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Welcome


Let Luke Photography Tell "Your" Story

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Welcome


Let Luke Photography Tell "Your" Story

A good photographer should be able to put you at ease and capture the “real” you, regardless of whether they’re photographing a high school senior, a corporate CEO, an engaged couple, or a family.  At Luke Photography, we have one photographer.  One photographer that is serious about creating great portraits. Good photographers get out of their own way and let great portraits happen.  No canned poses, no preconceived ideas of what you should look like.

High School Seniors

High School Senior portraits don't have to be boring…today's high school seniors expect dramatic portraits that fully express their personality. Whether you're a rock star…a fashionista…an athlete…or poet…every student is unique, and the images from your session will reflect that. 

Portraits

Whether it's a young adult's coming of age, a loving couple's engagement, a personal statement, or an important moment in your family's history, portraits play an important part in developing memories and a legacy.  "This  is who I am, and this is what is important to me." 

Commercial

As a business, you need your customers to want to buy your product or service. As a society, we are bombarded by a visual feast of advertising, most of which is forgotten or ignored. You need to make your business and your products stand out with creative images that will get noticed every time.

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The Difference


If you only know one way to do things, then you are limited to one look

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The Difference


If you only know one way to do things, then you are limited to one look

With over 26 years of experience. I specialize in the portrait and commercial/industrial market, where I can more readily apply my understanding of lighting to create unique and visually pleasing images, which really tell the story of the person that I'm photographing, or show the product or facility in new and interesting light.  Whether the subject is a high school senior, a CEO, or a new technological product, let's make it noteworthy.

 

Many photographers who are new to the industry don't truly understand lighting, and prefer to photograph by natural light only. If that's all you know, then you are limited to only that kind of "look".  When a photographer understands lighting, it allows them to design and engineer well thought-out images, but also allows them to think quickly on their feet when situations change, instead of fumbling for a solution.

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The Photographer


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The Photographer


Patrick Luke, Photog. Cr., CPP

Owner and Photographer

Luke Photography is located in a 100-yr. old building in the Village of Fairport that used to be vinegar warehouse for the French's mustard company.  The 1,300 s.f. studio has been here two years, and will be undergoing an expansion in the Spring of 2014 with the addition of 700 s.f. of shooting space, which will allow more creative freedom during sessions and, much to my wife's chagrin, increase the level of "personal creative mayhem" that I bring on myself.  

Although I take my work very seriously, I am known for a good sense of humor, and not taking myself too seriously.

I started my photography business over 26 years ago by shooting weddings, although now I concentrate on portraits and commercial/industrial work.  In 2010 I earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) certification through the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), which less than 3% of professional photographers have attained.  It not only assures others of a photographer's knowledge, but also the continuance to develop new skills and techniques.

Any business owner knows that cloning yourself is the key to maximizing the business's efficiency, and minimizing the owner's amount of sleep.

I earned the Photographic Craftsman degree (Photog. Cr.) in 2012 through the PPA.  This degree is attained through service as a mentor, author or speaker. This degree shows that you have gone beyond the creation of images and dedicated your time to teach other photographers and move the industry forward and encourage education.

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I speak at conventions and photography organizations on lighting and portrait techniques, and I also teach professional photographers cost-effective ways to improve the quality of their photography by better understanding their existing equipment and creatively using alternative equipment to get comparable, if not better, results.

Going to great lengths...and heights...to get a group photo of a church congregation. Don't worry, it was safer than it looks.

I am on the Executive Board of the Professional Photographers Society of NY State (PPSNYS) and also a 2-time President and on the Executive Board of the Greater Rochester Professional Photographers (GRPP). 

 

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