This post is about other of my favorite high school senior photoshoots done in studio this season. Other was published last month; multi-location senior portrait.
This session was for a young man, Emmanuel. He is a very enthusiastic senior and willing to follow directions during the session. We tried good variety of looks and some props. All photo-session was planned for a fashion style.
First we went for a casual winter look (blue jeans and yellow jacket) with an editorial touch in the post-process of the picture.
Then we went for elegant vintage look, using as prop my Argus seventy-five camera.
We went through other 3 looks, from elegant, to country look, and back to casual, like the next picture, blue jeans and yellow polo shirt, plus the touch of glasses and scarf.
We had a lot of fun in the session!
Thanks to Emmanuel and his family for the opportunity of work with him.
Starting this fall, I had the opportunity of have a multiple photographic sessions, to make senior portraits of Mercedes. She is a senior in Pioneer High School of Ann Arbor, MI. It was very fun to work with her.
First, we had a studio session. We did pictures with different outfits; we tried some classic formal poses. Also, we tried some very fun and informal poses, jumping spinning, playing with expressions and hands like this:
Second, because she is a great racquetball player (US junior team) we went to a racquetball court in Ann Arbor. We got some very good action and editorial shoots there.
Finally, we went to one of my favorite parks in Ann Arbor. There we made some very sweet shoots. In that session she brought and played her guitar.
Thank you Mercedes, and your parents, for allowing me to make your senior portraits.
Here is a small animation with more of the picture we got. It was made in Animoto.
Hello Seniors class 2012.
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There is a small animation with some examples of senior portraits, in studio and outdoor. Going from casual to editorial; from glamour to fashion.
With multiple options for the session, in studio and multiple outdoors locations.
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This is the second part of a Senior Portrait session that I did last year, with multiple girls from High School in the Detroit area. Here is the link for the first part.
Again, in this post I am showing other 3 of those girls. They were not models, at lease on that day of that photo session.
- Bianca Robinson – Makeup
- Leonor F – My assistant
- Fantasy On Film – Studio space
- All girls (models)
I had the opportunity of work with many High School Senior Students in the Detroit area; in collaboration with Bianca Robinson (MM#1554129) as makeup artist; currently she lives in Chicago, IL.
I did their Senior Portrait in two days. This session was done totally in Studio; we used different backgrounds for every girl. All picture where done in fashion style. And I used two lens (50 mm 1.8; and 70-200 mm f4L) and one canon camera for the whole session. And this was my first solo big photo shoot outside of Ann Arbor, MI.
In this post I am showing 3 of those girls. None of them had experience as model on the day of that photo session. However all did very well. In that same session we did pictures to more experienced models too (not senior students); examples of them were post last year.
In Ann Arbor MI as many other cities, April is the month for First communions. It is is a Catholic Church ceremony, where many children (7-10 years old) take part on it . Also it is an other good opportunity to do some formal portraits, in location or in studio. Here, I am sharing some pictures of two beautiful girls, Marisol and Mariana. Usually girls wear white dresses. These pictures were done few days in advance of the Ceremony, in studio. But of course they could be done the same day; in the Church, outdoors (if weather permits) and studio.
This was other photo-session in a beautiful sunflowers field, this summer at Domino’s farm, Ann Arbor, MI. The other session was posted few weeks ago. In this session the model was LaPorscha. She is a model who I have had a photo-session in Detroit.
This session was at middle morning. It was overcast; but for some moments the sun was too bright. So, this session was done using natural light as main light; and for filling a strobe through umbrella and a reflector (5 in 1). For this picture (above) gold surface was used; and white for the following pictures. As usual I received great assistance holding the reflector from Leonor. Also it was windy, and I forgot to bring sand bags; more than onetime my stand light with the umbrella went to the ground.
All post-process of these pictures was done in Lightroom. In many cases I like to do a good variety of treatments; like vintage in the previous one.
One picture of this session was post in my flick account, and it had very good acceptation.
Thanks to my beautiful model and FB friend La Porscha, for her time and very good work. And to Leonor for all her assistance.
For me it not very common having a photo-session outdoors. Especially in a beautiful sunflowers field. This summer, I had the fortune of finding it very close to home; at Domino’s Farm. And I could contact two model to make some pictures over there.
One of models was Halina, she is not officially a model. She is a good friend of me. And she got excited after I told her about it. We started shooting around 8 in the morning. With nice clean sky; very fast the light was getting strong but we manage to get some good pictures; like this.
We used only available natural light; only some filling light was added using a reflector (5 in 1). For this fist picture gold surface was used. I received great assistance holding the reflector from my Leonor (my wife).
Also we used a white surface of the reflector like in the following pictures. This second picture has had a very good acceptation in the Flickr community; getting into the top 200 interestingness.
Other pictures from the same session are:
Thanks to my beautiful friend Halina, for her time and very good work as model. And to Leonor for all her assistance.
Around middle of December, I had the opportunity of work with two models, Jamie T and Kristin P from Lansing and Grand Blanc, MI respectively.
One of the looks that we tried was related to Winter; we had fun, because the outfit was not really for winter as you could see on the following pictures. All were done using a 50 mm lens only.
Portrait of Kristin
Portrait of Jamie
Both models having fun.
As you could see it was not really cold inside the studio, we could tried few interesting poses. However outside winter was really cold as usual at Ann Arbor, MI
Few weeks ago I started to set a senior portrait session. The senior is Bruno, class 2010.
He is the oldest son of some friends on Ann Arbor. They wanted a studio session only.
The general step that we went through were:
- Set the time for a the photo shooting
- Short interview before the shooting (20 min) to get good idea what we could shoot
- Very smooth shooting (1 hr 15 min approximately). We tried two color clothing and one beautiful guitar. Of course, he is a guitar player. So, he was very comfortable with it.
- On line private gallery
- On studio viewing; to see the full set of pictures
- Deliver personalized CD with high resolution files (final selection)
- Order prints
- And deliver print
These is a pair of my favorite pictures from that senior portrait session:
Thanks Bruno and his parents.