In Studio: Maternity Photoshoot
Sep11

In Studio: Maternity Photoshoot

Hey readers I know you think I have deserted you but i totally haven’t I have about 4 on assignment posts in the draft que ready to publish the minute I have clearance to do so. you’ll have to hang on a bit for that. Today we’ll be going through my last assignment for TaylorGPhotography. A commissioned Maternity Photoshoot conducted at the studio. Obviously the subject was a Pregnant woman but you didn’t know her husband and daughter would be there did ya :p.Everything went well and on time. I had the area setup like an hour before anybody showed up. Posted a pic to my flickr stream. My stylist showed up at 2pm and my subjects were right on time an hour later. make up and styling began immediately and we got straight into the good parts I was rocking a 2 light setup and using a white foam core for a little fill reflection at some points. The shoot flowed well with little to no difficulty at all. 1 thing that I learnt for sure is I will need to invest in a boom system. cant always rely on someone to hold my light in that position. Image recipe: I put a sb28 behind the tummy of the mommy and pointed it directly at the seemless at full power. Aperture at f/10 shutter 250th and iso at 125. Black and white conversion in lightroom pull the contrast around to taste and you got your self a delicious silhouette. I’ld like to give a huge thanks to my stylist @vampnixen there’s a few more projects in the bag, You’ll be hearing from me. And the Client for being so co-operative and allowing us to create such wonderful...

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Maternity & Glamor Shoot

This Saturday at the home studio I had my first maternity shoot Ever, and first in studio glamor shoot in a looooong time. The good thing is I think somewhere along the line of working as a photographer I’ve managed to kill the nervous vibe that comes before a shoot, Because there was absolutely non of that this time around. And while I’ve met the client before I don’t really know the client that well. So I’m kinda proud of the fact that the jitters are now gone. The concept was simple, Some elegant and beautiful Maternity photos and mix some glamor in there, because which mom to be wouldn’t wanna look haawwt right? :). We did just that. Here’s one of the glamor images done, hope you enjoy. Difficulties faced: The plan was to shoot tethered, was unable to do so because eos utility wouldn’t allow remote shooting with the 30d (turns out it was a windows 7 thing, so i had to update eos utility, didn’t do it in time for the shoot though so i shot hand held saving images to card only) Usb cable wasn’t long enough could have used some more space It was soooo hot, we had 3 fans in the studio space as a result which took up space Make up: Done by Nickel Rhoden Haynes (twitter: @vampnixen) Lighting: I worked with a two light setup triggered via poverty wizards key light shot through a white shoot through brolly, kicker light was shot into a reflective brolly both hoisted on smith victor stands. Conclusion: Overall a fun shoot Client was comfortable Showed in the photos She loves what she’s seen so far Everybody’s...

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