San Francisco Bay Area Photographer Specializing in Headshots and Publicity Portraits

Alex Thorne Photography Testimonials

February 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
To read more of my reviews on Thumbtack, click here-->> We had a need for portraits of our Leadership Team, and selected Alex after reviewing the portfolio of several area photographers. Because our team is located in various cities throughout the country, we provided Alex with the added challenge of being able to shoot the entire group within a v...
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Photography Tip: Setting the Aperture for Creative Effect

December 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I wanted to draw your attention to an in-depth article by Todd Vorenkamp at B&H on aperture. It’s part of a three-part series covering exposure. In this post, I’ll touch briefly on how I think about using aperture in my photography, but I encourage you read Vorenkamp’s detailed article on how aperture is used to adjust exposure, depth of field and...
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Photographing Cornerstone in Sonoma CA with the Canon 5D and 50mm f/1.2L

December 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Cornerstone is fun collection of wine tasting venues, home and garden shops, and café located in Sonoma just off of Highway 121. The gardens at Cornerstone are created and installed by world renowned designers and have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other leading publications. It’s also a great place to snap a few phot...
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Pinhole Photography Awesomeness

April 23, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I just love this article by BBC's Phil Coomes discussing pinhole photography. It is truly a "back to basics" approach to capturing and creating artistic images. Along with many other photographers, I have found that cameras that limit your creative options can, in the end, enhance your eye for unique compositions. One of the best things I ever d...
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San Francisco Chronicle Photography Article Highlights Winogrand’s Work

April 19, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
By Alex Thorne The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is currently showing a fascinating exhibit by Garry Winogrand through June 2 nd. Covering the show was San Francisco Chronicle reporter, Kenneth Baker, who wrote a fantastic article about the show. Here’s a brief excerpt from the article: “Early work from the 1950s and ’60s, centered on Manha...
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San Francisco Bay Area Photographer Specializing in Professional Headshots and Business Portraits

November 25, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
I'm the owner of Alex Thorne Photography and I will be relocating my portrait studio to Contra Costa County, California from Virginia. I specialize in headshots and portraits for business and publicity clients. My services will be offered throughout the San Francisco Bay Area along with Danville, Walnut Creek, San Ramon and many other areas through...
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Corporate Headshots at Ameriprise Financial Services Firm Offered a Variety of Portrait Options

September 12, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
By Alex Thorne A financial services firm needed headshots for their website and the initial request seemed pretty straight forward. However, after a face-to-face meeting with the client, the project grew into an interesting opportunity to help the company present a more personal image to the public. The client had expressed an interest in showi...
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The Beatles, some Dusty Old Negatives, and a Great Story

August 15, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Photo By Mike Mitchell By Alex Thorne It’s a classic storyline: someone discovers some old negatives they shot a long time ago and sells them for big bucks. But for Mike Mitchell, his struggles with depression and finances makes this story particularly uplifting. The Washington Post’s Manual Roig-Franzia brings to life Mitchell’s passion for p...
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Ten Photography Websites for Inspiration

August 10, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
By Alex Thorne Every now and then, stepping away from your own work and taking a look at what other photographers are doing can boost the creative juices. I found the following list in an article written by Katy Cowan at Creative Boom. Each site brings a new and interesting perspective to photography. I particularly like the Guardian In Pictures i...
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Food Photography: Yummy to Look at and Not Hard to do Well

January 08, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
By Alex Thorne Andrew Smith Yes, not hard to do well at all, but as you can see from my previous post, “ Food Photography Gone Wrong, ” too many people just don’t take the time to do it right. I’m not sure what it is about food photography that I find so interesting. Maybe it has something to do with my appreciation for a professional photogra...
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Behind the Scenes Look at the Official White House Photographer

November 24, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
By Alex Thorne Pete Souza and President Obama Tonight’s National Geographic on PBS will be chronicling the daily life of Pete Souza, President Obama’s official photographer. This should be a fascinating look at one of the most elite photography assignments in the industry. But, as today’s Washington Post review of “The President’s Photographer...
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Washington DC’s Week of Photography Mayhem

November 04, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
By Alex Thorne Peter McBride FotoWeek DC as it’s called, kicks off tomorrow! It’s going to be a great week of photographic exhibits, contests, lectures and workshops that will keep any enthusiast busy and entertained. Here’s more from the Washington Post: “Think about it: Over the course of a single week, this Friday to next Saturday, tho...
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Do Mug Shots Make Great Portrait Art?

October 21, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
Jane Fonda was arrested in 1970 for possession of suspicious pills and for kicking the policeman who arrested her. The pills turned out to be vitamins; the charges were eventually dropped. By Alex Thorne As portrait photographers, we become sensitive to people’s emotions and expressions when they are in front of the camera. We see a lot of ge...
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Food Photography Gone Wrong

October 18, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
By Alex Thorne We all probably have seen many examples of bad food photography, but some of the images captured by Harmon Leon at the San Francisco Chronicle top the list of worst food photography. Check out this quick read here –>> Obviously, food photography’s purpose is to make the restaurant’s food appetizing, however as you will see, these...
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New Photography Exhibit in Washington DC Takes a Fascinating Look Back in Time

October 15, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
Image via Wikipedia By Alex Thorne An interesting photography exhibit just opened up in Washington, DC at the Phillips Collection. Titled, Truth Beauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945, the show takes you back to the early days of photography, as some early enthusiasts attempted to transform the “fussy craft” into an art for...
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