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Student Success Story: Robert Baker

Robert Baker, Napa Photography

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Here’s a bit of inspiration for those of you hoping to launch a career in photography.

Robert Baker was one of the first buyers of my off-camera-flash portrait course. At the time, he wrote me to say, “I got a TON more out of these videos than I thought I would!”

Well he wasn’t kidding. Apparently Robert learns fast, because soon he was posting photos on his website that looked like the work of a seasoned professional.

All of the photos on this page were lit with small flashes using the principles taught in my course. And frankly, many of them look as good as or better than anything I’ve ever shot.

Robert Baker Napa Photograher

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What I love about Robert’s photography is the careful balance between the ambient background light and the controlled light from the flash on his subject.

He also has a great eye for color, and for composition. All of these elements combine to lift his work well above that of many professional portrait shooters out there.

And it’s paying off for him.

Robert Baker Photo

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Robert recently left his former corporate employment to go full-time as a photographer. He works in the Napa, California area, and you can see this portfolio site here:

Robert Baker – Napa Photography

Robert also has an excellent blog with in-depth tutorials on flash photography and camera gear:

Robert Baker Photo

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Blog: The Napa Photographer

In short, this guy is doing everything right. I find it really inspiring to see this hard work, talent, and dedication paying off and allowing Robert to embark on what is sure to be a very promising photography career.

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