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Commercial, stock and freelance photography and services

Local photo studio in downtown State College, with seamless backdrops designed for product photography, catalog images or for selling on Amazon.

I am also available for events, commercial projects, manufactured products, advertising, new construction, architecture and more.

With more than 25 years of experience, I can work under almost any circumstances, including low-light, mixed-lighting, cramped spaces, odd locations and more.

If you do not have an art department, I am also expert in the digital darkroom, so I can make a number of post-process corrections and improvements. These include color balance and grading, exposure compensation, lens-distortion correction, perspective control, panoramic stitching and more. I can process your images to be press or web-ready.

If your project requires models, I work with a number of local professionals, billed separately.

You may have seen my work in books, magazines, billboards, web sites and other marketing collateral. My clients include Adidas, Adobe, Ann Beha Architects, Applebee's, ESPN, Mount Nittany Medical Center, Sorinex, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Wall Street Journal, Grateful Dead Productions, Comcast, Bank of America, Penn State University and many more.

Stock sales are welcome, with rates negotiable depending on the image and its intended use. My stock collection includes thousands of photos from Civil War battlefields, historic sites, the Penn State University campus and various landscapes and natural settings.

All freelance work is billed at a one-time negotiated fee or on an hourly basis, as appropriate. My standard rate (on-location) is $400 plus $100 per hour, but varies from project to project, depending upon your exact needs. If your project has an associated budget, please let me know in advance so we can keep to it.

Contact information

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By postal mail:

William Ames c/o Studio One
121 S Fraser St. State College, PA 16801

Product Photography in State College PA
Product shoot for Shuster Fitness.
Product Photographer, State College, PA
Amazon Seller photographer, State College, PA
Amazon Seller photo with white background
Food Photography in State College PA
Product shoot for Undressed Foods.
Product Photography State College PA
Product shoot for Adidas Wresting
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Jake Varner and David Taylor - Team Adidas
Studio Session with Olympic Gold Medalist, Jake Varner
and 2x NCAA Champion, David Taylor for Adidas Wresting

 Old Main Frescoes Restoration, Ann Beha Architects
Old Main Frescoes Restoration, Ann Beha Architects
Click image for comparison with historic photo

 Old Main Land Grant Frescoes Restoration, Ann Beha Architects

Penn State Football weight room
Penn State football weight room - Lasch Building, University Park, PA

Interior Architecture Photography State College PA

Commercial Photography - Staircase
Client-installed staircase from Salter Stair

Manufacturing Photography

Industrial Photography
SMS Meer Services, Inc. — Bellefonte, PA

Mount Aloysius College Convocation Center
New Construction with Perspective Control

Real Estae Glamour Shots
Real Estate Glamour Shots

DUI Checkpoint for All Traffic Solutions
Traffic signage, composite night photo

Artwork in Moore Building, Penn State University Parks
Architectural interior with lens and perspective correction

Sorinex equipment at Lasch Building, Penn State campus
Sorinex weightlifting racks, Penn State football

Technical and scientific photography
Close-up and technical photography

Beer Taps at Zenos    Industrial Photo
Ad Copy, Commercial and Engineering Installations

Children's Dentist Office
Children's Dentist Office
Children's Dentist Office and Waiting Area

More examples of architechtural photography and commercial work here.