More Close-Ups

Here are more photos from the shoot described below. There is something classic and fun working with just one or two strobes… I feel that the fewer modifiers and lights, the more the “essence” of the subject can come through. Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and a place for a very well designed setup with some degree of post-processing. Other times, I just like to see what comes through the lens, without all of the “fanfare.” Let me know how I did!!! secrets@snapchick.com

Here’s a promo shot for everyone!



And now a bunch more for the VIP’s!!!!

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September 28, 2010 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments Closed

Beauty Shots Part 1 and Upcoming Work and V.I.P Announcements

This weekend has been all about makeup and closeups. Images shot on D300s at f6.7 with 17-55mm DX. Alien Bees strobes… one on left side of frame, shoot through umbrella, 6 feet from subject. I periodically used fill with a reflector on the right side of the frame, 8 feet away, 1/32nd power – only when I wanted to soften the shadows a bit.

Here are a couple of shots from this morning…

More for the VIP’s at the end of the post!

More photos from Friday and Saturday to be posted on Sunday!!!

I am in the process of scheduling some local talent to join me here in “SnapChick Studios.” I am going to do a series of shoots and then let you, the viewers, decide who you want to see in a callback! I think this will be a great opportunity for me to focus a little more behind the camera and showcase some additional talent at the same time!

And for the VIP’s, you’ll be seeing an announcement about a great new benefit from being a VIP. Since traffic is picking up considerably, I’m going to be giving the VIP’s the opportunity to advertise on the site in the upcoming “SnapChick Partners” section. Photographers, models and people seeking each visit this site, and this section will be an opportunity for each to provide links to their site and contact info, all organized geographically. I am continually thinking about new ways to add value for the VIP members! Not only will that area be on the site, but I will be promoting it in my YouTube videos, as well.

And for the VIP’s, here are the remaining “Part 1” images from the shoot. More images, including detailed settings and studio layout are coming on Sunday!

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Black and White Natural light in the Boudior

For this shoot, I used my D300s, 17-55 DX lens, and the black and white mode in the camera. You might be saying… “Why did you shoot the photos in Black and White? You can do that in processing.” I had a particular result in mind, and I do like the rendering of the D300s’s monochrome mode.
I enjoyed this shoot quite a bit, so I’m sharing it with you. I’m a little shy 😉 so here are a couple of promo images. VIP’s get all of the images from the shoot. Check it out and let me know what you think!




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Quality Pool Time

Since I’m not yet ready to go back UNDER the water and shoot, I figured today would be a great day to hang out by the pool and do some more natural lighting. I cheated a little bit and brought my SC-29 coiled flash cable with me. Since my pool is in the shade in the afternoon, I wanted to do some shots with some fill lighting. I did plenty without so you can see the difference!

Since I’m a shy girl sometimes 😉 this shoot is mostly for the VIP’s, but here’s a teaser shot for everyone…

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