Thursday, September 16, 2010

Business Man

George was nice enough to pose for my business man session.  George did a great job.

Engagement photo

I had a great time shooting this couple.  It was a nice day outside. The lighting couldn't be better, my models were very comfortable and they did a great job.  Added a little blur to this one, I'm starting to like it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Family Session:

This is a photo of my good friend Ernest and his son Eason.  We took this photo at Bicentennial Gardens in Greensboro, NC. Ernest and his son were great models.  Had a great time.  Thanks Ern.

Before and After

With each passing day I'm learning more and more.  Lights, body position, framing, but most importantly this week I realized that grooming of your subject is one of the most important factors of them all.  This week I will demonstrate the two studio sessions that were performed by our good buddy, Paul Buddie.  During the first session Paul was slightly rushing as we all are during these trying days.  His shirt wasn't pressed, his face wasn't shaved, etc.  There were also faults on my behalf, the photographer, Buddie has deep eye sockets.  I didn't place the lights in the proper location to bring his eyes out. In the end I had a bad photograph.

After realizing my mistakes I immediately called Buddie up and requested for a re shot.  He has the look I was looking for, I just had to capture it.  I also emphasised that it was critical for him to shave, and to have his shirt pressed.  The next day Buddie came in and we got the shot I was looking for.  I adjusted the lights to fill in the shadows by his eyes and also added a little blur to soften his face.  In the end we got.  Thanks Paul for all the help.