lifestyle photography | portraits | wedding
fine art – elegant, compelling images
photojournalism – candid documentary
visual storytelling – the story of your wedding day
digital capture – professional DSLRs & lenses
natural light + great composition
work deliberately to capture great images (quality over quantity)
typically shoot 600+ images; edit to 300+
select 50-150 for album with complete story of your day
digital darkroom – edited & adjusted by photographer —
hi-res images – on disk, with license for personal use; photographer retains copyright and rights for all other uses
have prints made wherever you choose
online review and print ordering also available
solo photographer – no assistants; no second shooters
I use digital photography and natural light to create images that are both elegant and compelling. What I do is visual storytelling – taking a photojournalistic approach to quickly, quietly, and unobtrusively capture the beauty and emotion of spontaneous real life moments, settings, and details. As a result, I love to shoot people and landscapes and architecture. These elements come together in weddings. I particularly appreciate those that take place in natural, rustic, casual settings – vineyards, farms, barns, parks – or in picturesque landscapes and distant destinations.
My vision is to create a cohesive collection of great images that capture the real life story of your wedding day. For weddings, that vision is driven by the final product – images that can stand alone as separate prints or come together as part of collection, as in a coffee table book or album.
Samples of my work can be seen on my website, at www.nasbephoto.com. Some favorites from my work and from personal projects and interests are posted on my blog at blog.nasbephoto.com.
I have been a ardent photographer my whole life. I’ve almost always carried a camera and taken pictures wherever I’ve been. My professional photography experience includes portraits, weddings, architecture, travel, landscape, events, commercial, industrial. Over the years, a constant theme has been capturing intimate artistic images of people on location that tell a visual story with emotional impact; using an unobtrusive, candid, photojournalistic approach to create elegant compositions with strong graphic elements; with warm natural light. I continue to study photography, with a goal of refining my technique and improving the final product for clients. I am particularly inspired these days by British wedding photographer Jeff Ascough, Australian wedding photographer Marcus Bell, and Canadian wedding photographer Christina Craft.
· Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA)
· Professional Photographers Association (PPA)
· American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
· Postgraduate certificate, Russian and East European Studies, US Army Russian Institute, Garmisch, Germany
· MA, international relations, University of Southern California
· MA, foreign affairs, University of Virginia
· BS, physical sciences, Kansas State University
· Management consultant
· Intelligence officer
My camera bag includes: Canon EOS 5d Mark II, full-frame DSLRs, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM, Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM, Canon Extender EF 2x II, Canon Speedlite 580EX II, and multiple additional speedlights. My digital darkroom includes: Macbook Pro 17, with PhaseOne Capture One Pro 7, Apple Aperture 3, Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro.
Near Charlottesville, in the heart of central Virginia. Readily accessible to Richmond, Northern Virginia, and the greater metropolitan Washington, DC, area. Serving the mid-Atlantic states and destinations across the US and beyond. Available for assignments to destinations worldwide. I am happy to travel almost anywhere to photograph you and your wedding.
rod nasbe photography
33 whippoorwill lane
palmyra, va 22963
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