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John Manning | Elance
Last Sign-in: Dec 13, 2015

John Manning

Upscale look at an affordable price.
   United States
  |   Chicago, IL


I've been shooting corporate and fashion assignments since 1987. I came to the field after being a creative director at an advertising agency. My background strengthens my work in two ways.

The experience I gained in advertising in how to use images to sell the products and services of my clients benefits me every day in my photographic work. My skill in retouching and design brings that work to the highest levels of excellence, which also boosts the selling power of my imagery.

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Black-and-white professional portrait of law firm managing partner.
Professional portrait of lawyer with a large international law firm.
Professional portrait of lawyer with a large international law firm.
Executive portrait of CEO on location in front of his building.
Office manager and staff working in their offices.
Working portrait of two lawyers with large international law firm done for a...
Casual working portrait of CEO on the desk of his office in Chicago.
Group shot in conference room of employees of a Dubai-based capital firm.
Lawyer with large international law firm
Before and after shows our method of making an image look upscale by many small changes...
Several small clean-ups enhance the look of the portrait. A natural background was...
Client wanted minor retouching of the people, but background changed to a new...
Standard retouching for corporate website.
Standard retouching
Standard retouching and added new background furnished by client.
Standard retouching.
Standard retouching.
Standard retouching.
Standard Retouching
Ribbon cutting for new law office with state and local officials.
Executive recruiting firm 25th anniversary party on LA rooftop.
Pool side corporate event
Behind the scenes at the making of "Rocky Balboa}" (Rocky VI)
Lawyers association meeting
Professional legal association networking dinner.

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Photography Certification
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Service Description

Location and studio photography. Fashion, corporate, advertising, personal. Color and black-and-white. Digital photo retouching, special effects, and compositing.

My compositing work is sometimes used to add people to a photo or to take them out. Frequently I have to change or modify the existing background, for example, adding a window with a certain view or making a studio shot look like a location shot.

Having shot executives, CEOs, and professionals for many firms large and small, I have acquired the experience to work quickly and effectively. I can get through to people and make them feel comfortable. This helps them produce an effective executive portrait.

My extensive business background, which is unusual for a photographer, helps me produce images that are appropriate to the client's needs. My level of artistic taste helps me make these images attractive.

In fashion photography, my experience with many thousands of models helps me work quickly and successfully. This helpful when it comes to producing good work on a small budget, e.g. in shooting catalogs.

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corporate photography
fashion photography
head shots
product photography
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
August 2011
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John Manning