The lovely Brenda Coldwell on location on the front porch of her studio in Franklin, Not only does she have a great location at which to shoot but she knows how to work it for the camera. Plus she has awesome shoes!
Mandy Berry, the Glam Rock Supastah is back this week with another shot from our David Bowie inspired shoot earlier this year. This High Key image started out very “blown out” but I kept shooting this way due to the crunchy contrast effect that happens when I pull the exposure back down.
Olympus 14-54 2.8-3.5 II lens
Interfit Honeybadger strobes
22″ beauty dish main light
Strength and intensity blended with the beauty that is Lauren Green shot on location at the El Rey Court in Santa Fe. The appearance might be all business but we were actually having a great time shooting that afternoon. If you plan on attending the Santa Fe Photographic workshops I hope you are lucky enough to get your own chance to shoot with her.
Another shot from my classic Hollywood style portrait session with Malea Hooper. This time with a BTS image that shows how I set up for shoots like this. The main light is a 22″ beauty dish with a grid and there is a hair light to camera right with a 7″ reflector and grid. You can also see a flag of black foam core board partially blocking the main light to control light falloff.
The background is a dark gray painted musiln from Background in a Bag.
Strobes – Interfit Honeybadgers
Camera – Olmympus OMD-EM1 mkii
Lens Olympus 14-54 2.8-3.5 II
Courtenay knows how to work the camera and, as such, she makes my job super easy. This image is from one of my first sessions I shot after I switched to Olympus mirrorless cameras.
Olympus OMD EM1
Sigma 60mm 2.8
One large softbox above and to camera right
Gray muslin painted backdrop
Eric Gray owning one of the sets at the Midsouth Photo Expo. Eric was one of the models that volunteered his time to model for the photographers and speakers at the expo and I’m certainly glad to have grabbed some shots of him like this one. Totally killin’ it here, Eric!