I helped out a fellow friend and musician today with a few photos. His name is Zach Taylor and he is a local rapper in Spokane Washington. He has a show on the 4th of May that I will be photographing. Check out his site here: http://www.therealzeal.bandcamp.com
The weather was fantastic today so I decided to head back to Jo-Albi Skate Plaza in Spokane Washington to shoot a few photos of some local skaters, I met up with two guys who both ride for Paradigm Skate Supply here in Spokane. For the short amount of time we got to shoot they absolutely killed it! Hopefully I can shoot with them again. [gallery ids="1393,1392,1391,1390,1389,1388,1387,1386,1385,1384,1401,1402"]
Since I bought my first flash (Canon 430 Ex II) I can't get enough of it! The strobist technique has made its way into almost all of my different shooting styles. I mainly do portraiture now but when I was starting out with photography I did a lot of sports and landscape work. Now I still enjoy those styles I just have a little different approach now. I've boarded and skied at Mt Spokane Ski and Snowboard park for years now and I don't think I have seen another photographer taking the strobist approach to their photography, especially during the day. Since a single Canon 430/580 might not be powerful enough to shoot in the middle of the day and really make that rider "pop" out like I want them to I decided to bring up one of my studio strobes. I used an Alien Bee B800 (Paul C Buff) and their Vagabond mini to power it. Transporting all the gear around that day was not as bad as I thought it would be and after seeing the photos when I got home all the work was worth it! I only had a little bit of time to shoot in the park but you can expect to see many more images like this from me in the near future. Please leave a comment down below if you would like to see some behind the scenes pictures and a few more details on the setup on these shots and maybe a look into my post processing.
Fall is by far one of my favorite seasons to shoot photos. Whether it's landscape pictures or portraits fall is the perfect time of year. The lighting is great, even in the afternoon! I cant say enough good things about the colors. Take a look at the photo and decide for yourself if fall is the greatest time of year! [gallery]
The rain was coming down hard and I wanted to give Ryan a sweet Senior Picture! I shot this in Spokane, Washington. Pretty simple setup, single 430exII behind the subject, shot this on my Canon 7D. [gallery]