Steven Gotz Photography



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I photograph people:

My headshot portfolio can be found at

I photograph animals:

Many of my very best zoo photos are a

About Me

I have been married to a wonderful woman for over 29 years.  We live in San Lorenzo California.

Laura works with High School students at a Charter School in Oakland and I spend my days shooting photographs at the Oakland Zoo when I am not shooting headshots of people who need them for Modeling or Acting jobs, as well as LinkedIn and other Social Media.


I didn't start shooting photographs with the idea that I would shoot headshots but even when photographing zoo animals, I began to realize that what interested me most was their faces. I kept zooming in and framing the picture around their faces.

Let's face it, people also have interesting faces, and I can generally get a lot closer to them and we communicate much more clearly, so while I still get my exercise by walking up and down the hills of the Oakland Zoo while shooting photographs of the animals as the only official Volunteer Photographer at the Oakland Zoo,  and as a Docent the rest of the time,  my real passion is getting a natural expression out of people so that they enjoy the best photograph that anyone has ever taken of them.



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