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Pergamon Exhibit at the Met

by Blake Robinson

July 13th, 2016    0 Comments     Add Comment

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Yesterday, we saw the extraordinary exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC of Greek statues from the Hellenistic period – roughly 300 BC to early in the First Century AD. Be sure to click on each image to see it LARGER and clearer.

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In looking at the show, I did listen to some of the audio guide, but as I walked around the galleries, I really didn’t study the labels on each piece, so I can’t identify these works for you. Rather, I just took pictures of the statues that drew me in. In some of these photographs, I just shot part of the work.

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This show blew me away.  The beauty, the skill of carving and the delicacy of each piece was a marvel to just observe and enjoy.  Imagine that these works were made over 2000 years ago.

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I decided to convert all the images to black and white, to emphasize the form and texture of each sculpture. As is true of every Met exhibit, the lighting was magnificent. These were easy to shoot with available light – a good thing, as flash is prohibited, of course.

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If you haven’t seen the show – you better hurry – it closes July 17th. For details see Pergamon.

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Has art advanced any in the past 2000 years? Ah, a topic for another day!

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

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Merry Christmas!

by Blake Robinson

December 26th, 2015    0 Comments     Add Comment
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This is a Christmas card one of my clients sent this year, from a photograph I took of their beautiful daughters.

Here’s wishing all of you a happy and healthy New Year!

M and M

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”

Thinking through Uses for Headshots

by Blake Robinson

June 28th, 2015    0 Comments     Add Comment

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Click on each of the images in this post to see it LARGER and CLEARER.

What will you use your headshots for?

Wendy, pictured here, is an attorney and recently came into the studio for updated headshots. As with each client, I talked with her about the many possible uses for the headshots.  With Wendy, we made three different portraits and a couple of different versions of two of the pictures.

One of the places Wendy wanted to use a headshot was LinkedIn.  So, we took one of the pictures and made a version optimized for LinkedIn – a square shape with the specific pixel size that looks best on LinkedIn.  If you try to upload a picture to your LinkedIn profile that isn’t square, it will often get squished vertically – not a flattering look! Here’s the profile picture Wendy will submit to LinkedIn:

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Wendy writes articles for legal journals and needed a black and white version of one of the pictures. It’s best to have a good, crisp black and white portrait to submit, rather than trusting the publication will do a good black and white conversion of a color photograph. I’ve seen it happen too many times that a color image is submitted to a publication and the black and white version that appears in print is flat, almost milky. Here’s the black and white image Wendy will use for the journals:

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When you have your professional headshots done, think about all the possible uses for the images. This will may well prevent some heartache later on!

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”