What's the difference between an environmental portrait and a backdrop portrait? Effing Amazing | Lifestyle Portraits | Orlando, FL

A lot of our clients are moving towards the environmental portrait, but some are stuck in their heads that the only way to take a portrait is on a backdrop. There are so many more options these days instead of in a studio. If you're a company with a unique office setting, consider using it as a backdrop. We did just that with Dan at Effin Amazing near Downtown Orlando. They run an agency that focuses on growth through marketing automation. Check out how we utilized their space for some great executive headshots.

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These are some examples of a portrait on a white backdrop. It's a great option if you're going to be cutting out the images to place on a colored background or layer into something in Photoshop. It has some other benefits too - it's simple. Sometimes if you're looking for something clean that focuses solely on the person, this is the best way to go. Hopefully seeing both will give you some ideas on how to plan your next headshot.

Food Photography + Chef Portraits | Professional Photographers in Central Florida | Restaurant

We recently worked with Cunningham Baron, a full service marketing company out of Cleveland.  They needed to hire a professional photographer who was local to Orlando to go and capture some images, thats us!  We worked with the Executive Chef Robert Lee, his amazing food and the HLC dinnerware at Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Club and Lodge.  We love taking pictures of people, but we also love food, so what a great combination at this shoot :)   Check out a few of the images and how the final brochure page looks! If you're interested in seeing more environmental portraits, check out our other recent portraits here.

This version of the HLC dinnerware is really important to this location, Arnold Palmer wanted custom dinnerware made by Homer Laughlin for Bay Hill’s restaurant, and his wife, Winnie, had a hand in creating the design. We had such a great time working with Cunningham Baron and they had some nice things to say about us too - check out their review here.

"I needed a location photographer for a major shoot at a resort and I'm so impressed with what we received from Kellie and Lindsay. I work at an advertising firm in Cleveland, Ohio and it can be very stressful when hiring out of town talent on behalf of a client. Kellie put me right at ease with her professionalism and attention to detail. She kept me in the loop the entire day of the shoot, turned around the shots in one day, AND delivered gorgeous work! I even received a very nice thank-you note from the resort telling me what a pleasure Kellie and Lindsay were to work with. Will definitely use Dynamite Studios again for future work."  - Christina Campbell, Cunningham + Baron

University Technical Institute | Environmental Portrait Photography | Lifestyle

When the University Technical Institute inquired about working with us to create a stock library of images for their Orlando campuses, it was pretty exciting. We had the opportunity to combine the things we love - environmental portraits and lifestyle imagery.  The candid portraits were were taking really told about the person and their teaching environment. We went around Central Florida to several locations where graduates get hired and even had a chance to check out one of the teachers personal workshops where he builds custom bikes.

The results were fantastic, we even received a great review from our contact at UTI named John Lewis, "I was impressed not simply by their photographic skills but in the way that they went above and beyond to deliver a great product." Thanks guys! 

Behind the Scenes Production Photography | Adrenaline Films Orlando

Just a couple of months ago we worked with the Phoenix Group on-set at a Live TV Broadcast.  As a professional photographer it's always great to see others pointing their cameras around and we got the opportunity to do this again with the crew of Adrenaline Films in Orlando.  AstraZeneca was here in Central Florida to produce a live medical broadcast for AstraZeneca and we were there to capture all the behind the scenes action.  Production Photography (or a unit stills photographer, as some larger scale productions call it) is a bunch of fun, check out a few of the images from this shoot below.

We have several years of experience being on-sets, part of production teams, and generally working with people who come together to make it all the great things happen. Some great reasons to have a still photographer on-set is to document your progress, grab some great social media content, and even for continuity. Sometimes it's great to have a reference to go back to if you're doing video or film production. Maybe you are doing a series of videos and you want them to all look the same, you can reference your on-set photographs.

Professional photographers are essential to the publicity and marketing of a production too. A lot of people have a misconception about taking stills from a video production. If you're making a billboard, you can't use it because a screen grab from the production isn't the same quality as an image shot from a professional. It might be good enough for a blog post, but it won't work on any printed materials you're going to use to advertise your film. This is one area you don't want to skimp on during your production. Hire a professional and they will work with you to take you to the next level. Plus, you'll have a bunch of stock images to pull from when you're stuck for blogging content!