Archive for March, 2012

Mary’s Head Shot Session

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

One of the perks of photographing events is getting to meet a ton of really cool people. I met Mary while photographing a Yelp Elite Event back in January at the American in Providence. In addition to being a Yelp Elite member, she’s also a co-host on the Rhode Show, a Rhode Island based lifestyle TV program. We met at India Point Park one afternoon last week, during the few days of summer temperatures we were enjoying. We stayed close by, walking around the park, bike path, and nearby buildings looking for good light.

I had a great time photographing Mary – she is a natural in front of the camera.

Many people cringe at the thought of having head shots done and while I can understand why, I also think it’s worth having them done well. After all, in this day and age, your head shot may be the only face of yours people will see long before the ever meet you. Whether you’re looking for a new job, updating marketing material for your current job or business, or just looking to have some polished images for social media sites, it is a great asset to have good pictures of yourself. Whatever the reason, having great head shots taken will ensure that the images you put out there of yourself are of the best quality possible.

This last one is just for fun. You’ll have to click the image to see it in motion.

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Lighting Workshop: Success!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

I co-hosted a lighting workshop in Providence last weekend, and I’m happy to say that was a big success!

We worked with 12 fantastic people who were all eager to learn and share. They traveled from as far away as New Hampshire for this workshop. We photographed 4 great models who sat through countless setups and lighting changes throughout the day. Lynda Williams and Jenn Hodge were behind the scenes doing a stellar job, as always, on hair and makeup.

The day started with a quick overview of the fundamentals, then we talked a bit about quality of light. I set up a shot live and in real time to illustrate how I go about lighting a scene. We broke off into groups after that;  everyone was able to try out new lighting setups, ask questions, and learn from each other at the same time. We took some time to look at a few images on the big screen, and we broke down each setup to try and determine how each image was lit. I’m truly blown away at some of the images these guys captured at the workshop!

It was a fun day – I think I was as tired as I am after weddings! Thanks to all the great people that helped made this happen: Seth, Jess Powers @ Fete, the models, Jenn, Lynda, and all the attendees that made their way to Fete for this workshop.

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Before & After

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Just a quick behind the scenes look at a shot I took at a recent engagement session. Thanks Dave, for being a great light stand!

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