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Personal Branding photography

Another personal branding photography project. Erika is a medical professional and is rebranding her website and needed an update to her personal branding images. We scheduled studio shoot for early evening. When she arrived the sun was still out and it was a beautiful clear spring day. We went to a local church and shot against the brick and between the white pillars. The light was very warm in color and very low in the sky, making for some challenging, striking headshots and portraits.

As planned and set up, we then went into a studio setup. Erika had her hair and makeup done earlier in the day and brought along a couple friends for moral support. We had great fun shooting, with her friends helping out with poses and looks and general silliness. Ericka was well prepared with a handful of casual and professional wardrobe changes and accessories.

Erika will use some of the images on the updated website and then other images to illustrate different parts of her personal and professional life. A quick simple shoot like this can give a person a variety of image to use for personal branding.

Huffington Post article about how personal branding photography can grow your business.

Tilt Shift football photography

Tilt Shift football photography at Clarkston high school football stadium, clarkston Michigan. More having fun with tilt shift photography this time at a football game. To make the tiny sets look I had to go up into the stands and looked down a bit at the stadium. Tilting the lens away from the plane of focus drastically reduces the depth of field and the resulting images.  For these images I am using the Lensbaby Edge 80 on my Nikon D750. I even did a tilt shift panorama for fun.

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Hometown Friday Night Football

Stills from Clarkston High School Hometown Friday Night Football.  These shots are my impressions of all that goes on for a school to deliver a Friday nigh football game.  The event starts with concessions getting ready and the players getting taped up.  The fans start to come into the stadium as both teams take the field for there pregame warmups.  The teams go back into the locker rooms for the last inspirational speeches from various team members and coaches, they really are very good!  Then the show starts. The cheerleaders go to the end zone to welcome the home team onto the field with the traditional ripping through the paper banner.  The teams gather on the sidelines and stand at attention as the marching band plays the national anthem  In this evening’s case the white rowdy student section sand the anthem, but got a bit ahead of the song, fun.  This game started in full sun with lengthening shadows and continued into sunset, dusk and full dark under the lights.