This week I took part in a photoshoot with a lovely lady named Taylor. As an aspiring model she is just starting out and I can certainly see lots more of her in the future. She is a very talented lady with all the qualities of a terrific model.
I was able to shoot with a lovely lady recently. She proved to be a very pleasant person to work with, professional and a natural talent despite her experience in modeling. She will no doubt have a great future ahead of her in the industry.
Earlier this week the moon was the closest to the earth that it has been in a very long time. As such there has been a plethora of photos of the moon in the night sky. Well I am no different. I took some time to set up the tripod and camera to take some shots.
I took part in a meetup at the Black Rapids locks a couple of days ago and met a lot of interesting people, both photographers and models. The weather was perfect and the day absolutely fabulous with the models being terrific themselves. I managed to capture a number of nice shots. Here are but a few of them.
I had the opportunity to practice some night photography this week. I was afforded the opportunity to head downtown to the city center with my camera and a tripod. Given that night falls earlier now it was still relatively early in the evening so there was plenty of subject matter to capture. Here is a shot of the City Hall
Of course there are some other things that can be done at night with a slow shutter speed. The next couple of shots were taken at ISO 100 at a 4 second exposure time. It provides a neat effect with the lights forming trails.
Had the opportunity to shoot with two lovely ladies on the weekend. With both some studio shots and some from outside we had a great time. Thanks to Sandra for setting up the shoot and our lovely models Gracie and Danae.
I recently attended a workshop on lighting where we worked on a number of techniques to bring out the pictures to their max. Commencing with a simple one light setup we began with the use of a beauty dish above the model and a reflector below. This provided us with catch-lights in our model’s eyes in two places (upper and lower eye). A sample is here with our Model Katlyn.
The Second setup was similar but we used two Soft Boxes in an horizontal layout. Here the catch-light appeared in two places again however the angle was horizontal this time.
Next we tried some shots with back-lighting. This was done with a strobe and a blue gel cover to give a blue colour to the image.
Here is a sample of an image created this way with our model Katlyn.
Be sure to check out the other shots of Katlyn on my Flickr Site.
I just upgraded to Photoshop CC and decided to pull up some older photos to see what I could do with them. I also found a couple of free Photoshop Actions (www.panosfx.com) that provided some really interesting effects. These photos were done using some of those actions.