Fabulously fabulous! Working with experienced models is the best… and when they’re patient, can interpret bad direction, AND have that indescribable quality that somehow helps images jump off the screen… you’re in a happy place!
I needed a model for a photo session with friend and fellow master photographer, Paul Rogers who was gonna be visiting for a weekend of image making and Becca McFly was my first choice to lend a hand. Becca has helped me with a few ideas over the last few years as I’ve worked toward my PPA Master degree.
“Flying Lady” Earned a merit from the PPA’s 2013 international image competition:
The venue chosen was also one of my favorite places to shoot: The Lemp Brewery. A short call to Jimi Gunn and we had the grungy old dark and creepy place to ourselves (with the exception of a few musicians who use portions of the ghost ridden warehouse as practice space).
This is seriously my favorite space to shoot in here at the Lemp bottle works building.
Big dirty windows create wonderfully soft light!
In the image above Becca is rocking the top of Jimi’s baby grand in one of his many music studio spaces.
For you photo techies we were both shooting with Nikon D800s paired with all 2.8 glass. From wide 12mm to the tightly compressed end of my 70-200mm or Paul’s 300 prime we worked with a mix of low ambient window light and my Paul Buff Einstein with beauty dish powered by a Vagabond. Almost exclusively shooting tripod mounted helps you be more thoughtful and allows you to be more meticulous creating the feel of an image (this is where a patient, self motivated model is critical. Thanks again Becca).
I can’t wait to schedule a senior shoot day over at the Lemp Brewery and make some seriously cool images for some exceptional seniors! STAY TUNED for booking information!