Blake Discher specializes in photographing people for editorial, advertising and corporate clients. He combines his professional experience
and photographic knowledge with today's technology to create lasting iconic images. His work can be found in
leading editorial publications and in advertising and annual reports for Fortune 500 corporations worldwide.
On a tight deadline? That's no problem because Blake photographs people using digital equipment and can provide immediate turnaround of ultra-high resolution images for immediate evaluation and inclusion into your layout. Blake keeps himself at the forefront of technological advances that effect the industry and and is a highly sought after lecturer on this topic to industry groups nationwide. The Detroit News recognized Blake as a pioneer in the use of digital technology in the corporate photography arena.
He'll make you look great; Blake and his staff understand your desire to produce an award-winning annual report, brochure, or corporate publication. He and his team will help you do just that. His capabilities and experience allow him to easily work with busy executives and his team's ability to assist with makeup, styling or any issues that may arise unexpectedly enables him to create lasting images for your use.
Blake, a Michigan corporate photographer, has worked hard to make his web site innovative and interesting. There's a gallery of Blake's personal work that features images he creates purely to satisfy his passion for photography.
Looking for help with your picture taking? Very few Detroit Photographers are so willing to help! Check out Blake's Top 10 Photo Tips page.
Need a break? Play "Don't Crash the Triumph," a game Blake created for the Detroit Triumph Sportscar Club that features artwork of his 1976 Triumph TR6. You'll find this and other 'fun stuff' on the Links page.
Blake looks forward to working with you on your next project requiring a photographer.
Now a bit about Firefly Studios' location, just because we think it's one of the best spots in the city!
The studio is located in Detroit, Michigan historic Eastern Market, a true farmer's market that to this day receives
and distributes a vast amount of fruit, meat products and other foodstuffs to southeastern Michigan.
If you visit, arrive early and take in the sights and sounds of the market; Saturdays are best for walking around and people watching. Have breakfast at the Russell Street Deli, located just below the studio, it's consistently rated among the best delicatessens in the area. Across the street is Hirt's, boasting an amazing selection of cheeses and gourmet foods from around the world. Want a burger for lunch? Then head over to Vivio's Bar, right next to Hirt's. For fine wines, it's Cost Plus Wine Shoppe, also across the street. Ask for Tim McCarthy, an Irishman with a penchant for wine and conversation. He'll help you select the perfect bottle for any occasion.
There are different types of corporate photographers with different styles of corporate photography. My personal preference is to create corporate photographs
or an executive portrait that has a lot of life. The best executive headshot is one with warmth. Professional portrait photography has shifted gears
in the last few years. The kind of corporate photo that's in demand is no longer posed; rather, the best business headshot seems to create a window into the
portraits taker's personality. Corporate head shots are usually done on location in the building of your company with studio lighting.
A typical corporate portraits session would include shooting ten or more people at the same location on the same day, to help keep costs down.
If natural light portrait photography is preferred, it is offered as an option if the company location is appropriate, otherwise, most executive portrait photographers
bring studio lighting to give corporate photogrpahs the fromality they need. For the best corporate lawyer photo, a lawyer photograopher may sometimes do
a variety of both natural and studio light giving the client professional portraits that have a lot more range.
A professional photographer will always bring a crew consisting of a makeup artist and assistant to help with the shoot. The assistant helps with transporting
and setting up lights for the portable business portrait studio and the makeup artist helps you look as good as you can for camera without looking like you have
any makeup on. Even a corporate photo needs a little makeup. If you wish to have executive portraits with the same results as what you see in my porfolio,
makeup is very much a part of the end result. Professional makeup for executive portraiture is applied lightly but with enough coverage for camera.
Professional photographers offer different packages for a corporate headshot session. Most portrait photographers, including myself,
provide online proof sheets for viewing images. Any CDs with professional corporate photography are custom made to order depending on whether or not you
need master files for press or publication, or if you need files for web use only. Most executive photography packages include at least one
professional corporate head shot that's been lightly retouched, otherwise corporate portrait photograhers offer varying packages. Give us a call
for a croporate head shots with personality package tailored to your needs! We also have many headshot resources for actors and headshot photographers.
Although Michigan Photographer Blake Discher is based in Detroit, he serves Ann Arbor, Southfield, Troy, St. Clair Shores,
Royal Oak, Ferndale, Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Romulus, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Traverse City, Bay City, Saginaw, Flint,
Macomb County, Wayne County, Oakland County, Ypsilanti, Brighton, Novi, Northville, Dearborn, and other surrounding areas.