Category Archives: Photography
Here are a few photos from my phone of my photography gear in the snow. I was trying to make a Christmas card photo. Hopefully the shots turned out and make this all worthwhile!
I recently started working on a marketing project for a company through UW-Stout. I will be heading up the content marketing and social media aspects of the project. I want to include as much visual media as possible. Here are a couple portraits from my last photo shoot. Click on one of the images to open the photo carousel.
Last Saturday I volunteered for the Help Portrait charity organization with several other UW Stout students and faculty. The image above, taken with my phone, shows the equipment set up by the Stout crew. We worked from 9 am to 4 pm, and the event in Eau Claire helped over 100 people get portraits made. http://help-portrait.com/
Here are some fresh pictures of Layla, along with a couple of her brother. This is the same baby I photographed back in May. You can see those photos here. At that time she was barely sitting up by herself. Now she can walk, and I had to shoot fast before she ran out of the frame.
I thought is was a challenge to get one baby to sit still and smile. Two is nearly impossible. Despite the added difficulty, this shoot was pretty cool. The father of these two babies is a fire fighter, so we had some fun props.
Some of these were shot with natural light, and for some I added flash. The flash really made his eyes stand out. Since his facial features looked great with hard light, I shot a few without the diffusion panel in my Wescott Apollo Orb. The flash faces backward in the Orb, so without the diffusion it acts almost like a beauty dish. I have noticed that this hard, punchy light is really popular right now for shooting males in commercial or fashion situations. You can see which photos were shot this way by looking for the crisp shadow in the background from the flash. Ordinarily I try to avoid making it too obvious that the photo is lit by flash, but for these I intentionally left the shadow in the frame. I did shoot a few where the light isn’t as hard and dramatic, just in case the family did not like that look.
Here is a picture of the deer that tried to photo bomb these senior portraits.