Meet Fred, full time Professional Photographer and owner of S18 Photography based in Marlton NJ, with a studio in Cinnaminson. Fred shoots a lot of Commercial Photography; however, specializes in Real Estate and Headshot Photography. Fred’s wife is a photographer as well, she primarily is a Newborn Photographer but they shoot wedding’s and events together. Fred said that they compliment each other well as they have different shooting styles.
Fred, never really knew what he wanted to be when he grew up and along the way he’s done everything from stock trading & real estate to owning his own vending company. Fred’s background is in engineering, he has a degree is in Computer & Electrical Engineering. Fred, worked for the US Dept. of Defense for 8+ years. Fred worked in Weapons & Munitions testing for the US Army, and in modeling and simulation for the Navy. Fred worked his way from Jr. Engineer to Lead Project Engineer in 5 years at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Lakehurst, NJ. Fred then went into management where he managed a number of large information systems & visual landing aids platforms… a number of multi-million dollar platforms stationed throughout the world.
One of the scariest decisions of Fred’s life was when he stepped away from his day job, leaving behind six figures, while having a mortgage, car payments, a daughter and more. Fred decided that he wanted to do something that truly made him happy and liked the idea of owning his own company. Along with his wife, Fred was able to build their already busy photography business into his a successful company. Fred is very excited about moving forward with what he and his wife love to do.
I met Fred on Google+ and I have already learned a lot from him just by going on this photo shoot. Fred is a huge fan of David Hobby, and strobist.com and has a lot of knowledge on off camera flash. Something I have very little knowledge with but have been trying to learn for quite some time now. I also learned a good bit about custom white balance as the shot you see here, was not coming out how I had originally planned in my head. Fred told me it was due to the incandescent bulbs and suggested that I custom white balance my camera off of his shirt. As soon as I did that the photo came to life. It was definetly a pleasure meeting Fred and I look forward to future shoots together.
If you would like to connect with Fred head over to one of his websites
http://www.s18photography.com, http://www.s18newborns.com, he is also on many other Social Media platforms. Just do a search for S18 Photography.
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