Shot this over the summer, it was one of those group meet up shoots. Nicole was dressed in this lovely black dress and hat. We were in a small park in Anne Arundle County, Maryland. Dusk was approaching and so too was the golden hour. I used my Nikon with a 35mm lens and 1 speedlight for fill. I was really ve
ry happy with the results.
A few weeks ago I was working on a project. A fashion film project, called Lotus. In between shots with video, I also shot stills. It was one of those locations you never have access to – The Catacombs under Lexington Market, Baltimore Maryland http://lexingtonmarket.com/ http://lexingtonmarket.com/event/baltimore-heritage-tour-of-lexington-market-catacombs-100-year-vendors-and-history-at-lexington-market/
Costuming was done by Stacy Stube https://www.elsafitzgerald.com/ Model in this image is Megan and Hair and Makeup (H/MUA) was Samantha Trionfo http://samanthatrionfo.wixsite.com/makeup-artist
This is an example of Rembrandt Lighting. Most of Rembrandt’s portraits utilize this style. https://www.wikiart.org/en/rembrandt It is a simple idea, so simple that Rembrandt could make it happen with only the light of nature, the sun, candles and fire. The effect is to create a small triangle of light under one eye on one check that is mostly in shadow. A really nice dramatic effect and draws the eye. Model Taylor is helping create this style by slightly tilting her head. The jewelry she is wearing is by https://hotrodsenchantedcrafts.com/
I’m going to say it – “I’m a photographer and I love high contrast.” This image is from a year ago; it was my first shoot with Jehanne de Champvallon, a French model, photographer and writer https://500px.com/jehannedechampvallon https://www.instagram.com/jehannedechampvallon/?hl=en https://www.amazon.com/Jehanne-de-Champvallon/e/B004NAGG0G We wanted to shoot something haunting. With some luck we got some very interesting clouds on a warm summer Sunday. We met at the top of a parking garage in Annapolis, MD. I used my Nikon D800 with a Nikon 300mm lens from a very low angle. Tip: when shooting with black and white in mind never use the black and white setting on the camera, you lose vital information to the image. The high extra contrast and black and white was added in Adobe Lightroom.
I recently got to play a little while with a constant ring light in a small studio setting at Creative Labs in Baltimore, MD http://www.createbmore.com The image is one of the ones I considered to be most successful – a nice soft even light. I found like many other photographers that the reflection of the ring light in the eye is quite annoying and a tad bit difficult to remove in Photoshop. The model for my test was Danielle, one of the studio’s regulars. Shot with my Nikon D800 – the only light was the https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1398777-REG/neewer_10088612_18_ring_light_with.html constant ring lamp.