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/
It’s the end of summer in the northeast United States, so it’s the final chance to photograph sunflowers. I know this is the big thing for selfies, but – that’s not my thing. I also try not to get the image everyone else might try and get. This is one from a field near me in Baltimore County, MD. I waited till the last few seconds of light. Shot with my Fuji X-E1.
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.
In the spring of 2018 – I got the chance to photograph Lauren Hill (a contestant for Miss Maryland https://missmarylandusa.com/ ) for Gladys Magazine http://www.gladysmagazine.com/. It was a cold rainy day in Fells Point, Maryland, perfect for setting up this image with a nice hot cup of tea and a pastry. We spent a few hours with H/MUA Katie Jacoby https://katie-jacoby-hair–makeup-artistry-12.webself.net/ in the studio before heading out. It was a fun shoot with fun people. Images shot with my Nikon D800 a Nikon 35mm lens and SB-800 speedlight.
What a great way to have fun around Halloween – shooting models in Victorian dress (corsets https://timeless-trends.com/ ) and (wonderful birds http://www.adventureswithraptors.com/ ) The models are Roxanna, Mel, Eighty and Michaela. The birds are Diablo the Yellow Headed Vulture, Shy Anne the Eurasian Eagle Owl and Cairo the Pharaoh Owl.
I have 6 Images on the LED Billboard in the Station North Arts District. 3 images of models and 3 from traveling. The billboard is located on Charles Street near Penn Station. http://ledbaltimore.com/
I’m really excited for this – Thank you Baltimore