H Squared Photography & Videography Services of Hampton Roads
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Where professional artists make your dream a reality.
Over thirty years combined experience in the fields of photography/videography.
Here is an example of what professional equipment can do: 10 frames per second at full 16 megapixel quality, with sustained focus capability that is exclusive to the Sony DSLT cameras that we use. This is one of our many edges over our competition: The ability to capture that one right moment. That one rare, shy smile between the blinks of an eye. That one gesture that is gone and can never quite be duplicated. That one perfect moment during the first kiss as man and wife.
1. Professional Equipment
More important than the equipment the photographer uses is the photographer themselves. Our skilled photographers, Amy and Chris, know both the technical aspect and artistic aspect of photography, to take the equipment to it's fullest potential. For example, with portraits we know how to get the best results by using methods our competitors do not. Using available light when possible, and non-intrusive studio lights when we have to, we are able to make our customers feel much more comfortable than our competitors who use heavy flashes and make their customers conform to specific poses. Here at H² Photo Services we don't just pose our clients, we also like to use the natural poses and interaction our clients use with their environment. With a little guidance if necessary, the results are extraordinary.
Whenever you book a photo session with us you are booking at least two individuals. In addition to a primary photographer there is a second person who is devoted to making the photo session as fluid and fruitful as possible, whether that person records video, acts as a secondary photographer, is devoted to dynamic lighting, or performs light touch-ups with makeup or hair. We cover all of your needs when many of our competitors can't.
Ten Frame-Per-Second Cameras
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2. Professional Image Editing
3. Professional Experience
No one will spend as much time making sure you're images look perfect as we do. Make sure you go with photographers who know how to really edit photos. We excel in making your images look great, and no one else is willing to spend as much time doing it as we are.
In this example we show how adding virtual light to an image fills in shadows. This gives a very unique looking image versus using a fill flash. Using a fill flash is easy but it removes the detail from the dress as it delivers a flat light. Placing a fill flash at an angle can help this, however, that would also have caused shadows.
Even using two powerful flashes for fill flash wouldn't compete with the bright morning sun. After a few minutes of local adjustments this photo turned out beautifully and created a unique look.
In this example we show how removing distractions and evening lighting in an image can make a huge difference. Notice how the top of the heart on the second i in Lillies is reinforced.
In this example we have used special digital filters to increase contrast and use an adjustment we call "beautify" on the background.
We then filled in the darker areas with virtual light. Notice how the light on the flowers is now even. We took this same shot using a fill flash instead but the flat lighting of the fill flash could not compete with this unique natural light.
Another example of using virtual light to fill in areas.