Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A fun shoot with a HS Senior in Alaska

My very first assignment when I arrived in Alaska, was to shoot a HS Senior in Eagle River. I got my rental truck, got directions, and off I went from the airport to meet Bridget and her daughter, Victoria for the shoot. We briefly had discussed what they wanted over a great lunch prepared by Bridget (thank you), and then drove to the shoot location that had 2 beautiful horses. Once there, we began shooting and the weather actually cleared up as the shoot progressed. It was almost as if I brought some good weather up to them from Vegas. Victoria was a trooper and quickly relaxed and got into the "shooting mood" and just focused on what we were doing and I think that comes through in the images below. One thing I feel is very important is building a trust and a comfort level between the photographer and the subject. Although Bridget and Victoria differed on what would look good as a senior portrait, the end images came out beautiful. See for yourself....

Sunday, September 14, 2008

This kid Rocks!

I thought i would share some images from a kid i know.... My Daughter! she is barely a teenager and has been shooting with a P&S camera for about 6 years and in my opinion (I may be slightly biased) has an AMAZING natural eye. Her framing and composition of shots is very refreshing and I am blown away when I see new images that she shares with me. She is a big fan of landscape photography and self-portraits. She will probably be getting her first Digital SLR this fall and I hope she will want to learn all of the "boring" settings and stuff so she can improve on her raw and great talent. To see some more of her work, click here. All images below are shot by her except the one of us at the Valley of Fire... that one was on a timer on a tripod. I love her angle on the St. Louis Arch! Enjoy... and keep a look out, I plan on blogging alot more in the upcoming weeks!