Are you in the need of a corporate photographer in Cooperstown NY? Perhaps a business photographer who can do executive portraits.
My work centers on providing creative photography for businesses, marketing departments, advertising and public relations agencies, and editorial publications.
Several decades of working as a business photographer in Cooperstown and there surrounding areas have given me the ability to see the potential in any situation where employees are working at a business. I am able to quickly translate what your employees do into a bold and eye-catching image. These sorts of images stop your viewer and help quickly communicate your message whether it is for advertising photography, commercial photography, or corporate photography.
Decades of experience, first starting out as a full time upstate New York photojournalist, have given me the agility to work quickly and unobtrusively in any situation. Many times when you hire me to photograph for your business, there will be minimal disruption to your staff, your event, or to your manufacturing process. Those years of experience shooting tens of thousands of assignments (that’s not hyperbole …) have given me the ability to also build a rapport quickly with everyone at your company from frontline workers to the Chief Executive Officer.
And both of these sections of my career as a full time photographer have taught me and honed the skill that is most valuable that I bring to you: The ability to plan. I can ask the right questions that help bring your vision or goals to life. I ask the right questions to help you clarify and solidify what your goals are if you just don’t have them fully and firmly defined yet.
Having created so many images over so many assignments mean I know how to think through a shoot weeks or months before it happens. Problems and challenges are anticipated. Solutions are formed. Ideas are offered for you or your creative team to consider, ones which will help expand the quantity or content of the images that we can squeeze from a defined period of photography. Or from a defined and unalterable budget …
You’ll get a photographer who plans and contributes when needed. And also knows when to lay back and follow your specifications. And also knows how to work and play well with others when we’re on a crowded set where many contributors and stakeholders are all working to make a great image.
In this photograph a worker at a cider mill in New York checks the specific gravity of fermenting cider as he makes hard apple cider from New York apples. In New York State there has been rapid growth of the brewery and distillery industry, with many micro breweries and micro distilleries emerging. Combining the technical craft of brewing with an artistic sense has given New York state a thriving brewing industry. And this includes hard cider which is a natural fit with all of the NY state apple orchards.
As is the case everywhere, we often get the go-ahead to photograph at a business for a third party client. And are always asked, or I always work from the perspective, that we make disruption to the business as minimal as possible. This is completely understandable and is my underlying operating guide. Keep disruption to a minimum is that working mantra. So I’m often called on to bring my skills as a former photojournalist to bear in working light and/or fast. Or having a plan and a vision all worked out in advance.
Having a quick look around the various rooms and operations of a business that we’ve never seen before, I quickly identified areas that would be promising for photos. And no offense to this specific location, but working and manufacturing areas all begin to look the same from business to business. They had large plastic and metal containers. Hoses and clamps. Stuff that made other stuff move from A to B. Things that made other things move. So I quickly identified that people were in fact the most important element of the craft cider making process. And not shiny equipment.
I followed this worker as he went about his duties, as he closely watched the largely hidden process of cider fermenting. It became clear quickly that a “hands on portrait” would show him working and would show the high-touch craft process that relies upon human beings observing and making decisions.
I waited until he had another specific gravity reading to do and asked him to do it turned in a direction that was good for me. I was set with lens selection and lighting in advance. He did what he does, turned towards the direction I wanted. He held it for a count of several Mississippi’s (as I’m not a fan of the chimpanzee-unit of time measurement) and the photo was in the bag. We repeated it a few times, following the worker and having him repeat what he “does” a couple of quick times just to have a variety of good frames to choose from. Then it was on to the next shot. And he was back to doing his work for the day, while I was off to the next image in what was a very productive day.
My years of experience have given me the ability to add supplemental lighting when needed without turning a shoot into a massive production just to create one image. I am often extremely productive shooting an entire image libraries over the span of a couple of days for my clients.
Of course, I'm able to create highly refined images with very high production values to meet your advertising needs. But as a business photographer in Cooperstown, I also understand the need to create a high volume of images from a shoot day. My skills allow me to do that quickly for you.
So if you have a need for a business photographer send me an email and we can talk about your next project. I travel anywhere in New York state as a photographer and with advanced planning can travel anywhere in the United States to photograph any assignment that requires a specialist in business photography.
I look forward to hearing about your next project that requires a Cooperstown photographer!
Location: Cooperstown, NY.