Diana contacted me the other day wanting photos for her new career in real estate, but she wasn't sure if she wanted to do photos in the studio or on location. I made it easy for her by suggesting we do both!

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It's been an busy spring here at District Portraits, and I wanted to throw a few of my favorite recent headshots up here on the blog. I've been photographing everyone from musicians and entrepreneurs to hotel executives, dentists, high school teachers and even one very large and intimidating MMA fighter (He was actually incredibly nice, but I'm still relieved that he liked his photos!)

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District Portraits is more than just a headshot studio. I am often able to get out in the world and shoot environmental portraits, something I really love. Years ago I was a newspaper photographer, for whom environmental portraiture is a big part of the job. Now I do a lot more work for businesses, individuals and universities. The nice thing about these shoots, compared to newspaper work, is that I have a lot more time to think through the portrait and find the ideal location and timing.

For example in the portrait above, for Tufts University, I had to photograph ...

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I like to stretch my creative muscles from time to time, experimenting with new subjects and techniques. My favorite way to do this over the past few years has been through my backyard portrait series, where I photograph random characters who walk down the alley behind my house in Baltimore city (more on that project here on the Petapixel blog: https://bit.ly/2H6iM47.

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Last year I photographed Marielena Hincapié for a regular client of mine, Northeastern Law School. Hincapié, is director of the National Immigration Law Center, which represents the interests of low-income immigrants in the US.

My portrait of her in front of the Supreme Court was used in Northeastern's law school magazine, and then published again recently in a "People en Español" issue with profiles of the 25 most powerful latina women.

During the shoot I learned that Marielena is originally from one of my favorite places on the planet, Medellín, Colombia. So as I snapped away, we talked about Juanes, ...

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