Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Trying New Ideas – San Francisco Night Shoot – Menlo Park Photographer
Hi there. These last five months have been incredibly busy for me personally. Just to share a little personal information, I finally graduated from Arizona State University! Yay!! So, because of that, I’ve had to put my business endeavors on the back-burner for a few months. I also didn’t overwhelm myself with a lot of client sessions unless they really needed work.
Yet, despite all of the demands of school and meeting graduation requirements, I needed to squeeze in some camera therapy. In March, I had a great opportunity to work with a great model from Reno, Nevada. His name is Cameron and is working to build up his portfolio to include a variety of styles/themes. I think he is at a point in his career where he can move to the next level. If you want to book him, he can be found on Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/cameronlewis
I think he is a natural in front of the camera, I really did not have to work to direct him at all and he was very intuitive when it came to me throwing out ideas that he ran with.
I also worked with an aspiring model, Anne (nickname MJ), from the San Francisco area. She was also great to work with since she was able to show up at a somewhat last-minute notice since the other model I had arranged to photograph cancelled last minute. She was energetic and really open to different ideas. She’s also on Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/AnneLavelle
Anyway, I had an idea in mind for the shoot to incorporate night photography with urban landscapes. I had stepped out of my comfort zone for this session and faced a few challenges but rolled with it anyway. Some of the themes I had in mind didn’t turn out as I had hoped but I got a couple of decent shots anyway.
The next time I try this, I know that I will be incorporating radio triggers (as line of sight was too fussy) and using different modifiers on my flash units.
Well, here are a few of the images I got from that session.