This is the archive for July, 2011.
- Trevor Freudenburg
As I edit the photos from the wedding I photographed this weekend, I will continue to post photos I took last semester.
I shot these portraits of Trevor Freudenburg for his acting portfolio shortly after I shot Ryan’s. Trevor didn’t want his photos taken in a studio like everyone else’s, so we went up on the cat walk above the auditorium where all of Trevor’s theatre performances take place. This fun challenge forced me to think outside the box in terms of light placement. I used clamps, boom-arms, weights, and ball bungees to get my flashes where I wanted them. Most of the time that meant the ground was 40 feet below them.
Strobist info: shoot through umbrella on a boom arm camera right (430EX), a bare flash clamped to a pipe camera left (SB-24), and a bare flash behind Trevor lighting up some of the background (235 HV). All three flashes fired via Cactus V5 triggers.
Strobist info: shoot-through umbrella on a boom arm with a 430EX camera right and a bare SB-24 right over his shoulder. Both fired via Cactus V5 triggers.
- Ryan Black, Actor
Strobist info: Two studio strobes in umbrella softboxes at 45 degrees from Ryan’s nose on both sides. Both on 1/8 power. There is also a Canon 430EX behind Ryan on camera left giving an accent to his face on that side.
Strobist info: Studio strobe in an umbrella softbox camera right right about 3ft away from Ryan at a 30 degree angle from his nose for a key light and another studio strobe in an umbrella softbox camera left for fill. Fired via pc port on my camera.
Strobist info: Key: Studio strobe in umbrella softbox on camera right about 50-60 degrees up and 45 degrees to the right. approximately 3ft away. Fill light is from another studio strobe in an umbrella softbox about 6ft away on camera left.
- Meghan Haines, Rocker Chic
I shot these photos of Meghan Haines last semester for a fashion section of the Hillsdale Collegian. See a few more photos and some commentary over at the Hillsdale Arts Blog. A special thank you to Marieke van der Vaart and Rachel Hoffer for helping me with this shoot.
Strobist info (above): Softbox camera left with a Canon 430EX fired through it and a SB24 camera right lighting up her zebra-striped umbrella from behind.
Strobist info (above): Softbox camera left with a Canon 430EX fired via a Cactus V5.
Strobist info (above): Softbox above camera left with a Canon 430EX and a SB24 directly behind Meghan lighting up her purple highlights. Fired via Cactus V5 triggers.
Coming up next: Portraits of Actor Ryan Black. Check back!
- Hillsdale Tower Dancers
I shot these photos of the Tower Dancers for the Hillsdale Collegian and the arts department last semester.
This shot (above) ran on A1 in the March 31 edition.
Coming up next: Photos of Meghan Haines, Rocker Chic. Check back soon!
- Josh Taccolini
Josh Taccolini is a very talented musician with a passion for helping others. I shot these photos for an article on Josh’s fundraiser for his Detroit missions work last semester for the Collegian. Check out the article to see what he is doing for Youthworks Detroit this summer.
Strobist info for above: SB-24 in a white shoot through umbrella camera right (behind the piano) to light Josh’s right side and a bare Canon 430EX camera left to light the strings and Josh’s left side. Fired via Cactus V5 triggers. (H/T: The idea for this shot comes from William Clayton.)
Strobist info: Canon 430EX in a white shoot through umbrella camera left fired via Cactus V5 trigger.
Strobist info: Canon 430EX in a silver bounce umbrella camera left 6ft away to get Josh’s left side and the piano and SB-24 in a white shoot through umbrella camera right. (Left side is +1 stop from right side.) Fired via Cactus V5 triggers.
Coming up next: Photos of the Hillsdale Tower Dancers performance. Check back soon!
- Jenifer at W@tercooler
For the next few weeks, I am participating in the Strobist Boot Camp III in order to have some fun and hone my skills.
Here is my entry for the first assignment.
Strobist info: Canon 430EX fired through a softbox camera right about 3 feet away on 1/32. Vivitar 285HV gobo’d and fired at 1/4 into the ceiling behind Jenifer on camera left to light up the background. Both flashes fired via Cactus V5 triggers.
I chose Jenifer for the first assignment of Strobist Boot Camp III because she is a pillar of Tarrytown, NY, a small Hudson river community north of NYC. She started a community event, Third Friday, a few years ago and it grew into a large event which locals all look forward to each month. She is also involved in just about every aspect of the community, from hosting art shows and organizing library programs to helping preserve local architecture. Jenifer can hardly walk down the street without someone recognizing her friendly smile.
Here is one of the test shots I took. I ended up not being as satisfied with the logo in the background as I thought I would be, so I moved to she shot above. I still like this one, though.
I took both photos at W@tercooler, Jenifer’s new business venture in Tarrytown.
Strobist info: softbox camera right with Canon 430EX on 1/8 power. Vivitar 285HV on 1/4 snooted to light up the background. Both flashes fired via Cactus V5 triggers.
I am currently working on the next assignment. I will post all five here over the next few weeks. Check back!