New Hampshire Event Follow-up (part 1) Model: Molly

New Hampshire Event Follow-up (part 1) Model: Molly

Thanks to everyone who came to the New Hampshire event and a special thanks to White House Custom Colour and Hunt’s Camera Store for the sponsorship and support. It’s because of the donations of these sponsors that made this event possible and affordable for everyone.

We had a great time and I really crammed a lot of information into a one-day program. I was happy to see photographers who had come from all around, including some surrounding states.

One request I got was to show exactly how I work by doing an outdoor shoot with some models, which we we had a great time doing. I’ve posted some of those images here and I’ll get more up soon because we had a quite  a few models to shoot.

I love doing fashion work because I get to be more edgy in my creative approach, and I get to make women look great which is what portraits are all about.

First we have Molly, a very fun and beautiful model with very pretty eyes. We set up multiple lights and other equipment to create some really unique looks quickly on our outdoor location. I especially love the balance of this first one, with her to the far right side, lit from a strong angle, thoughtful expression, and hair blowing back into the image.

(Image created with off camera lighting, manual exposure, and finished with my 1-minute Photoshop retouching method, and one of my custom Edgy Edges.)

Another one of her with hair blowing. I love her eyes in this image, and the toned b&w treatment.

(Image created with off camera lighting, manual exposure, my 1-minute Photoshop retouching method, b&w conversion using my Lightroom Presets, Light-Leak from my Power Pack Actions set, and finally one of my custom Edgy Edges.)

I love this next one of her smiling. Though many of my favorites (as you can see here) were serious expressions, she really had an infectious and genuine smile, and this image shows that.

(Off camera lighting, manual exposure, my 1-minute Photoshop retouching method, color effect from my Power Pack Actions set, and finally one of my custom Edgy Edges.)

Here’s one of my favorite mid-lenths of her, a fantastic and sassy image with Molly framed by the trees.

(Off camera lighting, manual exposure, b&w conversion from my Lightroom presets, my 1-minute Photoshop retouching method, and finally one of my custom Edgy Edges.)

And this close-up of her was in the same group of trees. I love the lighting on this, as it really accentuates her expression and her hair softly falling across one eye. All of these images also are finished with my new line of custom edges that I have created and sell to photographers all over the country giving images a unique finished look.

(Off camera lighting, manual exposure, b&w conversion from my Lightroom presets, my 1-minute Photoshop retouching method, and finally one of my custom Edgy Edges.)

It was fun to show this entire process of creation and digital finishing to the New Hampshire group. Everybody was kind and welcoming, and we really had an adventure later when a big rain storm blew in just before our special evening shoot. I’ll talk more about that and post more images in my next post.

In the meantime, all of the digital finishing techniques that I demoed are shown in detail on this website as video tutorials if you’d like a refresher. Also, the products I used are all available here too in the Store, and they all have tutorials with them as well. Check them out and let me know how they’ve helped you in your business.