Black-and-White Studio Portraits

My friend came to my studio to model for me as I tried some moody lighting that’s out of character with the commercial work I normally do. I felt color wasn’t working, so I converted the shots to black-and-white and liked them much better. Working in black-and-white is also not ordinary for me, so the shoot felt even more creative than normal.

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Alan Barnett, NYC portrait photography

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Real estate agent portrait

Real Estate Agency Portraits

A large New York City real estate agency normally sends its agents one at a time to my studio to make consistent portraits for their website. But recently they had six agents who would be in the office a the same time, so I brought my studio to their midtown location.

Real estate agent portrait

Real estate agent portrait

Real estate agent portrait

Real estate agent portrait

Real estate agent portrait

Real estate agent portrait

Alan Barnett, NYC portrait photography

NYC pet photography

A Boy and His Dog

I recently completed renovating my apartment, and with the new layout and decor, I was considering an experimental photo shoot there to explore its potential as a set for future shoots. I was interested in how my subject, my equipment, and I would fit in the space, and what I could accomplish with window light, studio lights, and a combination of the two. Coincidentally, a model I had worked with before contacted me to suggest we do another shoot. I had seen from his Instagram feed that he just adopted and adorable puppy, and I half-jokingly suggested that he bring his dog to the shoot. It turned into a great success. The apartment, though small, was easy to work in, and the puppy was as well behaved as I could expect a puppy to be when exploring new surroundings, especially with two cats present.

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC portrait photography

NYC pet photography

NYC pet photography

Alan Barnett, NYC portrait photography, NYC pet photography

Portraits at Home

After photographing my friend in my studio, he invited me to his home to take advantage of the view and the window light. Unfortunately, the day was heavily overcast, but we made the most of it. I supplemented the lackluster window light with a strobe I brought.

When I arrived, my subject was finishing up some baking, so we made a mess in the kitchen before getting to the photography we had planned. We made the best photo of the day before even getting started.

Alan Barnett, NYC portrait photography

Attorney portrait at Flatiron Building

Portraits of an Attorney around Madison Square Park

My studio is not far from Madison Square Park and the iconic Flatiron Building, and the architecture in the neighborhood makes a terrific background for environmental portraits. I recently worked with an attorney on executive portraits. After a headshot session in the studio, we walked to the park for environmental portraits.

Attorney studio portrait

Attorney portrait at Flatiron Building

Attorney portrait in Madison Square Park

Attorney portrait in front of Appellate Court

Alan Barnett, NYC portrait photography

Portrait of an Attorney at the Flatiron Building

My studio is not far from the iconic Flatiron Building, and the architecture in the neighborhood makes a terrific background for environmental portraits. This attorney wanted an urban feeling for his profile photo on his website, so we chose to use the plaza alongside the Flatiron Building as our set.

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