Monday, February 23, 2009

This weekends shoot/ This kid shot with my hero

Well it seems from now on every weekend I shoot will be plagued by rain....this is where I'd insert a middle finger to the current weather.. but we need it so I can't complain.

Mark is brand new to the industry , but he's already done work for Bruce Webber and Abercrombie twice!! now if anyone out there doesn't know this...Bruce Webber is my hero!!!
 I wonder what it's like moving from such a great photographer.. down to a shoot with me hah!

Special thanks again to my Assistant Jason, and Bara for makeup :)
Well since the great outdoors is my new studio as I'm now without a space gear had to be kept light ( may I ad the reason for the lightness is due to the fact that this city IS THE WORST CITY TO SHOOT IN PUBLIC.. reason being San Francisco charges the crap out of you for a permit..and since I'm a struggling artist , a permit isn't in my vocabulary at the moment) 
so gear:
 One profot 7b power pack and head, one umbrella and 4 grids..
the umbrella couldn't be used due to the wind, so all these were done with just a reflector and a 10 degree grid. With that a 28-70 lens was paired with my d80 for the second time.

Monday, February 16, 2009

San Francisco Ballet/ Ford shoot

These two are totally new to the game. I was their first photographer since they got discovered about 2 weeks ago. Sean ( the dancer) is with the San Francisco Ballet, and Vincent got discovered by an agent while walking the Streets of San Francisco.. What a way to start your first shoot... it rained, it poured, it was freezing.. but one way or another the shoot had to happen. Both guys gave it their all, and from this experience I can say I love new models.. they want to make it so they take direction and give 100%.. so from now on ballet dancers and new faces rock!!! I hope I'll get to shoot more.  I've always wanted to shoot one and I jumped at the chance to shoot Sean.

Also big thanks to my team for that day! My makeup artist: Bara, and Photo assistant : Jason Ng

Sean: For Sean's shoot I remember him telling me in the morning about the current production of Swan Lake that the troop is working on.. so I decided to take that and twist it a bit for the movement scenes . For a dancer nothing works better than having them move.. 

Vincent: He needed clean and simple.. I decided to use a strobe to add  a little edginess . Note all shots were done mainly with one profoto head and back with reflector only, and to accompany that a 28-70 mm lens and an 85 mm prime.. and the camera of choice  my trust Nikon d80

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Andy look models

Doggy parks with rich ass folks are officially my new favorite shooting spot