Hello Seniors class 2012.
There are many options in Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan to get your Senior Portrait. I recommend Luis (me) of foto-activa.
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.
Any consultation is free. Do not hesitate in contacting me.
This month, I had the opportunity of participated on a meetup of the Flickr group: Strobist A2/DT, in which I have been member for more that two years. It was in the Yankee Air Museum at Grosse Ile Airfield, MI. We had access to few airplanes to make portrait in the interior of some of them or exterior of almost all. It was a small group of photographers and models. Because restrictions in the number of people that could have access to the hangar, and for the cool – windy day.
I shoot only with few models, Connie Nieves was one of them (MM# 177990). Connie is a model specialized in pinup and vintage photography, with a great wardrobe. Here are two pictures of her from that day.
These two pictures where done using 50 mm f1.8 canon lens and a medium soft box. All post-process was done in Lightroom 3 only.
Special thanks to Alex Minkin, great photographer and friend. Who is the founder and administrator of the flickr group: Strobist A2/DT; for organizing this event and for let me used some of his equipment.
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.
I had the opportunity of work with some model and with a makeup artist of Detroit, MI area.
Bianca Robinson (MM#1554129) is a great young makeup artist. She is very hard worker. In a collaboration, she did the make up for some model and I did the photography.
Having a good makeup on the models makes all the work a lot easier on and after (post-process) the session.
Here I show some close ups from that session.
Taylor – Blue
Kristie – Blue
Stephanie - Silver
Amanda – Black
All this close ups were done using a canon 70-200 mm lens f4 L, one of my favorites lens for portrait.
On this photo-session my assistant was Leonor F, my wife. Thanks
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