Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More Commerical Photography

My friend once again needed a photographer today for her business (shameless bump), so I got to do some more commercial photography, which I really enjoy. First I shot product photos in a light box to make the necklaces and bracelets she displays look professional. Then I took a couple of models out on a shortish shoot to display the product in action. It's nice that I knew the models and "employer" beforehand, but I can conceive of a situation that I might not. And I don't think it would be that bad. Working with models that aren't stuck up is pretty easy, especially if they like the results. Both models asked me for copies of the photos I took of them, which is an easy thing to do.

click to enlarge, or see it on Flickr
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/160
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 50mm

I used my dad's 50mm because the shoot started inside and I desperately needed the f/1.4 aperture to compete with the crappy fluorescent lighting. As we went outside, I just left the 50 on, but shot at f/4 instead. It's a great portrait lens either way. So basically, I got to help out a friend, practice directing models, practice portraits in general, and have some fun that ended with good pictures. So, definitely a cool experience.

A few notes: sorry on the late post today, my card reader is broken and I had to hunt down an old USB-to-mini-USB cable to transfer my photos, which took a while. I have ordered a new card reader, which should get here Monday or Tuesday, but until then, I have the cord handy.

Also, I am going to follow everyone's suggestions in changing the watermark to just my name in a larger font. I just haven't gotten around to it yet.


  1. Very cute! They look like they are really having fun! Nice job on the portraits!!

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