Quality is the utmost focus in our photography services.
About Hagop’s Photography
We started Hagop’s Photography in 1993 in Palo Alto, but photography started for Hagop when his father bought his first camera for him. A professional photographer, friend of the family mentored Hagop and started him on his path.
He learned about lighting, posing, composition, film development, retouching and many other necessary skills. In high school he was the “official” school photographer. Later he had a studio and photographed portraits but weddings were more profitable and more fun. He learned and became an expert in print and negative retouching.
When our clients start working with Hagop and they realize that he actually not only knows what he’s doing, but he does it well. The question that comes into the conversation is, “So, how long have you been doing this?” The answer is always and he jokes, “Since I had hair.”
When we started Hagop’s Photography, cameras were still film and you had to understand how to use it. Photographers primarily were commercial photographers or wedding and family photographers. Our main focus at that time was portraits (which included family and business portraits) and weddings. As the Internet became stronger and people started needing photographs for their websites, LinkedIn, profile photos… it’s endless, we shifted to photographing more headshots and corporate work which has become our main focus for photography.
Digital Retouching Experience
Hagop started using Photoshop with version 2.5 when if you opened a large file it could take an hour or two to open. There was no cost efficient way to print so we would send the file to a lab that would make us a negative, and then we would print from the negative. Sounds totally crazy now. Learning to use Photoshop and becoming proficient in it was one of the best things he had done for his craft. He personally retouches all our work. During a headshot session he will retouch your photos with you present so that he has your input. It’s amazing to watch him work.
Photography, gardening and digital artwork. Hagop digitally paints artwork, which we have printed onto acrylic and brushed metal at a local lab. View some samples in the gallery below.