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Darin Back Photography

Ocoee, FL

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About Darin Back Photography

hired 8 times on Thumbtack

I specialize in shooting portraits for large advertising companies, national magazines, and corporate CEOs. I also shoot headshots for actors, models, writers, and all professionals. I also shoot with musicians, including publicity shots and album covers.

My work has been featured in UK Nature, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg Business Week, People, Smart Money, Elle, AARP, Ladies Home Journal, and Runners World magazines.


1003 Ridgefield Ave
Ocoee, FL 34761

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  • 5/5 stars August 30, 2014

    I was preparing for my first audition and I needed a headshot with my resume. I came across this page for Darin Back and saw that he was very close to where I lived. We scheduled a time for him to come over to my place. The process didn't take very long. The tools he used and his knowledge of natural light made the pictures look like they were taken inside a studio when they were actually taken outside. I was very happy with how the pictures came out. For the price he charged for taking the pictures and cleaning up the ones I liked, I thought it was a great deal. I would definitely recommend Darin to anyone.

  • 5/5 stars August 28, 2014

    Very professional and a pleasure to work with!

  • 5/5 stars August 20, 2014

  • 5/5 stars August 20, 2014

    Darin did a great job with my photos, he was extremely helpful in not only helping me pic a location but also providing great photoshop work. I highly recommend him. His rate is also extremely reasonable.

  • 5/5 stars August 8, 2014

    It has been a real pleasure working with Darin. He helped me coordinate a shoot 3,000 miles away within minutes of posting to Thumbtack. He was professional and timely. I would definitely recommend Darin and hire him again! Thanks Darin!

  • 5/5 stars August 4, 2014

    Darin did a great job for us. He was on time and was always reachable via phone. Would definitely hire him again!

  • 5/5 stars August 2, 2014

    Darin did a fantastic job with our photoshoot. He was able to travel to me, arrived early, and was thoroughly prepared for any situation . He was extremely creative & very helpful with getting those unique shots. He brought great energy, and i would recommend him to anyone!

  • 5/5 stars June 26, 2014

    Darin was amazing during the photo shoot. He is well versed with lighting, angle and color patterns. I highly recommend him. Anil P.

  • 5/5 stars June 24, 2014

    Working with Darin was great. We managed to schedule a shoot within minutes of my posting on Thumbtack. He let me pick the location and time and showed up ready to go. He was fun to work with and the pictures look great!

    I highly recommend him to anyone looking for head shots.

  • 5/5 stars June 5, 2014

    Darin was incredible to work with and our shoot couldn't have gone better! Darin was flexible enough to come to our office to shoot our headshots and they turned out great! An easy hire if you are in the market for an easy to work with photographer who does great work!

  • 5/5 stars June 2, 2014

    Darin was very cooperative in working under the time constraints I had in shooting photos for an editorial article. Since I did not live in the area, I relied on him to take control of the shoot with minimal direction from myself. His photos captured exactly what I wanted to portray—what life was like for veterans in a retirement home. Darin also went the extra mile and made personal prints for each of the veterans he photographed. I would certainly hire him again!

    Darin B. from Darin Back Photography replied to this review on June 2, 2014:

    Thanks Robert!

  • 5/5 stars June 28, 2013

    Darin made me feel very comfortable at his studio.. He welcomes YOUR ideas, as well as offers up plenty of suggestions of his own during a shoot. I wasn't sure about my hat, and he looked at me like...YEA...BRING IT! He showed the same openness when I cranked up my music. Thanks Darin!

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  • I have been shooting portraits of families in Virginia Beach for the last month. I am here for one more week, please contact me if your interested. I will e-mail you my rate and let's book a date and time.
    May 28, 2013 at 8:55 am

  • New shoot this week for Linhof Camera services, plus new album cover work for musician Alison Scott.
    Apr 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

  • Heading to Maine to shoot for 9 days. I am shooting a whole new campaign of film portraits.
    Feb 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Most of my work is shooting portraits of corporate CEO's, lawyers, doctors, musicians

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. I just finished shooting a music video for the band Farewell Milwaukee. We shot at Ben Lubecks, the lead singer using natural light, his laundry room and his bed room..

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. I would look at the professionalism, make sure there web site is clean, make sure the person provides the right images for what a client is looking for.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. How long have you been a photographer. What is your experience with tough clients. How well to you work under pressure.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. My work is different because I make everyday locations come to life.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. My job is my life. I really enjoy taking pictures of everything all the time. Most of my clients are referrals, I love building relationships that are going to last for a long time.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. How much for a family portrait?..I tell them, that's really not my kind of work, but I will shoot photos of them if they are passionate that I take their picture.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. There are many great stories, but the one I tell a lot when I was an assistant with Annie Leibovitz. We were shooting at Senator Kathleen Brown's house in Santa Barbara, actually in her back yard, when out of the blue, a man is on the roof shooting photos of us. Annie has this insane sense for weird people, she turned around and told the guy to stop taking photos. Every one was so freaked out, it took another 1/2 hour to get back to taking photos. I always remember that when times get tough. I don't have to deal with people wanting to take my picture. I'm not big enough, yet...dback

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I am a professional, I approach all of my work seriously, but with a good sense of humor. I want my clients to enjoy creating photos with me.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I decided to become a photographer because I loved shooting snowboarding and music.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I recently shot Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn, at the headquarters in Bloomington, on the roof, spinning a basketball on his finger for Smart MOney Magazine

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I take classes every three months to keep up dated on photo shop, I attend workshops in NY every 6 months and have over 20 magazines subscriptions to keep up with the latest trends in photography.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. I recently put up a new web site at which I have added three new pages. I will soon add a blog so people can see my daily work on location. I recently shot a feature of Medtronics CEO Bill Hawkins and the cover for Corporate Counsel Magazine.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. i just finished a large photo shoot for law firm Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon and Vogt in downtown St. Paul and Mpls. I shot 60 lawyers head shots for their new web-site. It took three days, with hair and make-up using a digi-tech assistant to manage my files. We have one more day to shoot make-up images. This will be the last day of the shoot then it will go live once the images are processed.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. My greatest strength is my greatest weakness. I try to approach life, simply. I love to work all the time and surf as much as I can.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. I'm always trying to improve my web-site, my social media, my promo postcards for new clients and to call back potential new clients after a large mail out goes out.

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