Photography is in Ogden's DNA. He literally grew up in a successful New York photography studio. His father, Ormond Gigli, was one of the city's most sought-after fashion and portrait photographers. Ogden would often come home from school to find a fashion shoot in progress or a Broadway star having a portrait taken. Ogden got his early training when Dad would let him help at the studio. Of course this didn't always go completely without incident. One day during a Time magazine cover shoot, Ogden blew up his father's light meter by plugging it directly into a 110-volt wall outlet instead of the strobe system. In addition to apprenticing with his father, Ogden also worked in the studios of some other top New York photographers, including Arthur Schatz, Laslow Stern and David Kennedy. After apprenticing, Ogden opened his own successful studio in New York City for 6 years. In 1988, Ogden relocated to the Berkshires, where he and his family had vacationed in the past. Ogden's photography studio is located in Pittsfield, MA. He considers himself very fortunate to be able to make a living in a field that he feels so passionate about.