I took this afternoon to test out a new pair of strip boxes made by Elinchrom with my Phaseone AFDII. Test images attached. Much thanks to my friend Paul Ferradas for playing model.
I had fun testing this bad boy out today in the drive way at my house. Pictures turned our pretty nice for a camera as old as it is. Somethings are just always good.
Just a quick sample shot from a wedding yesterday.
I had a little trip up to Kennedy Meadows for a family trip. While I was there i took the opportunity to take some pictures for the folks running the resort, campground and horse excursion park. I think they turned out fairly nice.
I had the pleasure of shooting with a good friend taylor. PhaseOne focus was acting up (as usual) but still came away with a handful of decent shots.
I recently realized that I had not posted anything in quite some time. So i picked a few of my recent shots and figured i would share them. Enjoy!
Two sample shots from our location shoot in San Diego. We shot with a PhaseOne and natural light modified using sunbounce modifiers.
Shot using PhaseOne DF, Elinchrom strobe and ring flash
My good friend Paul Ferradas helped me with a shoot in San Jose, CA for a band called Hot Stone Stars. They are local to Santa Cruz, Ca. In this shoot we went for the gritty had edge look typical with rock bands. I shot a mixture of 35mm, 80mm, and 180mm medium format lenses. Final images still to be selected and processed. Enjoy!
I had a great time shooting the Hot Stone Stars today in the studio. They are a fantastic band based out of Santa Cruz. If you have not had the chance to check them out... I strongly suggest you do. this album is a few shots straight out of camera with "grit" applied for the rock and roll affect.
The scales have finally tipped. I now have dedicated access to a very cool studio located in downtown San Jose. The location is in the bell tower of the old B of A building, which is one of the oldest buildings in downtown. There is over 2000 square feet of shooting potential. I finally will have a dedicated home for all the crazy equipment I have been stockpiling.
Bring on the medium format digital head shots!
I had the pleasure of working with Tate Moore this weekend for about two hours. Below are a couple of shots from the shoot. We hiked down to a water reservoir we stumbled across in Campbell California. there were these really cool islands in the middle that if we had the right equipment, would have been fantastic to shoot on. Perhaps next time.
I took a quick trip to San Diego recently. Time i brought along an old friend, Hasselblad 500CM with a 120mm lens. This is probably the best lens they make for this camera, so a good choice second to the standard 80mm. I only had a few roles of film with me, so i wanted to really be particular with my shots. With very little light, and some scouting... i was able to pull off two shots that i really liked, using people i met while traveling. Thank you to both strangers for helping me walk away with some really great souvenirs.
I had the pleasure of working on a shoot with my good friend Paul this weekend. It was nice to finally put my sunbounce reflectors and sun swatter to use. I must say the sun swatter got the most love. It worked great as both a defuser for cutting the harsh sun as well as when placed close to a model, it bacame a really nice soft light source. In these two shots take from my new Mamiya AFD II and Leaf Aptus 75, you can see the huge differnce in light quality placing the sun swatter between the model and the late afternoon sun.
I had a good time shooting this last Sunday for Twisted Candy Bikini Company. This is a sample shot from the shoot. We used a Nikon D800 along with California Sunbounce reflectors.