My philosophy as a photographer is a relatively simple one...
First of all, as your employee, my responsibility is to arrive with professional equipment in good working order. My philosophy here is "two is one and one is none"; in short I have backups for my backups with no sacrifice in quality. I recently had a strobe blow out during a wedding... my wife/lighting assistant just handed me another one. Without redundant equipment, there would have been a loss of photographic quality for my client... it's my job to be prepared.
I am a second generation professional photographer and I capture images that delight me personally (every photo shoot is an audition for the next one). My approach is open and free, accepting what each shoot, location or weather conditions offer. Never forgetting that I am the employee and have a client to satisfy. As a portraitist, my goal is to show my subject in the very best possible light.
It is assumed that a professional photographer will be capable of consistently capturing well composed, balanced and sharply focused images. This service is widely available and you should have no problem securing this service for your portrait needs from many a studio. So why select me? I encourage you to pick a photographer that best suits your own personal stlye.
My background in fine art has taught me to see form and light in very subtle ways, often missed by the casual observer or traditional (technical) photographer. The ability to capture images in very low often challenging lighting conditions distinguishes my work and releases many creative possibilities. I've captured outdoor portraits by moon-light, or candle light alone. Only a few years ago, this wasn't even possible with full frame digital photography. I enjoy pushing the creative edges and technical limits of modern photographic equipment.
Though I have many years of formal photographic and art education, I continue to study and improve. I enjoy the drama provided by a gust of wind, sudden rain fall or water in all its forms. All four seasons offer something workable in outdoor portraiture. If you can endure it as the subject, then I certainly can accommodate your concept as your portraitist. One of my greatest challenges, is to get my subjects/clients thinking outside of what portraiture has been in the past and move them into the mind set of what a portrait can be today... a tiny memorable adventure!
My prices? I've actually heard someone say "if that's all he charges, then he can't be any good". We seem trapped in the paradigm of the "get what you pay for" mentality. In many venues, this is often the case. I'm a photographer for the love of art and the still image, my desire is to spend every day with a camera in my hand and seeing a broad grin on the face of a client receiving his or her finished photos. Let the images speak for themselves. There is a reason why my clients use my services year after year, I deliver quality results in a timely manner and have a passion for what I do. Those who know me and have seen my work understand, though income is a necessity no matter what your career path, it is obviously not my driving force. Someone from Long Island wrote "it's obvious that he's driven by passion, not profit"... I consider that a great compliment.
No matter the subject, chances are, I've done it before and can offer examples of my work in your area of interest. You will find me to be very personable, easy going and patient. YOU are all that matters during a photo shoot. Expect me to be understanding, competent and lending guidance wherever it may be needed. I work well as a member of any creative team, or independently. I accept short or long term assignments with equal zeal.
I am looking forward to working for you. It's a privilege to be invited to take part in capturing a moment in your life that will not come twice.
Frederick J. Dunn (Fred)
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We do NOT discriminate against our clients based on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference...
"I'm OK, You're OK"
The very instant the shutter closes and the image is stored...
What is captured, is the past.
A photo will never forget and fails to judge or discriminate against the subject
As you are now, in this moment, you will never be again...