Spending a day last month at Harper College was a real throwback to my days at Portland State University.
I was recently inspired by several youtube videos showcasing multiple photographer and their work. The clips sparked a desire deep within me to try out several new techniques and before I knew it, I had 9 lighting set-ups diagrammed. Here are some of the results.
Sometimes life throws you a curve ball. You never know when its coming and you never know if it will be a good thing or a bad thing. Today, when photographing Dupont Pioneer President Paul Schickler for an environmental portrait to match an interview, I started looking around the office building where the interview would take place for a backdrop. I was in luck they had this really cool curvy retro chair in the lobby.
I left home today with two pieces of mail. One a DVD I sold on ebay and the other a disc of images for a client. That may seem mundane enough, except I took it to a protest of postal workers and waded through the crowd to place it in a blue box. Once my hands were free, I got to work capturing the very same people who would probably help deliver my items.
As a photographer, you can come up with as many ideas and lighting concepts as you want, but they will all fall short unless you have a good model. Brooke T is not just a good model, she is stunning.