From an early age, I have had a strong interest in photography. I worked with both still and film cameras in high school and went on to major in film-making and graphic design in college. Both majors gave me amazing training for what I do now. Learning to tell stories through the lens of a film camera capturing 30 frames a second really gives you an idea of what it means to tell a story in only one frame. My graphic design lessons taught me how to take an ordinary image and make it extraordinary. I learned how to use color and shading to make a photograph really pop, to create what isn’t there and to change and remove what is.
My style is purely my own. No doubt you’ve heard the words “photojournalistic” or “traditional”. Some photographers choose to work only in one of these photographic styles. Personally, I like to do a bit of both! I like my photographs to *pop* and spend a lot of time during your shoot and in post making sure each photo does just that!
As you’ll see from my portfolio, I have a wide range of experience working with families for weddings and portraits throughout New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. I’ve also had the good fortune of working with many talented artists for event, product, and headshot photography. In my spare time, one of my favorite hobbies is travel photography which you’ll see throughout my site in photos I’ve taken in Africa, Europe, and all over the US.
- Pete’s Photo, “It’s My Party” won Adobe’s Lightroom 4 Photo contest at Photoshop World 2012!
- Pete was selected as a finalist in Westcott’s “Shoot It First” contest.
- Pete’s photography has been featured in Fodor’s France 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. See here
- Pete and some of his photography was featured in an article on CNN.com. See here
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