On Assignment: Baby Photoshoot with Jayden
Dec16

On Assignment: Baby Photoshoot with Jayden

There is always a first this year were a few first time stuff for me, First Maternity, First Corporate Profile photo-shoot [ had to remove that from the blog though ] and then some other stuff. Recently I had my first baby photoshoot and maaaaayne i was soo nervous initially but I kept that all bottled up so the client was confident by my air of confidence (yes i lied, and i lied gooood ).   The subject was a six month old boy named Jayden. and within seconds of the first trip of the shutter the little man was throwing smiles and expressions all over the place. it was beautiful and truely the most fun I’ve had photography a person in a very long time. I was shooting with my trusty Canon 30 D and switching between an 85mm 1.8 and a 28-75mm 2.8 lens for close ups and wide shots His mom was happy, I was happy, and from the looks of the Mr Jayden, I think he’s always happy lol. I had a 3 light setup going modified using a softbox umbrella (not the soft liter, but a new ebay softbox umbrella I’ve been testing out) an Ebay softbox (the ezybox clone) and a diy beauty dish. Dropped of the DVD and two Prints today and needless to say His mom was...

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On Assignment: Marsha Mcknight
Aug22

On Assignment: Marsha Mcknight

Talk about a serious case of back log man.. anyway here goes. The subject was Marsha Mcknight the L’Oreal brand executive at Pioneer Manufacturing Distribution Company Who is a really busy Woman from the looks of things. We nailed the shoot time everybody was on time and everything. The location was Devon House however the second I dropped the lightstand I was attacked by the flash light police saying we need to speak with front desk at the admin office for the details on photographing (which was pay of course) Luckily there was this awesome wine bar called bin 26 Who allowed us to do the interview and photoshoot in the winebar which was rly upscale n fancy and IT HAD AIR CONDITIONING!!!! God it was hot!!!. after that all was well. At the point in time of this photoshoot I had not figured out the whole Auto ISO thing on the D2H so the camera was bouncing around the iso levels giving me unwanted noise in some of the images but at least its sorted now (present day). For this I used a one light setup as the second poverty wizard I had on me started flacking out on me. it was my pretty standard on location one light setup about 45 degree angle for the light get the composition right nail the aperature and the shutterspeed for the exposure (the iso sadly was out of my hands so it was like iso roulette). and here is the end result. For the image I put up the speedlight (sb28 was camera right at about 1/4 power) and about 4 feet away. You can see the noise issue in the dark areas I was talking about due to the high Iso values. Marsha Was awesome to work with, easy to work with which always makes me happy as it makes me able to focus on making my photos look right. To learn more about Marsha Mcknight read the article in the...

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