I've had the privilege to work with actor Ryan Czerwonko a number of times and it's always a pleasure. Aside from being a super nice guy to work with, Ryan brings an amazing range to a shoot so it's always a lot of fun. For this latest session we shot a few quick head shots and focused more on a few editorial portrait looks.
A few selections from a recent head shot session with actress Stephanie Casebier. Stephanie booked a two hour session in studio to focus strictly on updated head shots for her and her agent. We also worked in a moving head shot which I've been doing a lot of.
When Dillan reached out to me with the idea of doing a fashion photography shoot at an airport my first thought was "how are we going to make this work?" It's not easy getting access to a fleet of privately owned planes. Needless to say, he came through and we ended up spending about four hours on site with two separate aircraft to work with, one Beechcraft and one LearJet.
Max called me up needing updates for his agency board. He booked two hours in the studio to concentrate on commercial looks so we shot a lot of options from casual to sophisticated. Funny thing is, the coffee mug idea was a quick "here, try this" proposal during our shoot. A couple weeks later, Max sent a message saying that he was just booked to model a commercial job for a name brand coffee company.
Julia and Lindsay, both represented by Ursula Wiedmann Models, came out for a simple outdoor session. By "simple" I mean we shot mostly natural light with minimal, if any, retouching. We started out at the park and finished up with a walk around Buckhead for some street looks.
Jess contacted me about needing some head shot updates for her agents. We decided to do a basic two hour head shot session in studio to give both her and her agents a variety of looks to consider. Four agents in four different regions chose a different shot. This is why I always recommend enough time to cover multiple looks during a session.
It's been a crazy couple of months so I thought I'd try to do a little catch up on the blog. Here are a few samples from a recent shoot with model Chris Rost of Ursula Wiedmann Models. When Chris told me he spends half his time in northern Alabama I decided to set up our session at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham. A quick phone call, a short liability form and small donation fee is all it took. Being the middle of the week, we pretty much had the place to ourselves and it was great to get out of Atlanta for a day.
I recently had the pleasure of hosting internationally published model Rachel Zehner in the studio for this editorial session focussing on gelled lighting. The light gels gave me the color I wanted so minimal post production was required to finish these off. Hair and makeup was done in studio by Grace Armas. Rachel is currently represented in the US by Ursula Wiedmann Models and Wilhelmina New York.
Haven't had much time for blog posts over the past couple months so I have some catching up to do. Here are a few selections from our session with Karen Powell of Ursula Weidmann Models. For Karen's session I wanted to do a clean white on white look to bring out the color of her hair. Natural hair and makeup look by Emily Walton.
Andi Dorfman visited the studio recently to shoot promos for her new t-shirt line offered exclusively for Southward Apparel. The request from Southward was to photograph Andi modeling her tee showing a couple different look variations. She showed up with hair and makeup ready so we were wrapped up in about an hour.
Lexie is an amazing young model represented by Ursula Wiedmann Models (UWM) here in Atlanta. She and her mother came by the studio recently for a multi look session with me and hair/makeup artist Grace Armas. This was a three hour session from setup to tear down, including hair and makeup. During that time we were able to fit in some clean beauty head shots and multiple wardrobe changes such as this soft hooded sweater, some fur and a beautiful patterned dress to finish up.
I'm always thinking up photo ideas that I want to explore and I've been wanting to do a series of portraits with a mystic feel for quite a while. I was recently on a shoot with two amazing models at a great location and couldn't help but work these in. Working with strobes outdoors gives so much flexibility to balance out, or even overpower the natural sunlight. That's exactly what we did here.
This series was shot at around 11:30am on a partly cloudy day. Natural light is pretty harsh at this time of day so to compensate, I underexposed the background and the model is lit with a strobe in a 35" octabox just off camera. For the shot with the two of them, the main light is set on Dianna and there is a hand-held diffused speed light on Dillan. The foggy, misty look was enhanced in post.
Models: Dianna Grant & Dillan Moore; Hair/Makeup: Grace Armas; Collaborative Photographer: Trey Mosier;
Here are a few of my favorites from an outdoor session with Dianna Grant, represented here in Atlanta by Ursula Wiedmann Models (UWM). For this session we had a 6:30am call time and nearly a 1-mile hike from the cars to our shooting location. Hair, makeup and wardrobe assistance was done on site by Grace Armas.
Blake Ballard is one of the hardest working people in Atlanta and is currently signed with agent Ursula Wiedmann Models (UWM), among others. Styled by Olivia Hargrove, we spent three hours experimenting with light, bright powdered chalk, some glitter and a very neon sweater.
I originally met Destiny on a commercial shoot. Shortly after she contacted me to set up a personal shoot for new head shots and posing looks to update her modeling portfolio. I asked if she was thinking studio or location, after seeing some of my recent studio work she felt this would be a good addition to her book.
Max DiNatale came by the studio to fit in some editorial fashion looks while he was in town for a product shoot. After looking at his past work I was a little intimidated wondering what I was going to give him that he didn't already have. So I decided it best to just light and shoot the way I always do and here are a few of the shots we came away with.
Joyce Larioza is a very talented model getting most of her work through her agencies here in Atlanta and LA. We originally set up a two hour session because she was looking for some clean, updated headshots for her talent listings. I showed her some of my recent portrait work and she decided to fit some of that into our studio time. I'm really glad she did, I think this is one of my favorite sets so far. More of Joyce's work can be seen on her talent website.