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Lawyer Group Photography for Albuquerque New Mexico Attorney Office

Lawyer Group Photography for Albuquerque New Mexico Attorney Office

Making lawyer photographs that are not stereotypical in ABQ

How to make a photograph of lawyers not looking like the typical photo of lawyers? My first thought was to have the lawyers in different positions, as in not all of them standing with arms crossed, not looking sternly into the lens. I wanted movement in the photo. I wanted personality in the photo. The result was the above photo. Using the lobby in their office building in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I thought the available bench with a glass and plant background could work. Thanks to my assistant Jessica for the tip to move the bench out away from the wall to position the standing lawyer better. I have since learned this was the lawyers’ favorite shot from the photo session as well!

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Candid Fun Creative Albuquerque Family Portraits at Highland Park

Candid Fun Creative Albuquerque Family Portraits at Highland Park

When a family is willing to have real fun in portraits

Earlier in my photography career, I regularly booked family portrait shoots specializing in my own signature candid style. Now I very rarely have family portrait shoots, and typically only for clients I have done other commercial photography work for, like Barb and Dr. Norm. When they asked me if I could do a Christmas Day shoot because that was the only time their entire family would be together, I said yes mostly because I really like them and knew it would be a fun time and I could push the envelope with getting some great candids. The photos in this collection are my own personal favorites from the shoot. The siblings in particular had fun with each other! We made very good use of Highland Park from top to bottom to climbing bars to the merry-go-round!

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Halloween Family Portraits in Albuquerque New Mexico with Karla

Halloween Family Portraits in Albuquerque New Mexico with Karla

Karla and her family came over in costume to my home studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a Halloween family portrait session.  This was my first time to photograph 4 people in my home studio.  Using a 10' x 12' white Muslin background everyone fit easily and it was all lit up by my huge new 55" softbox!  I told everyone to act like your costume and the above is the result!

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Extended Family Portraits in Southwest Florida 2016

Extended Family Portraits in Southwest Florida 2016

Is your extended family visiting you in Southwest Florida for the holidays?  This is the perfect time to get a portrait of everyone while they are all gathered together right in your home!  Jason Collin Photography uses off camera lighting and candid style shooting to bring out your family's personality in every shot.

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Senior Prom 2016 Group Photos Cape Coral Florida

Senior Prom 2016 Group Photos Cape Coral Florida

Part of being a professional photographer is the ability to shoot at short notice and to adapt to radically different shooting circumstances than expected.  The day of these senior prom photos in Cape CoralFlorida I thought I would be just photographing Marvin (above lower left) and his date and maybe another couple at the Cape Coral Yacht Club.  As you can see from these photos, there were quite a few more people and it ended up just being someone's backyard!

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Cape Coral Ft Myers Thanksgiving Family Portraits Photography Florida

How often is most of your family in town here in Cape Coral or Ft Myers Florida?  How often is your entire family in town?  Thanksgiving is the perfect time to have that large, family group photo you always talk about, but never get to have.  In as little as 15 minutes I can arrive at your home (or the location of your choice), setup, and have a great portrait of your family made.  

Reserve your Family Thanksgiving Portrait with Jason today!

SINGLE FAMILY PORTRAIT SPECIAL -- $99*

  • 1 professionally edited image
  • 1 location indoor or outdoor with your entire family
  • Secure online gallery for quick viewing, printing and downloading

reserve special candid portrait session

 

DELUXE CANDID PORTRAIT PACKAGE -- $299*

  • up to 1-hour portrait photography session
  • 5 professionally edited images
  • 2 locations indoors or outdoors with your entire family
  • secure online gallery for quick viewing, printing and downloading

reserve deluxe candid portrait session

 

GRAND CANDID PORTRAIT PACKAGE -- $599*

  • up to 3-hour portrait photography session
  • 15 professionally edited images
  • as many locations as shooting time allows with your entire family
  • secure online gallery for quick viewing, printing and downloading

        reserve grand candid portrait session

 

*  $50/$150/$250 single/deluxe/grand nonrefundable deposit required; additional fees may apply

 

CANVAS GALLERY WRAP PRINTS AVAILABLE


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Strobist Classroom Portrait at the Morean Arts Center

Students of my Morean Arts Center photography class. Four speedlights (all the students) were used to make this group portrait. Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm @ f/6.3 ISO 200 1/320th commander mode triggered flashes (1/16th power)In this morning's photography class at the Morean Arts Center I introduced my students to off camera flash.  Since everyone in the class now shoots Nikon (after one coverted from Canon after the 2nd class!) and has a Nikon Speedlight of some kind, I was able to setup everyone's Nikons (a pair of D90 & D7000) to remotely trigger everyone else's speedlights (two SB-700, SB-910, SB-600) using the Nikon Creative Lighting System via commander mode.  That meant anytime anyone pressed their shutter, all four speedlights went off!  

Well, we actually started off with just a two speedlight setup with Anne volunteering to be a great model!  We concluded the class with my suggested 4-strobe experiment.  As you can see in the shot above, one speedlight was on a chair behind everyone, another speedlight under the table, a speedlight in a 43" shoot-through umbrella in front and another speedlight on a light stand to frame left.

I hope our fun strobist experiements encourages everyone to try off camera flash portraits before our next class!