Making of “The Sartorialst”

In this post I’m going to break down how I created the last image I posted. I planned out in advance how I wanted the photo to look and feel and scouted the location the night before.

I set up my camera on a tripod and lit each of the girls individually, starting from the left and using a beauty dish and a soft box.

Making of The Sartorialist

Once I was happy with the shots of Casey, I repositioned my lights and shot Anna.

Making of The Sartorialist

I moved my lights again and shot Jessica.

Making of The Sartorialist

Lastly, I took a number of different shots of the scene with varying exposures.

Making of The Sartorialist

I did all my tweaking and color correction in Adobe Camera Raw before importing all the images as layers into Photoshop. I created a mask for each layer and painted in the area I wanted to show using brushes with varying hardness and opacity, working carefully to keep the light and shadows as realistic as possible. I then used one of my base scene images to fix a couple areas and finish the image.

Special thanks to my friend Trevor who accompanied me to help with the lighting, primarily to hold the beauty dish because I still haven’t made a mount for it yet.

The Sartorialist

Sartorialist

I shot this at the end of last semester for my college newspaper’s fashion column, “The Sartorialist,” but waited to post it here until it ran in the Collegian.

Aaron

I shot these photos the other day for a fashion column that runs in the Collegian.

Aaron

Aaron

Aaron

Aaron

Charger Baseball Fall Classic

After hearing one of my cousins disparage baseball this past weekend in what could have been recorded as a stand-up comedy routine, I remembered I hadn’t posted any of these photos from the Fall Classic series the Charger Baseball team played the other week. A number of these images showcase No. 6, the studly John Bonvillian. Off the field John can be found maintaining law and order on my old hall, Simpson 3FS.

Baseball Fall Classic

Baseball Fall Classic

Baseball Fall Classic

Baseball Fall Classic

Baseball Fall Classic

Baseball Fall Classic

Baseball Fall Classic

Baseball Fall Classic

Speaking of sports photography, a sports photographer whose blog I follow had an unfortunate incident at the last race he shot which resulted in the destruction of $11,000 worth of camera gear. It’s sad, but I find the photos of the busted gear interesting. Check it out.

Senior Protest

Last Tuesday I photographed citizens demonstrating against the county’s decision to cut funding for the Senior Center. Read about the controversy here.

Senior Protest

Ella Asaro, 87, protests the city’s decision to withhold funds from the Senior Center. Asaro says she goes to the center four days a week in order to exercise. She says staying mobile is key to help her reach her goal of living to 100.

Senior Protest

Dozens of walkers were lined up outside the entrance the courthouse Tuesday morning, representing all the seniors who were physically unable to be present at the protest.

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