With over thirty years to our credit, Pelak Studios specializes in commercial, advertising and fashion photography in both still captures & video for print, web and point of purchase. We are a family owned business that can provide you with the finest imagery to help show the viewing public exactly why they should invest in your product, service or brand. Passion… we LOVE this stuff. We work hard to understand to your needs, your hopes for the future and your passion for your own industry. We listen, we try to walk in your shoes and make your concerns and desires our own with each press of the shutter. Knowledge...this entire family lived in our studio for a period of time. All of us are artists at heart, with combined training in fine art, design, video, cosmetology, digital media production as well as photography and business management. Experience… we have been doing this for over thirty years; well before the innovations of digital and Photoshop entered the field. Our clients have run the gamut from the US Navy, & motorcycle manufactures to holistic health remedies & magazine covers. Associations… in addition to creating images for clients directly we are an integral part of NP&A (Networking, Production & Applications LLC) working closely with Natasha Pelak as Creative Direction of the firm. This is the company that puts the sizzle in technology providing event facilitation, public relations & hosting certifications for the cyber security, ethical hackers, CISOs & pentesters on the East Coast. The Staff… Paul Pelak (aka “the Orange Professor”) has been in the industry for over thirty years as a studio owner, educator and creative director. Margaret Pelak is our hair & make-up artist / studio manager; booking models, setting schedules and making everyone look fabulous. Natasha Pelak (aka “the Cyber Butterfly”) is the networking, sales and marketing part of the studio; dividing her time between Pelak Studios and as President of NP&A. Nicholas Pelak is our computer expert; in addition to his duties as a photographer & videographer, he provides the very best in digital asset management, and image editing. Dean Martin (aka “Deano”) Dean Martin (aka “Deano”) acts as the official mascot, providing comfort & comic relief on shoots when the proper treats are provided.
I am an educator & professional photographer that works with my daughter Natasha and son Nicholas. We are looking to continue creating iconic images that will not only promote our brand, but manufactures as well. I have been shooting since 1984 using Hasselblads & Nikons for creating images in film for Martin Guitar, Just Born Candies, Scunnci, Hess's & Crayola. At that time, my only Olympus was the compact XA2 that I used for my personal images of my family.
In 2002 (when all other schools were still teaching wet processes) I was asked by Career Education Corporation to write the county's very first completely digital Degree Granting Digital Photography program and implement it in Tampa Florida. I did just that and at one point had one of the top five programs for professional photographers in the country. Since then I have been creating images for Bachhus Charities, Fisker Motorcars, the Lingerie Football League, Bruiser Conversions & Harley Davidson among others using Canon & Phase One gear.
My daughter is immersed in the cyber security world in NYC & social media "behind the scenes" video and I started working for her to cater to that world. This being said, I have longed for a manufacturer that I can believe in to create new work and cross promote. While I do mostly stills, my son Nicholas is my digital tech and he also shoots video, which your cameras are capable of. I am about to start working for a whole new set of clients here in the Northeast and wanted to stat blogging and writing articles on photography, lighting & pre-visualization of images, but wanted to potentially secure you as a brand I could promote at the same time.