Ray Pioggia

Freelance Advertising Photographer & Commercial Photographer

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A long time Family Portrait client called me with the sad news of a dear ones' passing. They made a special request: Could I make a photo montage to give as gifts to everyone attending a memorial for her. To create a cherished memory, we decided to take a choice joyful image of her in her kitchen, and place it into another shot- the balcony of their vacation home with a peaceful sea and sky. I really enjoy doing "feel good" assignments, that have special meanings for families.
Over 30 days ago -
Photo Editing portfolio item
Ray Pioggia - Over 30 days ago
Job notes: The challenge presented was to color match, and blend the foreground photo with the foreground in the scene. Subtle shadows were added to anchor her body next to the railing. We also felt that the tilt of the head needed to be slightly less. Both images were altered to make the final result happen.
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OK… Got Catalogs, and Online Shopping? Get OUR "Pro imaging" that will SELL your products and put your wares in a class W A Y above those "do-it-your-self " and "serious amateur" photographs!
Over 30 days ago -
Advertising Photography portfolio item
Ray Pioggia - Over 30 days ago
Job notes: Creating an entire set to have products placed on the ice would go over the budget for producing the catalog photography on this job. A graphic image with the proper perspective of the "target on the ice" was generated from scratch. Individual new and existing product shots of items from the pages of the catalog were placed into the composition along with logos, and other copy. My client was thrilled that we could get the image they had "imagined" in such a cost effective manner.
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Need stunning "professional" photography for your Ads, Website & Promotion? We can help you with that!
Over 30 days ago -
Product Photography portfolio item
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While making a documentary titled "Music That Matters" of the Harry Chapin tribute band "Satinwood" - featuring members of Harry's original group, I had the chance to hang out with and be an official photographer of some true legends. Don McLean is not just a FAB songwriter and performer, but in a technical way he's a "musician's musical artist." To quote him directly when I asked him what it's like to have toured worldwide for over forty years, part of his reply was so sincerely honest that my admiration immediately rose even higher: "At my age, it takes a lot of effort to sing and uphold my quality and standard I keep as a performer… I love it, but I will only continue as long as it doesn't falter." He's very gracious and friendly. Everybody loves his shows and leaves feeling inspired and thoroughly entertained.
Over 30 days ago -
Journalistic Photography portfolio item
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WOW! I had some great assignments this past year photographing actors, models, and musicians! This image is a composite of shots done for Karrin Allyson, the amazing multiple Grammy nominated Jazz singer. Crossing over into pursuing some opportunities in an acting career is a natural progression for such an artist as she. The Casting agency in LA requested different "looks" that "a six year old child viewing them could name." During the course of a 5 hour shoot with set and lighting changes, Karrin styled her own hair & makeup and costuming! Just as amazing was her ability to take on a persona with minimal directing. It was a thrill to work with her- she presented me with some of her CDs, and I became an instant admiring fan!
Over 30 days ago -
Portrait Photography portfolio item
Ray Pioggia - Over 30 days ago
To do the "Detective" shot, I borrowed the sweater, shield, and weapon/shoulder holster from a real law enforcer friend. Several clamps, pins, and tape on the set, plus some creative digital photo editing were needed to make them a "perfect fit."
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When you have photographed as many exquisite fine homes and their architectural details as I have, sooner or later the absolute favorites become realized. This particular place designed by a stellar student of Frank Lloyd Wright is in the top tier!
Over 30 days ago -
Advertising Photography portfolio item
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One aspect of our advertising photography is ARCHITECTURAL visit: www.luxhomesct.com This client base includes the following: • Real Estate Executives that specialize in Fine Homes. Serving all of New England - based in Connecticut. • Custom Builders and Contractors that have specialties such as Pools, Cabinetry, Landscaping. • Architects - Many of these professionals take their own photos, except when exacting perspective control, difficult lighting and logistics, and extensive digital corrections are required. • Interior Designers who want to showcase their creations with stunning images - not point & shoot, or phone pictures. >> Continuity for the look & feel – "Branding" how your product is represented to the world in a way that will exceed your expectations is our specialty <<
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Advertising Photography portfolio item
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About Me:
Consulting in all things photographic. Professional career experience runs the gamut of technical commercial photography and photojournalism. Aspects of services offered embrace analog film and wet darkroom to the most current digital and computer based technology, in studio or on location.

In a world where viable, correctly exposed, and focused photographs are achieved by anyone who can press a button, the role of a trained professional has become remarkably diminished. Continued commercial success and a "Pro" reputation hinges on a distinguishing portfolio. The work must go beyond the ability to simply capture images, and shift to a capability for creating images founded on collected knowledge and experience.

The following attributes are applied to every assignment:
• Art...
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Suffield, Connecticut, United States