Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Poke at Fashion Photography.

Let me just start by saying how excited I am to share this shoot. We had so much fun, and I am so happy with how the photos look.

So let's get into the details. I am in a Freelance Photography course this semester that assigns a variety of different topics for us to shoot (fashion, sports, food, product, fine art, etc.) and then sets us free to work on these projects. For my fashion assignment, I wanted to work with a friend, but someone who I know has experience modeling, so I asked my dear friend, Katie Shuy. She has modeled for me before as my beautiful ballerina for a project I did two years ago. She also happens to work at Cloth & Crown, the most adorable little boutique in downtown Missoula.

So, on one of the most beautiful Sunday afternoons that March could offer, we headed down to the studio at Rocky Mountain School of Photography with clothes from Cloth & Crown in tow. We set up one huge light to keep it simple and create a flattering softness. My sweet friend Bess Brownlee, another fellow photographer, arrived to help hold reflectors and just be kind. We shot for almost three hours, and every single minute was beautiful.

Huge thanks to Katie Shuy for being an extraordinary model. Thank you immensely to Cloth & Crown and Jenna for sharing some gorgeous outfits. And thanks to Bess for helping out. You are all wonderful.

Preface: Before you scroll down, take a peek at Richard Avedon's fashion work, to see what inspired me. He is an incredible portrait photographer, and I have always loved his simply lit black-and-white-on-grey fashion shots. My photos are kind of a tribute to his work. (They're not as crazy-cool as his, but they're very classy.)

Disclaimer: These are not sepia-looking in my folder, but some of them look extremely sepia on this post. I am going to re-post the photos again after re-exporting and maybe that will fix it, but in the meantime, I still want you to see the photos. Just imagine them with pure blacks.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Crystal + Megan

Soooo, hello again people. It's only been 6 months. It's amazing what college does to you.

I finally got the chance to edit some photos I took of Crystal and Megan in November! Yay! These two wonderful ladies are both superb photographers - Crystal takes some of the most beautiful portraits I've ever seen, and Megan is a fantastic photojournalist with infinite skills. They both attended our Summer Intensive photography program last summer, which was awesome! Also, the wonderful Grace Kari was supposed to be with us on this day too, but she had to visit her family in Alaska, which I guess is OK. So, here are these two gorgeous ladies. Next, I'll have to get around to the Christmas and Hawaii photos!

P.S. Something funny: We thought it was freezing THEN... Those of you in Missoula right now know why this is funny.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

My last two weeks.

Soooo, I've been terrible about making time to post the photos I've taken recently, so I decided to post them all into one post. I apologize in advance for the massively random full page you are about to enjoy.

First, we'll visit Big Dipper Ice Cream with my love, his roommate Andy, and my roommate Nicole.

And then Nicole and I went out to a beautiful place for her to photograph some self-portraits.

And I had to take an arms-length photo of myself.

And then the moon rose SO quickly.

And then we accidentally matched one day.

And then I admired all of Forest's hard work on his observatory.

And then I filmed a bunch of RMSP students having loads of fun at the fair shoot!