Social media portraits and getting the most out of your headshots

2018-11-16T19:12:02-08:00By |Categories: Industry Knowledgebase, News, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

social media portraits and headshots by orange photographyToday we have so many ways to get yourself out there and on social media especially, your image is important and something that contributes to your own personal brand as well as your business.  In the past we’ve talked about the difference between headshots and […]

What does retouching mean?

2017-07-24T21:23:02-07:00By |Categories: Photography, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |


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Orange’s guide to natural retouching. (roll over Rebecca above to see her before picture)

The topic of retouching can be a tricky one. With advances in digital technology, the widely accepted embrace of digital photography by the professional photography community and the saturation of photo enhancement programs, everyone is “photoshopping” these days. It’s expected. It’s requested. Even the name of the program, Photoshop, […]

Portraits of Zahra

2017-07-25T15:33:49-07:00By |Categories: Photography, Portraiture|Tags: , , , |

Zahra Noorbakhsh
I previously blogged about a shoot with actress and funny woman Zahra Noorbakhsh and got to photograph her again at the studio last week! Her solo show “All Atheists are Muslim” continues in June in San Francisco.  It’s a personal and comedic glimpse into her life, as she convinces her immigrant Iranian Muslim parents it’s time her white Atheist boyfriend moves in with her.

Zahra got into character for the shoot […]

Behind the Scenes of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Official Portrait

2010-12-07T02:00:48-08:00By |Categories: Photography, Point of View, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , |

Behind the Scenes - Gavin Newsom Portrait
Gene and I recently had the honor of shooting Mayor Gavin Newsom’s official portrait in City Hall. Gene, of course, has shot dozens of portraits, but this one takes on special meaning as it will hang alongside all of the Mayor’s predecessors in City Hall. Mayor Newsom’s time in office comes to an end come January as he heads to Sacramento to become […]

Portraits with Amelia Mulkey – Part 1

2017-07-25T15:33:54-07:00By |Categories: Photography, Portraiture|Tags: , , , |

Dear readers, I am delighted to introduce to you the one, the only – Amelia Mulkey. Amelia is an actress, splitting up her time between San Francisco and her hometown Los Angeles. She wanted to update her headshots and make room for a new arsenal of looks for her portfolio. We planned a shoot at her house (which she lovingly refers to as “the sea […]