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My name is Greg Linhares. I'm a professional Digital Arts & Media Specialist with over 15 years of experience across a wide range of digital imaging, editing and lighting techniques. I recently joined MM in order to create new networking opportunities and form working relationships within the fashion, glamour, editorial and advertising industries. Omni Source Images is the name of the company that I own and operate as a freelance photographer, videographer, 3D artist, and graphic designer.
My intention here is to collaborate with models, hair stylists, makeup artists and clothing designers in order to create some of the most visually stunning photographs imaginable! I am always professional, reliable, courteous, respectful, friendly and easy to work with. I would love to continue building my portfolio while helping others to build their own.
I work out of a very comfortable and relaxing home studio located high up along the ridge in the Oakland hills where I live with my wife and seven year old daughter. Surrounded by miles of beautiful nature trails, redwoods trees, ferns, creeks, lakes, waterfalls and sweeping panoramic views of the entire Bay Area, it's an ideal location for both indoor and outdoor photography sessions. I can create (or re-create) virtually any desired "look" you can come up with, and would be more than happy to talk with you about your concepts and ideas! My studio equipment is also entirely portable, and can be setup in the location of your choice provided we've met at least once and have determined the space to be safe and suitable for working.
TFP session inquires are always welcome, and will be considered on a selective basis. Typically, I will deliver anywhere from 6 to 12 fully developed and re-touched digital files within 2 to 3 weeks (often sooner). Complimentary files are prepared at an HD screen resolution of 1920 pixels/72dpi, and include a small, semi-transparent logo in one corner of each image. If you’d like to schedule a TFP session, or just meet up for coffee to discuss some new ideas, please contact me with the details and I would be more than happy to talk with you. Please note that all TFP sessions will require a model release and usage agreement.
Please check my website and browse the wide variety of categories. Fine-art landscape, nature and cityscape images are also sold as float-mounted, archival aluminum prints. http://www.omnisourceimages.com
I always shoot RAW (*.DNG digital negatives), and manually develop every image in Lightroom. I've been editing photos for over 15 years, and have an extremely advanced knowledge in both Photoshop and Lightroom. I do all of my own photo re-touching, and am a detail oriented perfectionist. The end result is always a very smooth and "natural" looking image that does NOT look "plastic" or overly processed. I know all the industry standard retouching techniques and can easily remove blemishes, soften skin, enhance eyes, whiten teeth and reduce excess weight. I'm also skilled at "taking a few years off" in a natural and believable way by simply reducing the depth of aging skin lines. Bottom line, you're going to get some of the highest quality images possible when you work with me.
Canon 5D Mark II Camera (Full Frame Sensor, 21 Megapixels)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens
Sekonic L-758DR Digital Master Light Meter
(2) Elinchrom BRX500 (500watt/sec Mono-lights) w/26" soft-box diffusers
(2) Elinchrom BRX250 (250watt/sec Mono-lights) w/26" soft-box diffusers
(1) Elinchrom 53" Rotolux Octagonal soft-box diffuser.
(1) Elinchrom 8.25" 55 degree spotlight reflectors (w/10 degree honeycomb inserts)
(1) Impact 42" (5-in-1) Round Reflector (Collapsable)
(1) Canon 580EXII Speed-Light (w/5x8" soft-box diffuser)
(1) Custom Brackets - Digital PRO-M - Off-Camera Flash Mounting *
* Keeps flash mounted over top of camera lens regardless of portrait or landscape orientation.
* Increases the distance between lighting element and lens, providing a dramatically better shadowing result.
I also work with dozens of other tools, lens filters and accessories including color-correcting gels to match ambient lighting conditions.
If you are within 100 miles of the San Francisco Bay Area and are interested in working together, please feel free to inquire. I would love to hear from you!