I continue to love this process.
It’s been a different feel to every mini shoot…the one below was a no-brainer, as my friend Salina and her family revel in their new sone from Ethiopia. It was a long wait and they are so grateful he’s home.
Teared up working on these. Love in pure form…
Jan. 13~ Salina: proud mom of two, abs of steel, encourager of abs of steel at Barre3, luminous, graceful and hilarious.
Marquise: Home now.
Technical info: Shot in studio…iso 100/f/8..shutter 1/125th…used Hilite backdrop from Lastolite (which was f/16) to expose subjects on white perfectly.
Jan. 14~ Reed: website/animation expert, gentle giant, devoted husband, lover of the “home zoo”, loved by Leni, Pink Floyd fan, the rescued princess.
Technical info: In studio… iso 100/f/5.6…shutter 1/125th.
Jan. 15~ Sierra: Horse whisperer, lover of nature, and fiercely devoted to compassionate vegan lifestyle.
Technical info: iso 200…small softbox set-up with a sb 800 Nikon flash unit at a 45 degree angle on a Pocket Wizard remote…f/2.8 (with a 70-200 mm lens), shutter speed 1/250 to darken backdrop a bit.
Jan.16~ Parker: lover of cars and basketball, the “little brother”, Pixar movie afficionado, snugglebug..favorite animal: Mr. Thumper.
Technical info: window light only, small reflector to put in catchlights in the eyes, iso 600…f/2.8..shutter 1/60th.
Jan. 17~ Heidi: birthday girl, big dreamer, glass is half full believer , hostess with the mostest…..BRAVE GIRL.
Technical info: small softbox set-up with Nikon sb 800 at a 45 degree angle…f/2.8..shutter 1/125th…it was a dark night outside and we had minimal ceiling light.
Jan. 18~ Jack: 3rd grade superhero, co-owner of the coolest treehouse ever, basketball player..favorite movie: Pixar’s “Cars”.
Technical info: snowy day so light bouncing all around off the white. I didn’t have reflector, but was wearing white, so I reflected in his eyes for catchlights. iso 200…f/2.8..shutter 1/250th. Freaky image look post procesed with a “bleach pass” in Nik Color Efex software after importing into Photoshop.
Jan. 19~ Ivy: Woman of style, mom to girls, Singaporean citizen, cat lover…would rather cozy up in front of the fire than lie on a beach.
This week should be interesting as I head to Texas and I’m sure some truly fabulous “31 Portraits” subjects are waiting there.
I hope your week is going well, lovelies…we are well into the new year. Have you stepped up your game on any big dreams or wishes so far? Re-check your list and see what one thing you can do in the next few days to propel you closer to realizing something big.
his is the time!!