I had the chance to shoot with Athena Fleming today, and fantastic makeup artist Jessica Morris. Athena is a really great model and pairing her up with Jessica for hair and makeup was a fantastic idea.
I had a great time with the two of them, along with my friend, Mike, from MBSphoto, who set up the shoot. I shot most of the day with just a single light, though on occasion, I used a second strobe to light the background.
So I decided to go back to Leesburg this weekend with some friends. We had a great time just sitting back and doing next to nothing. We cooked, we drank, and had a wonderful time.
We even enjoyed a roaring fire. It’s the simple things like this that I really and truly enjoy.
I was out shooting again with my friend from MBS Photography last night and the wonderful Melissa Troutt out of North Carolina.
We got some wonderful photos from this session, including this one, which was shot at F/5.6 @ 145mm, 1/250, ISO 100, with a giant 60 inch soft box about 3 feet from the model at camera right. We used a door as our backdrop here, which sucked up a bit of light on it’s own.
I’ll try to get a few behind the scenes shots up this weekend just to give a better idea of how it’s done.
It’s not often that I have a chance to get away from the stresses of everyday life. Something always seems to creep in and interfere with that.
Finally, I took a little time just for myself, and headed out to Leesburg, which is about a 2 hour drive for me, just sit back an relax with friends. I think the most I did over the last two days was take a shower, and go to the farmers market to get food for lunch and dinner. It was just what I needed to unwind, though I could have lived without it being 12 degrees yesterday morning, and the bitter cold wind that came along with it.
All in all, a terrific weekend.
I love NYC. If you’ve never been, you’re missing Out. If you have been, then you exactly what I’m talking about.
Few places can rival NYC. It’s got anything and everything. Good food, good atmosphere, and it’s one of the most photographed places on the planet.
It’s got something for everyone, and is an absolute treasure trove for photography.
If you like shooting Architecture, there is plenty of it. If you have a love of street photography, there is simple no place better.