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It’s almost time.

The return of sunrise sessions in Virginia Beach.

I was walking my dog just now and realized that, for the first time this year, it would have been a glorious morning for a sunrise session. The air was warm and the sky was dynamic. I love working at the beach but I simply am crazy about sunrise sessions.

Now, you know me. I love doing portrait sessions at the beach. There are so many different “looks” we can achieve there. Then we cap off the session by using the sunset as a background for some truly stunning portraits.

So what’s the difference between a sunset portrait session and a sunrise portrait session? Let me explain.

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Welcoming Spring back to Virginia Beach.

It’s been far too long since we last met. Here’s what’s in the works for the upcoming season.

In celebration of the death of Winter I’m posting some of the greatest hits from last year’s sessions. It is only a matter of time before we can head back outside and create even more magical images. I am not the same photographer that I was last season. I’ve grown skill-wise and want to stretch and use the new photographic muscles

On a personal level, I’m celebrating the impending arrival of a studio backdrop and other equipment in an effort to rebuild a small studio space at my place. I used to have one when I lived in upstate NY but it got destroyed in the move.

Having this small studio will allow me to create more fine art style images as well as fitness images, headshots, fashion and such. Recent forays into short video has shown a potential new route for me to take and this space will help with that. It also will become a default “Plan B” in case bad weather ruins a location session.

So, the future is looking bright. I hope you join me as I explore and grow.

Mark Knopp is a Virginia-Beach-based portrait photographer and teacher that covers the Hampton Roads community and beyond. Contact him today at mknopp1(at)cox.net for all your photographic needs.

Still looking for the perfect gift for a friend or yourself?

How about the gift of photography lessons?

Tis the season, my friends. People scrambling around, fighting traffic, standing in long lines at the check-out lines, et cetera. All for something that might not fit or they might already have two or three of.

Might I offer up a suggestion that would never be returned and can be used for a lifetime? I’m talking about the gift of photography lessons. I am a professional photographer with almost 30 years of experience in most fields of photography. I’m also a college photography instructor with over nine years of teaching experience at two and four year institutions. I also offer private, one-on-one lessons.

I teach everything from how to get better images from your cell phone, intro to photography, photo composition, gear, basic lighting, et cetera. We then move up the scale up through special topics like working on location, sports/action, wedding, nature/ladscape photography, portraits, advanced lighting techniques, food, table-top product, working with models, off-camera flash, and such.

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