They say that a picture says a thousand words but it is the talented photographer behind the picture that makes the image speak to us. Roger Ullman of Proof Digital Image is such a photographer – capturing the smiles in the eyes, the subtexts on the lips and the symbols in the settings that make each image come alive with a story.
My daughter wanted to have photos taken for her college internship profiles, and I thought participating in a photo shoot together before she became busy with college would be fun! I desired an experienced, outside-the-box photographer who was approachable and savvy enough to make newbies like us feel comfortable. After perusing through portfolio samples, it quickly became apparent that Proof Digital Image’s Roger Ullman was the man for the job. Not only did we feel comfortable , as you can see below, but we had a fabulously fun afternoon and evening of shooting that we won’t soon forget!!
Roger Ullman began as a sports photographer then one day began shooting local bands in concert per request from a friend. He received such rave reviews and appreciation for his work with these genres that he was soon asked for work in other capacities, namely modeling portfolios. While he still immensely enjoys doing both sports and concert photography, his primary focus today is in the modeling industry. As he states, he truly enjoys the interaction with “real people” as he photographs them one-on-one. Roger’s main goal is to make everyone he photographs “look absolutely fantastic…that’s a promise.” He’s not afraid to challenge his clients to get daring, creative and stretch the imagination. Here’s a sampling of the many shots Ullman captured on this memorable day:
What’s so great about working with Roger is that, while he raises the bar in portfolio photography, he remains approachable as he encourages his models. He understands that quality photography requires teamwork between the subject and shooter. First, he asks for ample information, background and goals from his clients ahead of time so that neither one is walking to the shoot nervous. I felt completely prepared on the day of our shoot as Roger and I conversed back and forth the week prior discussing locations and attire. Roger was not only patient in answering questions but extremely thorough in discussing procedures. On the day of the shoot, it’s not simply a matter of him spewing out directives; on the contrary, he truly wants client ideas. He gives his honest opinions while remaining open to input. During our six and a half hour shoot, Roger would at times shoot the camera randomly as my daughter or I played with our own poses; at other moments, he’d make subtle suggestions that we eased into – and never once, might I add, did he tire or lose motivation!! That inspired us to keep fresh and relaxed throughout. I could go on as long as his impressive collection of art goes. . . . But don’t take my word for this – let Proof Digital Image photos speak for themselves!! !
Grading Girl gives Proof Digital Image an A+ for approachable professional service, unique creative shots and memorably beautiful images that linger in our thoughts long after our eyes leave the photos.