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Each moment in life is special, precious, and gone in an instant. Who you are, what you do, how you look, your relationships with friends and family and loved ones, all of these things can be captured


You’ll love everything we create together. Come experience Austin Photography at its best.

Local Award-Winning Austin Headshot Photographer specializing in headshots, portraits, and dance photography

“Portrait photography is my passion, although headshot photography and dance photography are not far behind. That’s where I’ve put my attention in my learning and in my teaching.”

Doc has been creating photographic images and memories since his teenage years. Doc and his brother had their first darkroom in the closet, hallway, and bathroom of their New York City apartment. What began as a creative hobby has transformed over time into an accomplished and extraordinarily fulfilling career.

His inspiration is found in photographing individuals from all walks of life. Doc always aims to capture creative energy and the authentic essence that is you in the most beautiful lighting available.

Doc finds great joy in celebrating the diversity around him and sharing his view of people and the world through the lens of his camera. Doc owns and operates his photography studio out of Austin, TX where he provides portrait photography for couples, individuals and familes, headshot photography, and dance photography for ballet and other dancers.

Doc has been awarded the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees by the Professional Photographers of America. 

As a presenter and teacher, Doc has presented workshops and shorter sessions to local, state, and national events.

Memberships & Awards

PPA: Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, Bronze Photographer of the Year

Austin PPA: Past President, Fellow, Former Board Member

Texas Professional Photographers Association: Executive Council Member, Council Treasurer, Council Secretary, Associate Fellow

Photography Workshops in Austin, TX

If I could have my way you would be as informed, educated, and skilled as I can help you to get.

Doc List's Dance Photography Experience

Sure, you could recruit or hire a dancer and take pictures. But wouldn't you like the images you capture to be breathtaking?

  • Photograph dancers using studio lights in ways you haven’t thought of.
  • Learn how to communicate and collaborate with dancers.
  • Everyone gets time to photograph the dancers.
  • Learn to work with props, fabric, and furniture.

Doc List's Fine Art Photography Experience

If you love the human body the way that I do, then this workshop is for you!

  • Work with experienced models to capture and create fine art images.
  • Learn how to pose the model and communicate effectively.
  • You will learn as much from the model as from the instructor.
  • This is held in the studio with the doors locked.
  • Experiment with lighting and props and fabrics.

Compositing to Create Remarkable Art

This workshop takes you to the next level!

  • Learn to put your subject into a new location and make it believable.
  • This is a hands-on workshop in Doc’s studio. You will create composites several times.
  • You receive a handout with step-by-step instructions.
  • This is a 7-hour workshop (full day) with a one-hour lunch break.

Frequently Asked Questions

For professional headshots a photographer only needs a few minutes in a studio to capture certain poses and facial expressions. Family photography is different. You’ll book a timed session, but it could end earlier or later. The photographer needs to:

Capture special moments which he will patiently wait for while you interact. Wait for the right lighting when working outside to complement your images. Wait for everyone to get used to the camera so they relax and show their true character.

Perhaps it’s prudent to pack a few snacks.
Whether it’s only you or your entire family and dogs the person on the other side of the camera will help keep order, advise & take control of the day. This means you can relax and actually have fun. Here’s the secret to the perfect photograph: You want voluntary smiles, not tense or forced ones. So allow the photographer to build rapport with you and then see how the familiarity transforms the session. The best images come when everyone can look relaxed.
Be pro-active and arrive at the venue a few minutes early so no one is rushed. Your photographer will direct you to sit or stand, where to place your hands and head & even how to smile. These directions also allow for rapport to build between the expert and the subjects. For relationship or family photographs the photographer may leave you to act natural and simply snap away to capture beautiful moments.
A good headshot photographer creates professional, stylish photos for use on LinkedIn, a company website, or for anyone in the talent industry. I cater to corporate companies in volume, individual business professionals, as well as, anyone in talent — whether it be a headshot for a working actor, dancer, or model.

A good headshot photographer will do all the headshots in studio or at a chosen location for individuals or a single company creating a cohesive look and feel. This will add to the perception of professionalism on the part of potential customers and clients who see the photographs. Professional photos are a huge step up from a selfie or personal photos.
A headshot could be a portrait, but a portrait is not necessarily a headshot. A headshot is a professional representation of the subject. It is ideal for those in the talent industry, resumes, LinkedIn profiles and team “About Us” pages. A portrait is an artistic representation of the person or people. The majority of my portrait subjects are families.

Lighting, posing, clothing, and makeup choices may be very different depending on whether you are taking a professional headshot or creating a portrait.
Studio photography is the experience of having your photographs taken in a professional studio. Not all studios are created equal. Don’t settle for an amateur’s garage, spare room or a warehouse space.

When you come to my studio, you’ll be greeted by a luxurious space full of plenty of room and endless possibilities for lighting, backdrops, and even the use of props. There are natural surroundings just outside the studio. It’s a place to relax and have fun.
If you’re looking for an individual shot, book a session at my studio. If you have five team members you need to get photographed, you also have the option to book an on location session right at your own office.
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