Who i am
I've shot for small companies and national entities and in all honesty I get the same joy with either. I've been a photo illustrator for a long time and have seen the world with a photographer's eye. For me though, it's not about the pictures I've made, it's about the people I've met. I LOVE being part of people's success and I do that by giving them images that put them above their competitors. I've seen my work on billboards and magazine covers and have kinda gotten over the thrill of that BUT I do get a tingle when a client sees their finished images and their mouth opens just that little bit and they just turn and look at me... That's when I know we have something!
My father was a carpenter and I spent some time as a US Marine. You should know these things because both of them have shaped the person I am today and the way I look at work. From my dad, I learned that you ALWAYS have to have the right tool for the job and that it has to be the highest quality. You'll see this philosophy at work when you come to the studio. You'll look around and see gear from Hasselblad, Sinar, Foba, etc. I take your photography seriously and have invested in the best tools to effect it. From the Marines, I learned that the mission is everything. Given that mindset, how seriously do you think I'm going to take your project?
I could put some BS here about wanting to create artful images, enriching my soul or creating world peace but those things aren't what I'm about with my clients. The ONLY mission I have is to make you successful. My ultimate goal is to have you outgrow me and have your company get so big you hire a staff photographer. I want you to succeed with all my heart and will work hard to make that happen. I know what it takes and I know how to do it for you. .
Photography - I've taught Photography at the college level plus I'be been doing it a long time. I teach product photography skills to those folks who want to try and do it themselves.
Photoshop - I've also taught Photoshop and have been using it since version 3.0. My skills as a photographer are tied to my skills as a retoucher because they have to be. Beyond retouching, Photoshop provides the framework to create whatever the final image will be and I'm an expert at using that side of the program as well.
What do I do
Commercial advertising photography isn't just that anymore. We live in a world of media and consume it at a ravenous pace. We buy things online and expect to see crisp clear images and HOPEFULLY a video. Given that reality, we're a full service studio, producing both still photography and video. Non-profits are business too and follow the same media tennants.
Product Photography / Fashion Photography / Service Photography
I don't shoot weddings. I don't shoot portraits. I ONLY shoot advertising work because I love it. I love providing a surgically crisp image for Amazon and I love building a small set to do an environmental product shot. I love shooting Designer clothes and bringing that design to life. I love going out with you and shooting you doing what you do best. I might even buy you lunch!
Worldwide support of NGOs and their missions
I work worldwide with mostly medical non-profits providing media for their marketing/fundraising efforts. My last 6 missions include multiple trips to Benghazi, Iraq, the DR, Burma and others. I'm a trained surgical tech and help during cases if needed. I'm currently focusing more on domestic Veteran programs here in the states to try and help with the suicide epidemic.
Kickstarter Vids and Amazon A+ Content
Video is king when it comes to helping your ranking in Google and also telling the story of your product or service. I specialize in inexpensive quick starter videos and can get you online ASAP!
" I hired Kevin six months ago ... and my business has doubled since I've been using his photography "- Shakeel of Zoha Fragrances -
" Kevin supported me for a full 3 day event and I'm still getting rave reviews of the photos he took "- Buck Rizvi of Health Profits Academy -
" Kevin supported us with a long list of photography including room scenes with little instruction needed "- Abi Merkle, Badcock Furniture -
I occasionally give classes in commercial advertising photography here at the studio. Subscribe to be notified of these special events.