Before and After Comparison

Drag left or right to see the changes.

A portrait rarely comes out of the camera in perfect condition. 

Of course, with a larger budget for on set hair and make up people, things can be polished a great deal before the shutter is pressed. However, for most people, those pesky flyaway hairs will be removed in post production by your professional photographer, as is the case above.  You can drag back and forward to see how much the models hair changes.

RAW format images from our professional cameras are deliberately set to be flat, and this allows for contrast to be added, as required. Again, drag back and forth to see the brightness and contrast changes. 

Custom portrait photography encompasses all of the image improvements. This quality of work is not applied in general purpose, high traffic, portrait stores, where a client walks in for some shots,  then takes home a CD of images half an hour later. We can call this conveyor belt portraiture. 

For professional, wall art portraiture, always commission a professional portrait photographer. 


Hugh Anderson Photography


Fine Art Portrait Photography is my speciality. The art of  traditional family photography seems to have gotten a little lost, with many businesses built around the outdoor session model. Much of this is based on the ability to capture photo sessions without a studio, or studio lighting and props. Yes, I can capture an outdoor portrait session if you prefer, but the path to traditional portraits, archival photographs, lies in a the portrait studio setting.

The lighting, the photography backdrop, the style of the photographer, all blends into the creation of a fine art portrait. Capturing a photograph of someone, an individual or a group, relies not only on technical ability and professional equipment, it also relies on being able to connect, to relate, to those mostly nervous people in front of the lens. I believe that I can do that for you, and your family.

Do you want to be photographed in a studio environment, or would you prefer to be photographed in your own home or office? I am happy to arrange your photo shoot wherever you are comfortable.  The benefits of a home studio portrait session is that everyone has all the clothes they might need at hand, and it's a much more relaxed environment. I will of course bring lighting and background equipment. Please ask for details.  

Here are some of the areas that I cover, though I will travel throughout most of Michigan if required. All of Oakland County and Metro Detroit, including Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Troy, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Farmington Hills, Plymouth, and a few other areas not mentioned. If you are quite a distance away from my base in Bloomfield Hills, please ask about traveling fees. 

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