Monday, March 11, 2013

Photographing Jai-Cea


PhotoflexThe Power of Light” sponsored a model shoot in Gilbert, Arizona on 2 March 2013.  John Beckett was the photographer-host.  John is a commercial photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Since this was sponsored by Photoflex, we used Photoflex strobes and softboxes.  I will say for the record right now I am more comfortable with Canon Speedlites because of their portability.  My speedlite of choice is the Canon 600ex-rt, which is controlled by radio frequency.  But it is good to get some familiarity with large AC or battery powered studio strobes. 









Our main model was Jai-Cea.  She’s obviously very beautiful and very tall at 5’ 11”

My camera is the Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon 28-105mm lens

I edited photos primarily with Lightroom 4, but also black and white enhanced one shot using Nik’s Silver Efex Pro and a few others with OnOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 7.1’s Perfect Portrait, through Photoshop CS6.  And, a playful shot I enhanced with HDR toning from within Photoshop.  I guess you could call me a plug-in junky, since I own OnOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 7.1, Nik’s Ultimate Collection, and Topaz Bundle.  Take a look and if you are interested, remember if you are a student or educator you are likely to get a nice discount!  ALWAYS ASK!

My personal style is called “photo journalistic” or catching people at ease, not posed.  However, sometimes you have to pose a model!  I had Jai-Cea just goof around a bit and then had her go into “model mode” and give me some poses. 

That’s it for now,

Have fun and keep shooting!

Jim Patterson

Enjoy the Flickr slideshow of all of my photos on the shoot below!