- So that the portrait will have lasting value, please style your hair in a simple, classic way
rather than a trendy manner.
- Style to keep the hair off the face (where it can cast undesirable shadows).
- Be careful of styles that produce curls that may be distracting if light shines through them from behind.
- For women, this is a must; but it should be subtle and not draw attention to itself. Use foundation blended to the neck, and avoid different colors between the jawline and the neck. Use mascara. If you use eyeliner, be careful to use it only to add definition, rather than strong color. Wear colored lip gloss or clear lip gloss over lipstick to enhance the lips.
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Capital Women’s Care
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Chapelgate Christian Academy Athletics
Cyprian Hill Design
Drown Financial Services
DryTop Laptop Protection
Falls Communications/Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
Felix King Custom Tees
Gastro Center of Maryland
Gilliam & Associates Marketing
Hayward Commercial Pool Equipment
Hiban Group Real Estate
Interior Transformations (Debbie McHale)
John Dickson Art Johns Hopkins CCP Program
Living on the Lawn Magazine (Maple Lawn publication)
Kiddee Academy of Ellicott City & Columbia
Motion Group (Mountain Dew Kickstart)
My Life Learning Center
PlanMember Financial Services
Plentitude Cosmetics (Martine Fortune)
Portner & Shure Law Offices
Restoration Interior Design
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Saint John the Baptist School
SGS Shooting Glasses Sleep Saintly
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Standard Finishing Systems
Strategic Financial Associates (Rockville)
Sweet Adelines International
System Source Computer Museum
Team Cam (Elkridge)
Teledyne Energy Systems
Toni Douglas Jewelry
Toya’s Custom Baskets
Whaley Financial Group
WilRep, AcoustiGuard (Canada)
Woman to Woman Naturals
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