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Fort Lauderdale, Florida ( United States )
The major emphasis of my photographs is in the field of documentary photography. The scope of my work covers elements of poverty or wealth, social change, environmental locations, age relationships and how people communicate within their cultures. The nonverbal language of photo-realism is the language that is most understood inter-culturally and cross culturally. Some have used the phrase visual anthropology to describe my work. Documenting people and places along my journey provided me with the opportunity to embrace the relationship of humanity within our environment. Learning to observe visually, to see culture in all of its complex detail, can be a challenge. I use my camera as a mobile canvas. The camera becomes an extension of my senses. With it I can record an image with a memory. My primary focus is to capture the essence of a people within their cultural environment. This endeavor is even more rewarding when I can share my vision with others.
I have exhibited throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Israel.

My son and now business partner Barnett Comens is a skilled computer technician. His love and knowledge of photography convinced me that we had a way to make this work as a business.

The studio of Elena Comens & Barnett Comens offer professional photographic and editing services. The work is processed in our studio located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

We specialize in creating and editing beautiful, high quality imagery. We capture the true personality of their subjects through high quality photographs that you will treasure for years to come. Our professional service can be performed on location or you can visit us at our home studio We specialize in creating beautiful, high quality imagery of people, events, pets and celebrations. Nothing pleases us more than giving our clients the best. Our photographs capture their personality, emotions and charm.

Services we provide:

• Tabletop / Product Photography
• Portrait Photography
• Image retouching
• Image enhancement / digital manipulation
• Digital Illustration

Tabletop / Product Photography services:

Whiteboard photography, Creative arrangement and Photographic images to graphic design .

Your products will be photographed in Hi-Resolution and images edited and then saved as print and web ready files

Editing and retouching services:

We have a excellent knowledge of most editing programs and work primarily using the Adobe® Photoshop® CS Products
We handle requests from simple image adjustments to full manipulation.
Both of us having a background and education in art, we are able to transform most photographic images to graphic designs with ease.
Industry Experience:
Media, Advertising, Publishing, Entertainment
My main photographic interests are:
portraits, fine art/abstract, animals
How I got started in photography:
I began painting at the age of seven.
My formal art education began at The Art Student's League in New York.
I then went on to studying at the the following
schools: School of Visual Arts, New York City
Parsons School of Design, New York City
Studied Photography at the New School, New York City
Olden Photography Workshops, New York City
International Center of Photography, New York City
Studied Documentary Photography with Mary Ellen Mark at the Santa Fe Workshop, N.M.

My father was a photographer and he inspired me.
Favorite subject:
Years photographing:
20 years
Nikon D300
Nikon D80
Canon G9
Full studio with lights
My philosophy:
Play at your work and work becomes play.
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