Thursday, October 10, 2013


So what do I think is the difference between working a commercial shoot with a professional model and working with a bride and groom, or even a family for a portrait session?

For a commercial shoot, whether it be a swim suit, hand blender, or a motorcycle, it’s all about the product. And we’re both there, as well as a team of other people like art directors, marketing directors, makeup artists, etc., to help sell the product and to make that product look good.

But how about the ones that aren’t commercial, the Weddings, the Quinces and Debutantes, the seniors and the babies, and the families? For those it’s all about capturing the moment. That’s what it’s all about. It’s not about selling a product. It’s about capturing an emotion, it’s about capturing a feeling, and it’s about freezing a beautiful moment in time and holding onto it for an eternity.

So what is my favorite part of both? The relationships! To me it’s all about the relationship. I’ve built many new and interesting friendships through photography and it never ceases to amaze me the stories I’ve heard and experiences I’ve had in this journey. I just hope that this journey never ends.

Now for the geeky picture stuff:
Camera and Lens: Canon 5D MkIII with a 24-105 f4L IS set at f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 500, 50mm.
Lighting: 2 Bowens GM500s @ f/6.3 power shooting through 6x3 white diffuser above camera triggered by Pocket Wizard PWIIs.

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