Robert Seale

I use Lighttools® Soft Egg Crates on almost every shoot to control spill and softly illuminate selective parts of the frame. They pack down really small, travel well, and they are an essential part of my lighting kit. Although I use several different sizes, my go-to favorite Lighttools option is a 30° in a Plume Wafer 100 softbox. More...

Bio: Robert Seale is a Houston photographer specializing in dynamic editorial, corporate, and advertising portraiture.

After majoring in both journalism and art, Seale began his photography career as a photojournalist, where he worked as a staffer at several major newspapers. He eventually landed at the Sporting News, where he spent nearly 11 years shooting Super Bowls and World Series games as well as cover portraits for the popular magazine.

His love of portrait work led him to a Houston-based freelance career specializing in shooting people for magazines, prestigious design firms, corporations, and advertising agencies.

Seale is known for his lighting skills and his ability to coax multiple creative concepts from a single location with limited time. He's equally at adept photographing celebrity athletes, busy CEO's, and normal folks in any environment with any level of production necessary to tell their story.

As a sought after speaker in the photographic industry, Seale has taught lighting technique and portraiture at a variety of photography workshops in the US and Canada.

He has won awards from The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, was a finalist for Life Magazine's Eissie Award (Sports-1998), and was featured in the Best of ASMP (2008).

His editorial credits include Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, Men's Health, SLAM, Businessweek, Forbes, Barron's, Smithsonian, Air & Space, The New York Times Magazine, and over 200 covers of The Sporting News. As an annual report and advertising photographer, Robert has worked on projects for ExxonMobil, Tellabs, Schlumberger, BP, Marathon, XTO Energy, Reebok, and Under Armour.