For this shoot I tried something new. I decided to use one of my two new twin 1200-watt HMI movie lights as my main light and then I used two two-foot Kino Flo lights to strip either side of the subjects face. By using continuous lighting I was able to see the light in real time which was so much more fun than shooting with electronic flash and imagining what the light would look like when the strobes fired.
A group of friends recently hired me to do three group shots in studio and on location. Everyone was cool not to fight for the spotlight and all of the compositions came together without a lot of fuss.. although I did hear the word “bitch” a hundred times before noon.
I had a the great fortune to donate my Chicago charity advertising photography services to Chicago’s Edge Alliance, which is involved in a wide range of initiatives that respond to the needs of the homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, the disabled, and veterans.
The bowling alley near the home of Stylist Richard Paden is lost in time.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Its such a unique location, that we had to line up a shoot there with scene appropriate clothing. I wanted a to do a shoot that mirrored a group date… but models being models, so many people canceled on us and…