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Mallory, in two parts

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Mallory, in two parts

This was an interesting set as it was done in two radically different setups. While you'll have to wait to see the second portion to see what I'm referring to, the first set from this photoshoot is below. Mallory was our model for the day with my good friend and amazing make-up artists Matt Goodlett, Mattgoodlettmakeup.com, providing makeup.

The idea is fairly straightforward, Mallory has this great Glen Plaid suit and I wanted to take photos of her in it. Burgundy is a great color to put this type of suit in front of but oddly a tough color to find in a seamless paper backdrop. Superior Seamless provided the closest match with their #27 Flame roll and I'm quite happy with how the color turned out. 

Since this was done in my home studio, space was slightly limited. Initially I wanted to avoid shadows on the backdrop but given the space I had and the photos I wanted to get this wasn't going to be doable. Sometimes you have to accept the limitations of your space and, in this case, letting the shadows be helped increase the look of the photos overall.

Check in next week for part 2 of Mallory, in two parts!

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Kya

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Kya

A few weeks ago I set out with Kya, a local model, to explore downtown New Albany with a slight catch. I wanted to limit the amount of gear I brought along for this shoot. Having multiple strobes and flashes with a myriad of modifiers for each is important at times and creates endless possibilities for most photoshoots. But often I feel that I get lost in these endless possibilities and when I can do anything then nothing I do feels particularly great. By packing only a single light, a Flashpoint R2 Li-Ion flashgun, and a single modifier, a Photek 36" Softlighter II Umbrella, I felt I had more fully explored each location and what I was able to get out of it. Ultimately, I found the photoshoot to be more rewarding and I'm happier with many of these photos than I have been on many past shoots. 

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