Sophia came by the studio to help me test lighting for a workshop. It was our first time shooting together. I wasn't even going to edit the images, but to our surprise we got portraits which I thought were pretty interesting, so here they are!
Series of portraits created for Moncton based wind sextet and their upcoming concert on November 30th at 7pm at Mount Royal Church 106 Mt Royal Blvd, Moncton, NB. Check out their Facebook Event for more information and see you there!
I've been planning this image with my friend Julie for some time now. The main idea was to create a portrait which would tell a story about her and her active lifestyle using gorgeous Maritime landscape as a background. And even though it was really cold and windy on the day of the shoot, I wanted the final image to convey a sense of warmth and peace.
I created a series of images in this style over the summer, which I will share later. And here's why I chose to create them.
I've been taking a hard look at my work lately trying to understand what types of photography I enjoy the most and why. I realized that my photography will always be about people. I also realized how important image creating process is for me and how meticulous I am with everything from feet positioning and emotional expression to lighting and post production. Also I'm not much of a candid shooter. I prefer being image maker rather than taker.
So I came to a logical conclusion that I would feel quite comfortable doing advertising photography and that's the goal I'm going to pursue for now.
On the technical side: series of images were taken with Phase One DF, P30+ digital back and 80mm Schneider lens and then stitched together to create a wide angle view without wide angle lens distortion. And as you see on the behind the scenes image, strobe lighting was added to create warm sunset feeling.
From October 1st until October 15th I'll be offering a special rate of $125+tax on Business Portraits (Regular price is $175).
Portraits will be taken in my downtown studio on white or grey seamless background. The rate includes 30 minutes session and one high resolution digital file with my signature retouching applied.
Additional images can be purchased for $95/file. Professional make-up artist and hair stylist can be also provided upon request for an extra $65 per application. I accept Cash, Cheques and Credit Cards.
Since I photographed Dr.Chiasson's staff last year (see HERE), they added couple new employees and their portraits on website needed an update. It was important to use same lighting, background and editing to match new portraits with the old ones.
I photograph I try to get everything right in camera to reduce my
postproduction time. It's a very good practice which requires a lot of
patience. However there are other times (like in case of this shoot) when heavy retouching is simply unavoidable.
For example, little girl in pink dress ran across the frame to her mother (wearing blue shirt). Everyone had a great laugh and it released some of natural tension which everyone gets when put in front of a camera. It resulted in friendly and inviting portrait.
I decided to post couple of before/after images from this shoot just to show what kinds of distractions needed to be taken care of.
Hope you enjoy!
P.S. As always, my apologies for spelling mistakes. English is not my first language.