Tags archives: photos

  •                     Congratulations to the Juris Doctorate candidates of Loyola Law School graduating this spring. These L3 students commissioned us to create their portraits celebrating three years of hard work and the beginning of their role as 'America's Future Leaders.'  Our role in life is to create portraits of these soon-to-be community, state, business and national leaders of America. And of course, the f... [read more]
  • Some time has passed since I researched and wrote about the coming new wave in photography, the dominance of cell phone cameras, specifically the new generation of SmartPhones. (SmartPhones Morphing into The New Point & Shoot Camera for Consumers, August 3, 2011, published on this site, and published in Professional Photographers of California's September magazine.) As an exclamation mark to my article, I heard Paul Simon's song, 'Kodachrome' the other day and began to think about how art... [read more]
  • A short thank you note from a recent University of La Verne graduate who  just received her pictures: "The portraits are very, very, very nice, you did a wonderful job and I'm really very happy with them. Roberta L."
  • Is the consumer's love affair with dedicated digital cameras coming to an end? Will consumers reacquaint themselves with professional photographers as they jettison their bulky DSLRs and unconnected point-and-shoot cameras? Has the consumer realized that little 'P' on the Mode dial doesn't think for them? Will the pinhole camera in their cell phone become the new standard for consumer imagery? Over the past several years consumers have enjoyed their new digital point-and-shoot and DSLR cam... [read more]
  • You can now carry pictures of Orange County Council's Eagle Scouts in your smart phone, both Android and iPhone! You can see Orange County Council's 'Future Leaders of America'  in either of these applications. Included in the App are the art canvas images '12 Points of the Scout Law' Eagle portraits currently displayed in Orange County Councils Service Center as well as video slideshows of our recent Eagle Scout portraits created by GradPortraits.com of your scouts for the Eagle Honor Wall. ... [read more]
  • Portraits Showing The Power of Karate Capturing the Soul in a Picture http://www.vimeo.com/30405847 Karate is more than a workout, it helps mold the soul and builds the character within. The components of Karate portrait are not just about battle or winning that conflict. Karate embodies gratitude, consistency, self-control, individuality, balance, preparedness, compassion, attentiveness, participation, commitment, flexibility, enthusiasm and encouragement. In this karate portrait entitle... [read more]
  • One of the  amazing endowments of a ballet dancer is the appearance of  floating through air.....the weightlessness while gliding over the stage.  A ballet dancer's movement, while suspended in air, is so fleeting, so hard to capture in the mind's eye. So, it's time to take a look at their dance via a still life, frozen in time. In these ballet dancer pictures you'll see an interpretation of art, grace and power they manage. This is a continuing photographic look at Generation Y and the directio... [read more]
  • What is the correct number of senior pictures to purchase for your home today? Parents purchasing professional portraits from a studio are very likely to purchase for their own home use, perhaps an 8 x 10 portrait for a 'love wall' or an 11 x 14 (or maybe a 16 x 20) for wall display. But what they forget is the future. Young adults will someday marry and have a spouse. From this come children and the need for copies of portraits purchased today. When a 10-year-old boy or girl sees a portra... [read more]
  • Corporate research and development is the birthplace of new ideas, new product and new services. Some people refer to it as raising baby tigers. It's how new products get better and satisfy needs we never even knew we had. What's the corollary for a professional photographer? It's a personal project. A personal project is usually just an inkling of an idea, a concept to master or test. It's creating a photograph that you think might be impossible to create or taking an existing concept and mov... [read more]
  • When you purchase senior pictures who were they really for? Many of us would say, 'they are for my parents' and of course, my grandparents need some. As a portrait photographer, I hear this all the time. We think this way because we have a tendency to buy portraits to fulfill our current needs: and we forget about the future. What future needs do you have? Why do you need more than one wall portrait, with some 5x7s for your grandparents and a couple of wallets to hand out to friends. Buying... [read more]
  • Will you sell me the original portrait prints you have of your grandparents? Would you sell them for $50? 100? I'll give you $300 for the original prints, okay? Probably not! In fact, if your parents found out you sold those prints they would be livid and you'd lose the car for months. Yet today, most high school (and college) seniors focus on having digital images in their camera, phone, computer or memory stick. And these are not formal portraits, these are snapshots that exist only a... [read more]