Last week I had my second session with Matt. My first session was in 2010
when I first started out. I figured it'd be fun to look back at that session and see what has changed in my style of photography since then. Let's just say: Lots and lots of GROWTH.
One thing I can tell you is.. lighting. I was JUST starting to try off camera flash back then and this time around, we had a ton of fun using it to creatively light Matt, both during the day and also at night.
I had a lot of fun, and I thank Matt for choosing me for his headshot images. Obviously, we had a little more fun than just headshots. Our night session was at the Race Street Pier in Philly, where you can see the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Matt - I wish you the best in your acting career! :)
So let's do a little comparison of a few images from THEN and NOW.
I've seen significant improvement on my 'epic pics' LOL, but still a lot to learn!
As well as my composition and use of natural lighting.
Would you believe this was taken with Matt sitting down on the pavement of a parking lot? The background is just the grey payment thrown out of focus lol. I will try to remember to take an image of my setup in the future, but it was about to rain so I was scurrying hehe!
Basically, one light off to camera right, with umbrella, and one flash close to the ground behind him camera left with grid to give his hair separation from the parking lot.
So yeah, here's to the future and ever continuous learning!
Okay, enjoy!! :)