I had a chance to work with new model Bella at a workshop in Vallejo. These images were shot with natural light.
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 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.
After watching Sean Tucker talk about Shadows, I wanted to see how I have used shadows in my street photography this year. Not just really high contract images, but actual shadows to highlight a subject. I love using very high contract and shadows whenever possible, but the small towns I shoot in, just are not heavy in shaded areas. Overall, I find it easier to crush the blacks and make an image very contrasty, and I will do a blog entry for that soon.
Below are a few of the images I found this year, that use shadow. As I reviewed my work, I can see more shadows being used later in the year, as my skills improved.
While you can find me on social media, I have decided to give my own blog a try. I will attempt to update you with new content once a week.