Creating a very ghetto rigged studio out of my living room has been surprisingly constructive. Shoving around all the furniture and setting up some sort of background brings out a little creativity to get things in order. more “Studio Practice with Aiko”
The wonderful thing about Overwatch is the huge variety of outfits available for the cosplay community. Masapuff picked up a swimsuit and we hit up the beach for some photos and snacks. more “Beach D.VA”
A friend hooked me up with a large umbrella to soften up the light on my flash. I chose a larger size not realizing how much it is to handle when you’re outside and the wind is hitting you or even fitting this in doors. I really should start bringing assistants out or perhaps an extra 40 lbs worth of sandbags could do the trick, this could be a serious workout all by myself. more “Got an umbrella”
Bonnie had this nice little body suit and sheer robe to shoot with. Naturally, I wanted to hit up a spot that let the sun shine through. more “Sheer sunset”
I’ve been bringing out the XT-2 pretty consistently since I got it. This day was no different, the 56mm Fujinon was the only lens I used for this day out with Lauren. The focal length took some getting used to. I initially shot at 135mm for a majority of the time last year. While I do enjoy the compression from such a long lens, it’s nice to work in areas that have limited space, something the 135mm lens wouldn’t do easily. This area didn’t have much room to step back so it worked out very well.
Through the mysterious series of tubes called the Internet, I have managed to befriend a lovely girl on social media and finally had the chance to meet with her in person. more “Windy Session with Leep0ng”
In an attempt to work with some extra lighting, I asked a friend to join a shoot so I could play with a reflector. I don’t often have anyone to hold things for me, so this was a different experience. more “What do I do with an asssistant? Featuring Sachi”
I managed to get a small gig shooting some products for a local skate brand. All Day I Dream About Pizza had a few shirts and pins to display. This was the first time I got to shoot products for someone and the general theme kind of lined up with how I normally shoot anyway. more “All Day I Dream About Pizza”
As much as I enjoy going outside to shoot that sunset, I feel the need to get more comfortable in the house. I’m not exactly located in a spot for friends to drop by easily so practicing at home with non cat models has been rare. Julia allowed me to practice at her place one morning and we turned out some neat shots. more “Finding that Window light with JuliaTonight”
I had this post on hold for who knows how long, I was hoping to get the audio for my walk out, but it’s not going smoothly. I’m at the point where I would just like to put out a few photos from this shoot so here I am. Valentine brought along her twin sister as we walked around several spots, we moved from Chinatown to all sides of Kakaako. It was a pretty eventful start due to the run ins with some crack heads. It calmed down and we managed to finish up the rest of the shoot.
Eventually, I’ll have the video ready for this shoot, but don’t hold your breath. I’m attempting to get Valentine to do the audio with me, she’s now living in Korea so we will see how that goes.