About richardrivesjr

I am a professional photographer in San Antonio Texas. I specialize in portraits. I have been a photographer professionally for 21 years and I love the art of creating.

Why You Should Shoot Portraits Raw Instead of Jpeg

Donna_3515_pp2Interesting words on why a professional photographer should take business portraits in the camera raw mode instead of jpg. Taking portraits with raw makes all the difference in the world when it comes to quality.

Don’t be an amateur when it comes to your photography business. Learn how to shoot raw. It’s not that hard and it will save you a lot of time and headache.

Written by Richard Rives of Richard’s Photography in San Antonio Texas.

http://www.richardsphotography.com

 

 

Day to Day Life of a Photographer

her_0008_1_ppIt’s day to day being a professional photographer. You may not always have work every day or maybe you’ll go two to three weeks without a call. Then all of a sudden the phone rings like crazy and you start to appreciate the slower times. No, not really, it stinks not working especially when you love photography and love to create portraits for people.

Pace yourself, yes pace. You have to take the good with the bad. Don’t look at it as bad but a time to catch up on learning new and newer lessons on photography which is your craft. Watch plenty of videos from older photographers and yes, you can learn from the newer photographers that have only been out in the field for a year or two.

Bottom line is not to give up and always look to new ways to improve your photography skills. You don’t know everything there is to know so try to keep learning. It should give you inspiration to keep looking forward to more portrait sessions.

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Business Portraits Taken With Creativity and Style

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Your business portraits matter. This is why we go out of our way to provide you with the utmost business headshots for your company profile and website. While many photographers will rush out and just snap away, we will make it a pleasant and memorable experience for you. We use our creative skills to get you the style of portrait that compliments you and tells your story.

When you contact us we’ll discuss your background needs, clothing requirements and file size options.  We can give you your business head shot images 3 different ways. One is on a CD-ROM, the other is on a thumb drive that you bring with you and finally we can email it you which is probable one of the easiest options.

What color of backgrounds should your business portraits be on? We recommend a sold color that compliments your skin color and tone.  White or gray background usually work best for business headshots.

Find our portraits studio on Google maps or on our website at http://www.richardsphotography.com

Your Senior Portraits at Our Portrait San Antonio Portrait Studio

Jacjiee_0045_ppIf you’re searching for senior portrait photographers in the San Antonio area we are here for you. We own and operate our business from our north side location. We have the best customer service in the city. We have the best prices on senior portraits and quality in the whole city of San Antonio.

We have the caps and gown in stock in almost every color. Be sure to contact us and tell us the exact color you need. Let us know if you even want cap and gown portraits. We can take your senior portraits in our studio with cap and gown and outside in the garden area. Either way we can take of your needs.

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Taking Prom Portraits at The Dance or By Professional Photographer

Aca-AC0034-GoogleSo, you’re ready for the high school prom. You have your dress laid out. Your shoes are polished, you have your makeup ready. Now, what’s going to make the day memorable for years to come?

You get to the prom and there’s a line of impatient kids waiting to get their pictures taken by the hired dance photographer. You finally get up there to take your shot and you are rushed through. The photographer is stressed to get as many couples taken before they all leave the line.

What’s the safest thing to so to make the moment is captured? Go to a professional photographer and have your prom portraits taken without being rushed. You can bring your dress and your date in his tuxedo and you can both have portraits done without the hurry and stress. We have taken these types of prom date portraits before and they are usually stunning.

It’s the start of the senior year at your high school. Above everything else at school make sure getting a good photographer is on your list of priorities.

We can do that for you. We have a professional portrait studio here in San Antonio, Texas. Make an appointment with us. It’s worth it to take a little time out of your day.