Living Pictures - The Power of Cinemagraphs

May 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Cinemagraphs are are the ultimate "Made you look!" They're great at engaging the viewer. In fact, marketing research by Flixel shows that customers are 70% more engaged with Cinemagraphs than conventional photos. The photo can be as subtle or as outrageous as you want it. How do you think this could help your business?
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Mobile Studio

May 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Being able to take the show on the road is important. I recently took the plunge and acquired some portable lighting options to better serve my clients. Backdrops? No. I want to photo you in your work environment. Natural surroundings and architecture bring so much more to the story and tells your clients about who you are and what you do. Be passi...
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My Journey (so far)

December 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
P hotography has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. From a very early age, I recall my father going into the bathroom to convert it into the temporary darkroom for developing pictures. I remember thinking how cool it was to watch the photo take shape under the enlarger as the paper gradually captured the exposure. I remember the fu...
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Senior Photos

September 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
So before I started taking senior photos, I thought I would do some market research and see what's out there. To my surprise, sort of, were several studios billing sessions at $1500+ where the work seemed targeted on making their kids ready for Vogue magazine. In other words, there was a wee bit of air brushing going on. Now that simply boggles th...
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Street Photography

August 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
So my dad, Chuck Pike in Charlotte NC, is an avid, and has become a notable, street photographer in Downtown Charlotte. I think I got my love of the art from him, although I would say our personal styles are actually quite distinct from eachother. But that's not the point of this entry - just a little background. For me, street photography is thea...
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