My son received a really nice watch for Christmas and I decided I needed to try and do an image of it. If your curious.... I was able to stand the watch up by rolling a narrow bicycle inner tube up and put the wrist band around it.
After and extraordinarily mild winter so far this season, we are finally having a typical lake effect snow fall today.
I was reading a small article about using a dodge and burn technique to smooth skin. Takes some time, but I do love the results. Clean natural looking skin. I started out in color but loved the B&W version of it better.
I have become a fan of the udemy education web lately for picking topics of interest. One of the courses I just completed is a B&W tutorial put on by David J. Nightingale so I thought I would give it a go on a couple images. Definitely a good start; I'm thinking I'll have to do more of this kind of work.
Thought I would try using the intervalometer built into my camera and make a time lapse video this evening.
I had recently met a makeup artist named Melissa in need of building out her on-line portfolio; she worked with me on the "Bad Girl Danielle" post I did in May. Knowing that she needed to add to her portfolio I decided to reach out to a local modeling agency to see if they had any new models that needed head shots. CNYMode came back with a new recruit that was in serious need of some more images. Perfect... we all met at the fabulous CNYMode studios and worked on several looks.
The Starting Look
Melissa Doing Her Magic
The Final Look
I reached out to a theater manager in the area who's handle bar mustache just needed to be photographed! Steve manages a local venue called the Kallet Theater . It's an old movie theater that has been restored and now has a regular stream of performers doing acts there. Steve was gracious enough to spare me a couple hours of his time and here are some of the images we made.
From my Bad Girl Danielle shoot earlier I decided to take one of her images and give it a scene.
Trying out a new control for my camera. Unfortunately it stopped functioning too quickly so it's not as long as I would like.
I setup the camera last night to try and do a little star motion GIF but the weather decided to make it a clouds moving in GIF instead.
I had the good fortune of working with an experienced model named Danielle Duck. I have been wanting to work on my B&W more and she wanted something different for her portfolio. Since most of her images consisted of what she termed "Pretty Girl" images, we decided to go for a more moody bad girl sort of look. It was a pleasure to work collaboratively with talent that knows how to project a look. All I had to do was stand back and press the shutter button.
I recently had the opportunity to do updated images for a hair salon in Skaneatels called Texture Salon. I did a set of images for her a year or two ago but her look and her fellow stylists have changed so we did a new set of portraits and a couple product shots.
We have had a couple moonless clear nights recently that temps were in the 50s so I was able to get out and do a little star shooting. The light pollution from local businesses is a little frustrating in our neighborhood so I drove over to a near by golf course to give it a try. Though still not as awesome as the dark skies of the midwest, it did give me a chance to shoot the International space station flying over.
Recently I spent the night sitting with my son on the 11th floor of a local hospital. I wasn't really sleeping anyway so I thought I would play with the time laps function of my phone camera a bit. These were shot through a dirty window and it was raining a bit so the image quality isn't very good, but it was fun.
I had not shot a portrait of my friend Megan in a couple years so we felt it was long over due. From this shoot I captured a couple nice images of Megan. My most favorite is the one that Megan calls Mona-Megan.
Hello everyone to my new blog site. I just switched from Zenfolio to using Squarespace for my website. I also have finally joined the smart phone world after holding out for quite some time. I do have to admit that I'm enjoying the exploration of its camera abilities. So, new website, new phone... it's time for a new blog too.
I have a friend that has a band in need of a new band photo. I wanted to try out an idea I have for shooting them and thought it might be fun to record the process on my new phone. I haven't really played with doing movie work much so what the heck. Let's give it a go!