Here’s the thing about the eclipse: everyone photographed it. All of my photographer friends pulled out their strongest neutral density filters, motorized/GPS auto-tracking tripod heads (if they had one) and an extra-long telephoto lens to get the same three or four shots that every other photographer was getting, at better or lesser quality. I even have one photographer friend who was shooting for NASA (and captured stunning images). Not being an astro photographer and not having gear more attuned to close-up portraits, I was not going to contribute anything to all of the shots of the eclipse, itself. Continue reading
When doing lighting setup and checks, I am focused completely on how the light is hitting my test model, where it is falling off, and any shadows produced. In the moment, I don’t even notice my test model’s poses or expressions. So, it was a fun surprise to find this series of my assistant monkeying around.
Thanks Mandy for doing such a great job helping me capture fantastic poses of dogs at our Pet Portraits Benefitting City Dogs Rescue sessions. And many thanks to District Veterinary Hospital for hosting the event.