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Meet South Bay Photographer: Craig Blank

Today we’d like to introduce you to Craig Blank.

Craig, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My love of photography started at the age of 11 and has been growing ever since. I was educated at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. That was the catapult to a diverse photography career which led me to run my own studio that has been operating since 2000.

Has it been a smooth road?
My studio is met with off seasons and the ever-changing world of how photography is perceived. Through it, all these challenges are met with creative solutions that keep me moving forward and staying relevant.

What’s your outlook for the industry over the next 5-10 years?
I see video playing a larger role. Additionally, I see the use of stock images playing less of a role. People want to see the personal side of companies. So that they can get a better idea of who they are working with.

What would you say has been the biggest challenge for you over the course of your career?
Being brave enough to take the next step. I recently moved to a larger studio. Took a lot of capital and creativity, but I am glad I made the move because I can now take my work and clients to the “next level”.

What advice do you wish to give to those thinking about pursuing a path similar to yours?
Develop a style that is uniquely yours. This will help you stand out from the others. Clients need to feel at ease that they have chosen you so be aware of their needs and communicate with them clearly every step of the way.


  • Pricing is custom built to each project. Collaboration is key and all details are worked out before the project starts.

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  1. Evan Gamble Lewis

    August 25, 2016 at 18:14

    I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Blank in the past. He is still my favorite photographer that I have worked with to date. His professionalism, creativity and eye for contrast and composition are second to none!

  2. Julia Houston

    August 26, 2016 at 13:23

    A wonderful eye, great composition skills, a pure professional, even for an amateur like me.

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