What a fun session with Tyler, his mom Wendy and friend Renee who came along just because she wanted to hold the reflector! We started out with the hockey gear, well because when you are a State Champion, that goes without saying. At the end of our session we had some fun with a few silly poses to out do some that his friend (Renee’s son Corey) did during his session. I love that the sessions with Seniors are so unique, each kid brings their own personality. I <3 my job! Enjoy the rest of your Senior Year Tyler!
What can make you smile more than a precious little child? Three of them!!
What I love about photography is the challenge of learning the technical workings of your camera, lighting and editing and combining that with a vision and making it happen. Originally, I wanted to use flour to capture the movement of the dancers. I came across beautiful examples of this technique on You Tube and Pinterest. However, the timing didn’t work to do this outside and I didn’t want to deal with the enormous mess so I bought a $40 fog machine.
These were shot with a black stage curtain back drop, black paper on the floor and a single speed light. I used a Nikon D 800 with a 24-70 lens. Primarily I used auto focus, but on certain shots where the timing was essential to capture the peak of action, I found the manual focusing was necessary. Since this was the first time using the fog machine there were a few issues. It would run for a few minutes then need to cool off. In order to stay on schedule, some shots were shot without fog, or little fog. I was very happy that I thought to take an image of just the backdrop with fog and no dancer. I was later able to take that into post and paint in more fog as desired. It was so much fun! I can’t wait to plan the next photo shoot with them!
What a unique opportunity to photograph this lovely girl and her family downtown at Club Soda. I love the interior brick, the floor to ceiling windows and the stairs. Perfect setting! Best wishes Chelsea!