Dia De Los Muertos Portraits

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Halloween may only be a day away, but one of the more interesting ways to party is to observe Dia de los Muertos, or day of the dead. As a way to celebrate and remember those who’ve passed, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico and in other cultures around the world. As part of our Unforgettable San Antonio tourism campaign, we spent a day in the studio shooting these made-up marauders. We even have the behind the scenes stills & video to prove it. Keep reading for the full story…


We’re Hiring – Full Time jr. Retoucher

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Do you want to be a part of the Crisman team? Do you want to have a hand in creating world class imagery?

We’re excited to announce a new position in the studio: Junior Retoucher. We are looking for a passionate, creative, and dedicated individual with career retouching aspirations to join our Philadelphia based team. You will be responsible for image processing, retouching, pathing & masking, color correction, and file prep. Your position would be working under our Senior Retoucher, Taisya Kuzmenko. We are seeking applicants with motivation to grow and long term interest in developing groundbreaking, award winning pictures.

* Good Photoshop skills
* Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Camera Raw, and Capture One Pro
* Knowledge of color profiles, color conversions
* Understanding of photography, color, imagemaking
* An artistic eye, and strong attention to detail
* Ability and willingness to work late/weekends on occasion
* Interest in video editing and/or CGI work is a plus
* Adaptability to new tools and process
* Strong organizational skills, self-motivated
* Career retouching aspirations strongly encouraged

Full time – flexible schedule – compensation based on qualifications

Interested? So are we. Let us know what you can bring to the team: studio@crismanphoto.com

Weekly Wrap-up, June 24-28th

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In all seriousness, does anyone out there know where the month of June went? It feels like I blinked on May 31st and now I’m staring July right in the face. Strange. June has also been a crazy month due to the lack of weekly wrap-ups. All apologies there, but we’ve just been so busy that it can be hard to find the time. Fortunately we have a moment to take a breath and reflect on what we’ve been up to for the past few days. Despite the tropical weather, it’s been a good week back at home base in Philadelphia – keep reading to see what we’ve been up to…


Weekly Wrap-up, February 4th – 8th

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Another week down and who’s ready for the weekend? We’ve been keeping it local for the most part these past few days, shooting in our studio and working on some exciting new projects in the pipeline. Chris also found some time to make a trip up to New York City for a series of meetings while the rest of the crew held down the fort here in the city of brotherly love. Keep reading for some photos and stories of what else we’ve been up to this week…


In Collaboration With: Oliphant Studios

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There are so many talented visual artists out there. Honestly it feels like every day we find something that inspires, intrigues or excites us – or better yet, something that sparks an idea for collaboration.

Way back in the summer of 2011 we were shooting an advertising project with a very special need for a particular backdrop. In finding and producing this backdrop, we were introduced to Sarah Oliphant. Since then we’ve worked with Oliphant Studios and their incredible painted backdrops as often as we can. Over the years this collaboration has produced a handful of unique beautiful photos. Keep reading to see…


Weekly Wrap-up, January 28th – February 1st

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It’s been another week full of shooting here in Philadelphia. Chris and the rest of the crew have kept it local and stayed busy working on a five day editorial project that we shot in our studio and around our great city – we even managed to work in the studio disco ball into a few of the pictures. It might be the dead of winter, but we’ve enjoyed staying at home and making tons of photos for the past week. Keep reading for a few more photos and the rest of our stories from the past week…


Double Weekly Wrap-up, January 14-25th

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Whew. It’s been a whirlwind since we last posted a wrap-up. Five shoots, six cities, 1300+ miles in the car, countless more miles flown up in the air, and it’s finally Friday and I can breathe for a minute and catch all of you up on the craziness of the last fourteen days. Between Charleston, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia we had a crazy trip, but we made some great photos along the way.

Don’t worry though, I made sure to snap a handful of photos along the way. Keep reading to take a look…