Bj Gopinath is an experienced Bay Area photographer specializing in a broad range of shoots. He has trained under amazing teachers in digital and film photography and has completed projects for clients as diverse as couples looking for engagement and wedding pictures, to small businesses showcasing their products and services. Bj is most often recognized for his composure, his ability to make clients feel comfortable in front of the camera and the natural, candid aesthetic of his pictures.
I love when a photo grabs you and pulls you into a different world or time. A good photo doesn't just touch your eyes, it unlocks something deeper. This is an art that requires not just a technical mind, but a creative soul. And the look of excitement, nostalgia and wonder on the faces of clients is one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences I have known.
When I shoot events, my goal is to be the fly on the wall and capture the moments that might otherwise go missed. Clients love my ability to move through a crowd and get the right shots. I'll duck, crouch, perch on a ledge, and even hang upside down if I have to. Small businesses like my product photography since I take time to get to the root of the statement they are trying to make. I've also done a number of individual portraits where my main goal is to make the client feel comfortable with me and treat me like a friend. Many shoots have ended in a coffee or a beer to keep the conversation going.
I used to work for NASA!