In your search for a corporate photographer in Poughkeepsie NY, you’ll encounter a lot of similar images of people in suits in bright, glass-walled environments, photographed in an airy almost ethereal way. My work takes me out in the field. Into real manufacturing operations and into boardrooms as well. If you need a versatile corporate photographer in the Hudson Valley, who has a different style, look no further.
One day I may be in a manufacturing facility, the next day I may be producing executive portraits for a New York business, and another day I may be in a distillery working with a craft distiller to create advertising images for his company.
My photographic style is informed by my starting my career as a full time news photojournalist. The ultimate guiding principles for me were truth, authenticity and realism. That approach still underpins who I am as a corporate photographer. I still look for things that are real in your business. That customers and clients will recognize as “you”, and not some fabricated illusion of who you are.
The difference is that I take that base of realism and make it “better”. Maybe I can adjust how something moves in a manufacturing process. Add lighting to create dimension and form. Have a subject move or angle themselves a certain way that makes a graphical pleasing image.
But in the end, my photos will be based on reality and will have a bit of a documentary feel to them. They will just be better composed and better lit that randomly “found” images.
I have photographed many breweries and distilleries throughout New York State for a major brewing and distilling advertising campaign. My advertising photography has been used in magazines and to create a website to bring attention to the craft brewing and distilling industry in New York State.
In this photograph a distiller who is creating sorghum whiskey uses what is called a thief to draw a sample of the whiskey out of a barrel as it is aging. A standard angle of shooting from the side immediately presented itself. That was the safe and obvious photo and of course I made it. Quickly.
But I wanted something with age to it. Something that showed the barrels. I wanted to put myself at a unique angle to show the process and create a graphically pleasing image.
Adding supplemental lighting help separate the distiller from his surroundings, drawing attention to what he is working on. Many corporate photography clients that I speak with initially approach me, look at my portfolio and say ‘we don't have anything that looks like that at our facility’. My answer to them is ‘yes you do, you just don’t know it”.
The images you see here on my website and on my blog are not necessarily created from dramatic locations, but are created by seeing the photographic potential in a setting, bringing it to life with composition and lighting. Also, using the instincts of a photojournalist I look for the gestures, the moments and occasionally the emotion that really helps bring a picture to the next level.
My job is to see the best that your business has to offer so that you have stunning business photography from our photo session. In corporate photography and commercial photography you want a photographer who has the experience and a point of view to create dramatic images for your advertising photography, communications photography, public relations photography, and media photography needs for distribution to outside publications.
Let’s talk about the project you are planning.
I’d love to hear from you today. Every project is a new opportunity for me to have a bit of creative fun. So I look forward to hearing from you, even if you don’t have a firm project scheduled and ready to go at this point.
Location: Kymar distillery.