I have been in the entertainment business for 41 years, both in front of and behind a camera. I discovered photography by accident. I took a photo of a bridge and it was picked to be shown in a photography exhibition and it went from there. People who have seen my work say I have “the eye” for photography. I have shot a wide variety of topics : Architecture, Fashion, Head Shots, Nature, Concerts and Yearbook Photos are some of the assignments I have shot for customers. Examples of my work can be viewed on Instagram @FredKowaloPhotography
I like to create art. I like to give my customers a moment in Time that is captured just for them.
Fred was very easy to work with. I hired him to take some fall photos of my family at the park. He was prompt and had even scouted the location beforehand. He was very patient with the little kids and willing to spend all the time to get the shots we wanted. He really cares about getting the pictures that you want.
I like to start by talking to the customer to find out exactly what they are looking for and work on a plan together as to how we can acheieve getting the customer exactly what they want
I went to California University of Pennsylvania. I graduated with a BA in Speech Communications Media. I was a professional videographer for documentaries, television commercials and corporate videos. I work in the film industry and the music business. I am self taught but have had access and hands on teaching and advice to some of the biggest photographers in the entertainment business.
I am flexable on my pricing and will work out a fair price to fit anyones budget.
I have always taken pictures on my various world tours in the music business. in July 2019, it was suggested that i enter a photo of a bridge in a photo contest. That photo won a spot in an exhibition for Architecture. Since July of 2019, I have have had over 60 photos of various subjects shown in magazines and photo exhibits around the world.
I have shot mostly for my own entertainment and interests. Most recently I have shot Fashion Week in New York City (February 2020), and various rock concerts. I have done Yearbook photos and Graduation photos. I've taken a particular interest in shooting macro (extreme close ups) of insects. I have done some fashion photography and Acting headshots as well.
I was proud of the photos I shot at NYC Fashion Week 2020. I was told by a photographer, whom i consider to be one of the best in the business, that I "nailed it". He said my photos we amazing.
I am new, but i have 30+ Years as an amatuer photographer under my belt. I have pro equipment and i am eager to do the best job I can to make a name for myself. In one of my other jobs, my peers consider me one of the best in the world in my field, I intend to do the same quality of work in the photography world. I back up my work. I would suggest hiring someone with the eagerness to do good work and to make sure the customer gets what they want. If my name is associated with a project, it has to be my best work.
I am the kind of guy who thinks about everything and i try to plan for every scenario for any given shoot. My years of working on Hollywood Films and Television have prepared me on how to handle shoots. I try to be prepared for any questions the customer may have, From what to wear, locations, the estimated length of the shoot. These are all questions i like to go over with the customer before we shoot together. Also I like to field questions about the editing process... How many, who chooses the photos, what is the end look we are looking for. I like to be sure the customer gets exactly what they want.
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