Photographing precious gemstones and couture jewelry presents a unique set of challenges. This most recent shoot for the Lauren Harper Collection was highly satisfying; even more satisfying was hearing joy from an ecstatic client!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
A week or so ago, I had the opportunity to work with talented Denver studio portrait photographer, Mark Pells, on an ambitious headshot project for the theatre department at my son's school.
As a completely self-taught photographer and a HUGE fan of natural light, it was fascinating to watch Mark create magic with his studio lights. I found it most interesting to learn that I am often drawn to or actively seeking out the very conditions in the field, which he sought to create in the studio.
Thought I'd share a few of my personal favorite conditions through examples, in case you're curious to experiment the next time you're out photographing your family and friends.
These are all photos I took on a single walk with my son on a bright, sunny afternoon in Denver (as you can see in the first photo below). These photos were all taken with a 100mm macro lens with a Canon 5D, set on aperture priority (all shots are between apertures of 2.8 and 4.5).
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The home has strong architectural forms, a beautiful glass stair, and a wonderful Living Wall feature which purifies the air quality while simultaneously growing herbs and lettuces right around the corner from the kitchen... what could be better?
I was fortunate enough to photograph the project during its brief time as a model home for one of the talented designers, Heidi Mendoza of Re.Dzine.
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