Senior Photo Shoot-out

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting a group of senior portrait photographers from around the state here at my studio in Richland Center.  Photographer friends from Beloit, Minneapolis, Green Bay and La Crosse came to town and with the help of senior portrait models Lydia from Richland Center and Tara from Ithaca we went “out and about” town and country using the vary unique buildings, structures and landscapes our town has to offer.

We spent two days together the first day photographing outdoor senior portraits and we challenged ourselves by shooting in direct, open sunshine…a real difficult thing to do, if you want it done right.  We had a blast with both models.  Tara had to leave alittle early because of a softball game so Lydia had to pull double duty for awhile.  I don’t think she minded too much.

Take a look a some of these images and notice the lighting on the faces.  Notice the balance with lighting on the model and the background.  Note that the eyes and the mask of the face is properly lit.  The eyes don’t look like “racoon eyes”, meaning….YOU CAN SEE THEM!  In our business that’s considered important.  I’m amazed at how many images taken by self-proclaimed “photographers” don’t put the light on the face of the subject.  What’s even more amazing is that the subject doesn’t throw a fit when their face is in total black shadow!  I don’t care how cheap those “photographers” are, if they charge anything it’s too much! 😉  Well, here are some images for your enjoyment…more to follow.



~ by Jim on May 26, 2009.

One Response to “Senior Photo Shoot-out”

  1. I thought that not lighting the face properly and keeping the eyes in shadow was considered to be “artistic”. 😉

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