When Annalise Nobile said she wanted to shoot at Bishops Pumpkin farm, I really didn’t know what to expect, other then a lot of people. I had never visited the farm before but I was really amazed by the size. It was more of a county fair grounds environment vs a farm situation. Not only did we capture some great pumpkin pictures, but we also found some places to get a unique moody vibe.
I recently moved to Penn Valley from Grass Valley and in this move, I setup my own photo studio. I have a selector of traditional studio options, indoor and outdoor shooting choices. Model Kisa Hues was nice enough to come out and be my first model to test out the lighting and space.
Right now the studio has a Godox AD400 and a V860II strobe, both in large softboxes. My plan is to add some backdrops and continues lighting in strip boxes.
I had a chance to work with actress Marissa Mutascio in Nevada City this week on a fun portrait shoot. All photos are taken with the Fuji X-T3, 56mm f1.2 and Godox AD400 with a large softbox.
The Nevada County fair is always a favorite of mine and shooting with Laura again was a lot of fun.
I went with Model Becca to the state fair and captured some fun colorful shots.
Model Laura Tipon asked me to shoot her around the old homes of Nevada City to help compliment her already vintage look. I am really happy with the results.
I picked up the new instax LiPlay camera/printer. Basically it’s an instax camera that can print from your iPhone over bluetooth. It includes an LCD screen to preview the image before printing. I was super impressed with how easy it is to use. The menus are logical and the iPhone app is simple. The only item on my wish list is the ability to print directly from the X-T3 to this printer. Right now, you have to use the Fujifilm app to transfer jpg files from the X-T3 to your phone, before you can print. The camera also supports miniSD cards, so I added a card so I can transfer files to lightroom.
I had a chance to do my first milkbath photoshoot this week with Rosie Petal and Samone Pierce. The shoot location was in a backyard in Folsom. While the temperatures were in the 90’s, the bath water was ice cold, so the models couldn’t stay under water too long.
I went with The Chopstick Guys to a workshop in a VW restoration facility. We were originally going to shoot outside, but the day was all rain. We were able to shoot most of our images inside.
My first shoot with new model Autumn Skye. This talented model brings endless poses. Shot in Pioneer Park in Nevada City.
I had a chance to shoot my nieces and friends for the 2019 prom photos. Below are a few, shot with the Fujifilm X-T3
I had a great time shooting with model Becca in Auburn California at Lake Clementine. Between dodging crowds of people and climbing down rocks, it was challenging, but Becca knows how to work the scene to bring it all together.
After shooting at the falls, we moved to the Foresthill bridge for something totally different.
I had a chance to take photos of the very talented Kalyja Rain the week after her Mile High single was released.
Pictures taken with the Fujifilm X-T3 with the 56mm f1.2 lens in Pioneer Park in Nevada City.
I had the idea of doing a camp-girl photoshoot at the Inn Town Campground in Nevada City and Alex Jade did an amazing job as the model.
I had a chance to do a studio photoshoot with instagram Model Kristen Counts. One of the most skilled models I have ever worked with.
I worked with bay area model Becca on some really special portraits over the weekend in Nevada City.
I attended a photowalk in Old Sacramento this week and captured some pictures with a few of my favorite models. Shooting with the Fujifilm X-T3, 56mm lens and on camera flash.
I had an opportunity to work with model Alex Jade in Nevada City recently. Below are a few of my favorites. Images shot with the Fujifilm X-T3 and the 56 f1.2 and 35mm f1.4 lenses. Some were shot with natural light plus a reflector and some were shot using a Godex on camera flash.
Teen model, Annaliese asked me to do a photoshoot with her in Nevada City this week. The 3 hour shoot included a visit to the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley before it was closed for renovation. We probably had the very last photoshoot in that hotel before the furniture was sold and the wallpaper removed.
Viewbug.com notified me today that I won the “Transportation Hub” photography award for my bus stop photo. The contest had over 4100 submissions of some really impressive photos from around the world. This was one of my very first night photos, shot in the early morning while driving to work one morning. The photo was taken at the Antioch BART station while it was still under construction.
At this point, I have no idea what my prize will be, but it will be in the mail soon. it does look like they did award 5 other photos in this same contest.