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Snowy egret, Cardiff © Robert Sommers 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Studio shots


My friend Fred Young is a studio and fashion photographer. I had told him that I wanted to learn more about lighting and studio work. I have never really approached portraiture with professional methods and I needed to see how it was done.


Yesterday he invited me over to his studio to watch him work and get a little education. He told me that I was free to take some shots on my own so I did. I was using my Nikon D810 with the nikkor 85mm 1.8 d.


He was very professional and I enjoyed watching the obvious rapport he had with the models, who were all very sweet and charming.


Fred knew exactly what he wanted and was able to communicate his vision clearly. It was a lot of fun watching him work and also trying my own hand.

I asked him if we could shoot some darker, more dramatic stuff and I am happy with the shots we were able to ultimately capture.

The girl near the bottom of the page with the purple hair is also a makeup artist who specializes in prosthetic effects like you see in the movies.

A delight as they all were, to a girl. My focus is off a little on this particular shot. I can see I have a lot to learn. Hope that I get invited back!



1 comment:

Jon Harwood said...

Congrats to you and to the Maestro Fred.