I'm here at the studio tying up loose ends, and I wanted to share these two headshots before flying out to Indiana early tomorrow morning to spend the holidays with my family. The first is of Glenn, of City of Seattle's Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs (whose staff paid me a visit this afternoon), and the second is of my girlfriend Erika, who was kind enough to test model sans makeup. I'm proud of how both portraits turned out (as well as the rest, to be edited after getting back to Seattle on January 1st). Anyway, it's about time I became much more adept at working with studio lighting, and so in the new year I'm eager to take on lots of headshot gigs. Happy Holidays, everyone!
It was mighty cold out, but we were able to pretty quickly bang out some new headshots :)
Had a minute to photograph Peaches before her Key Arena gig at Bumbershoot! You can read Evan's J. Peterson's interview with her here: http://www.thestranger.com/music/feature/2015/09/30/22937617/from-lowbrow-to-high-art-the-rise-and-rise-of-peaches
Photographed more than 100 families and made 300 photos at UW on a hot sunny day in August.
And a test shot that turned out nice...
Louise Chernin, CEO of Greater Seattle Business Association, called and needed last-minute headshots for her and Martha Davis, Chair of the Board, for the annual reports. I was happy to swing by the office and help!
I also want to give props to Yongnuo's 50mm F/1.8 prime lens I got new for $56 a couple months ago- best lens deal out there.
My friend and financial advisor Greg came by for a new headshot the other day. Pretty sure he's going to have the best one at the office now :)
Who else thinks this man should model for more than my camera? Right!?
Just a couple fun selects and outtakes I should've shared by now! Many more to come but I'm going to sit on them a bit longer until they've been incorporated into the HVTU's campaign materials and website. Thanks to the two dozen individuals who modeled and participated!
Had my first portrait session at the new studio this morning! My friend Norman swung by, we tweaked the lighting and took some photos, and then he got to look over my shoulder during the editing process and walked out with the finished product, which will be used in the King County voters' pamphlet and in his promotional materials. I wish his campaign luck!
A white wall, a strobe to my right, and two beautiful models - that's all it takes. So far I've only done one shoot at the new studio so far - for Seattle's HIV Vaccine Trials Unit. The Manilas were two of about two dozen volunteers who modeled for the HVTU's latest campaign. Need to start getting into a rhythm of doing more in-studio work. Performer wanting some glamour shots? For $200, I'll make 10-15 of these for you!
Hey I took that photo behind them, of them!
I've gotten behind on posting everything that's been going on lately, but will gradually be catching up this blog (as well as the "4 years ago today" blog). So many images I can't wait to share, but have to, because: three shoots later today (and a meeting with my CPA, too!), one Friday and another Saturday, and then two more next week to round out the month. This season's been so much busier than I'd counted on, and much much much steadier than one year ago. I'm in a good place; just really busy, which - I shouldn't have to remind myself but I do when I'm needing a break - is a good thing.
Went around town with Titus and his mom on two separate mornings to get shots for a photo book. It's mocked up and includes a sequence of 76 photos, but isn't printed yet. Once it is, I'll post the spreads first thing! We've had a lot of fun with this.