Tag : People

09 Apr 2012

Introducing: Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell is a very talented local band that includes members frontman Joshua Johnston, lead guitarist/mandolin/fiddle/banjo/et. al player Ben Hirsch , bassist Sean Meyers, and drummer Nathan Read. If you have seen them play live you know the energy and charm they possess – if you haven’t then you should do yourself a favor and definitely check them out (show info on website and end of blog post). We shot this session outdoors to match the Americana sound and feel […]

04 Mar 2012

“Skate for Catherine!” & Tips for Shooting Ice Skaters

The Catherine Elizabeth Blair Memorial Fund is a local non-profit dedicated to raising funds for developing treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. They have most recently awarded a grant to a program developing a new treatment for relapsed neuroblastoma, which sadly has no known cure. The foundation held a benefit event – “Skate for Catherine!” – on March 1st at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia. Catherine’s mother asked if I would be willing to cover the event and photograph […]

26 Oct 2011

Northern Virginia CureSearch Walk 2011

A few weeks ago I was approached by members of the Northern Virginia CureSearch team and was asked to cover their 2011 CureSearch Walk in Fairfax Corner. Having participated in the walk the prior (and inaugural) year, I was more than happy to oblige and was honored to have been asked. CureSearch is a  national non-profit organization supporting childhood cancer research. The money raised by CureSearch is used to help fund the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), which is a network […]

25 Aug 2011

Burke Lake, Medium Format

A few weeks ago I finally decided to indulge and buy a medium format kit. After careful consideration I decided to go with a Mamiya RB67 SD-Pro. With its rotating back, workhorse status, and inexpensive lenses this body really, truly delivers. I have spent a lot of my personal time walking and shooting in Burke Lake Park – it’s calm and peaceful and there are rarely any people who will question or interrupt you. Here are some images, scanned with […]

13 Aug 2011

Rochelle and Jade

Rochelle is an up-and-coming model hailing from Minnesota who has been living in Arlington, VA for the past year. She is currently signed with Wilhelmina of PA. Rochelle’s Stats: Height: 5’10”  /  175 cm Weight: 130 lb  /  59.1 kg Waist: 29″ Pants: 4 Dress: 4 Bust: 32B Shoe: 7.5 US Rochelle’s shots taken with a Canon 5DII and a 70-200 F/4L lens. Lighting was done mostly with a beauty dish as key and a large softbox as fill. A […]

12 Jul 2011

Dominique Benjamin

I was recently contacted by model Dominique Benjamin for new portfolio images. Originally from Trinidad, the currently unsigned 20 year old Brooklyn kid has got some serious work ethic, a great personality, and huge potential. I wanted to focus mainly on his skin and physique. Dom’s Stats: Height: 6’1″  /  185 cm Weight: 168 lb  /  76.2 kg Waist: 32″  Inseam: 34″ Chest: 38″ Shoe: 12 US  /  46 EUR All images were shot with a Canon 5DII and 70-200 […]

08 Jul 2011

Balmy Thursday Night

Joseph has been assisting me in the past few shoots and came over today for some test shots, as I had recently purchased another AB800. We tested some lighting setups and quite liked the output! All were shot @ f/6.3 and 1/125 sec shutter speed on a Canon 5DII.

27 Jun 2011

Models Can Be Scary…

Christina came over today for a quick headshot – a great excuse to practice more lighting. First image was shot with a Canon 5DII and a 70-200 mm f/4L @ 105mm and f/9. Beauty dish up and slightly camera right feathered slightly with a large softbox below (think clamshell). Reflector camera left to add highlights to the hair. This next image was also shot with a Canon 5DII and a 70-200 mm f/4L. It was created @ 94mm and f/9. Same […]

13 Jun 2011

Christina in Purple

Back with a few more pictures with Christina, this time in varying degrees of purple. I played around with the idea of giving her a purple undertone to her hair in the first image and think it works. Images were taken with a Canon 5DII and Sigma 85 f/1.4 @ ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/125s lit with two AB800s – one with a beauty dish and the other with a large softbox.      

09 Jun 2011

Christina’s Red Dress

I had the pleasure of photographing an old friend today and the results were stunning and very dramatic. Most of the images were only color corrected – the fourth image had exposure and curve masks applied. Images were taken with a Canon 5DII and Sigma 85 f/1.4 @ ISO 100, f/3.2-4.5, 1/125s lit with two AB800s – one with a beauty dish and the other with a large softbox.