Hi, I'm Rich, aka Radical Snaps!
I am a Los Angeles-based, agency approved, published photographer and I'm passionate about bringing your vision to life through my work.
I was a very enthusiastic amateur photographer for years during my time in big corporate marketing positions, including 15 years at a top Hollywood movie studio, but about 5 years ago I set up my own photography business.
My marketing skills now spillover into photography projects for clients because it helps to stay focused on achieving their specific goals and understand how the images are being used to engage a given audience. I believe these proven marketing skills help set me apart from other photographers in the LA area.
Although the best photography is born out of good technique and creativity, I value quality tools of the trade. My equipment includes a Canon 60D camera body, pro Canon lenses: F2.8 24-70mm, F2.8 70-200mm, F1.8 80mm, Canon 430EX speedlite, various reflectors, filters, and tripods.
I love working in Los Angeles and I'm very familiar with the city and surrounds. As a result of shooting here for years I know loads of great locations for just any every concept.
I invite you to browse examples of my work...
I'm a creative person so I find it extremely rewarding to facilitate bringing a client's vision to life in unique ways that will engage and inspire a given audience.
It was such a pleasure and an enlightening experience to work with Rich! He's very talented, passionate and driven yet easygoing and fun to work with. The pictures came out incredibly well. I'm extremely happy with what we got from our shoot. I'm already looking forward to next time!
Rich is a phenomenal photographer and person. He's easy to work with and has an eye for poses and locations. I've had 2 photoshoots with him, and I will keep coming back because the pics are so well done and the whole experience in general is amazing. Photographers like Rich are hard to find!
I recently had a photoshoot with Rich and am so glad I did! The pictures were beautiful and Rich was incredibly easy to work with. He picked a great location and had a lot of variety for me to choose from. Thank you Rich for a great experience with the photoshoot and the speedy delivery!
My daughter recently had a photoshoot with Richard. He is really easy to work with. He would asked questions such as, would i like him to capture bts pictures. like when my daughter was gettin her hair and make up done( so glad he did that) i love that he packed some props for the photoshoot in his backpack just in case we can use them ,and we did for sure use it. he would show me some of the pictures that he was takin to see if it’s to my liking. He is very professional! Thank you Richard and hope to work with you again one day :)
It's important to connect and make sure we're both on the same page with regard to your project. This includes the following:
What are your objectives?
When is the shoot? ie. day/time/duration
Who or what is part of the shoot? eg. products, models, hair stylist/makeup artist, wardrobe, lighting, props/staging
Place? ie. outdoor, studio?
Image delivery? ie. what format, due date, retouching?
It's often very useful for a client to share any inspirational images that encapsulate the vision or mood for a given project. That can be the case even for simple headshots since there's such a variety of styles to choose from.
Don't worry, I'm here to help with all of this and we can either talk it through over the phone or via email.
I studied photography at school and since then have taken countless classes, devoured books/videos, attended conferences/events, and generally done whatever I can to continually raise my knowledge and skills.
After 15 years immersed in the entertainment industry working for one of the world's biggest movie studies, launching movies like Star Wars and TV series like 24, Glee, and The Simpsons, I decided to pursue my huge passion for photography. I have lived in Los Angeles 20 years and been a professional photographer for the last 5, working on amazing gigs around this awesome city like product launches, fashion shoots, red carpet events, and helping talented locals achieve their dreams with eye-catching images.
I have a standard pricing rate card for projects but can also charge by the hour, whichever is preferred by clients. I provide discounts for referrals and also ongoing work.
As you can imagine, the scope of photography projects can vary a lot, eg. duration, complexity, however, the rate card is a good starting point. My rates are very competitive but if you do come across keener pricing for comparable quality work then I would be grateful for the opportunity to match and win your business.
I have been lucky enough to work on countless amazing gigs around this awesome city like product launches, fashion shoots, red carpet events, and helping talented locals achieve their dreams with eye-catching images. These could be business owners, executives, staff, families, couples, kids, pets, actors, dancers... you name it!