Posts Tagged ‘portraits

09
Jan
16

Portrait of Macey

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Portrait of Macey on tapestry

My daughter’s dog in a chair in front of a tapestry throw

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08
Apr
14

Colin

Occasionally a friend asks me to do senior portraits of their son or daughter, usually because said teenager really doesn’t want “senior pictures.” I was lucky that Colin wanted something urban and gritty. When I do something like this and get photos I like, well, that’s a good day.

30
Oct
09

Pilot Portrait

I needed to do some photos of pilot and airplane broker Steve Weaver in Buckhannon. We wanted to use this older plane because it fit the story we were illustrating, and it happened that he was selling it to someone who was flying in to pick it up. So as soon as the buyer showed up and took a look at the plane, we took it down to the end of the runway for some shots. The sun was just beginning to break through the overcast, behind and to the left of the plane. I put up two SB strobes on stands with Cactus V4 radio slaves, one on full power and the other from 1/2 to 1/8 power, and shot quickly so the buyer could have his plane back. First frame to last was 10 minutes.

 

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Not happy about the shadow cast on the plane, I moved the main light on the right a bit  behind Steve.

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Took this portrait with an old 55mm Micro-Nikkor. Manual focus!

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For the in-cockpit shot, I put the main flash on the far side pointing in through the window.

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It really helps to have a good-looking subject that’s comfortable in front of the camera. 🙂

14
Dec
08

My portrait stand-in

Doing some portraits of a teen at their home the other night, I used Hilary as a stand-in to set the lights. Big mistake.

It started well…

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…but got out of hand.

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We tried moving to the living room, but the piano was too great a prop…

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Welcome to my life.

22
Oct
08

Horse show portraits, Winfield

Horse show portraits.

Yeah, there’s always one…




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