Branding Your Business Through Photography
Sometimes I think that the importance of a makeup artist to a photo shoot is often overlooked. Many times I see so-called professional pictures that are missing professional makeup and hair. Without professional makeup and hair pictures look incomplete. If you really want to take your pictures to the next level it is important to have a complete team.
I understand that people want to save a buck, often at the expense of professional makeup, hair, and sometimes even photographers. What I really want new clients to understand is that you have to pay for quality. You are only as strong as your team. Makeup is a vital part of any photo shoot, and it is obvious when you do it yourself or have an unqualified friend do it for you. I think it is pretty safe to say the cover model of Italian Vogue did not bring her friend along to do her makeup.
I have even heard some photographers say that they prefer no makeup because they like to photo shop it themselves. Photo-shopped makeup looks just like it sounds…very unnatural. Good makeup artists actually save the photographer lots of time in post production. Why would I, the photographer, want to spend all that time adding makeup in photo shop and fixing flaws and imperfections when a makeup artist can do that for you?
I always say look at the camera as if it were a person. Convey emotion with your expression, tell a story on your face, make me wonder what you're thinking.
Working with new models, so much of the editing process is finding a combination of good composition and a decent expression. I work with new talents to avoid doing looks like they are just smiling to the camera or have no depth to their expression.
Look At You ATL's photographer, Adonis Asante (me), is a great director and will be able to coach you through this. I've worked with many models who have told me that that I was unique in that I actually direct the talent. I ask them what other photographers they work with do and they say they just keep clicking the camera. Sounds painful to me.
As far as "poses" go it's really up to what you're shooting. Catalog fashion is a big posing affair. Catalog models go from one pose to another and it's click, click, click. But they're selling clothes not atmosphere. I always tell new models to think of it more like a video. You need to keep moving and not wait for me to click. You need to play a role that isn't bracketed by frames. So for example as a commercial or "lifestyles" model it's not at all about posing but acting while being conscious of your body.
Lose your inhibitions.
Look at it this way -- I, the photographer, am like the conductor of an orchestra. You, the model, are the musician. No matter how good the conductor may be, the musician must be adept at utilizing their instrument -- their body. Since I am a great conductor I will be able to pull a better performance out of an inexperienced musician.
Some photographers haven't got a clue -- they just shoot and get lucky now and then (or not!). I like to pride myself as being truly gifted at drawing out the best of my subjects.
EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY - LET US TELL YOURS
Remove All Doubts and Insecurities
How a business presents itself can be the difference between success and failure. How you visually brand your business will greatly affect a buyer’s decision whether to work with you or not. We are literally living in a visual world. A world of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Visual marketing rules today’s digital marketplace.
Photography has always had the ability to pull out hidden emotions, wants and needs in us. What attracts us to brands, isn’t the products (because let’s face it, there are probably 10 other businesses selling a similar product) but rather how that brand makes us feel or what it makes us believe we can achieve. Why not take it a step further and utilize our photography services to help your dream clients more clearly understand your brand message?
The Family is One of Nature's Masterpieces
Whether you would like to have portraits created of your immediate family or a large extended family group, we can provide you with timeless artwork custom designed for display in your home as well as gift portraits, portrait albums, or digital files for keepsakes and sharing with loved ones.
With this in mind, we create beautiful images to treasure now and as they become a part of your family’s history. Our style is Fresh Classic, incorporating the timeless artistic elements of classic portraiture with the modern addition of relaxed expressions and gestures, vibrant colors, and alternative camera angles.
Posing and Composition:
* We are well versed in the art of flattering posing, and we will use this expertise to bring out your best. We never expect you to “strike a pose” undirected in our portrait sessions!
* In group portraits, artful posing creates visual interest, adds balance and harmony, and gives each subject individuality.
* Our images incorporate subtle backgrounds, simple props, and artistic use of space to emphasize the subject and remove visual clutter.
* Your portraits will be created and ordered with a professional photographer in a comfortable and friendly environment with one-on-one service. You will never be rushed or have to wait in line. We will work with your specific needs and requests to create a look that will compliment your style and your home.
* We provide both in studio and outdoor on-location portrait sessions. Our studio is located in Atlanta, GA and we offer on-location sessions throughout the Metro Atlanta area.
* We offer both digital image portrait packages on CD for those who are looking for the ultimate flexibility with their images, as well as traditional printed portrait packages for those who prefer to have the printing service completed for them. All images (both digital and printed) are retouched and digitally mastered to enhance them artistically.
* We guarantee you will be happy with your family portrait photography. We hope you will allow us the opportunity to be a part of your family’s story with custom portraits created byLook At You ATL!
Look Like the Star that You Are
Relax and Let Your Photographer Direct You on How to Take Pictures Like a STAR
Let Our Styling Department Enhance You Into Perfection!
Capturing the Moment
Live event photography is the art of capturing the moment, without removing the subject from it. Being able to catch the emotion or atmosphere of whats going happening, most of the time whilst being unnoticed, is part of my key skills.
Having a lasting memory for your event is worthy investment. Our live event photography offers a great opportunity to capture those special moments, which can then be used to in a variety of ways to showcase your event. It’s said that a picture says a 1000 words and professionally finished photos offer the opportunity to:
Look At You ATL has our own style and price to suit any event, from personal or corporate events to weddings to night clubs and festivals. Look At You ATL will be delighted to fit your budget, then prepare and coordinate with you to ensure you get results that you are more than happy to showcase.
Are you starting out as a new model and looking for a fashion, commercial and/or glamor photographer to shoot your model portfolio/composite card/model book? Are you a music artist, actor/actress or dancer looking for a professional talent portfolio? Or are you a talent agency signed model looking to update your existing model portfolio and further your modeling career? Are you a model agent looking for a fashion photographer to shoot their new faces in development?
Adonis Asante is a very experienced mutli-talented model portfolio building photographer in Atlanta, GA who shoots many different styles and genres. Adonis knows how to bring out the best in a new talent and how to give the right posing guidance and tips.
For a professional portfolio you will need variety of different looks. Do you think you have the potential to be in the visual world of entertainment? Maybe you don’t want to be a model, actor or music artist but you just want a set of images that makes you look like one. Our Portfolio Building Photo Shoots lets you experience how it is to be a fashion model or entertainer and gives you high quality portfolio images that could open the doors for you in the awesome world of entertainment even if you have never had a professional photo shoot before.
Portrait Retouching Services
Get your portraits retouched with us and frame the best moments of your life. Different moods of your baby, high school class portraits of your school days and the reunion portraits, corporate portraits, fashion portraits, couple portraits, family portraits and every special occasion of your life that you want to treasure. We help you preserve your best portraits.
Professional Portrait Retouching Services
Look At You ATL specializes in photo retouching and glamour enhancement of portraits. Our experts can improve skin texture, remove wrinkles and blemishes, enlarge eyelashes, emphasize your eyes, enhance and reshape lips, fix hair style, remove hair strings, whiten teeth, remove teeth gaps, etc. We can apply or remove make-up, change color tone of skin and eyes, smoothen skin texture.
Our retouchers excel at following portrait retouching services:
- Family Portraits Retouching
Time spent with family is the time worthwhile. Retouch your family portraits including baby portraits, individual portraits and couple portraits. Our retouchers will enhance them for you so that later in life you cherish every moment you spent with your family and remember your growing up days with great joy.
- Beauty, Glitz, and Glamor Retouching Services
To showcase your style in a unique way require quality retouching done on your images. We are experts in Beauty, Glitz, and Glamor Retouching Services. Our creative artists will ensure you look natural and yet add a special essence to every image.
- Fashion Portraits Retouching
As a professional or aspiring model you wouldn’t want an amateur retoucher to edit your photos. Get your photos retouched by our professional fashion portraits retouchers who excel in identifying your personality and give your photographs a stunning look.
- Pregnancy Portrait Retouching
They say a child gives birth to motherhood. Cherish the best days in a woman’s life by retouching your pregnancy portraits and relive the joy that you experienced when a new life was budding within you.
- Black and White Portraits Retouching
Black and white portraits has the charm undoubtedly and to add that extra charm our retouchers have perfected that skill. Get your black and white photos retouched now.
- School Portraits Retouching
Over the years we have excelled in retouching high school portraits and clients come back to us year after year with more images. High School portraits do not require heavy retouching when compared to a beauty image. These images require subtle changes like blemish removal and other hotspots etc.
- Corporate Portraits Retouching
Get your corporate portraits retouched give them a sophisticated look.
All photography packages come with a specified number of high quality digitally edited images that the photographer will pick based on professional merit. If you want any additional edits, you will have the option to pick them from an online proof page (preview purposes only) of all the images from the shoot. If you want any additional edits you can pick extra images by their sequence number from your proof page at the rate of only $12 per additional edit.
Two Hearts that Beat as One
If you want stunning shots of your wedding, with every detail captured in precision and grace as if the shots came from a magazine fashion spread, Look At You ATL is right for you.
Finding your ideal wedding photographer is hard work, requiring a substantial investment of time and energy. Everything must be perfect for your special day…and within your budget.
What we deliver
At Look At You ATL, photography consumes our lives. Our purpose is delivering the perfect images.
Our style of shooting is photojournalistic. We stay with you‒without crowding you‒and employ minimally intrusive techniques to smoothly capture priceless moments throughout your wedding. That’s just the beginning, however. Aside from candid shots, details, and photojournalistic shots of your big day, we focus on emotions, and pay special attention to the finer facets of your coverage.
Formal shots, for instance, and, especially portrait and artistic shots will be as unique as your wedding and personalities. And leave it to Look At You ATL to capture the subtle details of your wedding day that you’ve put so much thought into. By highlighting the finer aspects of your event, we’ll complete our coverage and present you with a collection of photographs that you’ll cherish forever.
When you look back at them ten years from now, your photos will still be amazing. That’s because we believe in the art of authentic photography―photography that’s executed correctly on the camera, not just while being processed in Photoshop. We are masters in the science of properly composed photos, and we wield that ability with purpose and precision. At Look At You ATL, we don’t rely on Photoshop, but we do use it to finesse photos, elevating their natural beauty and brilliance.
Our goal is to take your breath away by delivering striking, timeless images.