Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Studio Lighting in Small Spaces

Many of my students ask me about creating a camera room in their homes. It seems that the main concern is space, or more accurately, the lack thereof.

I was at Botsford Hospital this morning creating head and shoulder portraits for the incoming "First Year Residents"(Oh, side note... I have been told that if you get sick and need to go to the hospital, this may not be the best time to do it... see "first year" title.)

The space I set up my camera room in was a hallway just outside the meeting room. It was roughly 12 feet wide and I could back up about 10-12 feet. Even with the space limitations, I was still able to set up my Larson 4x6 soffbox. In my opinion, it's one of the finest light modifiers available.

Leila's Sr. Portraits

Ok, so I haven't written anything in ....well, forever ;). I'll try to make up for it now.

We decided to postpone Leila's portrait session from last Saturday to Sunday due to all the rain we had. I'm glad that we did!

We met Leila an Sonia (Her mom) at the Cranbrook House in Bloomfield Hills. We created a bunch of images on the grounds of the house as well as in the garden behind Kingswood school.

Now, mind you... I have been photographing Leila her whole life. When she was a year old she cried like a baby during the session (pun intended). Mom was sooooo happy that she didn't give us a repeat performance this time!! :)

Enjoy a few images from Leila's session.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I just found out that our GLIP (Great Lakes Institute of Photography) is full. That's pretty awesome news considering some classes were cancelled due to lack of turn out.

So as the count down to school draws near, I find myself freaking out trying to get a whole load of work done before I leave for the week. Unfortunately my "studio" work screeches to a halt when I am away teaching.

So, today will be a day of production, new slide preparation, CD/DVD burning and getting equipment ready. And that's just this morning!! :)

Gotta go get to it!
See ya!