Ram Holgado is a self-taught photographer based out of Philadelphia with over three years of experience. His passions are for travel and lifestyle photography, as well as creative portraiture. However, his portfolio ranges a broad spectrum and also includes real estate, events, landscape, weddings, and product photography. Through social media, he has partnered with illustrious brands such as the Four Seasons, Royal Caribbean, and Away Luggage.
The joy of photography is what I love most about my job. I adore seeing the faces of my clients light up when I show them my finished products. From a personal perspective, I love the joy that the editing process brings me, and how I can transform a RAW image into an artistic representation of myself. I love that my job doesn't at all feel like a job to me at all.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many creative shoots with couples in the past. I always try to make my subjects as comfortable as possible during my shoots by provoking movement. As the photographer, I find that the best products are a result of directing my subjects rather than posing them. I try to elicit emotions such as love and laughter by directing my subjects to recall their favorite romantic memories or to do creative humorous acts to one another in front of the camera. Using these techniques, along with posing my subjects in flattering positions with the best possible light helps me create special shoots with my clients.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Though it's not an official source of recognition, my work has been circulated around several popular accounts on social media, some with hundreds of thousands of followers.
A fun fact about this photographer
I studied architectural engineering in college. Through this program, I took several architecture studio courses where I was taught how to use Photoshop. This was the very start of my interest in editing images, which was over eight years ago.