Friday, December 17, 2010

From last Friday

I can't say I'm happy with the shoot we did last Friday and I debated whether or not I'd post about it.  Kuniko and I worked together all week doing some great work, however Thursday we got kicked out of our location.  Kuniko found a new location, but I wasn't permitted to set up any lights, or a background.  Not really a big deal, but it was getting late into the evening so I worked fast and with what I had a 50mm f/1.4.  Kuniko did a wonderful job with the make up, and Saphire Jones was a joy to work with we managed to make a couple of nice images.  Just not up to the standards I am setting for myself.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Shooting with T

We drove out to Ontario to photograph life size nativity dioramas downtown on Euclid Ave.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

T and I made Christmas cards this week.

I love working with my wife, she's cute!

Merry Christmas.

If you want one of your own drop me a line.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thursday was actually kind of boring, okay not really.

Main light is a Dyna-lite 4040 head with a beauty dish on one pack at half power, there is a white reflector at Marci's waist to bounce a little fill into her eyes.  Two Dyna-lite 2050 heads shot into umbrellas at full power on another pack for the back ground. 

On a few I shot to fast for the back ground pack to fully recycle, but I dig how it looks.

Gorgeous Makeup by Kuniko Yamamoto
Fabulous Hair By Liz Martinez
Beautiful Model Maric Miller

Friday, December 10, 2010

Now that's hard work

For Li I placed two Dyna-lite 2050 heads in medium soft boxes just off camera right and left, for the ultimate super soft light, with a white reflector at her waist for the last touch.  I lit the back ground with one 2050 head shot into an umbrella way up on the stand to produce a smooth gradient. 

Li Zheng

With Miley I blasted the background with two 2050 heads on one pack at full power, and lit her with one 4040 head in a medium softbox just out of frame camera left, and a white reflector camera right which doubled as a flag since we were shooting outside in direct sunlight.

Miley Yamamoto

Makeup by Kuniko Yamamoto

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, another headshot

Light ... yep it's kind of important.  I hit the back ground with a 2050 dyna-lite head and a grid spot, the main is another 2050 shot through a medium soft box camera left, and fill with my last 2050 shot through a small strip box.  I threw a silver reflector in front of Michelle to bounce that last touch of light under her chin.

Perfect Makeup by Kuniko Yamamoto
Glamourous Hair by Liz Martinez
Super sweet Model Michelle Marin

Monday Headshot

Great light makes great photographs.  I used a Dyna-lite 2050 head in medium soft box just off camera right, fill is another 2050 head in a small strip box to the left and back beside me, and lit the background with a single 2050 shot into an umbrella.

I answered a Craigslist ad from makeup artist (So Young Park) looking for photographers and on Monday we shot Sasarih Hacupian.  We had a great time, even thought the little room we shot in was hotter then hell, well I thought so, Sasarih is Armenian and was cold.  I wasn't crazy about the purple flower eye thing, but So Young was eager to give it a go, so why not and they turned out great. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

12/04/10 Three miles

Some days in a three mile walk I can almost fill up a small memory card, today I took seven frames, which included recomposing these two.  I guess sometimes you see, other times you look ... the best days are when I'm aware.   

Because Play is good!

Shooting through a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, an old Ichizuka enlarger lens, and a JEM Jr. with my 1Ds Mark 2.  Cuze there is nothing like using thousands of dollars worth of camera and lens to make a low-fi image.

Friday, December 3, 2010

12/03/10 three and a quarter miles

Some times I just dig simple things.

I peeked through a fence and found these guys.

I love these trees, no idea why, but I photograph them almost every time I walk by.