Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Photo Shoot w/Miranda Khan

I Just finished up editing the shots from Monday's photo shoot with Miranda Khan. She's great to work with, and I had a great Make-Up Artist/Stylist(Lauren Whiteman) to help out with the shoot as well. So, check out the shots, and let me know what you think!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Heineken Product Shot

Being from a product-based city, and interning with a product-based studio, one would think that I would also be a product photographer, but I’m not. It's not that I don't like it, or cant photograph it, I just don't find myself doing it. However, I have been meaning to do some test shoots that included the use of a product, just out of the studio setting. For example, shooting a product on location with models and a concept behind it to fit more of my style of photography. Although, this is what I am intending on doing here soon, I decided to give it a shot and just set up a pretty simple table top set up to see what I could get. I only had three lights; so, already I kind of laughed at myself. Only two of them were used for this specific shot. In my history with assisting product photo shoots, I knew that more times then not, it wouldn’t be uncommon to see a photographer use up to 8 or 10 strobes on an iPod mini. So, again, me just using 2 strobes, on a bottle of beer, made me shake my head and laugh at myself a bit and think, “what am I about to do”...

After interning with a product studio, especially at the place I interned at, I felt very intimidated to even think about shooting product. Larry Callahan , the photographer I interned with, is hands down the BEST product photographer that I have ever seen. He is amazing at being creative with the simplest products, and I encourage anyone who is thinking about photographing product to check out his work!

So, this all being said, I still went on and gave it a shot, literally, and did a simple table top set up using two lights...This is what I came out with.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Engagement Session

We haven't had the best of weather these past three days, and it also lead to a rainy fourth of July, which was a bummer. So, when it was raining the day of a scheduled Engagement shoot, Jenna gave me the idea to run to Target, pick up a couple umbrellas, continue with the shoot, and try to make the best of it. I was pretty excited on how the photos turned out, given the rainy circumstances! The couple was great to work with, and we had a lot of fun. I felt bad for Jenna because she had to make sure I stayed covered so my camera didn't get soaked while out shooting; thanks Jenna! Anyway, below are some of the photographs that I made. Once again, on some of the photographs, I decided to play with textures and tried to stray away from the "cliche" engagement shots, in hopes to mix things up. Let me know if it was a good choice or not, my feelings wont be hurt...I hope, haha ;)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Soccer w/Jesse

This is going to be pretty short and sweet. Yesterday was HOT! But, none the less, my good buddy Jesse, and I decided to go out to a soccer field to take some shots and try stuff out. I haven't had a lot of opportunity to do "set up" action shots like this, so it was pretty fun. I also wanted to play with texture in these photographs, to give them a more gritty and intense feel. Hope you like!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Miami Photo Shoot

Yesterday I did a photo shoot just north of Miami to kind of get out and try some new stuff and to just continue to shoot. It was a very fun shoot, and I worked with some great people! My wife, Jenna, came and really helped a ton!! But, I also wanted to say thanks to the model Bee Simone, and the make up artist Paige Nicolaou for helping out as well. Anyway, below are some of the shots from the night. Hope you all enjoy!