How to nail a Mountain Biking Shoot – tips from a top san francisco lifestyle fashion sports and fitness fashion photographer

How DO you nail your sports mountain biking shoot? Simple. Get the fearless Richard Soriano to bike down the hills of Pacifica. I can’t tell you how lucky I was to meet Richard. He is a superb mountain biker, but also a really nice guy too. Throughout the shoot we had to walk up 2 miles of steep inclining hills. Hills so steep that if you fell you were in for a few cuts, bruises and bumps. And also likely to keep skidding downwards till you hit a flat plateau.

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So the shoot was not as easy as add Richard Soriano and presto you have an amazing shoot. Finding time with this man is tough. He keeps himself busy at his sports medicine clinic Action Sports Medicine. Here he helps you recover from your injuries and get you back out there. Once we were able to find a date that fit his schedule we planned out his outfits. I did a location scout the week before to make sure the terrain visually stimulating. Yes, yes indeed it was. Richard made the suggestion and he really nailed it. It was fantastic. Then, I asked him to send me images of his clothing as I always like to see what people are wearing so that I can match it with their background. Or more so, I like to have people pop out from their background, so I had him wear the opposite color on the color wheel when possible. I had example posing images with me on my phone and lined them up with the location shots I had taken the week before. Richard brought his expertise to the shoot and we really developed the ideas I had into something was superb!!

I really am so happy with these photos and lucky that he is represented by FoxRacing, as his clothing is emblazoned with their cool logo. Thank you so much Richard for the great shoot. Enjoy the photos from our shoot together.

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If you would like to book a lifestyle fashion sports and fitness shoot with Liz email her at lizcaruana@gmail.com to book today.

Coporate Headshot photography tips – from a top san francisco headshot photographer

So you’re looking for new headshots for yourself, or you’ve been tasked to find a photographer to shoot the entire office. What do you do? Get on google and do a search to see who you can find, or you get recommendations from colleagues?

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Well, there are many routes you can go, but most go with recommendations from colleagues and then follow that up with looking at the photographer’s work.

So here’s where the decision part lies. When you’re looking at this photographer’s work what do you see? Their ability to photograph studio, location, office, or something different. Then look a little deeper and look at the photographs themselves, how intense is the photoshop? Do you want your photos to have that level of photoshop, do you want to look natural? These are important questions as if you see this reflected in all the photos, it’s likely that this person does this as their style. Over photoshopped was the thing of days past, today, it’s natural, clean and as close to what the person actually looks like.

Take a moment to look through my corporate headshot photography gallery to see the versatility in my work and to see how natural people look.

If you or your office needs need photos be in location or studio, contact me at lizcaruana@gmail.com to book your shoot.