Husband and wife photography Team Marea and Jim Dorian exercise their passion and expertise for photography through their company Dorian Aerial & Architectural Photographics, Inc. DBA Dorian Photography. They both worked for several other Photography companies prior to starting their own company in 2003.
Specializing in commercial, helicopter aerial/drone aerial, interior, event photography, video, and Social media content, their office is centrally located in Clearwater Florida. They serve the Tampa Bay region and across the State for Customers worldwide.
Marea, a former professional racquetball player and instructor, took an early interest in her artistic side and studied Art at Washington University in St Louis.
As a teenager, Jim took up photography and traded a motocross motorcycle for his first SLR camera. “That camera was all manual and I think was the best way to learn. I enjoyed landscape and more technical photography. Now, with evolving technologies and techniques, I am on the computer every day in a continuous improvement process to make our product better than it was last week.”
Jim is also a professional singer and has several CDs including Tidal Force, Monarch, Anomaly and Doctrine, which was produced by Trans Siberian Orchestra writer Jon Oliva.
Jim’s first music video, “A Man Rides Through,” filmed on a movie set outside of Los Angeles and was directed by Francis Lawrence. The now film maker with numerous videos to his credit from Aerosmith to Lady Gaga to most recently the Hunger Games movies.
“Since I love pictures, it was extremely interesting to watch the process of a motion picture being made.” Jim says.
Marea really shines when creating Portraits. Her experience as a model is a real attribute when helping them pose and make them feel at ease to capture photos they will love. Jim later offers his experience with Photoshop for tasteful digital retouching.
Their research into a photo shoot, attention to detail, range of experience and reliability set them apart from other photographers out there.
“We have to be flexible in our work schedule as Mother Nature will dictate when many of the images will be taken” Jim says. The Dorian's shine with those “sizzle” shots which may be at sunset or sunrise to capture the perfect blend of ambient light and sunset sky.
“We think about natural lighting and how we’re going to capture it,” Marea explains. “We start with an address and a Google map. We determine what time of day, what type of additional lighting, and what kind of staging it will take to capture the shot.”
Whether we are working with an Advertising Agency, a Marketing director or a Real Estate Agent, we encourage their participation in staging and real-time review to capture all the highlights the first time!
Please visit our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/DorianPhotography for sample video, drone and Real Estate Virtual Tours.