Crafty Bastards

Last weekend I had the opportunity to photograph the Crafty Bastards event which is curated by my good friend, Virginia. She owns a super rad store called Steadfast Supply, check them out!

The event was a real nice time, despite pouring rain and lots of mud. Check out a couple of my favorite photos below, and view the full set, here.

 

2018 Award of Excellence

Check out this gorgeous building renovation that I photographed for GTM Architects, it just won a 2018 Award of Excellence for Best Renovation! Congrats to GTM!

Check out the rest of the award winners on their site, here!

Urbano Quick Edit

Here is a quick time-lapse of me cleaning up a photo using photoshop CC 2018. This photo is from Urbana in Alexandria, VA

Traditional Cambodian

A couple weeks back I had the opportunity to photograph a traditional Cambodian wedding celebration for a long time friend of mine. This was my first time attending this type of celebration and it was a lot of fun. I would love to photograph more celebrations like this in the future, so tell your friends!

 

Charlottesville, VA

Last week one of my local clients had me down to their Charlottesville office to shoot some headshots and photograph the new office. Ill never pass up a reason to visit Charlottesville!

 

Behind the Scenes Look

After a small hitch with space to use for headshots we ended up setting up in the lobby. Only to find out there were no power outlets! A super long extension cord from a friendly gentleman got everything up and running quickly! Here is a wide shot of a setup I was using for a group shot, with my backdrop set up for individual headshots.

From the time I parked my car until I took the last of six headshots was one hour and fifteen minutes, and that was with each person doing an outfit change. Not bad for a borrowed space!

Book ShootJoeC for headshots, group shots, lobby’s and wood wall photography!

Headshot Edit Timelapse

Well, the title says it all! Here is a time-lapse I made of me editing one of the headshots from yesterdays shoot. In this video I am using Lightroom briefly, followed by the remainder of the editing in Photoshop.

The total time on this edit was about one hour and fifteen minutes. This level of editing is included in all of my headshot sessions. Please someone let me know if you are interested in seeing more of this type of stuff, Ive been considering doing voiceover, explaining which tools I am using and how I get the best results.

On-Site Headshots

Today I headed out to DC for a client that needed a couple of headshots taken for employees. The client has a shared space inside the WeWork Wonderbread Factory location, which is one of the coolest shared spaces I have seen, check them out by clicking, here.

The location had tons of random spots to set up for photos, and I ended up using a small meeting room. I went with my standard headshot setup, which consists of a roll of savage backdrop paper on a backdrop stand, and two White Lightening 3200 Strobes.

 

I plan on making a little editing tutorial video with one of the photos from today, so stay tuned!

Loudoun County Photography

One of my favorite places to shoot in the world just happens to be right where I live, Loudoun County Virginia! I take every opportunity I can to photograph or film anything here, from real estate, automobiles, portraits and even the occasional wedding! Here are a few of my favorites from the years for your enjoyment!

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This photo of my dear friends was taken at Blumont Vineyard in Blumont, VA, the highest point in Loudoun County I might add! The day before my sweet Penelope was born too!

This is a marketing video I did for my favorite client ever, TYG Homes! It is located in the village of Paeonian Springs  just outside of Leesburg, Virginia. This tiny village is especially cool because it served as a vacation spot for city folk, starting way back in the 1890’s!