Journalist/reporter Melanie Huonker needed a professional headshot and I thought it might be interesting to light her in a way that would suggest a newsroom feel. Rather than set up a backdrop, I simply lit the back of the studio, arranging pillows of different tones and colors behind her to get the effect I wanted. Continue reading “Three-light Setup with Melanie”
Part of my ongoing bodyscape exploration project, this image was especially fun to create. Simple lighting combined with a great model and a lot of micro-tweaking of body parts resulted in a shot that we were both thrilled to see come to life.
Sometimes it’s easy to get carried away with lighting, but lighting doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective.
For this shoot, time was limited, so I wanted to simplify things by reducing my variables.
I decided to use a single strobe, mounted in a stripbox to the model’s right (camera left), positioned in such a way that the light subtly wrapped around her while the spill gave a gentle glow to the background. A large white reflector was placed opposite the light to the model’s left for fill. Continue reading “Portrait Lighting with One Light”
Expect the unexpected, and be ready to capture those priceless moments that will serve as treasured reminders of their youth for years to come.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro photographer or simply a proud parent with a cell phone cam, if you’ve tried to photograph toddlers you know that the experience can be challenging, frustrating and immensely rewarding, all at the same time.
Continue reading “Photographing Toddlers”
How do you go about creating a portrait that transcends the ordinary? Start with a New York musician who’s looking for something a little bit different, add a Tucson photographer, mix in a touch of imagination and a dash of willingness to experiment, then start chipping away at the box. It may take some time; in this case, what might’ve normally been an hour-long shoot turned into nearly three hours and over two hundred shots. In the end, we had some spectacular images – not only traditional fare, but beautiful shots like these, as well: