Posted on January 16, 2013
It had been quite some time since I had photographed a studio portrait session and I wanted to emulate the dramatic, elegant and flattering light of old Hollywood portraits of the 1930′s and 1940′s. I kept the lighting very simple: continuous light from my Visatec modeling lamps with barn doors. Camera was my Nikon D700 with the 85mm lens, with most aperture settings at F4 or F2.8. Very little post production in Lightroom was needed because this lighting setup is extremely flattering to skin tones and my model Megan has amazing porcelain skin.
Posted on June 28, 2012
After a rainy and cloudy day, the sky let up for some late afternoon portraits of Fritzi. The wind on North Shore beach in St. Petersburg Florida was fairly intense and I was not being kind to my subject’s hair. We moved off the beach to a grassy area of the park, and then mother nature intercepted with some beautiful cloud diffused sunlight.
I lit the scene with two SabersStrips in an inverted L pattern as main light and then eventually as the sunlight increased, as hair light and side fill.
Shooting in Florida presents its own set of challenges; windy beaches, sand and high humidity. But what I love about photographing in Florida is the soft diffused light that lingers at sunset, many times described as the golden hour.
In many parts of Colorado, the sun dips behind the mountains and our overall daylight can be a little more contrasty in full sun. This week I am in Calgary, where the Alberta blue skies are warmed by 9:55PM sunsets which slowly fade into twilight. Photographers are always chasing the light and its fun to see the nuances of every geographic location.
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Posted on June 6, 2012
I am beyond excited to photograph Bronwyn and Chris’s upcoming destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen Mexico at Playacar Palace Resort. I photographed their engagement portrait session at a beautiful park near their home in Denver, Colorado at the location where Chris proposed to Bronwyn. Later we included their dogs for a family portrait!
Posted on March 30, 2012
Art Silk and I photographed Alexa and Shelby at an area of north Denver which featured a railroad tracks and viaduct. The two friends had a blast posing individually and together.
Shot with one SaberStrip, Nikon SB-800 flash and triggered by Radio Popper Jr.
Posted on February 14, 2012
Art Silk and I decided to shoot some strobist style portraits of ourselves in an industrial area north of downtown Denver. We shot our Nikon flashes off camera with triggers. During the shoot we used a silver reflector and a new light modifier called SaberStrip. This photo shoot was one of my first experiences with off camera flash and the initial results we obtained were amazing.