Evening Photo Session

August 08, 2013  •  3 Comments

Hello all. Last night I embarked on a late evening photo session to test out some new lights and some new techniques.

My model for this evening was Natalie. She was kind (and patient) enough to allow me to spend most of the night fiddling with the lights and  camera settings to get what I was looking for. She was GREAT to work with!

So, here we go.

 

 

For my first shot I just wanted something basic to get a feel for the ambient light and how it would look with the lights. Basic stuff here.

 

 

Now I'm getting a little more adventurous. LOOK OUT! Threw a light behind her to have fun with the not-so-pretty background.

 

 

Moved to a new location and changed our wardrobe. Brick wall --- green window thingys ---- smelly Mississippi river. You get the point.

 

 

Threw in another light and got in some more of the building. I dig the long shadow. She didn't like not smiling. I like not smiling. I win... Usually.

 

 

 

Same building. Just moved over to where it went to some sweet green boards. Goes great with her complexion and hair color. Again, using two lights.

 

 

 

Probably my favorite shot of the night. The ambient light is completely underexposed which allowed me to paint with the two lights. Yay me for hitting the right buttons! (this is all trial and error)

 

 

 

 

Just a random shot from my truck. I was getting more gear. She was keeping the wind from crushing my light.

 

 

 

Since I did not have an assistant Natalie was pulling double duty. That is the usual with me because clients seem to like helping out and seeing what goes into the photographs. (and assistants add to the bill) ;)

 

 

Below represent our "Train" images. I messed around with light positions, colored gels and all sorts of passing car lights and stuff. 

 

 

 

 

The truck could not have come at a better time. 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The wind was picking up and my light stand was starting to fall over. Instead of grabbing it I decided to take this photo of Natalie saving her own life. Hey, she signed the release. 

 

 

 

So here ends our evening. It was plenty dark. But that doesn't matter with off-camera flash. I learned a lot of fun stuff last night. I want to thank Natalie for being a great model and helping me pack all this gear around. We only lost two umbrellas! Yay!

Please leave a comment if you like what you see.


Comments

Debbie(non-registered)
Jared, I really like the train picture with the truck lights in the back--Love Natalie's expression--the eyes!
Cathy(non-registered)
These are AWESOME! LOVE the darkness with the ambiance of the "night lights" with the train! LOVE THESE!
Lynn Holbrook OHara(non-registered)
Wonderful pics of Natalie. Love the back lighting! Can't wait for our Fall family pictures!!
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