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

Mendoza Family Portraits

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This was the first family portrait shoot I’ve ever shot. From what I read on forums and magazines one thing that is entirely essential to know is the placing of the subjects. This applies to all types of pictures but, in this case there are multiple people in a studio, which makes it a bit complicated to come right off the top of the head how to place the subjects. So as I was saying, from magazines and forums, I read that one easy particular thing to do is to place our subjects in a pyramid-like/ triangular-like way. That is exactly what I did, and as I placed them, I tried to make the space in between each person very small. If you noticed when photographers place multiple people it’s by “shoulder to shoulder”. For being the first family portrait I have to say it was a bit awkward, but despite the awkward silences, the shoot went fairly good.
The post-processing of the pictures I just added a bit of clarity, barely any glow (honeycomb strobe lights), and darkened the pictures just a bit. There was barely any editing due to the pictures coming out with perfect lighting from the camera.
The placing of the lights was Cross-lighting of two high powered studio strobe lights and cyber-syncs.

Medoza Family PortraitMedoza Family Portrait

Medoza Family Portrait