Senior photography for year 2014

Senior photography is one of the crucial times of a teen, and of course having a good set of pictures for the year book is in demand. Teens last year of High school is a very important event of a teen school years. I like to give those teens the opportunity to shine, and experience to be glamorous for a day,  choosing what clothes to wear and location for backdrop. I want every teen to feel especial on their senior year. Seattle is beautiful this times of the year for the tress changing color from reds to oranges, and warm enough to shoot either earlier morning or before dust. Call Mercedes Schmitt to make an appointment to schedule your senior pictures.

Space Needle

Seattle landmark and a tourist attraction:

Built in 1962, the Space Needle has since become the symbol of Seattle, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

This picture reflects a creative side of a colorful sky as the backdrop for the Seattle Space Needle.

Foster / White Gallery

Art pieces photographed by Mercedes Schmitt to showcase the art of Lindsay Pichaske. Those pieces can be seen in person at the gallery and web page, and are available for sale.

Graduation 2014

Senior Graduation packages starting as low as $59.99, on location photo shot and includes three edited photographs with the included CD ready to print photographs. Other packages are also available to discuss at first meeting

Types of commercial photography

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Commercial photography involves taking pictures for commercial use: for example in adverts, merchandising, and product placement. Commercial photography is also used in corporate brochures and leaflets, menus in coffee shops and restaurants, and similar commercial uses where photographs enhance a text. Commercial photography is used to promote or sell a product or service. There are a number of ways that photographs can be used to better market products and corporations.

Selling a Product

Commercial photographs of product lines, or of individual products, can either focus upon the design of the product, or upon the use of the product (for example, the functions on an iPhone, or playing games on the Wii). Product commercial photography reveals the detail and feel of a product to the customer, while advertising commercial photography is more likely to focus upon the status and attractions of the product. The type of advertisement photography like shots of movie previous  and video commercials to attract audience.

Promoting a Business

Businesses may want to use commercial photography to promote themselves, or particular aspects of their work. There is a difference between commercial photography, which is often performed in a studio or isolated environment, and industrial photography, which often takes place on the site or factory floor. Most commercial photography professionals will not take on  an industrial photographic shoot. A common method of promoting businesses is through architectural and building photography, where the business can be seen as a product. Real Estate agents use this type of photography to showcase homes for sale, or new properties to feature new development, malls and event interior designers to feature their design skills.

Food Photographs for Menus

Food can be photographed to promote menus or for use in culinary sections of magazines, web pages and advertisements : these shots can either focus upon the food, beverages or they can take in the mood and feel of a venue site. Food photography can be performed by those with knowledge of nature or still-life shots. Food made by the restaurant should be photographed there, so the photographer will need to have potable lighting and backgrounds for the photographs.

Fashion Photography

Fashion photography is probably the best known type of commercial photography, as these types of photographs show up in advertisements as well as editorials in magazines. There are a range of styles and techniques in commercial fashion photography, from catalogue, or advertisement adds, those  photographs which attempt to show the entire detail of clothing, to editorial shots, which attempt to use the clothes in unusual and dynamic ways.

Portrait Photography

Family portraits by professional photographers remain one of the most seek areas in the industry. Family portraits and wedding photographs are popular, so it is important to understand how to light the human body, and to arrange families into traditional or fashionable poses. As portrait photography is so popular, there are a number of photographers and studios which provide this service.

Mercedes Schmitt Photography

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Welcome to my world.  I have created this page to showcase my work and creativity to inspire you and in hopes that you will like what you see on the galleries and postings, that I try to update as often as time allows me.

I like to do creative work, playing with lighting and shadows, and bring a different element of art in my pictures or videos. I have bachelors in Interior design and Fashion, to me creating new ideas comes naturally to me.  I had participated in the production of fashion shows in Europe, and I have coach the young models to get the best shoots for their portfolios and a comp card.

What is a comp card? A comp card is a model’s business card. Sometimes called a Zed card. Your comp card is your one and only opportunity to make a good first impression.

I also create video postcards, putting your photos into video.  Any collection of your photos can be put into a great video, with the background music of your choice which may remind you of that special occasion, unless if is not specified then I will find the best music track to fit the theme. Those video postcards that can be watched by friends, family, or just yourself and you get a CD to make as many burn copy’s you desire.
Do you have a collection of pics that you love but you wish to enhance the colors, or retouch for best quality printing?
Enhancing your photos may be a mixture of all the techniques that I can do for you. I use retouch to enhance skin tones, brighten the eyes, and hair, as well as other techniques for a flawless picture while maintaining the original exposure and pixels for a clear pic for printing.