Haley is a young dancer who wanted to have some interesting dance pictures taken at Presque Isle Beach at sunset. So we picked a clear day and had an adventure!
As we approached sunset, we carefully mixed the right amount of light to get a nice colorful early evening sky. Haley thought ahead and we buried a board under the sand so her pointe shoes would not sink into the sand.
Here’s a great image right at sunset. The waves were a bit high, but we were able to capture some great dance pictures. Great job Haley!
We had another fabulous weather day for Rosie’s senior pictures. Starting at Wintergreen Gorge, we captured some great outdoor images. Then we stopped by her school to get some neat photos with her favorite books:
We hit a favorite location of mine for some downtown images including this one near the graffiti wall by the train tracks:
We finished in a great location near the bayfront with amazing brickwork:
Great images, Rosie! We captured some very different looks and poses in your session!
Photographers need to learn and grow. I try to attend several seminars each year. The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) offers local seminars twice a year, called “Super Monday”, often produced by local photographers. I often either attend or instruct these sessions. They are a great opportunity to meet with other photographers and learn new techniques.
This May, my friends Stephanie Cunningham and Dana Nordlund jointly presented a Super Monday at Steph’s studio in Ripley NY. Their program was entitled “Bombshell Boudoir” and featured some great models, great clothing and amazing hair and makeup. I have little experience with the style called boudoir, meaning a women’s bedroom. These photographs are often suggestive, but not outright naughty. In addition, we worked on pinup photos as well, which are generally more fun and “G” rated than boudoir.
We used some the newest Wescott constant lights, from florescent to the newest (unreleased) LED lights. They are great for WYSIWYG studio lights!
Here are some of my favorite images from this summer’s Class of 2013 senior portrait sessions.We love to capture images of seniors doing the things they love.
We work both in the studio (in our groovy old school building at 26th and Peach in Erie), as well as on location at basically any location the senior would like. Many of these locations were specifically chosen by the senior. Of course we will take you to our favorite places if you don’t have any specific locations picked out. And we very often finish at the beach. We have a special formula for capturing amazing sunset portraits!
For the technically curious, we use Canon cameras and Canon, Sigma and Tamron lenses. I even have a special “Beach Camera” that’s allowed to get sandy! We use Canon and Alien Bees flashes and RadioPoppers and Buff triggers. We rarely tripod, but when we do, we use Manfrotto ball heads and tripods.
I get down and dirty at the beach. I usually get more sand on me than the senior will during the session. My philosophy is: “If you don’t get the right angle, with the right light, at the right moment, with the right pose, it just doesn’t look right! Right?!”
Check out our Class of 2013 Video as well: http://animoto.com/play/99IXk2rYSg50Fo3nMPdGTg
Thanks to all of my seniors and families that supported them!