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Alec Himwich Photography

Durham, NC, Orange

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‘21 Certificate of Excellence, 2021

About

I specialize in head shots (LinkedIn, social media and chiaroscuro), product photography and events. My head shots and product photography are typically done in my studio at 807 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27705.

My event photography focuses on parties, conferences and dance events.

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22 September 2021

Commercial & Corporate Photographers

I really liked working with Alec. After a long career in the military, these were my first headshots in civilian attire so I wasn't sure how they would turn out. Very pleasantly surprised!

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28 August 2021

Commercial & Corporate Photographers

I cannot speak highly enough about working with Alec. He was so professional, so kind, and a genuine joy to spend time with! The photos he produced are remarkable - ones I know I will use again and again in different settings. I feel so fortunate to have stumbled across him. If you need professional, high-quality photos for an absolute bargain of a price, look no more. More...

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HAHA! Maybe I should raise my rates. I would that except the success of our headshot session was as much due to your preparation and self-awareness in the studio as to my photography. Your headshots are result of our collaborative effort. Thank you so much for working with me in the studio and giving me a touchstone for how collaboration in this context feels. I will know what I am looking for in the future. Be wishes, Alec

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9 July 2021

Headshot Photographers

Alex was wonderful!!!! I had just discovered that I had an urgent hard deadline. So I really appreciated that Alec responded very quickly (less than an hour; and in fact, his was the only response). He obviously is passionate about his work, and was fun to work with. Also, the headshots were great, so he is highly competent in my opinion. Reasonable cost. Can't compliment him highly enough! More...

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Thank you Pat, I really appreciated your clear idea of what you were seeking in a headshot and your direct approach in achieving it. In this way you helped me to make the headshot image you were seeking quickly. Thanks, Alec

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8 May 2021

Headshot Photographers

Alec was very talented and a joy to work with! My headshots came out looking very professional and flattering. I’m proud that Alec’s work will be on my website!

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Thank you Nina. If all my customers worked as well in front of the camera, my life as a headshot photographer would be a breeze. In a difficult situation for photography we were able to find a solution that worked for us. I appreciate your cooperation and ability to adapt to "circumstances". Thanks, Alec

30 April 2021

Alec did a great job with my professional photo. He made me feel relaxed, and I actually laughed at all his jokes to make me smile. I will definitely use him again.

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Reply from Alec Himwich Photography

Thank you very much for your positive review Pam. I enjoyed enormously working with you. I have gotten a lot of nice comments on our work together. Headshots are, in my opinion, collaborative. You were a good collaborator and a lot of fun to work with. If we have another session sometime, please give me some advance warning so I can "develop" some new material. You have heard all my best jokes. Be well, Alec

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20 April 2021

General Photography

Great experience with Alec. I would definitely go to him in the future and certainly recommend.

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Thank you for this positive review. Joshua was fun to work with and an excellent collaborator in the studio. His business-like approach enabled us to make a good executive headshot for his corporate website. Thanks, Alec

17 March 2021

We had a very good experience working with Alec. Very detailed and and accommodating. We were satisfied with our photos and recommend it to others.

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The good experience was entirely mutual. Your consulting with me in advance of the session in your restaurant made it easy for me to set up my location photography of your menu items. I was happy that I was able to make photos of each item that were well lit and colorful. Your presentation of each menu item to be photographed made the captured photos very appetizing. Thank you, Alec

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12 March 2021

Headshot Photographers

Alec was very accommodating to my schedule in that it was an urgent need to have a headshot done for the company website. He was professional, enthusiastic and truly cared about delivering a quality product . I am not someone who likes to have my picture taken but he made it easy and a pleasant experience ( in spite of the all the corny jokes :) I would definitely recommend him and would use him again. More...

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16 December 2020

Commercial & Corporate Photographers

I enjoyed working with Alec.
He did an amazing job, the quality of work was to notch.

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9 March 2020

Headshot Photographers

Impressive photographer & pleasant experience.

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19 December 2019

Commercial & Corporate Photographers

Our first time working with Alec Himwich and it was a great experience. Alec is an excellent photographer which you can see by his website. Alec is very easy to work with, and goes above and beyond making sure he gets the shoots you want/need and that you are very satisfied with the end results. We would absolutely use Alec again and look forward to it. More...

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30 September 2019

General Photography

Alec was very patience and professional! Love the pictures!!! Plus he is very on clock! I think was his 1st experience take horse picture and he made it!!! He got really good ones!!!

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31 July 2019

Headshot Photographers

Professional headshot done. A great experience and wonderful results. Alex is so personable and puts you at ease. Looking forward to working with him again.

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24 July 2019

Headshot Photographers

Working with Alec was very easy and enjoyable, which was a nice surprise since I went into my first-ever headshot session a bit nervous. I was also impressed with how quickly he got the finished products back to me and very pleased with the results! I highly recommend working with Alec More...

7 July 2019

Alec photographed my wedding and he was absolutely phenomenal. He was extremely professional and took care of everything for us. He listened and gave us lots of helpful insights while also letting us call the shots. I can’t recommend him enough! His price point is shockingly low for the quality of work! More...

31 January 2019

Wonderful person to work with! I had my paintings photographed and he made sure that I was satisfied with the results by endlessly tweaking some of the color specifications that I was particular on.

Q&As

In making head shots, the important thing is to establish sense of trust and understanding of the essentials of a good head shot.

With product photography, my concern is representing the object I am photographing as accurately as possible. I shoot tethered so it is possible to evaluate the photos as they are made. I prefer to work with the object owner to be sure that the lighting (reflections and shadows) are managed in an optimal manner.

At events, I like to capture individual and group photos as well as moments that tell a story about the event. At dance performances, I seek to capture the climatic moments the event.

For head shot clients, I need to know the purpose of the head shot, whether a make up artist is needed (I can arrange that) and whether the photo is to be taken in the studio or on location.

For product photography, I need to know if the client can come to my studio or whether I need to travel the client's location. I also need to know the number and size of objects to be photographed.

For event photography, I need to know where the event will be, how long it will last and what products are to be delivered.

In doing head shots, I love the rich, collaborative experience of working with someone to create their public face.

In doing product photography, I enjoy the challenge of getting the lighting just right to represent the object without visual distractions.

In doing event photography, I enjoy interacting with the event attendees to capture representative photos. In the case of dance performances, I aim to freeze action and capture the decisive moment in the dance.

In 2000, I became interested in photography and have been avidly photographing since then. In 2016, I had time and opportunity to convert my love of photography into a business.

I shoot with the the latest mirrorless cameras (that can capture photos soundless at events) and I have the capability of shooting with continuous lights or strobes in the studio or on location.

As part of my service, I deliver both RAW photos (for the client's archival use) and lightly edited JPGs. I am always willing to do additional editing when required for an agreed upon price.

My interest in working with clients is to capture photos that address the client's stated requirements. My highest concern is with the client's satisfa ction with my work. Although I quote a price for each job which I stick to, I do not stint on effort and time spent and I stick to my original quote.

Services

Head shots for social media, corporate use or artistic chiaroscuros.

Photography of furniture, jewelry or other objects. This work is typically done in my studio at 807 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27705.

I deliver carefully retouched JPGs (files directly usable in print or web use) as well as RAW photos (for the client's archival purposes ) if requested.

Photography of meetings, parties and dance performances,

I travel to the event location within a radius of 25 miles of Durham, NC. I charge $0.30/mile for travel in excess of my studio at 807 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701,

I delive r lightly edited JPGs (files directly usable in print or web use) as well as RAW photos (for the client's archival purposes ) if requested.