Personality Portraits

There are two main categories that corporate portraits fall into, the standard head and shoulders photo and then the “personality” photo. We do both at Andy Templeton Photography, but have noticed a trend that more corporate portraits are storytelling/personality photos.

Photography Post Production

Professional Photography Post Production There are several steps that take place after the photo shoot. The time professional photography post production consumes can range from fifteen minutes to several hours. Depending on what needs to be accomplished. For my clients, this time is generally accounted for in the cost of the photo shoot. That is…

A Dangerous Irvine Portrait

I had an assignment to photograph a man Craig Monteilh. A man who claims to have been working undercover for the FBI, and he was talking about it. Cue up “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” by The Hollies…He was wearing a trench coat and dark glasses. I was wearing Dockers and maybe a shirt by Tommy Bahama. We met under a tree near a bridge. He kept look around like he was expecting someone else to show up invited or not.

Adaptive Skiing

Ok so this post is really not about photography, but life is more than work.

For the past several years I have been a volunteer at United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC) in Big Bear. I show people how to enjoy the sport of skiing using equipment available for those with physical disabilities.

Ariel Photography

A friend of mine has been awarded a contract to photograph a construction project. They want in progress photos from the ground as well as photos from a thousand feet up. This naturally involves the use of a helicopter. He goes up about once a month and last week said there was room for me if wanted to take a ride. In fact the helicopter could hold 4 people and I could invite my wife along also. Cool!

Professional Photography TIFF vs JPEG

Professional Photography Sorry if you were looking for the gossip on a celebrity marriage gone bad, but TIFF and JPEG are not to be confused with people fighting over who gets to keep the Major League Baseball team, but rather file formats for digital images. But there is still confusion. When I’m talking to clients…

Photographing Orange County’s Wildflowers

Photographing Orange County’s Wildflowers A couple of days ago I was given the chance to venture into some of the wilderness areas that surround Orange County. Vast acres kept behind locked gates accessible only to stewards of the pristine environment, power line maintenance crews, or on occasion a privileged tour.   The Irvine Ranch Conservancy…

Portrait Photography – Preparation Is the Key

Being a professional photographer is more than just pushing the button on an expensive camera. Photography takes preparation, skills and the right tools. And a little luck doesn’t hurt either.

I went to their web site to view some of the photos we would be mimicking. I have a background available close to their desired color, check. Cameras working, check. Lenses clean, check. Batteries charged, check. Gas in the car, check. Shoes polished, check.

Portrait Posing

If Andy is your photographer, he will direct you into various poses so that you will get an attractive portrait. For the most part you don’t have to worry about anything…still there are a couple of points you may want to consider in advance and a couple of points that will help you understand why Andy may want to adjust the lighting or have you turn a different way.

Green Screen Photography

This is called Chroma-Key technology or Green Screen. Basically a green colored background is used (blue works also) for the photo. This makes it easier to drop out and replace with whatever other background is required.

Editorial Photography – Photographing the “Bump”

I met Henna Artist Lernie Beuler at a health fair where she had a booth and was demonstrating her work. Henna painting has been popular throughout the world for ages celebrating transitions in life, why not a pregnancy.

Sports Photography Is A Day At The Beach

Last weekend, one of the first sunny weekends in a while, Professional Beach Volleyball was taking over the sand and I was asked to photograph it. Misty May-Treanor, Nicole Branagh, April Ross, Jennifer Kessy, Todd Rogers, Phil Dalhausser, John Hyden and Sean Scott to name a few. The best beach volleyball players in the world and I am front row.