Instructional Video Production sounds like a boring topic, but this project was far from mundane. We used a variety of tools and techniques during this Chicago shoot to showcase Avlon’s new Texture Release System. We layered fashion driven clips showing the final results over step-by-step instruction as the video showed professional hair stylists how to use the salon product.
I directed this music video for singer Caleb Minter. The Atlanta pop and R&B artist came to Chicago and we shot the video on location and in my south loop Chicago studio.
For this shoot I decided to use widow light for a very natural look and shallow depth-of-field.
Chicago Headshot Photography: Model Taylor Anderson’s Compcard – Strip softboxes shaped the light for this shot in my elevator, then we created a catalog look in my Southloop studio.
I am always searching for new ways to light my subjects, and with every shoot, I seek to perfect my technique. Recently I started using a Westcott ‘7 Parabolic Umbrella. After a few test shoots, I rolled out the umbrella for this headshot with teen female model Cosette Tomita. Using a giant softbox overhead to give Cosette’s hair a little kick and some overhead fill, I had the model strike several different poses, including this jumping shot below.