|Sunday||9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Monday||9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
Circa 71 Media
About this pro
Great, high quality product. Very professional and easy to work with.Apr 3, 2018Verified
Steve was meticulous in his work: prepared, kept commitments, was always accessible and completed my project on the tight time table required. He lived the business axiom: "The customer is always right" and erred on the side of generosity. Steve ran a very professional studio. The quality of Steve's photos was also very professional and I will be proud to see his pictures of me on the cover of my soon to be published book.Oct 3, 2017Verified
I met with Steve to take my author photos for my book cover. WOW! What a great time. He was very welcoming and I felt very comfortable especially since this was my first professional shoot. He had great tips for shooting me at my best. I look forward to booking Zinko Photo for my book launch party this summer!Jan 29, 2017Verified
Steve and Isela are fun to work with. They produced our business (staff) photos and contributed a lot of added-value, focusing on achieving desired results. We have others photo and video needs. I will work again with Zinko. Bravo.Apr 5, 2017Verified
Steve is a pleasure to work with and a true professionalFeb 20, 2017Verified
Photos and Videos
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We have invested in the best photography and videography equipment and gear. Our spacious professional photo studio can accommodate large groups, outfitted with a beautiful lounge, beauty and make-up station, along with kitchen facilities. You'll be able to view your photos instantly on our large flat screen TV while you sip a complementary beverage. We are located in Oceanside's premier Ocean Ranch business park and our mission is to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. We'll give discounts to returning customers and we can work with small budgets to maximize and deliver the best service possible.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?For every type of photography or videography session, we discuss the purpose and need as well as how the photos or video will be used. The more we know about what our client likes or dislikes, the better we are able to plan their session and deliver the best photography or video. For example if it's a portrait session we need to know if the style is traditional/classic (looking directly at the camera best for LinkedIn or business cards), candid (non-posed and captures the moment), artistic (here the focus is more on composition and lighting), natural/environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) or high fashion. If it's a video project you need, we normally have a consultation meeting to learn more about your vision. Each video is unique and the more we communicate and understand your needs, the better your video will be turn out.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I'm a self-taught photographer and videographer. I have many years of experience, starting with film and developing pictures in my darkroom. That experience translated into the digital age where I have spent an incredible amount of time becoming an expert in both digital photography and videography. In addition, I have taken many courses and training to learn new lighting techniques, photographic styles videography filming and editing. Passion and enjoyment are key to becoming great at your craft. I always start by learning everything I can on the technical side and ending with the conceptual. Creativity will come once you know what you can do with your gear. Before engaging in any photography session, the first thing I analyze is light, and not the camera. What time of day is it? How strong is the light and what direction is it coming from? Is it sunny or cloudy? Is the light soft or contrasty? Is the sun in front of, or behind you? Where are the artificial light sources and what colors do they give off? This is the first thing that a seasoned photographer/videographer will look for every time they begin to shoot, and constantly be aware of while they are shooting. They do this for a reason. The light will affect how they shoot and the settings that they use. Even a slight change in direction to your light source can completely change how an image will look. You can’t learn how to use your camera correctly if you do not first understand the light.