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Castro Valley, CA 94546Castro Valley, CA 94546

Headquartered in the Uptown section of Oakland, California, Cerissa Mangrum Photography is a professional photography studio that serves clients in the wider San Francisco Bay metropolitan area. A member of the Professional Photographers of America, Cerissa Mangrum Photography specializes in luxury portraiture work and offers clients such services as glamour shots, personal branding photography, high school senior portraiture, mother/daughter photo shoots, family and pet portraiture, and more. Sessions with owner and photographer Cerissa Mangrum include hair and makeup work as well as an initial consultation. Studio sessions are available on Wednesday and the company can be contacted by phone or email.

Castro Valley, CA 94546Castro Valley, CA 94546

Website(209) 627-8478

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Alameda, CA 94501Alameda, CA 94501

Desmond Rogers Photography is a studio featuring the work of owner/photographer Desmond Rogers, who has served clients in the Oakland and San Francisco Bay area for many years. Rodgers specializes in capturing weddings, events, and portraits. His work includes a mix of both posed and candid shots. He has documented moments between engaged couples, church services, bachelorette parties, and corporate events. Clients have also utilized his portraiture abilities for professional headshots or to immortalize special moments in a child's life and development. Rodgers also features family sessions and anniversary photo shoots in an extensive portfolio, and he offers free consultations before taking on each project.

Alameda, CA 94501Alameda, CA 94501

Website(510) 472-9753

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Campbell, CA 95008Campbell, CA 95008

Diane Villadsen is a portrait photographer in San Francisco, who “masterfully combines color and light to create eye-catching imagery.” Diane primarily takes fashion-related projects for commercial clients, and she commits to meeting their requirements. Diane has years of industry exposure and training, and her works have appeared in various digital and traditional publications. The company strives to deliver high-quality pieces to wow the audience, and its social media pages feature some of Diane’s most recent projects. The shop can provide mentoring for enthusiasts and aspiring professionals, and it offers a free copy of the guide, “Building a consistent body of work,” through its website.

Campbell, CA 95008Campbell, CA 95008

Website(408) 507-9167

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37 (Best)

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San Leandro, CA 94578San Leandro, CA 94578

Jerry Hamilton Photography is a San Leandro, California based photographic company that has been providing private and commercial service to a wide range of clients for over 15 years. Owner and operator Jerry Hamilton is a graduate of Chabot College in Hayward, California where he studied technical photo and visual arts. He graduated with Honors as a Certified Photographer and is now a member of the following organizations: the Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area, the African American Business Council, and the International Freelance Photographer Association. Some of his specialties include wedding photography, family portraits, special event documentation, and senior and graduate photographs.

San Leandro, CA 94578San Leandro, CA 94578

Website(510) 346-4792

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Oakland, CA 94619Oakland, CA 94619

Auey Santos Photograffiti is an Oakland, California based photographic company that works in multiple different areas of the industry throughout the greater Bay Area. The company has been shooting professionally for over eights years, and owner Auey Santos was recognized as a Certified Professional Photographer by the Professional Photographic Certification Commission in 2009. The company's primary area of expertise is wedding photography, and Auey offers all her clients full service print and editing services along with every booked wedding package. Interested customers can contact Auey Santos Photograffiti by phone or through the company website to schedule an appointment or to request a pricing consultation.

Oakland, CA 94619Oakland, CA 94619

Website(510) 676-2725

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Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

1 (Good)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Who are the most famous master portrait photographers?
A: In the early 1900s, Man Ray and Ansel Adams were two of the most famous portrait photographers, producing fine art images with famous and non-famous subjects. Today, Annie Leibovitz is one of the most recognized names in portrait photography.
Q: What are some examples of portrait photography techniques?
A: One useful trick when taking a portrait with artificial light is to diffuse your light source. Rather than have harsh spotlights on your sitter, reflect it off a nearby wall for a more natural effect. You can also try using gels, which can change the color of the light.
Q: Should props be included in a portrait?
A: Traditional portrait photography rarely includes props, though many photographers believe the right prop can add personality to the image. If you're going to use a prop, make sure it adds something meaningful to the photo or reveals something about your sitter.

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