Philadelphia, PA Pianist Angy Estrada

Philadelphia, PA Pianist Angy Estrada

Are you ready to learn some sweet piano moves? Angy found out about my work from fellow musician Veronica Parrales.

Our space for this particular shoot was a bit cramped, but I can make just about  anything work to my advantage. Angy needed some straight forward portraits for use on her new web site. The photographs needed to convey warmth and experience.

A portable backdrop was used for headshots. The same backdrop also came in handy for the shots where I wanted to completely isolate Angy and the piano from the plain walls of the practice room.

Looking for a photo session that speaks to your audience? Well head on over here to see my portfolio and let’s get you on the calendar.

Musician Angy Estrada Philadelphia, PA piano teacher

Photographing Model Nicole Celebre in Somerville, NJ

Photographing Model Nicole Celebre in Somerville, NJ

Nicole recently visited me in Somerville, New Jersey for a commercial that we’re currently filming. After we wrapped filming for the afternoon, we took a spin around downtown Somerville and got some modeling work knocked out. These were shot using only the available sunlight.

My good friend Vin was with us and operated the reflector. Thanks, Vin! After we wrapped up shooting, we rewarded ourselves with an all-you-can-eat feast at Kumo on Main St. in Somerville.

If you’re looking to book a shoot with me, it couldn’t be a more simple process. Visit my photography site and go to “Contact”. Throw some dates at me and let’s get something that sticks to the calendar.

Model Nicole Celebre modeling in Somerville, New Jersey

Studio and Outdoor Session with Madison Hooker

Studio and Outdoor Session with Madison Hooker

This is Maddy’s first big shoot with me. You may remember the “underwater” shots we took bathed in red light. That was just a warm up. We’re into it full swing right here! Started with some simple studio shots using both natural light and an Einstein with strip box/grid.

This shoot is heavy on the black and white because…well…I felt like it. As an artist “I felt like it.” is a more than respectable answer for artistic choices. Knowing what you’ve done the day before and pushing on with something you might not normally do is what keeps me excited about photography. Consistency in pleasing the client is just as important as keeping that spark white hot.

There are a lot of shots in this particular session. Kick back, relax, grab a Yoo-Hoo and once you’re done perusing share this blog with a friend. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising ever.

Thanks, folks!

Madison Hooker modeling for That Werks Photography

Madison Hooker modeling for That Werks Photography

Dancing with Dani Albertina at Ripley-Grier Studios

Dancing with Dani Albertina at Ripley-Grier Studios

Singers singing in the hallways. Dancers dancing in hallways. The Ripley-Grier studios in Times Square are always full of talented and determined individuals. Had a super cool shoot with Dani at Ripley-Grier in Times Square. She’s a pro and busts out all types of sweet moves.

Lens choices this go ’round were the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art and Canon 28mm f/1.8. Enjoy!

Dancer Dani Albertina at Ripley-Grier Studios

Professional Headshots for the True Professional

Professional Headshots for the True Professional

Headshots for Nick West. A man of the people. Jazz enthusiast. BBQ lunch partaker. Headshot client.

When I do headshots in particular I keep a few rough guidelines the same each time, but I tailor the rest of the shoot to the client. I’m not a believer in “white backgrounds all the time” or other repetitive traits. Your work should evolve and grow as a photographer. You should demand it of yourself.

For this particular session we did high contrast black and white portraits. Very focused light and an 85mm lens. Intimate. Then we moved along to high above the night skyline for some off the cuff shots. These were done with a simple speedlite and 28mm lens to capture a nice depiction the busy city below.

Enjoy a few of my favorites from the photo session and be sure to comment below.

To book a headshot session, visit http://www.thatwerksphotography.com

Nick West headshot

Nick West headshot

Nick West headshot

Nick West headshot

In studio

 

Cleri Models Lily In Downtown Somerville, NJ

Cleri Models Lily In Downtown Somerville, NJ

The Beauty Bar in downtown Somerville, NJ was home base for hair and makeup for Lily’s shoot for Cleri Models. Five individual looks were accomplished through Kelly and Elise’s cosmetology wizardry and I’m always impressed by the results.

The weather on this particular day was all over the place. We went from overcast skies to bright warm sunlight. It appeared to be different days completely as we changed looks. Worked in our favor for this particular shoot!

One of my favorite locations is a narrow alley next to The Beauty Bar. It’s just wide enough for a person to stand comfortably with their arms bracing them between the walls.

Somerville, New Jersey fashion shoot with hair and makeup by The Beauty Bar

Somerville, New Jersey fashion shoot with hair and makeup by The Beauty Bar

Somerville, New Jersey fashion shoot with hair and makeup by The Beauty Bar

Somerville, New Jersey fashion shoot with hair and makeup by The Beauty Bar

Somerville, New Jersey fashion shoot with hair and makeup by The Beauty Bar

Somerville, New Jersey fashion shoot with hair and makeup by The Beauty Bar

Somerville, New Jersey fashion shoot with hair and makeup by The Beauty Bar

Somerville, New Jersey fashion shoot with hair and makeup by The Beauty Bar

Somerville, New Jersey fashion shoot with hair and makeup by The Beauty Bar

Somerville, New Jersey fashion shoot with hair and makeup by The Beauty Bar
Somerville, New Jersey fashion shoot with hair and makeup by The Beauty Bar