Photographer/I.A.T.S.E Cinematographer and S.D.S.U Professor David Max Steinberg of La Jolla, California prides himself on offering extraordinary event photography and videography services. Website galleries: davidmaxphotography.com
He brings a level of expertise and attention to detail that the discriminating photography clients he enjoys working for demand.
Working between his homes in La Jolla and on Marthas Vineyard, David enjoys a reputation for consistently.. delivering remarkably intimate, no nonsense photojournalism.
Of equal importance, David has a reputation for setting busy people at ease.
He recently covered the wedding of Warner Brothers Smallville star Tom Welling, and he has filmed or photographed celebrities including Hillary & Bill Clinton, Donald Fagen, Lee Ritenour, Abe Vigoda, Thelonious Monk, Earl Fatha Hines, jazz altoist Charles McPherson, Dr. Robert Reich, Kiss Singer Paul Stanley, singer/songwriter James Taylor, TV producer Larry David, Kathleen Kennedy, Art Buchwald, Walter Cronkite and many, many others. His low-key, efficient portraiture style has earned him a national reputation among high-end show business, political and corporate clients.
David Max (David Max Steinberg) is an adjunct faculty member at SDSU, where he teaches filmmaking, cinematography & lighting.
I needed headshots done for an acting portfolio and David was right on it! In a matter of an hour I was able to go through three different outfits and have the photos for each one come out stunning! He made me feel comfortable about being in front of a camera and made the shoot really fun and relaxing for me. I recommend this guy to anyone and everyone. Thanks David your the best!
Posted: 4/23/2013 • Link to this review
Hi David, BEFORE I see the photos, I wanted to write to thank you for giving us such an amazing experience. The photo shoot itself was a great "activity." We had so much fun, and you made us all feel beautiful, and connected to each other. The girls were so happy, and ALL thanked me for doing this! It felt like such a special treat. And you were so, so smart to move us to your studio. It just wouldn't have had the same vibe outside. So - THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
Posted: 1/27/2013 • Link to this review
I went to David last week to get professional head shots. What can I say... This was a wonderful experience. I do not have much experience with being the subject of a photo shoot or posing for still photography. David was professional, considerate, and polite with his direction throughout the shoot. He made jokes to keep me comfortable during the process. David's direction and photography skills transcended into some great head shots. I am extremely satisfied with my photos and with the reasonable price I was charged. I recommend David's services to anyone who needs a skilled photography company for head shots, weddings, or whatever event you can think of. I will be returning to David Max's studio any time I need a professional photographer in SD. Don't take my word for it. Make an appointment and you be the judge. Clint M.
Posted: 1/21/2013 • Link to this review
David was hired by my firm to do the architectural photography of a number of our professional buildings in the Metro San Diego Area, along with the 2012 annual portraits for our executive staff. The session at David's "Studio 326" was fantastic - he was funny, reassuring, confident and full of suggestions that turned a potentially unpleasant undertaking into a lot of fun. His location photography rates is quite reasonable, and we didn't find anyone is SD offering studio work of this caliber - at his prices -- anywhere in town. The studio is located conveniently between La Jolla and PB, in the "Bay Ho" area on Morena Blvd. I serious recommend a call to David - he is friendly, easy going, has over 30 years in the business and he has been hired by a very notable list of former clients (including Hillary Clinton, Smallville star Tom Welling, Walter Cronkite and others. He only does a handful of weddings these days and we were lucky enough to enlist him for my daughter's wedding in the spring. Thank you David for your professionalism and wonderful eye! Dawn F.
Posted: 12/11/2012 • Link to this review
Our family beach shoot with David was very professional and produced excellent quality pictures! He was able to provide us with great recommendations and worked well with our young son. He also made our shoot a lot of fun. We called many photographers before booking with David and I truly feel that the others pale in comparison.
Posted: 7/09/2008 • Link to this review
David was a total pro from start to finish. He had all the best equiptment and know how to use it. (He even made my frompy mother-in-law look pretty good.) David is pleasant to work with and we had access to our photos the next day. Nice work!
Posted: 6/19/2008 • Link to this review
David Steinberg is an extraordinarily talented and professional photographer. He is a pleasure to work with and has outstanding communication skills. He puts people at ease and is able to capture the essence of his subjects in his photographs. I strongly recommend him for any of your cinematography or photography needs.
Posted: 6/16/2008 • Link to this review
We took some beach pictres with David Max in Lajolla, CA. We were extremely pleased with his work and profionalism. He took him time with the pictures - did not rush us and produced very good work. Would recommend to all.
Posted: 6/16/2008 • Link to this review
David went above and beyond the call of "duty" for our project, which was to photograph a high school dance performance. He attended three nights of the performance in order to familiarize himself with the sequences and maximize his chances of getting good photos. He very diligently followed through on production after the event. Most importantly, his photos were gorgeous!!
Posted: 6/15/2008 • Link to this review
He called us back immediately during our visit to San Diego & worked with our brief schedule in town so our family could enjoy photos at the beach. We were so at ease with David, enjoyed his company & loved our photos....will cherish them forever! He's an expert at capturing the 'moments' and magical lighting that enhance natural photos into perfect beauty. Highly reccommend.
Posted: 6/14/2008 • Last edited: 2/18/2009 • Link to this review
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