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.
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 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.
A flickr friend, Charlie Naebeck, invited flickr member and friends to have a photo-walk on Ann Arbor Downtown. The basic idea was take pictures using only 50 mm lens and ambient light. That Friday (August 28th) was raining almost the whole day, then very few people came; actually we were only three. We were very lucky the rain stopped few minutes we started walking (~6:30 p.m.).
We had a lot of fun and here I show a sample of portraits that I got from my model #1, my daughter. More pictures are on my flickr page.
Here is a Mariana’s picture on a small hallway all covered by graffiti. It was with very few ambient light; ISO 1600 was necessary.
And this other picture was taken on the roof of a parking structure. The light here was a lot better.
Special post-process could add interest to the picture
Or just the original look