We went to studio tonight to see if we could make some ‘engagement’ pictures. It will probably work better when I’m not the one taking our picture…
Patsy’s cousins and her aunt came to the studio this morning for a family portrait. We had a lot of fun setting up various configurations of people, and finished up with tons of fantastic family photos.
Nicole’s family have been some of my very best clients over the years, so it was especially gratifying to see her again for her senior photos. She’s an artist, and wanted something funky and urban – but since it was pouring outside, we skipped the outdoor urban backdrop and opted to wander around my studio building instead.
These were shot as demos for my class at DeCordova – I set up a makeshift studio in our classroom and Anne came in as our model. These were done with just one umbrella on a bare-bulb strobe, and shot with my new, shiny GF-1 (45-200 lens)
This was a test-shot for last night’s headshot session – I just wanted to make sure I liked the lighting setup (which I did/do) – it’s a so-so self-portrait, and yet another chance for everyone I know to give me a hard time for looking waaaay too serious in photos.
I took these using the _amazing_ DSLR Remote Pro* from onOne software, but for some reason I couldn’t get live view mode working properly from my D700, I think due to a semi-faulty usb cord or something (worked fine from my desktop, glitchy on my laptop…)
(*Once I have a chance to play with it a bit more and work out where the glitchiness is, I’ll write a real (FTC-safe, no payola) review of the product, but the gist of it is that it is a seriously cool app.)
Elena is a composer, and she stopped by my new, newly-painted, super-exciting studio this evening for a portrait session to promote a new performance and CD of her work. We had a lot of fun working together, I’m dying to see how the finished pieces turn out. Here are a few early proof images from the session.
Another headshot session today. Liz is a theatre student, and she wanted to have a lot of personality and character in her headshots. So after we had done the tried-and-true headshot standards I took a number of shots that were just a lot more fun. This is one of my favorites from that batch.
I’ve got several headshot sessions booked over the next few days. Today was Anna, an opera singer. We just finished up about an hour ago so I haven’t had time to go through all the images, but this one jumped right out at me.
Patsy’s mom asked for some photos of her for christmas gifts, so we went into the studio this afternoon to comply. Here’s one of our favorites of Patsy, and one of us together as well.
I had a high-key setup tonight in my studio for a session with one of my favorite clients, and while I was waiting for her I did some test shots of myself. I was really happy with these.