Serrafin Photo

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Now offering special “Portfolio Sessions”. These sessions are free for anyone who would like me to do photographs. However, unlike events for which I am hired, the client will receive no prints afterward. I will make and edit the photographs as if it were a hired occasion, but they will be added to my professional portfolio only and only one photo will be provided to the client after the shoot. Should you like more than just one image, additional digital images may be purchased for five dollars apiece. Should additional images be desired in a printed format, it will be at a cost according to the size of the print.  If, after viewing the photos, you should decide that you would like an entire set, an image CD can be provided to you with copyright release to print as you wish for sixty dollars.

 
I am a professional photographer with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Photography available to photograph the special moments in your life such as weddings, pregnancies, newborn photos, family gatherings and other personal portrait sessions. Please view my “Professional Work” page for a sampling of photographs from events in my portfolio.
 
Locations in which I have done shoots include Chicago, IL, Portland, ME, and New York City, NY. Within Michigan I have photographed in Battle Creek, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Holland, Rockford, and Saugatuck; I look forward to adding many more locations to the list. I use both a Canon 6D and a Nikon D7000 DSLR camera and photograph in RAW format to provide the best digital image quality possible. I color-balance and edit the photos using Adobe Photoshop CS6 software to ensure color accuracy and image integrity. These images can then be made available as either digital image files on a CD or photographic prints made on museum-grade Epson inkjet photo paper.

A little bit about me:

Photography has always been my passion. I was captivated by it the moment my uncle used his manual camera to photograph a litter of puppies born to our family dog when I was about the age of five. It made me want to know how it all worked. I was curious to know why movies I had seen featuring a darkroom showed the images appearing on paper as if by magic when dipped in the trays, and was confused by the fact that the only light available was dim and orange. As for the camera itself- What did all the little dials and buttons have to do with making the picture? I vowed to learn the answer to all of these questions, and many more. When it came time to attend college years later that’s just what I did.

I began with an education in classic wet-lab process at the Maine College of Art (MECA) in Portland, Maine, in 2005. The first two years of my baccalaureate studies were spent exclusively in the darkroom. During the last half of my college career I began to, however begrudgingly, embrace the conversion to digital processes as everyone else was and began working with a Nikon D80 DSLR. I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Photography on May 10, 2009.

 

Should you wish to contact me for any more information, please e-mail me at smorgan@meca.edu Prices, scheduling, and further contact information can then be made available to you.