Isigma Photo

Rockville, MD

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

More than 8 years of successful service in documentary, wedding and portrait photography, image post-production, printing, multimedia equipment and workflow setups, and photography teaching. I am professional, experienced, creative, responsible and client satisfaction oriented.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like helping people to show their beauty and uniqueness through communication and images.

Location

Rockville, MD 20850

Years in business

8

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Tara T. Dec 18, 2016
    He is quite a worldly expert
    Igor has been a wonderful educator for fine art photography and Photoshop work as well as an excellent graphic consultant for 2D architectural renderings work. In addition he is passionate about the craft and helping people to be better artists.
  • Inessa M. Dec 12, 2016
    Website Designer par excellence!
    Igor designed website for my professional services as a psychotherapist. I love my website! What makes Igor stand out from other designers are hIs impeccable sense of beauty and design elements; his technological savviness; his precise attention to client's needs, his integrity - as well as good humor! Inessa Mil'berg, MA, LMHC
  • Roger T. Dec 12, 2016
    A talented designer, a smart techie, an excellent photographer
    Igor designed two different Web sites for me and both have been successful. He is talented in several different fields, and he is very intelligent, which makes working with him easier than with most. If I have questions while he is traveling, he is immediately attentive and responsive, a quality I especially appreciate.
  • Lauren G. Dec 12, 2016
    Artistry and professionalism in complete harmony.
    Igor has a way in this world that is at once refreshing and comforting. His talents and experience in photography as well as other related and unrelated professions is fascinating. He brings a professionalism to this art which is sometimes very hard to find. I am happy and honored to have his work in my home as well as in my businesses. I look forward to the next time we work together.
  • Beverley S. Dec 11, 2016
    A valuable site for online training and post production services
    I have taken several Isigma photography and Adobe courses--online and in person--and found them to be very valuable. The online courses are well developed and instructor was patient, clear, supportive, and very knowledgeable about the subject. The take-home notes provided with the course are succinct and well organized. I also appreciate the online post-production services. The site is managed by highly qualified instructors and LightRoom and Photoshop specialists.
  • Jonathan G. Dec 10, 2016
    Excellent web design at an affordable cost
    Igor was a bit of a prodigy when it came to translating my rather abstract requests for how I pictured my website into something even better. He interviewed me until he grasped what I wanted and then rather quickly offered me choices as we built a beautiful looking and very interactive website. His skill extends to offering photography as needed as well as integrating eye catching layouts. He is also personally interacting with every step of the process which is not what I have experienced with other web designers, who might sit down with you once or twice for a brief interview. I feel like my website was crafted not just put together and plopped in front of me. His technical skill with light and web design also surpasses any other web creator I have worked with and I worked with quite a few. I highly recommend Igor for any web design. www.pinoncommunity.com
  • Jeff S. Dec 9, 2016
    Photoshop and Lightroom Instructor - EXCELLENT!!
    I used Igor for several years mainly for Lightroom and Photoshop lessons. I also went out on a few photo shoots with small groups, but my main experience was these programs. He's amazing with his knowledge and patience to teach it. I would highly recommend him. I wish he still lived here in Santa Fe!!
  • Christine M. Dec 9, 2016
    Great learning experience
    Igor is very generous with his time and knowledge. I am glad I took the class and will do again.
  • Maud S. Dec 9, 2016
    Appreciated the help
    Great knowledge, precision. Igor is a very nice and interesting person to work with.
  • Peter S. Dec 9, 2016
    Professional and inspirational
    Working with Igor was fun. Not only I enjoyed the photo session, but also learnt something new about myself. Highly recommend Igor's service.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Before accepting a job I suggest clients to look at my online portfolio [igorskibenko.com] to get an idea of what to expect working with me. During the initial communication I clarify what is the desired impression that my client wants to create with the final images (love, passion, professionalism, joy, calmness, etc.). This helps me to create a photo session atmosphere to get the best results and meet clients' expectations. For portrait sessions I start with communication to set up the desired mood, and allow the model to relax and get to a natural state. For weddings I need to meet the couple in person during setting up an agreement. Having a lot of experience photographing weddings I help the couple to navigate through their event with joy and less stress.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Academic course on artistic portrait photography. Master of Adobe Photoshop certification. Multiple classes on photography, printing and image post- production which I teach at Isigma Photo school [isigmaphoto.com]
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Flexible pricing, depending on the required service and options.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Photography and teaching are two of my passions. My job allows me not only to depict the beauty of the world and people in it, but also to help other photographers to recognize their own voice in visual art.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Individuals and companies who need quality products, professional expertise and stress free solutions of their projects.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Personalized photo book for photographer's portfolio. During the project, which took about seven hours in total, I evaluated the best photos of the photographer, helped to select images for the book, and to sequence them. After discussion of the visual style of the entire photo story I made the retouching, color styling and design of the book. After print proofing I ordered the books, and five days later they got delivered to the happy client.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Check the provider's professional portfolio, as well as some other examples of his (her) work online.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How would you describe the desired impression from your future final product? Communicating that to the provider will help to balance your expectation with creativity of the provider.