These were shot with Alexandra, and I ended up with so many pictures from this shoot, there’s still more I’d love to edit. Including ones that I bought props for (a suitcase and book). But this is what I have so far, including a sneak peak at one of the 1000 Words cover, as well as portfolio shots. I shot this in studio, using large softboxes and a beauty dish.
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This is a photoshoot I did with Jake, intending to create images that would work well for an FBI/CIA/Secret Agent look. While I ended up steering away from that, I did get the image for one of my stronger Honors College Project book covers. Part of the the agreement with Jake was that I’d also do a few potrait ones, so that’s also included. Of course… I had fun transforming one portrait into that of seafolk. 🙂
This was done using my alien bee studio lights.
We needed to do a high key assignment for Advanced Color Portrait, so I asked Jamie, who I knew from Hall Council, if she would be interested in being a model. In the meantime, I’m stil having some trouble with the hot shoe mount on the Rebel XS not wanting to trigger the flash, so I need to test that out and see if that’s related to the camera, the mount, or the sync chords. Luckily my 30D has it’s own spot for the sync chords.
On a side note– unless you want to strip out the background in Photoshop, High Key is best done with three, not two, lights.
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For advanced color portrait we needed to take pictures of high school seniors. Both to fulfill the class assignment and to get examples for my senior portraits business I’m starting up, I took pictures of four seniors for free, giving them one hour each for shooting (both inside the library with my alien bee lights and outside) and 10 fully retouched photos on a disk for them to print as they like.
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In Advance Studio we learned a trick to create a daylight appearance inside a studio setting. The trick is to use hot lights (continuous lighting) in conjunction with the daylight setting of white balance in your camera. To add some blue to the shadows, you can put a CTB (Color Temperature Blue gel) on the inside of a flash softbox (make sure it’s not too close to the bulb, though, to avoid damage). In the product shot I tried to bounce the flash off blue paper to get a sky effect, and my professor suggested lighting from beneath the table to get the rising sun gradient effect in the background. In the picture with peeps, I used the CTB method.
Unlike the first two photoshoots I did of my free senior photo shoots, this one was two hours. Lisa and Heather are sisters, and decided to do both thier senior photo shoots at the same. This actually had a big advantage– while one did an outfit change, the other could be getting their pictures taken. Plus, with two hours, we made it into my preferred outdoor lighting, which allowed for more creativity on my part with thier pictures. That being said, I’m thinking of offering a special deal to seniors who want to pair up to have senior portraits done.
For the outdoor and library shots I used the Canon 580EX Flash to add light to the pictures. Backlighting the seniors against the sun then adding flash for fill works really well for emphasis and a neat lighting style. I’ve been using the school’s flash, but I’m thinking of picking up one for myself to use when I start up my senior portraits business.
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I’m planning on starting up a senior portrait business in Warrensburg this summer, but that means I need more examples to create advertisements and show just what I can do. So over Spring Break I decided to try and photograph some seniors for free- they got a free one hour session and ten fully retouched photos on a CD that they can print themselves or order prints through me.
Since it’s been a while since I’ve been to my hometown, Mom talked to a few people she knew, contacting a homeschooling group that might want senior pictures.
Never underestimate the power of social networks and free sessions. I photographed Jennifer yesterday, and these are a few of the resulting pictures. I also have two photoshoots today, with a total of three people. Another tip worth noting is that it’s always good to have a backup camera and to start setting up early. For some reason my Rebel XS decided it didn’t want to trigger my studio flashes. Luckily the 30D did, and I was able to shoot with that.
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These are theatre headshots I took for a student of theatre. These were taken in the school’s studio with profoto lights and a beauty dish, as well as a softbox for a floor light, and a gridspot for the hairlight. It was a roughly one and a half hour photo session, after which I let her see proofs via the webpage-maker in Adobe Lightroom. She chose the ones she wanted me to edit, and I retouched those as well as making them black and white and in the 8.5×11, 8×10, and orginal size formats.
This is also the photoshoot that my Canon Rebel XS decided to show me Error 99. Luckily I was able to run downstairs to checkout a Canon 30D from the photo department. Most shots were with the Rebel, but a few of them were with the 30D.
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