Music photography of a local recording artist, shot downtown Detroit, in and around the Guardian Building. Shots of Latoya for her upcoming recording CD cover and insides.
The girls soccer team from Clarkston High School asked me to photograph sports portraits of the seniors. We had to shoot before one of their home games and were not able to get on the field because the JV soccer game was being played. We went to a practice field on the south side of the stadium and shot in the grass. Most of the day had been pretty sunny and it clouded up as the afternoon went on. The we started shooting the clouds came in. I balanced my off camera strobes with the clouded sky and made the sky a bit dark and ominous. I asked d the girls to with smile or look tough their choice. While we were there and had everything set up we did a group shot and then some action shots of the defending, dribbling or kicking. I will show the action shots in a future post.
This is a recent example of executive headshots being done on location. The Clarkston Chamber of Commerce had an annual meeting where most of the Ambassadors and Officers were attending. The Chamber asked me to come at the end of the meeting and shoot new headshots of the chamber and staff. I set up a typical headshot lighting with white background and photographed everyone there in about an hour. We had to schedule a few people who could not make the meeting for an additional session at my studio. I have photographed many additional sessions for the Chamber as the members and staff change, trying to keep the look similar.
Musician photography of a young man, bassoonist & conductor, shot in the studio. This young man is a bassoonist and aspiring conductor. He is in his final year at U of M in Ann Arbor, MI. He needed some headshots for all of his upcoming performance and interview needs.
These are pretty straight forward studio headshots. I got hime to the studio, asked him a bit about what his needs are, talked about the style of shots he and I like and then came up with a plan to shoot on black and them on white. At the end of the session I brought out the ring light for some non music headshots.