Thursday, July 8, 2010

PHOTOSHOOT: Moonbathing with Amber

On a recent trip to the Keys, I had the luck of it being the dawning of the full moon. With the lack of ambient light in the islands, it makes it much easier to see the stars and the sky, creating the inspiration for this photo. This was shot after dark, with two shots composited together. One focusing on the lighting of Amber and the jetty, and the other focusing on the exposure of the sky and the moon. With the amount of wind, and lack of tripod, I was very pleased how it came out.

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Tech Specs:
Model: Amber Eastman
Shot on Location: Coral Key, Florida Keys
Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L Canon Lens
Lighting: Alien Bee 800, and Natural Moonlight

Special thanks to my lighting assistant: Cate Shea

Friday, July 2, 2010

PHOTOSHOOT: Lava Surfing with Leigh Anne

During a recent photoshoot for our Skinvestigator Covers, Orlando model/actress, Leigh Anne Thomas and I decided to do something a little more elaborate with our time in studio. I've always had a vision of a surfer riding a wave of Lava. It makes sense, sort of. So after some proposed alignments, we came up with this concept, and put this together. The imagery is obviously an allegory to the fall of the Berlin wall... or Dante's Peak.

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Tech Specs:
Model: Leigh Anne Thomas
Shot in Studio
Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L Canon Lens
Flashes: Alien Bee 1600, 800, and Ring Flash