Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Wild Rainbow Explosion!

Check this out - I am blown away and by the concept and execution of this photo I just saw on Flickr by Ilko Allexandroff!

Rainbow Stripes

Friday, May 18, 2012

Rachel Schmid

via Portfolio: BoyVsGirlPhotography

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring = Fashion

The last weekend in March/first weekend in April, BvG did photo sessions for two designers' spring lines. It was a little bit of madness coordinating all of the moving parts, but a lot of fun. We had unseasonably warm, sunny weather for that time of year and so got to do some of the first shoot outdoors near Studio 314. The second shoot was completely outside, at Oak Knoll park in Clayton.
Four beautiful models, two talented designers, great locations and weather - what more could you ask?
From Mekiela Bush's spring line shoot

Behind the scenes shooting CWCouture

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Color/BW Combo

I got inspired recently by a photo I saw on a fashion blog that I follow - the photo originally appeared on the Sportmax:Code site.
Here's my image:
(Model: Savannah Maria, MUA: Kristina McGaughey)
Trevis asked me how I did it - it's pretty straightforward. Savannah was tossing the fabric of her skirt into the air and this uses two photos taken at different points of that motion - each is a separate layer in the same Photoshop document. I converted one of the layers to black and white, enlarged it, and lowered the opacity to about 40%. Both layers have the background masked out. I created a third layer behind these two and filled it with a radial gradient - white to a light gray. That's it. I think it turned out pretty cool!

Here's the picture I that gave me the idea:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

First Shoot at Studio 314

Well, not exactly but this was the first time that we've shot there as members.  Jaclyn was the lucky model / victim of the shoot last night.  It's going to take some time to get used to shooting in a new space.  The building has a different energy.  Everything seems to have a different look.  All in all i think that the shoot went well.  I think that we've got some good shots.

Lighting the cyc wall for the first time was new and interesting.  It didn't take light the way that I expected it to.  We shot on the bright white one and I more than half expected it to throw back light like a mirror but it didn't.  It absorbed a lot more of it than I thought it might.

I had hopped to step outside and grab some shots using the natural environment as a backdrop but we just didn't have the time.  Her dad did show me a couple of cool spots outside while she was having a makeup change so it will happen before too long.

Oh, Christie Runswithsisors did hair and makeup last night and she made Chrissy and I ghasp when we saw how amazingly accurately she recreated the look from an image.  Thanks Christie!

Oh, back to editing.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lightroom 4 Chromatic Aberration

Ok, so the new Chromatic Aberration tool in Lightroom 4 is totally hands off.  Just check the check box and it figures it out.  Sigh.  My immediate reaction is, FAIL.

I just imported some high key shots and it's not getting it done.  Before I went off on a righteous tirade i brought the file in question into Photoshop CS5 and brought up the lens correction tool there to see what it could do and... well, i couldn't fix it there either.  For this particular image i think that i'm going to have to do something custom if i really want to fix the CA issues.

Still not loving the idea of loosing controls but of late I have rarely encountered much CA.  I guess i'll just check the damned check box for now.