Portraits: Six-in-One, 5/3

Eyes, always eyes. Start there, then everything else falls into place. Below are examples of portraits and headshots I’ve captured that start in the starting place, and slowly move out from there, integrating other key details: a cigarette tip, a dimple, wooden grain, earrings, a blazer, and a hand casually placed. Contact me for kids, teens, family, portrait, and headshot photography in the San Francisco…

Portraits: Six-in-one, 3/21

Portrait photography in the San Francisco Bay Area is an embarrassment of riches. I meet young business owners, realtors, IT executives, founders, venture capitalists, students—and beyond. Most subjects identify with a core value or attribute. It might be candor or kindness, competence or trustworthiness, or something else entire. Whatever it is, the awkwardness of portraiture often prevents the value from shining through, as a…

Portraits: Six-in-One

As I land more business—excellent!—and make more photos—outstanding!—I’m falling behind on sharing work. The six-in-one concept, I hope, will help me address that challenge. Today it’s portrait photography, but next week, it could be family or landscape photography or even a photo essay. Really, it can be anything, but it’s got to be six-in-one, and I want it to be a weekly affair. Fingers…

One Lens, Many Styles

Many photographers specialize in one style of photography. They often zero in on portrait, family, street, or landscape photography. I’m a dabbler at heart, always have been, except my dabbling is fairly serious, because I want to be really good at whatever interests me. Here are some examples of photography styles I’ve been exploring lately. Hope you enjoy!  Corporate headshots Creative portraits Families Landscapes Contact me…

Dana McKay, 2021

Late last year, an aspiring model-actor hired me to explore posing, lighting, and different editing styles. Our collaboration resulted in some outstanding headshots and portraits. My personal favorite is the vintage classic pose of Dana on the chair awash in ambient light. I especially like the color version, because of the drama taking place between the color of the eyes and lips. Scroll down,…