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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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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On Assignment: The little Black dress
Aug24

On Assignment: The little Black dress

A fashion shoot with Jessica Bryan who was a fill in for the absent model. She did very good as it was her first time ever modeling. The photoshoot was for the Flair Magazine, a story titled the history of the little black dress. The shoot was sheduled for about 12pm, and everyone was on time so to speak the location was the pulse complex on trafalgar road (parking his horrid there, you’ve been warned). The sun is its meanest at that hour so i sourced out some shade and was essentially good to go. One light setup: sb 28dx modified with a photek softliter and triggered with Cybersyncs. Ideally I wanted a two light setup.. and I do have about 3 – 4 lights in total however no means to Trigger em as yet (some csrb’s are required). I Positioned the lights mostly camera left and high so i could both use it as a hair light / keylight. Worked pretty well. the rest was like clock work. For the image i threw up I moved the light to camera right as it gave me more detail on the little black dress from that side. A few adjustments had to be made in terms of shutter speed and iso as the sun was in and out behind clouds affecting the exposure here and there. we were done in about 2 or 3 hours. It was fun The photos came out great. They were published on monday 23, 2010 in the Flair center...

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To Mobay and back in a day, Oh and i shot a wedding there lol
Aug07

To Mobay and back in a day, Oh and i shot a wedding there lol

This is actually from about 2 weeks back July 17, 2010. I had been booked for the wedding about 2 months before by a wedding planner who I had worked with before but on different photographic service (baby shower). We had to negotiate a bit and build a custom package that could suit her client’s needs and budget. The pro’s in the situation was its a small wedding, And i can soooo do this The cons were, Its in montego bay and i live in kingston and do not own a car, Its on a a saturday and I had the photojournalist day job thingy to do, I dont own a car. With the help of a good friend @stewpert who travels between kingston and montego bay regularly I was able to call in a fav for a mobay run for the day, I’ld handle food and gas for him. dude agreed and everything was ready. My backup for the wedding was already booked @9970000 of IMGwire. We left kingston at approximately 7am and were in montego bay by about 11 or 12pm. Got to the location which was beautiful may I add, and scouted for locations to shoot the formals and so on. The wedding was set to begin at 3pm but you know how these things are, left the shoe, left the ring omg my hair etc.. we were about 2 hrs delayed. during that time we nailed some decent preparation images and detail shots. Once the actual ceremony was underway the rest was history, Formals were done in under 30 minutes as it was a small group and I ensured i moved quick before people started getting restless. Here is my favourite image from the bride and groom formals. We went off camera for the formals, kept it smiple though 1 light above and directional, very soft lightsource and the rest was history, think i went as high as 1/2 power at one point the recycle times were bearable though so it all worked out. didn’t even need a lightstand, had @9970000 hand holding the light and that worked out perfectly. I think i left montego bay about 9pm that night.. after grabbing a wendy’s double to stuff my face as I was unable to eat anything substantial all day Wendy’s… yuuuumm :). Oh for the rest of the images please follow through to the...

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