Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Engagement portraits

I'm really pleased at the feedback I'm getting about my portraits.  I am "old school" in my approach to portrait lighting and mood.  Thanks to study of the masters and a recent seminar with Clay Blackburn, I'm refining my technique and creating a signature style.  Hope you all enjoy the results.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Photoshop creativity

I am constantly amazed at the images I can create in photoshop.  I took a shot I did with a model for a pregnancy shoot (done in the studio) and placed her in Antelope Canyon in Arizona.  Not a finished image, to be sure, but I am intriqued with the concept.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New portrait

Sheryl's portrait.  She was actually in her pj's and had no makeup on.  I was just trying out a new color checker and adjusting the lights.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Portraits and Holiday photos

It's not too late to schedule an appointment for a portrait.  Special rates in effect until Jan. 1. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Latest endorsement

"Just got the photo today! It's better than I thought! Can't wait to frame it and hang in our house. "

I'm honored.  It's so nice to hear people are pleased with my photography and the quality of my work.

~ Howard

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm definately in an Ansel Adams mood today.  Rediscovering my old darkroom days and the joys of the "performance", as the master used to say. I'm also yearning to travel and do even more landscapes.  I'll post this to my website in case anyone wishes to purchase a print.
Peace and joy be with your house.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I love the flexibility and creativity allowed in Photoshop.  Images that suggest further development can be manipulated and enhanced to bring out the intended emotion felt when the shot was done.  We are not limited by just recording the real image but can let our immagination run free. Paulette (my model) was the essense of youth, beauty, and strength.  I tried to bring these feelings forward in my photo.

"The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera." ~ Yousuf Karsh

Monday, November 22, 2010


I reconnected with an old friend and model from my days in Vermont.  I am so glad we finally found each other again.  She was and is my muse.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Special

To celebrate my official photography studio opening, I've decided to offer a holiday photoshoot special.  Up to 1 hour studio or location shoot, as many wardrobe changes as you want, a retouched and edited 8x10 photo and non copywrited CD with 20 or more retouched shots...  all for $200.  Other packages can be designed specially for your tastes and needs.  Set up an appointment today!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's official!

Well, I made it official today;  I registered Howard Search Photography as a business.  Yup, got my very own federal EIN and I'm registered with the state.  Still trying to figure out what Gloucester County wants but, as they say, Rome wasn't built in a day.  Slowly adding to the studio equipment as funds allow and I'm coveting a new Canon 5D MkII camera.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My very favorite from Meghan & Steven's wedding

Sometimes you just feel the photo happening.  I was caught up in the music and joy of the moment and it all just flowed into my camera.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Photos I'm working on.

Wild mustangs, Corolla, NC

I shot these wild mustangs 2 years ago on Corolla Beach in North Carolina.  I loved how peaceful and connected to the sand and sea they appeared. It was if I was the intruder here and they definately were the natives.