My sunset, mountain-top shoot with Samantha is one of my very favorites. She and her sister, Allie (who assisted and provided great ideas and input), quickly hiked with me to the summit and stayed until dark.
Samantha is gifted and hard-working pop and R&B singer who, while in college, helped her A Cappella group, The Nor’easters, win the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. She and the group also performed for President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. Samantha is now a member of the Los Angeles-based vocal group, Musae.
Here is one of my favorite shots from a short, informal photo session with my good friend and his beautiful daughters. In this solo portrait, I used an off-camera flash technique called High Speed Sync, where the camera uses fast shutter speeds and wide aperture to darken and “blur” the background (in this case, the midday sun which would ordinarily overpower the subject and create harsh, shadows on her face). Here, my friend’s stylish daughter is lit with a flash inside a softbox.
As I learn to grow my photography skills and try new things, you get to come along for the ride. Here is my wife, Misha, presented in the way that I see her. Her unique beauty (You may see it here. I also see it in her person.) keeps me happy and thankful every day.
We got to sneak away for an hour to shoot in amazing weather at the Wachusett Reservoir while friends watched our son. The weather was turning, and light rain was spitting. The clouds turned moody.
Thank you Misha for embracing my hobby and encouraging me, and for taking an interest in learning to pose in this “beauty” style.
If any of you have thought about photos in this style to capture your beauty, please talk to me. I am ready and willing to gain experience, and I won’t make the cost unbearable to your budget.
This shot was taken with off-camera flash set to High Speed Sync mode.
On Friday night, September 2, 2016, I was invited to photograph African music outfit, Crocodile River Music. They performed at the new Bull Mansion (an historic Grand Army of the Republic Hall) in Worcester, MA, in celebration of the end of POW! WOW! Worcester, an international mural festival.
Have you been wanting great photos of yourself to treasure for the rest of your life? I feel like I can help you.