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Fresh Portraits by Tracey Pettis

San Rafael, CA 94901
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Fresh Portraits by Tracey Pettis is a photography studio that was founded in 2014 and based out of San Rafael. They specialize in beauty portraits, personal branding, headshots, newborn portraits, family portraits, and fantasy portraits. Photos can be used for business and personal needs. Fantasy Portraits is also available to provide both in-studio services and on-location services. The studio works with clients to customize photo sessions to the clients’ unique needs. Their awards include an honorable mention in the 2015 Fall Juried Exhibition and the Falkirk Galleries. Past clients remark on Tracey's ability to capture family relationships, turning vision into reality, endless creativity, and overall fun experience.

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Natural Portraits & Events

San Rafael, CA 94903
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Serving the residents of the San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma, as well as the East Bay, Natural Portraits & Events is the professional photography business of Norm Levin, who for over 12 years has provided "photography with spirit” to his many clients. His works capture the essence of a subject, event, or moment, resulting in lasting vivid memories of not just what the event looked like but what it felt like to be there. Norm specializes in weddings, engagements, bar/bat mitzvahs, family and children portraits, corporate events, and headshots; he has photographed local youth sports for more than a decade. His background in photojournalism informs his work with precision timing, anticipation, and vision. As a father of three, Norm is deeply committed to treating everyone kindly calmly and with respect, and clients commend him for his ability to work well with children and put everyone at ease in front of his camera. His work wins top awards at the Marin County Fair, has been published in regional newspapers such as the Marin Independent Journal and the J. Weekly of Northern California.

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Ray Raisedana Photography

San Rafael, CA 94903
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Ray Raisedana Photography handles portrait photography in the San Francisco Bay Area and is backed by over 25 years of professional experience in the field. Individuals hire the studio for headshots for business, real estate, and actors/actresses, and photo services are also available for dance, fashion and beauty, families and children, and high school seniors. Clients can ask about special photo services for schools as well, and the group is known for capturing authentic, genuine images every time. The photographer's past clients have included modeling and talent agencies as well as models who have worked in advertising campaigns for the likes of Nascar, Coca-Cola, Ford, Calvin Klein, and Target.

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SF Portraits

San Rafael, CA 94903
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SF Portraits is a professional photography business located in Marin County. The company specializes in portraiture and offers clients such services as lifestyle and dating portrait sessions, family and child photo shoots, event coverage, wedding photography coverage, fitness and lifestyle photo sessions, and business or corporate photo shoots. Backed by more than fifteen years of experience in commercial photography, SF Portraits is available for both in-studio and on-location photography sessions. Featured in such publications as Sunset, US Weekly, and Travel & Leisure, the company can be contacted by phone for bookings.

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Susanna Frohman

San Rafael, CA 94901
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Susanna Frohman offers various photography services and is based out of San Francisco, California. Services include portrait and headshot work, as well as on-location photography for special events. Clients can visit Susanna Frohman's website to view a gallery of previous photo shoots and sessions. Susanna Frohman, owner and operator, has a Master's Degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University and a BA in Broadcast Journalism and Film from Indiana University. Previous Clients include UCSF, AVIS BUDGET Group, Marin General Hospital Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, a myriad of other publications and businesses. Susanna Frohman has also received numerous awards for her work from the National Press Photographer's Association and others.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the most famous master portrait photographers?

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.

What are some examples of portrait photography techniques?

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.

Should props be included in a portrait?

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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