Filed under: Pregnancy & Maternity sessions
When I get home and I review my pictures I need to fall in love with the pictures I took, when that happens I know I did a good job and my clients will love them even more because they even have a stronger emotional band.
(and now the seamless transition from cars to emotion)
When reviewing the Mini pictures I didn’t feel any of that fuzzy, tingling, magic feeling…
I am satisfied with the results, the pictures look like “real car pictures”, I had a super fun experience and want to do that again but it made me realize I am more of a people photographer.
And now I have the perfect excuse to post some awesome pictures from a fantastic afternoon with Katrijn & Jan.
I absolutely love the next picture
You can feel the longing, the expectation, the happiness, the warmth of summer (thank you mrs sunbounce).
You can see the sparkle in her eyes & her love for the soon to be dad (who is obviously standing behind me cause no sane woman can look at me like that)
And things really heated up when you put them together
Filed under: Equipment, Pregnancy & Maternity sessions, Strobist, Techtalk | Tags: diy, female, pregnant, striplights, studio
On location work is fun, you always need to improvise. On location studio work is a tad more difficult, you need space to work. In this instance I was at my step-sister-in-law’s place, a place I know. We wanted to make some portraits against a black backdrop. so we had to move some furniture around to make some room to get a ghetto studio in place. I ended up with a 2×3 meter area (tight).
With this limited amount of space, I knew I would be unable to properly control the light and keep it from falling onto the background (the problem).
Recognize a problem before you encounter it.
-Lencarta Studio Background support system, extends from 2 to 3 meter and can reach 3 meter in height, simple & cheap.
-Some simple black cloth that you can find in any “sleepstraat” near you + some hardware store uni-clamps.
-A couple of 24″ x 36″ softboxes.
-2 lightstands and of course a couple of flashes, in this case I used a Canon 580EX and an Olyumpus FL40.
One possible solution would have been to put flags/gobos between the softbox & the backdrop. But remember,we are on a very limited space here.
Instead, I tore off 2 slaps of black cloth so they each could cover half of a softbox, tadaah , instant strip lights (or does the fall under the flag category?) and control over the spill. But there is another important reason why I opted for the 2nd option, with a narrower strip of light, the light wouldn’t completely wrap around the model and leave some unlit parts.
The left light was positioned low and horizontal, the right light was moved in as close as possible at a 45° down angle.
I really like the outcome, super female lines, some shadowplay and an accent on the belly.
And of course a big thank you to the model for the portfolio addendum.
(note, I’m still struggling with getting sharp images online at 800px, a browser resize from flickr’s large size seems to work best. At least with Firefox, chrome or safari)
Filed under: Pregnancy & Maternity sessions | Tags: Pregnancy & Maternity sessions, pregnant pregnancy couple photography photoshoot love e
Last month wenti’s sister & Stijn came to visit us and we talked about doing a photosession so they would have some nice photographic memories of her their nine months. This weekend the shoot took place. As for them, this was my first pregnancy session. We had a fun afternoon and they gave me carte blanche to try a couple of things. I wanted to combine a couple of belly shots & couple shots, without going to cliché. The whole shoot went a lot smoother than I thought, when this close to having a baby boy/girl the parents really shine , and that shows in the pictures. Stijn wasn’t really looking forward to having his picture taken but he got into it very fast (and very into it). Barbara was a natural, but what mom-to-be wouldn’t be proud with a nice belly like that.
For the above shot I also took a blue background version cause even I don’t known the gender of the newborn yet. As for the below shots: They live in this great loft with lots of nice rooms & big windows and a giant fat boy bag , so finding locations & setups was easy.
As with the newborn shoot, I really like doing things like this (maybe its my biological clock ticking) and I’m very satisfied with the results and I think Barbara & Stijn are as well. And that makes me even more content.
More pictures & different styles coming up next week! So do come back and check them out.
For people interested in the tech strobist stuff. It’s in the comments on my flickr stream.