My buddy Kevin dropped in to try on his new blazer and get some pictures taken. I tried a new lighting approach. I shot at a shallower depth of field to blur out the background better and lit the room rather than lighting him. This is essentially a two light system using Alien Bees with beauty dishes.
One dish lit the white ceiling above Kevin slightly to the left and the other dish lit a white bookend (4’ x 8’ sheet of corrugated plastic). This was placed standing lengthwise on the floor in front right. My walls are yellowish so I did this to avoid a colour cast.
The result was this wrap around lighting that appears to come from larger light sources.
The lens is my 135L Prime at f5.6
We took some campaign photos for brochures and banners and then we played around. That’s where Kevin got to try out free form poses like this one. I think he looks like a well dressed gangster with that expression. For a guy just getting used to being in front of a camera I think he did awesome as a male fashion model. He definitely has the “Look”.
Blondy is one of those rare models who can walk on a set and own it. It’s such a treat when you come across a model who knows her poses, can emote very well and knows how to work in sync with the photographer and director. She’ll be featured in an upcoming ezine called “Unleashed” - that’s all I’m going to say.
The shoot was a fashion shoot for The Habit and done in colour. I post processed this one in B&W to get the most of the uplighting.
I’ve been doing some different shooting over the week. This is Kevin Brandt. He’s running for council in Brantford and I got to shoot him in studio and out. I think this is my favourite as it portrays strength and confidence.
This kind of photography is all new to me but it’s fun :-)
I have a fairly private back porch that is frequented by some feral cats I feed along with raccoons, skunks, opossums, squirrels, bats and birds, and the odd coyote. I never expected to look out my window and see this! I wonder what kind of bait I can use to attract more like her?
This is Aleksandra. After our last shoot (trench coat and lingerie) we tried a few poses here and got some good results. I had to use a wider lens and a 580 EXII but I’m happy with the results.
Aleksandra and I tried something a little different this time. She put on a grey trench coat and some sexy red lingerie and we headed off to some outdoor urban locations. When we spotted this phone booth we both knew the shot we wanted.
We had to be quick. Even though nothing is showing that wouldn’t be with a bikini we knew we would attract a crowd wherever we went. It was a quick click click bye bye running and gunning shoot.
I like doing flasher shoots. Looking forward to doing another. Any models want to work with me on this?