Sunday, July 29, 2007

Brianna Senior Portrait Sitting Avondale Arizona Phoenix

Brianna was the first subject we had in our new studio. Brianna works at the salon my wife frequents and thought she would make a great subject. I was floored.

Yesterday we were just playing around in our new shop as it is rather tight as far as space for shooting but is manageable. We had a 24x36 softbox camera right at about a 45 degree angle about 12 inches from her face. I had a kicker light about 45 degrees behind her camera left. I couldn't get the kicker to outline her the way I wanted. Next time I am going to use barn doors to create more directional light.

Brianna is entering her senior year of high school and as the weather cools down, we are planning another sitting which will take place outdoors.

We can't wait....

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Danielle Quinceanera Phoenix AZ Arizona

Here is another from Danielle's Quinceanera. I am finally getting around to doing a bit more post processing. Each event usually results in between 2500 and 3300 images. A fast post processing workflow is essential is getting a great product back to the client in a timely matter.

Since we shoot digital, the end product is expected much sooner but in reality, this type of photography requires a ton more time from the photographer or his/her staff. Digital didn't make things easier, it actually increased the number of hours most photographers have to work to get the end product to the client.

We shot this quinceanera in RAW format and ended up with about 3100 images. After all my post processing and editing, the end file storage size is around 34 gigs. I can't wait for blue ray burners and hopefully the recording media won't be too expensive.