Thursday, September 1, 2011

More Cottage Antics with Kids!

I hauled out a bunch of lighting equipment and set it up at my friends' cottage, and grabbed some pictures of their kids.

My little buddy here, 7 years old, promised me he'll kill me with his awesome homemade ninja sword skills.


His little sister, age 4, strikes a couple of nice poses before she runs away:

Kids at the Cottage 1

Kids at the Cottage 2

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Portraiture and Lighting Experiments up at the Cottage

My friend was very kind and co-operative to model for me while I experimented with a bunch of lighting setups up at the cottage.

The first two photographs are my attempt at recreating natural-looking light using strobes. Both these photos are entirely artificially-lit (obviously excepting the view outside the window in the first shot). I think this was a successful experiment in artificial lighting, and both look very credible as natural light.

Cottage Portraits-2

Cottage Portraits-1

These shots are variations on a similar lighting setup with an octabox camera left with another strobe for mild fill:

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Cottage Portraits-3

Cottage Portrait-8

As I packed up my gear, this nice shot came into view:

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Family Photos for some Friends

Some good friends asked me to do some family photos earlier this year. It was a fun shoot, and the kids are hilarious. Here are my favourites. Family Session-1 Family Session-3 Family Session-4Family Session-5 Family Session-7 Family Session-6