Spring seems elusive this year here in Florence, SC. It gets nice and warm, then turns cold…and so on. March 11th was a pretty nice day to finally begin the first stage of what will result in a three-part modeling project. This is a fashion shoot project aimed at my new teenage model Sara. Sara’s mom is on-board with the project as is my S/O. My significant other has been so supportive as I continue to struggle to get Studio 63 up and off the ground. Need JOBS!
With this shoot my Impact receiver on my soft box kept misfiring. (Yes, had new batteries) I was forced to to go straight to the shoe and my speedlight. My S/O was my assistant. We made good use of the 5 in one reflector (worth its weight in gold) and still managed to pull off the shoot. My S/O was critical in helping me to get catchlight(s) in my young models eyes. (Thank you Margie!!!) It was the day before Daylight savings and the sun at times kept disappearing behind cloud cover which had me adjusting my ISO or F-stop.
Here are the results. I am still saving up money to get my battery head monolights and C-Stands. So expensive! I love the Profoto line but will likely end up with the Baja, Impact, or other brand. Researching your equipment is crucial. Anyway, this part one of three part session with Studio 63’s new teenage model Sara. Stay tuned for session two (weather permitting) as Studio 63 will venture outdoors for an “Urban Shoot.”
Late October, 2016 found me responding to a father/daughter on-location shoot. Gracie and Robbie were lot’s of fun and we even had a little time to capture some images of them in the great outdoors on their favorite four wheeler. Images captured at their home at Coward, SC. Thanks to Robbie and Gracie for allowing me to post some images of their on-location portrait session.
This family portrait was shot around sunset at Lincoln, Missouri. The family is Cody & Misty along with their four month newborn child with a really kewl name, Blaze. The young couple have known each other for ten years and have been together for the last three years. These young people are hard workers and are currently seeking a house to purchase around Warsaw, Missouri. Many thanks to Cody, Misty, and precious little Blaze for allowing me to photograph them for my Portrait Photography class at UCM. Nikon D3100 with a standard 55mm lens.
I don’t mind telling you that Michelle was a bit apprehensive about posing along the railroad tracks in W-Burg. Reports of people being fined in W-Burg for doing this are common. However, I think Michelle has a bit of rebel in her and she agreed to sit for me with the old chair I had brought (as a prop) to the shoot. I really like this image of Michelle as I believe it captures her essence. This is also a “straight image.” Good photographers don’t need no [sic] photoshop! I’m glad she’s a good sport. 😉
Today in Warrensburg the weather finally gave our portrait class a break. It was a mild and sunny day. These images are “straight” and have not been edited or photo-shopped. There was some assistants on hand utilizing a couple reflectors while those who had their cameras enjoyed a wonderful photo shoot. Thanks to our models and Mr. Breshears, our instructor, for selecting the locations near the Freedom Tower on the campus at UCM.
It was an overcast day in da Burg. The perfect time to pull out the Nikon. My model, Michelle, works with me at the radio station on-campus. Michelle was kind enough to give me some of her time so I could get my darn “outdoor” assignment completed for portrait. On this shot, I asked my model to walk back and forth across my frame of view. I decided to focus on the middle ground leaving the primary subject soft. I deliberately choose the urban-monotone environment for effect.