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I’ve always thought that good photography was the perfect blend of technical “know how” and art.
We follow the best practices in planning and shooting to get sharp, well lit images onto the camera’s memory card. I research and test all the time to find new ways to see and to create visual styles that help our collaborative work stand out in the crowd. Sometimes this means finding a new approach but many times the most important part of my job is establishing a good rapport with the person on the other side of my camera.
And there usually is a person on the other side of my camera because I am, at heart, a portrait photographer and have been making images of working people, actors, executives and even presidents since 1988. We handle large companies, mid-sized organizations and small enterprises. We’re scalable.
Clients need lots of different images. Some need studio “headshots” for websites, others need great location work for annual reports. But all clients need images that reflect and elevate their brands. Many of my smaller clients expect me to be good at a wide range of imaging; from shooting food and products to conducting video interviews with their key people and clients. With experience comes range.
Early in my career I worked as a teaching assistant for three top commercial photographers at the University of Texas at Austin, College of Fine Arts. I learned to use all sorts of weird and wonderful cameras like an 8 inch by 10 inch sheet film camera. The three instructors taught me (in different ways) the nuances of lighting, and how to run a photography business to best benefit clients.
I ended up teaching at UT Austin until I was lured into the advertising industry where I worked as a creative director in charge of television, radio and print. Though we won numerous Addy Awards
for our work my heart was always with the cameras. I left the ad agency in 1988 to become a full time commercial photographer. I’ve been at it ever since.
I have also written and illustrated five , non-fiction photography books for print publisher, Amherst Media. I am an instructor for online educator, Craftsy.com, and over 300,000 people have taken one or more of my online courses. Writing the books reinforced my knowledge of lighting while being on the other side of a video camera for days at a time, as an instructor for Craftsy.com, taught me just how tough it is to be the “talent” in a video, and how detailed video production needs to be.
I have worked all over the world, in places like: London, Toronto, Monte Carlo, Madrid, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Mexico City and St. Petersburg, Russia. And I never get tired of making photographs. I love meeting people, getting to know them and then photographing them with respect, authenticity and as much skill as I can.
If you need photography or video for your marketing and advertising please call. We’ve been practicing… I’m located in Austin, Texas. Passport ready!
Thanks! Kirk Tuck
Kirk Tuck Photography and Video. E-mail: info@KirkTuck.com.
Phone: 512-328-8881. Austin, Texas U.S.A.
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