Friday, August 29, 2008

Fawcett Family Portrait

I did a series of family portraits for a lovely young couple who were just blessed with the world's most awesome twins! Mom's parents flew in and her brother and sister drive in from various places to make these pictures. We shot outside at a park in southwest Austin just as the sun was going down. The strobes (see below) did a great job illuminating the family, but of course the light fell off way before it was able to light the grass and trees in the background. I like the silhouetting effect, it has a dramatic look. I cropped it loosely so they will have plenty of flexibility for printing formats.

More from the series can be seen here.

Lighting Details:
AB800 at about 1/2 power through large softbox, up high and camera left; AB800 at about 1/2 power through large octobox, up high and camera right. Metered with Sekonic L-358 and triggered with PW.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Just As Sweet As Candie

Call Me

Candie is a model and entertainer in Austin, Texas. We did a test session to work with posing and lights and see what we could conjure up. We got some good stuff.

Lighting Details: AB800 3/4 power bounced off large silver/black umbrella, camera left; AB800 1/32 power in 7" dish up high and behind model pointing down at her hair, camera left; AB800 at 1/32 power in 7" dish low and behind model, centered on camera, giving some back light. Metered with Sekonic L-358, triggered with PW.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Heather is the Volunteer Coordinator for a nonprofit organization in Austin Texas that serves children who are placed in Travis County's foster care system. She's professional, articulate, passionate about the work they do, and so cute too! Just look at that million dollar smile.

Lighting Details: SB800 in large octobox set at 1/32 power, place above and just slightly to the left of camera. A little bit of ambient light was coming in through her office window. Metered with Sekonic flash meter, triggered by PW.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Wedding of Cara & Brandon

Cara and Brandon were wonderful to work with and their wedding was just beautiful.

Just Another Pretty Day In Austin, Texas

Blue Sky, White Clouds

Blue Sky, White Clouds: My Favorite Color Combination
This snapshot was taken from the Congress Avenue Bridge. I just loved the sky today, and this snap shows the changing face of downtown Austin.

Lighting Detail: Sun, above and camera left, full power.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Summer Sam

Swimming In Light

Little Swimmer

Towel Head

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sam Discovers Camera Remote

Lighting Detail: SB800 at 1/2 power shot through large octobox, camera right. Metered with Sekonic L-358 and triggered with PW.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Watermelon at Deep Eddy

Taken with a 9-year-old 2 MegaPixel camera, saved by photoshop!
We LOVE Deep Eddy Pool!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kristin & Jeremy

From an Engagement Photo session with Kristin and Jeremy. They wanted photos that were uniquely "Austin". We shot in the downtown area.

Congress Avenue Looking Towards The Capital

In The Warehouse District

Lucky In Love

Monday, August 4, 2008

Amara: Belly Dancer

From a studio session with Amara, acclaimed bellydancer from Philadelphia, PA now practicing her craft in Austin, Texas. She performs regularly at Phara's Mediterranean Cuisine on North Loop as well as other locations and special events.

If you like this, you might like to see the whole series of Amara's studio session here.

Lighting details: AB800 in large octobox, camera right; AB800 in large softbox, camera left. Fired via PC cable.

Amara I : Face Focus

Amara II : Finger Focus

Amara III: Dancing Belly