Combining creative lighting and direction, photographer Ben Reed captures the essence of a concept with the heart of a painter and the eyes of a marksman. Using principles of lighting and composition from classical paintings and early photography, Reed has a knack for teasing fantastic images out of any situation.
Ben maintains traditional lighting, design, and compositional applications in his photographs, bringing your creative ideas into vivid clarity. Be it classical studio portraiture, environmental portraiture, event documentation, editorial assignments, advertising or promotional campaigns- Ben knows that doing great business is all about building great relationships.
I've gotten headshots before and while I didn't hate the process, I didn't love it either. Nor have I ever been especially crazy about the results. When I was asked to get new ones for work I smiled, nodded and made the appointment.
Planning and communication with Ben was a breeze; working with him was easy and productive. I felt at ease, comfortable being myself and even tried a few looks I hadn't thought about (but loved). Not only was my appointment with Ben laid back and fun, my photos were Awesome. I got a great combination of polished and creative options.
I highly recommend Ben for all your photography needs!
Price Range: Rates start as low as $200.00
Gig Length: 20 - 9999 minutes
What to Expect
Portrait work is performed with a Canon 5D mkIII tethered to a handheld device so you can see each shot as I take them. I deliver a proofing gallery of all images within 24 hours of finishing our shoot, where you can review all the images and choose your favorite ones to be edited. Turnaround is approximately 48 hours after your selections are submitted.
Primarily focusing on portraits and events, Ben is known for getting along with everyone and helping strangers feel comfortable in front of his lens.
Candid shots allow for a more journalistic approach, but Ben uses his artistic abilities to keep his candid photos engaging and interesting. Many of his clients' favorite photos are the ones they weren't even aware he took!
Professional photographic experience is very important to consider when looking to hire a photographer to document your event well. With over ten years experience, Kenneth Benjamin Reed knows how to get you exactly the photos you're looking for.
Additional Booking Notes
Digital production knowledge
Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Canon, Nikon, Genuine Fractals, Deep Meta, Fluid Mask, Apple, Mac, Microsoft Office, Windows, Linux, Powerpoint, HTML/XML/CSS, digital photography, file management, digital workflow, imaging, multimedia, post-production, plug-ins, web site production, LR catalogs, color management, concept development, creative design, database administration, editing. Lessons available: I can teach you how to do these things.
Lighting and grip qualifications
Ben has knowledge on creating a variety of lighting scenarios in strobe, tungsten, natural, and mixed lighting environments. He has experience with Broncolor, Elinchrom, DynaLite, Speedotron, Lowell, Interfit, Profoto, Calumet, Paul Buff (Einstein, Alien Bee, White Lightning) strobes, portable power/battery packs, Cybersyncs, Pocket Wizards, and other transceivers, Speedlights, natural and hot lights, baffles, flags, modifiers, soft-boxes, and numerous DIY lighting techniques. I can teach you how to do these things, too.
Influences & Inspiration
Merkeley Merkeley, Peter Hurley, Chuck Close, Clayton Cubitt, Jack Hollingsworth
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