Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Musician and Athlete portraits

San Francisco beat producer Sam Starr- (octabox throough window camera right)

USC bound football player Kevin Greene (all natural light, thanks to a lamp. I like the mix of warm and cool tones, sometimes it's important to ditch the lighting.)

Berkeley musician Ryan Brown. (shoot through umbrella above subject, below octabox camera right)

Oakland rapper O-Zone (bare bulb camera right)
Covenant house rapper, direct sun above subject, bare bulb camera left)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Recent Portraits, plus my excuse for not blogging recently

Here are a few portraits I shot over the last 2 days, the 1st is of actress Jules Bruff, who was in David Fincher's "Zodiac. 2nd is of a local high school baseball star, and 3rd is longtime Oakland resident Hermanee Dyer. I have been rapidly changing my photography towards environmental portraits (with the help of my new lights!) and building a portfolio for the direction I want to go. I also have been working every day on multiple photo essays for the Oakland Tribune's annual murder map project, which I will link to and post after publication.