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Communion Editorial Shoot

4 Mar

We recently launched the fashion editorial section of New Roots News, a local community-driven online news source, and here is the link to the first fashion spread: Communion Editorial

The shoot took place at the Roosevelt 2.0 in Ybor City, a phenomenal venue with loads of interesting props for photo sets. I created a set on the second floor of the building, with a ton of odds and ends that I found in the storage closet in the back of the venue.

Everything you see in the set, I found in various places throughout the building. The gigantic mesh brain sculpture, located on the left of the photos, was my favorite object. This place is a photographer’s dream come true!

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“Communion” Portraits

16 Jan

In December, I photographed Joanna Coblentz’s fashion line for the show, “Communion,” which featured photographs by Chloe Reyes and a fashion show by Coblentz. Before the show, I took some great shots in a set that I built on the second floor of the Roosevelt 2.o in Ybor City, where the show was held. The set was really cool, complete with window frames hanging from the ceiling. Right now I’m working on getting those photos published, so they are still in hiding until further notice.

After the show, I took some quick portraits of the models in a really challenging lighting situation. I just wanted to share my way of working around this challenging light.

The whole place was pretty dark, except for some track lighting pointed at the artwork and a clamp desk lamp with bendable neck that happened to be right behind me. So I had the models stand so that the track lighting bounced off the wall onto the right side of their faces for fill light, and I just pointed the clamp desk light directly at their face for a key light. Of course, having a 50mm l.4 lens on my Canon 7D helped a lot with this darkness. I stopped all the way down to 1.4 and shot away. Results below. Notice the beautiful bokeh in the background.

Model: Blake Smith

Model: Jess Lytle

Model: Tasha Chamberlain

Model: Mai Dang