Hi there! I'm Leon Yu, owner of Dynamic Light Photography. Choosing a photographer is a very personal decision. Aside from the primary job of creating art, the most important aspect of photography is communication. I love working with people, especially listening to their vision for placing art in their homes. I would much rather have an in-person or phone conversation with you versus text or email. That's the best way to learn whether I'm the right photographer to carry out your vision for decorating your home and capturing your memories.
My photographic style is rooted in the technical aspects of lighting. I love enhancing natural light with studio strobes to create something special that can't be made with a smart phone, or even a DSLR with on-camera flash. I've been fascinated with photography and cameras since I was about six years old, but it wasn't until 2005 that I started using studio lighting techniques in my portrait photography. I immediately noticed an improvement in the quality of my work. My subjects' eyes came alive and I had much more control over the entire image. All of a sudden, I wasn't just "taking pictures," I was creating art! That revelation came more than a decade ago, and to this day I still marvel at what can be accomplished when one learns how to properly use light.
Photography was a big part of my life growing up, but I pursued an adjacent craft as my first career. In seventh grade I started taking printing classes and continued throughout high school, eventually graduating from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in Printing Management. Working with magazine and catalog clients to produce printed material, just as the digital age came to life, provided an interesting perspective on the value of "print." I learned the importance of putting something tangible in the hands of clients and family. Digital files are great for sharing (and I include them with all my portrait print packages) but there's something special about the tactile nature of printed art that doesn't exist in a digital-only medium. That's why my business leans heavily on producing physical works of art to be displayed in my clients' homes, knowing they will likely be handed down to their children. It would be my honor to produce a work of art for your home.