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Archive for the ‘Portraits’ Category

Brotherly Love

by Blake Robinson

November 12th, 2016    0 Comments     Add Comment
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Recently, I had a fun shoot with an extended family – about 10 people altogether. These two terrific kids were part of that family. By the way, be sure to click on each image to see it LARGER and clearer on your screen – whether it’s a computer, a tablet or a phone.

Kids can be a challenge to photograph – sometimes you have to shoot quickly, or they’ll lose interest and it’s awfully tough to get good pictures. (These two were very patient, however!) But what I find makes shooting kids easy is  that they are not nearly as self-conscious as adults. When I asked this girl to get close with her brother and put her hand on his shoulder there was no hesitation – she just did it.

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They hung in with me when I suggested different poses or made some feeble joke to get a natural smile.  These were fabulous kids to shoot for so many reasons.

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I made both color and black & white versions of the pictures for the  family. They chose only black and white versions for their prints, which certainly provides a classic, timeless quality. I’m drawn a bit more to the color versions of these particular photographs, but faithful readers know me to be a color guy through and through. Below you’ll see the black and white version of the first image. Which do you like best? I’d love to hear from you!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

 “Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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Happy Baby

by Blake Robinson

September 9th, 2016    2 Comments     Add Comment
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Recently I had the pleasure of photographing this handsome young man, Keegan. I photographed Keegan’s older brother, Riley, a couple of years ago, in the same christening gown. In fact, Keegan’s family members have been photographed in this same gown going back over 100 years, now into the 5th generation. The gown still looks fabulous!

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Whenever I photograph a young baby, I try to imagine what the world will be like when he or she is 60, 70 or 80 years old. My imagination runs wild for awhile, then I give up and just pray that the child will grow up happy, healthy and safe. Keegan is certainly starting off life as about the happiest baby I’ve ever known!

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We did black and white versions of all the images as well, in part to match the pictures taken in the early 1900’s. Do you like the color or black & white version better? I’d love to hear from you. Incidentally, please click on each picture to see it in a LARGER size.

Thanks, Keegan, Mom and Dad for giving me the honor to be a part of this five generation photographic family tradition.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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Mezzo Soprano

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Last week, I did headshots for a dear friend and one of my favorite subjects. Christina is an opera singer and needed updated headshots for auditions and also a new personal website.  She has just finished a successful summer of concerts and training with the Asheville (NC) Lyric Opera Young Artist Program, as one of just six singers chosen to participate.

Please click on each image in this blog post to see it LARGER and clearer.

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We photographed these images with window light in the background.  The style of headshots for opera singers today is moving away from solid white background. In these portraits, I used a narrow depth of field so the window frame and the greenery outside would go out of focus and thus not distract from the main subject.

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Faithful readers will recall other photographs I’ve taken of Christina.  If you do a search for “Christina” in the search box to the right, you’ll see some earlier posts with images of her as well as a link to a video we created together.

Wishing Christina all the best in her budding opera career!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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