Posted on April 17, 2012
Just last weekend I got to shoot Easter pics of Zara’s friends A & J. The twins came over for a mini-shoot wearing their Easter dresses.
Initially A did well but she became a little grumptastic a little way into the shoot. Her sister, J was good to go from beginning to end.
Aren’t they just so adorable in their Easter finery?
I love J’s expression in the last one! But you can see that A was starting to be DONE. It was here that I stopped to have a brief little chat with A. It didn’t take long before we reached an agreement. Cooperation for these:
I could eat J up in these:
And then she and sis get rewarded with the great photographer bribe:
It’s always better with a lollipop!
Such fun to work with these cuties!
Posted on May 6, 2011
My last post showed you the fun I was beginning to have in working with studio shooting. (As much as a dusty back section of my unfinished basement can be called a studio!)
But I have to say that I’m hooked. Studio is a blast…as long as your seamless paper is longer than 53″ that is. Otherwise you’ll find yourself cursing a lot as the end of the paper shows up unwantedly in your shot.
Here are some recent favorites:
Yes, one day I will have the guts to invite someone other than my daughter and husband into the morass that is our basement.
Posted on April 21, 2011
I decided to take a studio lighting class because I wanted to be able to manage lighting set-ups when necessary in people’s homes. But I honestly never thought I’d like working with studio shooting. It seemed too much like The Picture People or that crappy studio in Babies R Us. (Yeah, I said it!) Little did I know that fun that awaited me in my basement studio.
I think he looks better in short lighting. Our instructor says that most people do.
Other than constantly fighting with my reflector, I was starting to get into the fun of studio work. When you control the light, you end up having oodles more fun with your subjects. This does not mean that you will see me anytime soon working at the Sears Portrait Studio, but hey, I’ll have fun creating interesting magic in my basement studio!