Paulo

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This picture was taken in San Fransisco, near by the “Palace of Fine Arts” (The Dome). The scene at the moment seemed symmetrical.Another thing was the sunlight that shined through the trees lit up the subject in the right places (the subjects face) and I had perfect ambient light. Therefore I “had” to take these candid pictures.
Set-Up: Nikon d7000, DX 17-55mm F2.8 lens
Post Process: In this picture I enhanced the colors just a bit, as well as the clarity, added a bit of Gaussian blur and lowered the opacity to give a bit of glowing effect around certain areas of my subject.
Paulo
Paulo
Paulo

Samya’s Senior Portrait

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This was Samya’s Senior Portrait. She was really fun to work with and as far as complications, there was really no particular obstacle that stood out in this shoot.
One thing to always keep in mind is to always have props. It always makes the picture a bit more interesting. In this case I used a small Roman stool and it made the pictures that much more interesting. Also when you have props it gives an opportunity to come up with more poses for the subject you shoot for.
set up: I used a white backdrop and two high powered Camulet strobe lights with umbrellas; Cross-lighting as well, one placed up about two feet higher than the subject, and another placed about as tall as our subject. If you notice in the pictures, shes either standing or sitting down so the positioning of the lights fluctuate. All pictures were shot with a D90 Nikon.
Post Process: First I “upped” the contrast, added a bit of clarity, vignette, some gaussian blur, lets blur, and enhanced a bit of ambient light.

Samya's Senior Portrait
Samya's Senior Portrait
Samya's Senior Portrait

Char’s Photo Shoot

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Portrait of Charlene. During this shoot, we literally walked up the hill. I didn’t want to carry all the equipment with me, so I decided to just have one strobe light with me and used commander mode on my camera; meaning the light off my camera was in sync and able to trigger my flashgun.
Set Up: Nikon D90, sturdy tripod, and one sb-800.
Post Process: Charlene’s portraits came out really nice, I figured it didn’t need much editing. I just added some simple touch ups on the face and a little bit of gaussian blur. The last thing I added was a bit of clarity, and a bit of HDR.

Char's Photo Shoot

Char's Photo Shoot

Char's Photo Shoot