Photographer Kenneth Benjamin Reed- the only photographer you’ll need.
Combining creative lighting and direction, commercial photographer Ben Reed captures the essence of a concept with the heart of a painter and the eyes of a marksman. Using principles of lighting and composition from classic paintings and early photography, Reed has a knack for teasing fantastic images out of any situation.
Ben maintains traditional lighting, design, and compositional applications in his photographs, bringing your creative ideas into vivid clarity. Be it classical studio portraiture, environmental portraiture, wedding and event photography, editorial assignments, advertising or promotional campaigns- Ben knows that doing great business is all about building great relationships.
Contact him today if you would like a rate quote or have any questions.
Digital production knowledge
Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Aperture, Canon, Nikon, Genuine Fractals, Deep Meta, Fluid Mask, Apple, Mac, Macintosh, Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Linux, Microsoft, Powerpoint, Entourage, Word, Outlook, css, digital photography, file management, HTML, imaging, multimedia, post-production, plug-ins, web site production, catalogs, color management, concept development, creative design, database administration, editing. Lessons available: I can teach you how to do these things.
Lighting and grip qualifications
Ben has an extensive knowledge on creating a variety of lighting scenarios in strobe, tungsten, natural, and mixed lighting environments. He has experience with Broncolor, Elinchrom, DynaLite, Speedotron, Lowell, Interfit, Profoto, Calumet, Paul Buff (Einstein, Alien Bee, White Lightning) strobes, Vagabond battery packs, Cybersyncs, Pocket Wizards, and other transceivers, Speedlights, natural and hot lights, baffles, flags, modifiers, softboxes, and numerous DIY lighting techniques.
Media Inc, The Portland Opera, Marquis Magazine, Threadless, Seattle Magazine, Liaison Designs, Gasoline Glamour, Exprima Media, Northwest Tattoo Magazine, Stephanie D Couture, Blue Gardenia cafe, Adorn Body Art, Dr Pressman, Today’s Vintage, My Bad, Billie Jo Retro, Pearson Publications, Ginger Salon, Salon 77, The Sentinel, MF Magazine
“Ben is top-notch and cares about the details and results. At the same time he’s very reliable with deadlines. I asked him to photograph some Adidas basketball sneakers as concepts for ads and he did a great job. He’s extremely reasonable and easy to work with.
- David Cin, Senior Footwear Designer at Adidas
“Ben’s ability to connect with people and his enthusiasm make him our first choice when the need arises.”
- Trisha Hassler, Artist
“Take a look at Ben’s portfolio. Skilled in both studio and on-location photography Ben has shown himself to be a dynamic photographer capable of handling a myriad of photography projects.”
- Luke Olsen, photographer
“There are few photographers that I would endorse, Ben is one them. He’s truly talented and hard working.”
- Adam Michaud, Graphic Designer at Leupold
“Kenneth has an amazing eye for photography.”
- Alex Roosevelt , Vice President at UNIQUE LIQUID
“Kenneth Benjamin Reed’s photography first caught my attention years back with his treatment of a fantastical safari-esque shoot in a Pacific NW wild plain, and every new piece from him only increases my respect for his talent. His gregarious nature is sincere, and his charm is a breath of fresh air in an industry of people seemingly too busy to be human. He is a great photographer and I’m likely to be a fan of his works for a lifetime. I highly recommend him for projects large and small; you can’t go wrong in any capacity.”
- Benjamin Balzer, NW Regional Ambassador – CouchSurfing International
“I’ve worked with Ben on several projects and he has always been a source or great creative inspiration and technical knowledge. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an artistic photographer with superior skills.”
- Mike Burry, photographer
“Kenneth Benjamin Reed has a rare and amazing talent. He has the ability to capture the spirit of his subject (without which a photo has no life). I’ve worked with him on several occasions in the past and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for fabulous photographs!”
- Kat Swank, designer
“Kenneth Benjamin Reed is a very creative photographer who shoots outstanding work both in studio and on-location. I highly recommend him.”
- Pete Springer, Portland Photographer
“He is a true professional and I highly recommend him if you are looking for someone experienced to come prepared and produce quality work.”
- Daylene Rhyner, Photographer and Model
“I’ve worked with Ben a few times and those that I didn’t get to, I wished I had! He presents only the finest of quality work matched with timely deliveries. He is artistic, clean, professional and innovative…clearly amazing!”
- Jennifer Sims, Client / Fashion Designer
“Ben provided excellent work – quality images delivered on time and within budget.”
- Corey Pressman, Exprima Media
“Kenneth (Ben) creates phenomenal photographs – they are imaginative and technically excellent. Highly recommended.”
- Lisa Fox, Client
“I was able to assist Ben with a few shoots, and was amazed at his professionalism and ability to coax the most inexperienced subject into a fantastic shoot! Ben is a work-horse, and stays on task until everyone is completely satisfied with their results from the initial consultation and set-up to final printing,”
-Holly Patton, stylist
“Kenneth Benjamin Reed is extremely knowledgeable and creative in his art and understanding of client’s goals…cool dude too.”
- Raymond Gehlbach
“Ben is a remarkable, skilled and personable photographer. His is a master of both the technical aspects and the art of his trade
- Padraig Criostoir Nolan
“Ben is a talented artist with a fantastic eye for his subject – you’ll love his work!”
- Alicia Kea, SEO Strategist
“Ben has the kind of calming presence that can put camera-shy folks at ease, he knows how to give gentle direction in order to take a great photo, and he has the kind of artistic eye and understanding of lighting and framing to beautifully capture whatever he points his camera at. When it comes to quality, creativity, and professionalism, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better photographer. I really can’t recommend him highly enough, he’s fantastic.”
Jayda Klingerman, Executive Recruiter
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