Yesterday I had to shoot an upper quarter team's concept on Frank's Hot Sauce. Tim helped me via email (thank you!) on the type of setup I'd need. They gave me a picture of the concept they were after and I was able to get an idea of the lighting from it. I aimed a strobe with a grid (at 200w) straight down on top of the table for the interrogation type of effect. I'm not sure what's going on with the preview of these photos though because they're coming out a little funky... almost a little greenish and there's definitely more fill on the faces & chair when I pull them up apart from the internet...weird.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I took this while ridding the ski lift up the mountain. These were my uncles skies. I rigged my camera up in a big ziplock bag so i could snowboard with it. While ridding the lift i noticed the light coming through the trees onto his skies. I thought it looked cool.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
A friend of mine had a beautiful idea: shots of her youth. I complied, and we had a wonderful time. The room was only big enough for two heads, one with a soffbox and one with a silver bounce back umbrella, a standing reflector, the rest of the equipment, the model, a small set of pillows-sheets-and-blankets, a stylist and myself. The room got pretty hot. Since I am forbidden show any of the images to anyone ever, but can use select ones for classroom purposes as long as that purpose doesn't involve the internet.... well, here's all I can post. But it gives some idea at least, you'll have to use your imagination for the rest.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Hey ya'll, here is a link to some photos I took while in Florida this last weekend. Mostly typical beach photos but I couldn't help myself. Don't believe the old adage about not shooting into the sun. I actually prefer if for creating drama in the scene. Also, notice how I shot at a very wide aperture and very high speed on the close-up images of the tide. Things get very crisp when shot at over 1/1000 of a second and by metering off the direct reflection of the sun I was able to bring the extra ambient light down creating an interesting effect. This keeps the shadows crisp but makes the light look softer rather than your usual harsh beach light.
Monday, February 16, 2009
I went back home this weekend and visited with the parents and the dogs. As I was packing my things up this morning, I couldn't help but notice the light that was streaming in the through the windows by our front door. The light was coming through and casting these really great shadows from the stairwell. As you can see, my dog, Chloe, was excited that I was on the floor, and I think that she adds a little something cool to the picture.
Posted by Hello at 2/16/2009 07:33:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This is a band that wanted me to shoot for them. It was at the 40 watt in Athens. The lighting in there was only about 40 watts. So it was a bitch to say the least. I was not using a flash shooting wide open at 2.8 and 1600 ISO. Out of 300 I got about 30 decent ones.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This is Addison one of my best friends, has been for awhile. When this assignment was given to us my first subject in mind was him. He was a lot of fun to work with. Taking portraits of people has been one of my favorite assignments since we started. Its a good way to meet people too.
I know that this isn't the stereotypical lighting for a portrait, but I really like how the light is only falling on the right side of her face. I have others that have better lighting, but I just like the mood that this light created. I was using a large soft box to the subject's left side and a 7" honeycomb grid on her right side that was slightly behind her.
Posted by Hello at 2/11/2009 11:40:00 AM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
In case you haven't seen the flyers for this around school I thought I would direct you to the two seminars being held this week by Will Crockett. They are both free so check out both of them if you can. One is on Wednesday 6pm to 8:30pm and the other is Saturday noon to 4pm. http://www.ppratlanta.com/events2.php
Hey Ya'll, Dan WInters is a renowned portrait photographer who's images of celebrates and interesting people have been published in Esquire, The New Yorker, GQ, and many more. He does a lot of editorial studio work which you should look at for inspiration. Check it out.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I realize this is a perfectly imperfect shot with its blurriness, distracting objects, etc in it, but the irresistible way the light falls in the window and spreads out among the inside is hard to ignore. Yes, I'm sure that everyone in the class has had enough Matty Cakes to last them a lifetime, however, can you imagine if instead of a bakery his place was a studio?
Posted by Britney at 2/08/2009 02:16:00 PM