CARLOS DETRES

Photo Journal

This is where my personal projects are born, as well as behind the scenes perspectives of the photo shoots I've done.

Notes on AD/CD Studio in New Orleans

Photographers often experience the same predicament that I previously faced: How to separate personal photography projects from the ones that consistently put food on the table. I've been fortunate that I've been able to survive off both but I struggled with what to feature on my website (www.carlosdetres.com).

I recently decided to compartmentalize my projects into editorial and commercial photography projects for spirits, lifestyle and hair-related companies looking for strong imagery to brand their businesses -- from portraiture to photojournalistic style coverage -- which takes much of what I've learned from the last several years. AD/CD Studio (www.adcdnola.com) was born from the need to supply these industries with options that are both affordable, high quality and with excellent service. There seemed to be a need for this in the South. 

Thankfully, I'm not alone in this endeavor. I have a team of people whom I trust that contribute to every aspect of this creative venture. From makeup artists to retoucher to studio manager and obviously and lead photographer, we have everything taken care of from the bottom-up. I'm excited to work with new clients while providing a deeper well of services that have not been previously offered (the team). 

In the meantime, I'm working on a s-load of personal projects on my current site www.carlosdetres.com, which include books, prints, stories and a portrait series. I'm excited to share all of these works with you and I hope that we can work together in some way. 

Thanks for reading this post. Please email your questions or comments to info@carlosdetres.com

Visit www.adcdnola.com for more details.

Best wishes,

Carlos