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Photography by Jon Sachs
ABOUT MY PHOTOGRAPHY

Here is a link to my photography portfolio website. There are two ways I get involved in photo work: as part of a larger project, such as web site or print piece; or as a standalone assignment. Either way is great. Contact me for rates and availablity.

         
PEOPLE AT WORK

Every organization is built from people, so pictures of your staff can bring your web site and print work to life.

Examples of my people pictures include many of the team photos for Chapman Construction/Design (example), or the tour photos for Rosie's Place.

Man at Work
no, don't smile
Here's when to call me: you need interesting pictures of staff members but you can't afford to stop the company for even part of a day.

Here's what I do: I show up and walk around, engage with subjects, give them direction, and take digital pictures by available light or with my highly portable flash system. I might take as little as two minutes to get the photo you need.

What you get is pictures, often the same day, adjusted in Photoshop, and ready to publish. If you know the exact size I can supply them ready to insert.

I understand the requirements for print versus web, so I can shoot for either or for both.
         
PEOPLE AT PLAY
People like to see pictures of people—this is even true of babies.

Everyone can take pretty good photos with digital cameras these days, but an outside pro with a good eye can bring things to another level.
Mother and Daughter
smile when ready
Good pictures are a combination of the right situation and the right light. The best way to get good unposed photos is to spend enough time with the subjects to let good things take place naturally.

There is great value both in formal and casual photos. In formal work the photographer needs to direct the subject and try to get a certain look. In casual photos the secret is to watch and be ready for the moment.
         
PETS
A black animal is the most difficult critter to photograph.

Having taken a few thousand photos of Walter the Dog, I can safely say that I can photograph your pet.
Walter the Dog
Woof.
You have to love animals to take pictures of them. I live with 2 cats and Walter the Dog, so I consider myself an over-the-edge lover of both dogs and cats.

I actually think we all need both sloppy, dog-like enthusiasm and cat-like cool to achieve mental balance.

While there are pets I can't photograph, like a cat who hasn't been out from under the bed in seven years, I can photography most animals very happily.
         
NATURE AND CLOSE-UP
Close-up in nature reveals other worlds. I have spent many hours dealing with photography at and above life size, both in studio and in the field.

If you have tiny things that need portraits, give me a call.
Praying Mantis
larger than life
Close-up work requires special equipment and technique. There is very little depth of field when you are taking pictures larger than life-size, so much more light is needed.

Camera shake is also intensified, so remote fired off-camera flash may be the best way to go (unless you happen upon a very calm and poised bug, such as the one to the left, who posed quietly for a long time).
         
PRODUCTS
From shoes to air valves to jewelry, I have shot a fair number of product catalogs over the years.
Jewelry Photo
making it shine
Product photography can be costly and time-consuming. Some products are legendary for their difficulty, such as glassware and other reflective items.

For table-top size images I have devised a method that produces rich, glowing images of most product types. I can photograph at your location or rent a studio for more complex work.

All digital, all the time — images will be taken digitially and supplied by email, download, CD or DVD.
         
SPECIAL EFFECTS
In the days before Photoshop, I specialized in special effect photography. Photoshop can make a three-day project into a three- minute project, but it still takes a trained eye to get the right look.
Special Effect
genuine fakes
Since there is no image that can't be made in Photoshop, the only question left is what image do you want? From cats skating on a hockey rink to products in orbit around the sun — it's all right there, waiting to happen.

What do you need?
         
THEATRE
Theatre photography is easy—all you need to do is be in exactly the right place at the right time with the right color settings for completely unpredictable theater gels. With digital photography, image stabilization lenses, and Photoshop, you at least have a chance.
Theatre Photo
the critical moment
I have photographed roughly 30 productions, going back to those nasty days of high-speed film grainy. Normally I photograph live during a dress rehearsal, rather than set up specific situations. Live shooting requires a great deal of athletic running around the theatre, but produces much more interesting results than poses.

             
           
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Jonathan Sachs Graphics
12 Oxbow Lane
Burlington, MA 01803

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