Archive for the ‘Portrait Photography’ Category
Category Art Selimovic, cafe, chop chop, Courtyard Kitchen, crostini, food, Mirela Selimovic, Montana Ave., Photography, Photojournalism, Portrait Photography, Portraits, restaurant, salad, Santa Monica
Category Barack Obama, Democrat, Obama, Phone Bank, Photo Layout, Photography, Photojournalism, Portrait Photography, Portraits, President, Santa Monica, Triptych
Category Bicyclist, Bike, Biking, Canon Speedlite, Evan, LA Zoo, Los Angeles, Parking Lot, Photography, PocketWizard, Portrait, Portrait Photography
On a gorgeous, early Sunday afternoon, I met Evan in the parking lot of the LA Zoo for a portrait shoot. I arrived early to scout locations nearby. I located my first shooting position and setup, but in the thirty minutes of waiting for Evan to finish his workout, cars started to take over the space. Throughout the hour, we relocated three times thanks to the constant stream of cars and visitors marching like penguins towards the entrance. If you plan to use the LA Zoo parking lot for a photo shoot, best to finish before 11:00 a.m.
The photos below used a 580 EXII Canon Speedlite and PocketWizards slaves to trigger the flash.
Category Photography, Portrait Photography, Sports, Sports Photography
Michael Stalin of Eagle Rock, California is a frequent visitor to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. He jokingly says that he often loses at the track. Count me in, too. Whenever I bet on the ponies, I lose. On this day, however, I did not lose because I did not place a single bet.
Michael Stalin of Eagle Rock, California inspects the results board while checking his ticket at Santa Anita Park on Friday, October 7, 2011, in Arcadia, California.
Category Camp, Los Angeles, Photography, Portrait Photography
Category Humor, Photography, Portrait Photography, Santa Monica College
Took a portrait class last spring and have finally got around to posting a few pictures from it. In this instance I had a very willing model name Max dress in a suit and don the bunny head. After Max put the head on, everyone in the studio stopped what they were doing to watch. It was hard for anyone to keep a straight face with half bunny half man around!
Stepping outside of my photojournalist style, I like to infuse my comedic side. Here is an example of how my sense of humor infuses into my photography.
In my photography I look for reflections and/or shadows of the subject(s) to assist in telling the story. On this particular night at camp we planned a fashion show where campers dressed in a theme then walked down the bright purple carpet. I set up the spotlight to give the stage more light and more of Hollywood/fashion feel while they strutted down the cat walk. After the program, several staff members were rocking out on stage and I noticed the great shadows they were casting from the spotlight against the back wall. I asked two of the more charismatic staff members to continue dancing while I photographed their shadows. It also helps that Stephanie has massive hair which flies when you toss it.
Thanks Erin and Stephanie.
Category Cousins, Photography, Portrait Photography
I posted about the Sophie (2.5) & Ryan (3) visit to the farm; the following day I visited the Cousins at the Pool. Swimming with young ones is rather fun. Ryan was all about jumping into the water. He was like a CD on repeat. He would jump in, get out, jump in, get out, jump in over and over. It was a tough task keeping him out of the pool.
If you are in the Los Angeles area and would like candid photos of your child(ren), please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can schedule a time.
Category Camp, Cousins, Photography, Portrait Photography
My niece Sophie (2.5) and her cousin Ryan (3) came to visit me last week at camp. Don’t worry their parents drove them! At camp we picked organic lemons, held bunnies, pet a pig, and rode a horse. It was great being able to have them at camp and allowing them to be “campers” for an hour. Sophie and Ryan are extremely adorable.
When the time came to visit the horses Ryan was a little scared around them but he overcame his fear and rode Pepper around the corral. Sophie had no hesitations of riding and was actually difficult to get her off the horse. Thank you wranglers for letting them have this opportunity.
Category Marvin Newman, Milwaukee, Photography, Photography Exhibit, Portrait Photography, Travel Photography
Over a month ago, I traveled back to my hometown of Milwaukee, WI to visit my parents and other family members. My dad (shown in the pictures) wanted to take me to Milwaukee Art Museum. The reason of going was to see Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940–1959 exhibit. I am fan of street photography and was extremely in awe by some of the photographs. The work by Ted Croner and Robert Frank were my favorite. My favorite photograph from the exhibit was by Marvin Newman, Women’s Legs.
A huge draw to the Milwaukee Art Museum is the building itself inside and out. My little fun came when I asked my dad to pose right infront of the camera then walk away down the hallway and pose again. Thanks Pops!