On Assignment: Nicole Haughton
Oct12

On Assignment: Nicole Haughton

This assignment was one of those spur of the moment ones. I was actually on my way to the gym when I got a call from the photo chief requesting I shoot the front page of the Flair Magazines next issue. I asked if it could be done tomorrow early in the morning. I was told the subject is leaving the island tonight sooo despite wanting/needing to give my body the physical activity attention it needed and deserves I changed my clothes and headed out. Location: @spanishcourt Hotel Subject: @nhaughton Photographer: @taylor2nd The assignment was fairly easy and on a usual day i could have done this in 5 minutes or less. The problem is I had no light stands with me (this was totally an unexpected assignment) how did i deal with that.? The reporter instantly became a light stand. and every piece of furniture that was at the angle i needed my light to be became my second lights light stand. What sucked is when i found where i wanted to shoot her i couldn’t get the second light exactly where which cost me some unwanted shadows in the photo. at the end of the day the photos came out great overall. @nhaughton It was a pleasure and I hope we get to do it...

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On Assignment: Myers Fletcher and Gordon Attorney’s At law Corporate Profiles

Soooo, I get a call from a friend that I used to work with during my keyboard mashing days as web application programmer, dude asks hey need to see some coporate profiles in your portfolio to show an interested client. Sadly I didn’t have any. Did I say well nahhh i dont got any sorry. I made a pitch. I’m capable of producing properly lit, properly exposed oh and good looking corporate profiles. I have the needed equipment and setup to make it happen. After a few back and forth phone calls It was confirmed. I’ld be shooting the corporate profiles for about 35 Lawyers at the firm. On the day of the project Jamaica was getting some crazy rains, Had a bit of transportation difficulties but I made it to the location on time 8:00AM (its been a long time since I have been up that early). My assistant @LinkinMcHenry however was late *2 days in a row might I add… work on that dude*. I had the whole set prepped and ready to go in a about 15 minutes. Backdrop support, white seemless paper, softliter as main light at 1/4 power at camera left and shoot through umbrella at 1/8 as fill to camera right. Shot with a 30D at 250th, f4 with a bit of modifications based on subject complexion if it required it. Difficulties faced was subjects that wore Glasses. I over came that by asking some to remove the Glasses and others I tried moving the mainlight and fill light slightly so the angle of incidence of the light wouldn’t affect me from my position. All in all that formula worked just fine. The images came out great. What I would change for my next project of this nature is add a third light for the background. to just nuke it. Just trying to be nice and make it extremely easy on the graphic artist would need to do the cut outs, Ensure I have my extremely long usb cable so i can shoot tethered and have the client seeing whats going on instantly and have an actual boom instead of having @LinkinMcHenry hold the softliter all...

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on assignment: Lafayette Brothers
Sep27

on assignment: Lafayette Brothers

Drove on up to their company Geddes Refrigeration LTD on spanish town road. the assignment was the usual grab some images during the interview. get some gesticulation and expressions and then wrap it up with a portrait of the twins. For the portrait I used a lil desk area in the office we used for the interview then after we were finished. I asked if it was okay to do a shot in the hall. Both came out really great so i guess its up in the air as which image will get used for the feature. I personally prefer the one in the office though, oddly enough the office space one felt more relaxed than the hall way portrait. read the article on em...

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on assignment: Dexter Huxtable – Spokes Aparrel
Jul22

on assignment: Dexter Huxtable – Spokes Aparrel

First off I’ld like to say this man makes damn good suits, if your getting married, if your name is Barney Stintson* or if you really just love wearing a custom fitted suit. stop by spokes apparel and speak with Mr Huxtable his suits are amazing, I’ve shot a wedding where the groomsmen were all wearing this threads n in part thats what made my images look so awesome (wardrobe). Ok now that i’ve finished that rant that you definitely didn’t need to red forgot to mention that I’ll speak about the assignment. This was for the Flair Magazine’s Main feature and was just to be some images of Dexter during his interview and a main shot for the cover. I could have easily just stuck that sb-28 on the d2h and bounce off the ceiling or wall behind me or kinda feathered but I brought a lightstand a shoot through umbrella and my Poverty wizards n in minutes I had better looking images than I would have ever gotten with on axis light. The cover image I was especially happy about, For this I had to re-arrange the store a bit to get space and the spot I was allowed to move stuff from was perfect as it had his store sign “spokes” on the wall, so i got a kinda environmental portrait of him sporting one of his jackets. quick portrait took like 5 minutes and everyone was happy here’s the image used for the front page hope you like it the image was published in the July 19, 2010 Issue of the Flair Magazine See you next...

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Glamour at club Afrodiziac

I’ve recently been working with a few other companies in the media business. I sell my services to their business well, because they need it some entities I’ve worked with thus far are, Socialingua, Ishangophotos and College Lifestyle. This particular assignment was from Ishangophotos. I was commissioned to shoot some glamour images in a club for a promotional venture that some entertainment moguls are planning to undertake in the upcoming weeks, The details from there onward are pretty sketch to me. However it was a pretty simple assignment in my humble opinion, No real challenges presented. The creative direction remained with “ishangophotos” All I needed to do was light and expose right. Here’s a preview of one image from the set. Here I had the light camera left, about 2 feet away, at 1/4 power iso was about f6.3 and shutter at 80 or 100. An industrial sized fan was use to get the wind effect with the subjects hair. She loved it, They loved it, They’re happy and I’m happy that they’re happy. Me personally I’m never satisfied with my work I always see something that could be done better will do it on my next assignment of this nature...

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Portrait Session – In Studio
Jun13

Portrait Session – In Studio

A few weeks ago I was commissioned to do a small portrait session. What was cool about this was the client knew exactly what she wanted which meant all i had to focus on was Light, exposure and the rest was history. This time I threw the backdrop stands up and used a 6ft roll of studio white backdrop paper. Lighting Sb 28dx as Key-light shot through translucent umbrella Camera Left above subject about 3 – 4 feet away at about 1/4 flash power sb 400 as fill, shot into a reflective umbrella Camera right on subject height about 3.5 maybe 4 feet away at about 1/8th flash power The session took about 30 minutes give or take  5 minutes. Client was happy with her images and all’s well that ends well . My next entry should have something to do with Caribbean Fashion Week...

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