Portraits! Models! Studios! Kind of different from landscapes!
Even with my schedule being busy, I have still been fortunate enough to find time to get out and shoot. I haven’t had the time to post, but at least I’ve still been attempting to “see creatively,” learn more about photography and most importantly, just get out and shoot!
Well, I’ve bene able to spend a few time learning how to take better portraits. I have met some wonderful people through meetups where I have begun to learn and practice in the studio. I also attended a great meetup where I learned about shooting with multiple speedlights or external flashes. The keys, being about learning about light placement, how and where to place lights, Additionally, I’m beginning to learn more about posing and working with models to get the look/pose that I’m after. It has been an excellent few months.
So, with today’s post I wanted to share some images of the wonderful people that I have been fortunate enough to practice on and I’d like to thank them and several others who have been kind enough to pose for me.
I truly enjoyed the time and hope that we can spend more time together sometime soon…
This first image was shot at a workshop in San Francisco. It was good to check out a nice studio and also have the chance to shoot there.
Exposure: 1/250 at f/2.8 at ISO 100 – Pentax SMC 50-135mm at 135mm
This image was shot at a meetup in Redwood City hosted by Paul Grant Photography. The meetup was to learn about studio lighting and was fantastic. I got a chance to learn and meet wonderful people as well as shoot in a great studio.
Exposure: 1/25 at f/3.5 at ISO 100 – Pentax SMC 50-135mm at 135mm
This image was shot in my home studio. It was a great opportunity for me to do a shoot with my remote flash triggers and speedlights instead of the continuous “hot lights” that I’ve used in the past.
Exposure: 1/60 at f/4.5 at ISO 100 – Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4 at 50mm
This image is of Ginger and from a model shoot with Paul Grant in Redwood City. She is an experienced model and it was an amazing opportunity to be able to shoot her in the studio.
Exposure: 1/160 at f/6.3 at ISO 100 – Pentax SMC 50-135mm at 123mm
The final image is of Melissa and also from a meetup model shoot with Paul Grant in Redwood City. The theme of the workshop was 30’s and 40’s black and white images and I was quite plead with the results of the day. This is one of my favorites of the shoot.
Exposure: 1/125 at f/5.6 at ISO 100 – Pentax SMC 50-135mm at 70mm
Well, I hope this was a small glimpse into what I’ve been up to lately. I haven’t stopped shooting, just haven’t taken time to write and post. I hope you enjoy viewing these as much as I enjoyed learning to shoot them. Please let me know if you have any questions that I can help with or if you want to spend some time practicing with me in my home studio on either side of the shutter.
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P.S. – I’ve recently completely changed over my photo storage and processing over to the Mac. This has caused me to do quite a few things differently and this post is with new blog posting software on a brand new computer. I’m also posting this remotely so please forgive me while I work some of the bugs out of my posts. – JLJ