About Me

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My wife Rebecca and I at observation point in Zion National Park, UT.

My wife Rebecca and I at observation point in Zion National Park, UT.

I’m Rob Hall, a commercial and editorial photographer in Southeast Michigan. I’m fascinated with technology and the science behind why things work, which I often display on my YouTube channel. My wife and I travel every chance we get, but otherwise enjoy a quiet home life with our pets.

Photography carries tremendous weight as it communicates in a way that words simply aren’t capable of. Photographs have the ability to move people, and I am dedicated to building incredible images to help brands impact their audiences.

If you are interested in working with me, click here to shoot me a message.

History

In 2008 I headed to Best Buy to check out cameras for an upcoming vacation. I wanted something small that would automatically take great photos. A slick salesperson convinced me to invest in a dSLR for all the advanced features and control. This “up-sell” completely changed the course of my career. At the time I was doing my first internship in the finance field, and hated being confined to the same office day after day. When the internship finished I went back to waiting tables and used the camera as an escape. I would take day trips to explore new environments, while teaching myself the science of photography.

I spent many days and nights exploring Detroit while learning the skills of photography.

I spent many days and nights exploring Detroit while learning the skills of photography.

Shortly after the interest sparked, I stumbled into an opportunity to assist a professional photographer in Royal Oak. I started out hauling bags and holding lights, and got an inside look into photography as a business. I was instantly hooked on the idea of building a career in photography. Before I knew it I was selling off every possession to fund a professional kit, and saying yes to every opportunity I could find.

Babies. Birthday parties. School portraits. Sports. Headshots. News. Concerts. Corporate events. Portraits. Products. Proposals. Engagements. Weddings. You name it, over the next 2 years I worked in every field. The chaos of this period was the antidote to everything I hated about the repetitive nature of my previous jobs. The variety of work helped sharpen my skills quickly as each niche required a unique approach.

In 2011 I quit my day-job to be a full-time wedding and portrait photographer. Currently, I’m focused on commercial and editorial photography, using my skills to help brands effectively communicate a visual message to the world.