Friday, March 12, 2010

Outtakes from my last photoshoot.

I always like to show what was happening behind and around my photoshoots. Here are a few outtakes from the last shoot.

Here's the backside of Church Street Station. This exact corner is mentioned in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. All the Townspeople gather here as they put up the first street light - purchased from Sears. With the overpass and construction it's not much to look at, but historic none the less.

If you look to your left you get the image above, not very attractive. However, if you take a few steps to the right you get this very historic looking back alley. The haze from the sun was in just the right spot to give the pic a very nice washed out look. This shot was taken with a Nikon D40 set to P+.03 with a flash dampener. This pic will be in a six page spread on my new collection in the April issue of Brink.

My boyfriend took this (and many other) snapshots from behind. You can see me, the model, and the make-up artist approaching the train. We weren't looking for a place to shoot, we were trying to get out of the freezing cold wind. Don't be fooled, it isn't always warm in FL. Here it was about 48 degrees.

The train is the famous Orange Blossom Special which ran from 1925 - 1953. Most people probably know it because of Johnny Cash who named his 1965 album album after it.

Here's a look at the shot. We worked the suitcase in to kind of give it that 'traveling' feel. Once again, it might look warm and sunny, but it was about 48 degrees and we had to fight with the wind. It took forever to get a shot where the model's hair wasn't blowing all over the place.

Another one of my boyfriend's candid shots, this one actually ended up being very useful. Here you see all kinds of clutter and unattractive stuff. I'm in front of the model with my trusty gold warming reflector. The make-up artist is helping to set up the shot. There's even a random pedestrian in the background, BUT, if you scroll down you'll see that, with a little bit of cropping, this turned out to be a good picture of the back of the jacket.

Here it is cropped. Luckily he was using a very high setting on the camera. This way I was able to crop it and still maintain decent image quality. I know this isn't exactly a great pic, but it shows the back of the jacket in action. It looks like the model is dealing with the hustle and bustle of traveling in the big city.

Speaking of the big city, sometimes working conditions are less than perfect. Here Dez Leto fixes the model's make-up just a few feet from a busy road. I gotta tell you, men just can't behave. You have no idea how many guys interrupted us by honking and yelling.

Many of the shots were taken in the garden at Orlando's Social Chameleon. Bret, the owner, saw us out front shooting and invited us back to check out the garden and it turned out to be the best spot of the day. If you're ever in Orlando and you want to see where the locals go for chow, this is a good place to start.

Here's our home base. Etoile boutique provided all the accessories for this shoot. Katie Reynolds was a big help too. Etoile is on Robinson St. in Downtown. It's now called the 'milk district' by some because the TG Lee plant is right across the street. On this strip you'll find skate shops, pool halls, indie record shops, and all kinds of fun stuff.

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