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Still Images for a Videographer


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Last week, I created some images for my friend, Matt Shea of Matt of All Media. Matt is a fabulous videographer and video production specialist.  We’ve worked together on a number of client projects.

Matt needed some new images for his website and for other uses. He’d seen an image similar to the one above and wanted to replicate the style. For lighting, I had one soft-box positioned slightly to camera right. There was also one small light just behind Matt, aimed back at the grey paper. This gave a bit of separation of Matt from the background and also a nice subtle variation in tone across the background. Matt may use this image with some text on the left side of the frame.


We also shot some headshots – some fairly serious, like this one, others with more of an open smile. It’ll be interesting to see which ones Matt uses!  I like this one – it shows intelligence and – well – gravitas!

Matt has created two videos for me – One video was a “behind the scenes” look at a model shoot. You can see it at Behind the Scenes. I’m looking forward to doing another video with Matt soon. If you’re thinking about a video for your business or organization, I highly recommend Matt Shea.

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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Behind the Scenes Video of a Photoshoot


Note: as soon at the Video starts, click the little “gear” symbol in the bottom right and choose “1080 HD” and then the “four corner” symbol to the right of YouTube to see the video fullscreen.

We had terrific fun making this video of a “behind the scenes” look at a fashion photoshoot.

I would love to hear your reactions to the video. Feel free to drop a comment on the blog or send me an email.

To create a video of less than three minutes, four of us spent a 12-hour day in the studio. Plus, a lot of planning went in ahead of time, as well as many hours of post production after the shoot.

Heartfelt thanks go out to the outstanding team that helped produce the video!

Matthew Shea of Matt of All Media, did the videography, editing and post production. Matt is a true pro and very easy to work with. He came up with some wonderfully creative ideas for the shoot and executed our plan flawlessly. Matt somehow pieced together the film footage, my still images, the interviews, the graphics and the music – and it all fit (seemingly) effortlessly!

Amelia Huckel-Bauer (see her website) is a New York City based actor and model whom I’ve had the pleasure of photographing several times. The day before our shoot, Amelia had spent 16 hours on the set of a television show shoot, but still came with her beautiful energy and enthusiasm. Amelia is naturally photogenic and a joy to work with, always. Plus, she brought some lovely outfits!

Maria Dominici, the makeup artist (see Maria’s website) performed her usual magic. I’ve collaborated with Maria on literally dozens of shoots over the past few years. She not only does an amazing job with the makeup, she also provides some terrific ideas for poses, wardrobe styling, etc. as she did again in this video.

This was the first time I’ve worked with David Distasio, the hair stylist. David came up with fabulous looks for Amelia that fit beautifully for each concept of the shoot. He was great for each of us to work with. David’s hair salon is only a stone’s throw from my studio – hoping this will be the first of many projects together!

I’m already thinking about ideas for the next video!

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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




“Behind the Scenes” at a Fashion Shoot

Last Friday was a really fun day at the studio! We were shooting a “behind the scenes” video of a fashion photoshoot. The model was my good friend, Amelia Huckel-Bauer, a NYC-based actor and model, with whom I have worked several times before.

Maria Dominici, a makeup artist, and David Distasio, a hair stylist, were part of the terrific team for the day. I’ve worked many times with Maria – you’ll see of lot of her work in my images – but it was the first time collaborating with David – the first of many, I hope.

The videographer was Matt Shea, of Matt of All Media. I’d seen a few videos produced for other photographers of “behind the scenes” at photoshoots that we took some inspiration from. Matt and I planned out pretty carefully what we wanted to accomplish for the day but stayed open to spontaneous creative ideas.  Matt actually shot all of the video using one of my cameras, the NIkon D800, which gave us some special effects we wanted.

These are a few of my still images of the day. We haven’t settled yet on which images will go into the video. Here’s Matt shooting Amelia, below.

I don’t want to say too much about the video – you’ll have to wait (along with me!) to see how it turns out. But this was a fabulous experience for me to work with an amazing professional team. Many thanks to all of you! We’ll post the video when it’s released –  Stay tuned!

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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