August 25th, 2009

This was probably the most interesting concept for me to try out. I'm so happy i finally had the opportunity to try it out. I've had this idea in my head for the longest time but had no model to do it for me. One of my managers from work and I made plans for a shoot. I then came up with this idea to use dry ice in some way to get the smokey effect. I was very happy with the way they came out. Sam has a very bubbley personality so was kind of worried as to whether she could be serious. But once that camera went on she worked the hell out of that smoke. Even through adversity because i didnt realized that the smoke makes your eyes burn and your lungs hurt when you breathe it in. We had to count to 5 and had her lay back pose and hold her breath all at the same time then come up for air. After all this excitement she brought over a leather jacket and ended up taking a couple shots with that as well. Definetly a fun day.
The make-up was done by herself

(the picture to the left and more can be viewed in the "women" gallery)

August 4th, 2009
Flower baby

This beautiful girl to the right was the model for the photoshoot I did today. In all honesty I haven't really had a full on photoshoot with a baby before with all my equipment. The sole reasoning behind that is because im afraid the light is too bright for the babys' eyes, and that was my main concern with this photoshoot. At first it was a challenge trying to position the light so as to not damage her pretty brown eyes. However after a while of shooting she got used to the light and became more cooperative that's when I was able to get the best shots. There was a point where she was so relaxed she fell asleep!! Maybe I will do more baby pictures they are the easiest to work with. I added a new section to LRTphoto titled "infants/kids" check out all the photos from this shoot there.

March 1st, 2009

I work at a retail clothing store so when i heard we were throwing out all of our old mannequins i was ecstatic. So when Arian called me for a shoot i knew exactly what i wanted to do. Let me just tell you that this was a LOONG day! About 2 or 3 in the afternoon was when we started we didnt end up finishing till about 9 or 10 at night. It was worth it though. Now for this shoot i had a friend of mine come over to do Arians' make-up. That in itself took the most time. Arian didnt talk much while setting up i think he was nervous so i tried putting him at ease with light conversation and some music which worked.

Below are some behind-the-scenes photos of my friend doing Arians make-up. To the left is the finished product see more in the "men" gallery.

April 12th, 2008
Broke out

So lately, i've really been having trouble getting ideas. Until today while i was shooting angela (gorgeous face). She is solely responsible for helping me break out of my creative block. And im thankful for that. We shot on scene at her community where she lives. I had to use a long extension cord for my light and ended up doing it in a parking lot at the front of her community. I really like how they turned out though and think it all worked out splendidly. For someone who hasnt modeled before Angela really didnt need very much direction she just took charge and started posing the moment i turned my camera on. It was funny too because there was some event going on in the building we were in front of. When people walked in and out they would just stare at us. Who knows what they were thinking haha I know if i was them i would think it odd. Something you dont see everyday. (To the right is a sample of our shoot see more in my "women" gallery)

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