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The route to my degree in Specialized Technology – majoring in Photography/Multi-Media allowed me to explore the field of fashion photography while at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (AIP). Two main challenges were finding models on a budget (Hey, I was a student paying for most of my education!) and finding unique locations to impress […]

Over the years, I’ve found some of the best portraits require climbing a ladder or laying on the floor or ground. Olmsted Falls High School class of 2015 student, Tori Pishkula, her mom, Colleen, and I set out for a “photo safari” in The Flats near downtown Cleveland this summer to create something a little different […]

Blurb is a cool company that lets you make books about anything that interests you. (View a sample of my Blurb-made book – Picturesque Olmsted Falls – And if you’re interested in fashion and style—and love to show it off—making a book of your personal fashion is a fantastic way to capture your sartorial genius for all […]

Finding a job is HARD! There are so many different ways to search for one besides the classified ads in the newspaper. In fact, newspapers are quickly becoming the last place that most job seekers search. If you aren’t using the Internet and networking with family, friends and former coworkers – your odds of finding […]

I’m really excited to be asked to show how to take better vacation photos at the May 20th meeting of the North Ridgeville Arts Council. I will be presenting “Discover 7 Secrets to Better Vacation Photography.” The information can be used to improve vacation photography, pictures of friends and family, sporting events and more. Topics to […]

Adrienne Gaggi has some modeling training and she obviously learned well. Rarely do I see a high school girl easily show such a wide variety of expressions – and soooooooooo effortlessly. Adrienne, thanks for a GREAT photo shoot! Now if I could just find some girls like Adrienne from the class of 2012 to be Facebook models […]

Last week, I was blessed with the opportunity to photograph my third member of the Liddy family from Olmsted Falls. Sean, like Donnie and Melanie before him, was fun to photograph. His confident manner was easy to capture in his portraits. Just like his parents, Teri and Don, Sean will be the kind of person to […]

There is nothing more beautiful than a bride on her wedding day. One of the key areas of a bride’s appearance is how well her makeup is applied. Here are 10 tips to guarantee a picture-perfect face: Do you have any additional tips you’d like to share? Click the “Comments” button and post them there.

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After years of intensive research and monkeying around, a new, breakthrough photographic technique has been developed to help EVERYONE look great – no matter what their appearance. Dubbed Opaque Portraits, these photographs are created in a specially designed studio with patented opaque lighting so that nothing is visible in the photo. “No one will ever have […]