A couple of pics of Yuki that I tacked on to another studio shoot earlier this month. The shot above was taken with the 645Z and the 90mm lens, while the shot below was taken with the Pentax K-1 camera and the 28-105mm lens. Although the 28-105 lens has a maximum aperture of f5.6 at 105mm it is still possible to shoot portraits with a nice shallow depth of field. Makeup by Audra Presika. The theme is a mixture of Titania the fairy queen, and Pris the replicant.
Studio shoot with model Samantha Armistead. 3 different looks: business, beauty and street. Makeup and hair by Audra Pesicka. Shot using the Pentax 645Z and K-1. Lighting: Beauty dish camera right, Softbox camera left for fill. Two rectangular softboxes behind the model for edge lighting. Really pleased with the images, Sam has a fantastic look and was a pleasure to work with. Audra was a real professional, quickly creating 3 different looks that transitioned from one to the other. For more information on model portfolio sessions. Click here!
The start of September means that for many it’s back to school. My friend Tomoko left Okinawa and headed back to the States to continue on her journey to become a dentist. Good luck with your studies Tomoko-chan!
Tomoko, a.k.a. the Ryukyu Queen, is a card shark without compare. Some believe that Lady Gaga wrote the song Pokerface after loosing to Tomoko in an underground Texas hold ’em tournament.
A few studio images for the portfolio of fitness model Riley Marx. We’ll do a second session outdoors when rainy season has finished. Always great to work with such a dedicated athlete. If you’d like to have a go at using studio lighting, the next Intro to Studio Lighting Workshop is June 14 & 15, 2014. Click on the workshops tab for more details, then send me a message to book a place.
Fellow photographer Pete Leong popped around to the studio with his daughter Jenna. Took a few quick pics of her playing with Mario and Elmo before she began making decorative changes to the studio backdrop. Jenna is super cute, and until a year ago looked like exactly like Boo from Monster’s Inc. She showed me how to draw a rainbow with a fistful of colored pencils.
Model – Yuki MUA – Summer Johnson Pentax 645D HD PENTAX-D FA645 MACRO 90mmF2.8ED AW S Lighting – Charcoal background. Beauty dish powered by Profoto Pro-7a as the main light. Small softbox as low fill. Medium size strip softboxes on both sides adding rimlight (powered by Profoto compacts). A fifth compact aimed at the background. Strobes triggered with PocketWizards.
Last week I did a location / studio session with bodybuilder and servicewoman Andrea Conn. Andrea has been training for the Pacific Muscle Classic Show on June 2nd, and wanted photos of herself while looking and feeling at her peak. After an hour on the beach we headed over to the studio and I shot both fitness portraits, and some softer beauty shots. This gave her a nice selection of images for both her own albums and to send to family back home. All in all, a fantastic shoot with a lovely lady. I’m sure she’ll knock it out of the park at tomorrow’s competition.
Another shot from the fortune teller shoot. Used a wider lens and asked Jovi to hold the crystal ball towards the lens for a more 3 dimensional look. Mystic – Jovi MUA – Amy Higareda Pentax 645D smc PENTAX-D FA 645 55mmF2.8 AL[IF] SDM AW Lighting -Westcott modern vintage background. Beauty dish powered by Profoto Pro-7a as the main light. . Medium size strip softboxes on both sides adding rimlight (powered by Profoto compacts). A third compact aimed at the background. Strobes triggered with PocketWizards.