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: Stacy Ann Grayson

travelled to the jamalco sports complex which is kinda like heading to clarendon but not… but its still far.. for this assignment I had an assistant thank god cuz I defnitely needed someone to hold the lightstand otherwise my last umbrella would have been destroyed. left kingston about 7 arrived at the jamalco sports complex at 8:30 AM Hungry as hell because I left home so early I had no breakfast :(.. anyway. The subject was Stacy Ann Grayson who is a female referee for what level of football I sadly cannot recall but you can read her story here At 8:30am in the morning you can imagine that thesunlight wasn’t so friendly and it was a football field so there wasn’t much shade either.. eventually we found a tree that provided enough shade to get some shots done. The background i got from trying to shoot in the shade with the sun behind me wasn’t working so it forced me to get low and shoot against the sky which worked out really well. Strobist: Flash high above camera left at 1/2 power about 3 feet away. ISO 200 f/6.3 s...

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on assignment: Chain Reaction fashion accessories photo shoot
Sep14

on assignment: Chain Reaction fashion accessories photo shoot

Today, I decided, I’m taking 2 light stands 2 speed lights a beauty dish and a brolly, wont get caught without that modifier this time around if i got em all right. The assignment was a jewellery Fashion accessories photo shoot at Chain Reaction [ their stuff is pretty awesome, i’ll be visiting next week to go shopping ]. The model model was actually one of the co-owners daughters. She did pretty well. mostly I worked with a two light setup using the dish and the umbrella as modifiers. for my favorite shot though which i just came up with on a whim (did it more for me than for them to tell the truth), i used one light on the subject modified with the shoot through umbrella at 1/4 power at camera right and the second speedlight bare powered down to 16th power and used it to throw some light at an orange wall behind the subject for some separation color...

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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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A Tribute To Micheal Jackson
Jul05

A Tribute To Micheal Jackson

A friend of mine had this idea to do a Tribute to Micheal Jackson both in imagery and in writing. I’ve got zero rights to his penned Tribute but here’s the image I shot for him. This was also the last time I’ll be shooting with the sigma 28 – 70 f2.8 –...

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