Jess contacted me back in July because she was moving to New York from Florida and was looking for photographers to work with when she got here. We finally were able to schedule a shoot a couple of weeks ago. She had a dress designed by Missconstrued that she really wanted to have photographed and she also brought along a couple of other things. It was a relatively short session but we really got a variety of images. It was a very productive couple of hours! Jess does really awesome hair extensions, be sure to check out her site!
After a fairly long hiatus from the studio (life gets way too busy sometimes!) I was happy to have the opportunity to work with Cailey. Cailey is an Albany based baker and tattoo enthusiast who is friends with many of the people that I have photographed in the past. I was really happy with the pictures we took, I think they look fantastic! I hope to work with her again soon! I left my comfort zone a little post processing one of the images in Photoshop. Typically, my images are clear and vibrant with colors that you would expect. This is obviously not the only way to make compelling images and I thought I would play around with the color casts a little. I think I like it!
I thought it might be interesting for some to see some behind the scenes pics from the last shoot…
Normally I don’t blog about new photographic equipment. I purchase so much of it and although certain things might be really expensive and add more possibilities to my photographic repertoire I normally don’t like to write about it here (although I typically bore my girlfriend to death with all of the nitty gritty details of it!). The most recent big ticket item I purchased though may be game changing in what I am able to offer clients so I figured I’d include something about it.
My regular blog readers know that I really love studio lighting. One of my greatest joys in photography is constructing lighting setups where I have complete control over the quality of the light as well as the shape, angle, and power of it. In the past I have been limited to using either my studio lights in the studio or my small Canon flashes out on location. I recently purchased the new Profoto Batpac which provides battery power to my studio strobes. This opens a lot more possibilities in terms of location lighting. My studio strobes are insanely more powerful than my Canon flashes (which means I am easily able to overpower the sun with my strobes) and I also have many more possibilities in terms of modifying the light (making it softer for example). I am tremendously excited that I added this item to my gear and look forward to using it in the future!
Here are some of the first pictures I took using the Profoto Batpac.
I recently had the honor of photographing the beautiful creations of my most favorite person in the entire world. This person is creative, supportive, loving, funny, loyal, occasionally insane, and always a good kisser. She is my girlfriend Peg! She has been super busy in recent weeks locked in her “crafternoon” room sewing beautiful bags and clutches. She has a really great eye for matching fabrics together which helps set her work apart. She had a really great day debuting her wares at the Rosendale Pickle Festival (and she also made for a super cute shopkeep). She will soon have her own etsy page but for now you should “like” her facebook page here. Go Peg, I’m so proud of you!
I have known Nicole for a long time. She was in one of my art classes in college and we carpooled to an Indigo Girls concert once. When she got married I was lucky enough to photograph her wedding (it was the first wedding I ever photographed!). She is currently redesigning her jewelry business website and asked me to take the photograph that will become the homepage. What an honor! I really love the images that we produced and even more than that I love the relationships that are produced through these creative endeavors. Nicole is a really talented metalsmith and you should definitely check out her website at: www.nicoleshannon.com.