I think this photo shoot showcases my talents fairly well. Posing, lighting, special effects and touch ups.
These were all shot in our studio on a green screen and a few outside.
it took about 1.5 hours and another few hours of processing.
she had 4 outfits, and some make-up touch ups.
Her mom and sister were present for the shoot. My wife helped with some of the posing.
Her mom was extremely happy with the results.
Not really testing new flashes, but testing old flashes in new configurations.
I normally use large Hensel studio flashes, but wanted to see what I could get using the sb900, sb600 and my Nikon D700 on camera remote commander.
For these shots I placed the 900 behind the model, and the sb600 in front, off to the side. My tests were not scientific, but I was happy with the results.
CS5 – I wanted to test the new smarter selection tools that I’ve been hearing so much about. So I got my small wind machine out and blew her hair around. I also used a background that was not chroma key or even a solid color for that matter. I really wanted to see how it did under stress. Again, I was happy with the results. Still needed quite a bit of hands on tweaking, but not nearly as much as I used to.
I’m looking forward to framing and matting these for my studio.
you can see the original photos in the gallery:
Things I’ll do differently next time:
Chroma key background. I have a green screen I use quite a bit for head shots.
hood on my lens – because of the more interesting lighting angels I ended up with a cast on the right side of many of my photos.
Drinks and dinner for my wife. She is a trooper. Her patience is admirable.
I swear he was smiling at me.
Prints are available to purchase.
11×14 – $50
11×14 – framed, matted and exclusive (only 1 print sold – signed by artist) $250.00
I love these photos I think they’ll be great for logo development, backgrounds and maybe some photoshop brushes.
I had designed a shirt using the photos, but Zazzle pulled it after getting a complaint from The Last Airbender people.
I guess I should be happy I got noticed.
Here are your head shots.
The background can be anything, I just made them a couple of different colors so you can get the general feel of things.