Posted on July 3, 2015
Summer has arrived in Treasure Island and St Pete Beach Florida and the sunsets can be amazing this time of year. Our clients were two families vacationing together and they hires us to capture some great beach portraits. The summer rain created some nice overcast skies and for the actual sunset the clouds helped create some unbelievable colors in the sky! I really like how their outfits pop from the sand and grasses, and later at sunset the Corals, Whites and Pinks they wore coordinated beautifully with the sunset skies.
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Posted on June 10, 2015
This session goes to show that we don’t always need a colorful sunset to make great beach portraits. This family is from the Tampa Bay area and I think the summer dark skies completely compliment their attire. I love how their clothing in shades of cream and black and textured patterns creates awesome visual interest. I personally love darker colors at the beach and this session proves that sunset beach session don’t have to be all about pastels and summer brights.
Our clients braved the dark skies and met us in Treasure Island Beach near Bilmar Beach Resort and we walked north through the natural beach to our favorite beach location by Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites and Residence Inn by Mariott Treasure Island. I captured portraits of each kid and mom as we meandered through the grasses palms.
A behind the scenes of how we light our sunset portraits- two SaberStrips on a boom stand. Probably the only modifier that we could use at the beach on this evening which is wind resistant. Love the softbox-esque light these produce!
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Posted on January 16, 2013
It had been quite some time since I had photographed a studio portrait session and I wanted to emulate the dramatic, elegant and flattering light of old Hollywood portraits of the 1930’s and 1940’s. I kept the lighting very simple: continuous light from my Visatec modeling lamps with barn doors. Camera was my Nikon D700 with the 85mm lens, with most aperture settings at F4 or F2.8. Very little post production in Lightroom was needed because this lighting setup is extremely flattering to skin tones and my model Megan has amazing porcelain skin.
Posted on June 28, 2012
After a rainy and cloudy day, the sky let up for some late afternoon portraits of Fritzi. The wind on North Shore beach in St. Petersburg Florida was fairly intense and I was not being kind to my subject’s hair. We moved off the beach to a grassy area of the park, and then mother nature intercepted with some beautiful cloud diffused sunlight.
I lit the scene with two SabersStrips in an inverted L pattern as main light and then eventually as the sunlight increased, as hair light and side fill.
Shooting in Florida presents its own set of challenges; windy beaches, sand and high humidity. But what I love about photographing in Florida is the soft diffused light that lingers at sunset, many times described as the golden hour.
In many parts of Colorado, the sun dips behind the mountains and our overall daylight can be a little more contrasty in full sun. This week I am in Calgary, where the Alberta blue skies are warmed by 9:55PM sunsets which slowly fade into twilight. Photographers are always chasing the light and its fun to see the nuances of every geographic location.
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Posted on March 30, 2012
Art Silk and I photographed Alexa and Shelby at an area of north Denver which featured a railroad tracks and viaduct. The two friends had a blast posing individually and together.
Shot with one SaberStrip, Nikon SB-800 flash and triggered by Radio Popper Jr.
Posted on March 29, 2012