Forums > Events > Dec 22 'Christmas Studio Partyshoot' / SoCal

Photographer

MykesPhotos

Posts: 638

Los Angeles, California, US

http://www.mykesphotos.com/2012/december/jacque_delgado_xmas_01.jpg

Dec 24 12 09:00 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p1350364394-4.jpg

Dec 24 12 09:42 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Some photographer produced a live butterfly seemingly out of nowhere and we got some interesting shots with it...

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v57/p1350398412-4.jpg

Dec 24 12 11:15 pm Link

Model

Mark White Model

Posts: 2

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

LIKE MY PAGE EVERYONE MERRY CHRISTMASSSSSSSSS

Dec 24 12 11:30 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

James: Here is an example of the Graslon rectangular diffuser attached to my onboard speedlight which was set to 'fill-flash', TTL, aperture priority mode @ f4.5, ISO 250. Notice that it distributes the light evenly throughout the frame with no hot spots and no red eye. This image is straight out of the camera. No color or levels adjustments were made.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v63/p1352389996-4.jpg

Hey, it's almost midnight. I hear something coming down my chimney. I hope it's one of 'Santa's helpers'.  http://images.proboards.com/new/wink.png  Gotta go.

Dec 24 12 11:54 pm Link

Photographer

ARTOGRAPHI

Posts: 774

Burbank, California, US

Chantelle......
"Baby Got Holiday Back!"

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8363/8306757235_2e0e6e6ddf_b.jpg

Dec 25 12 09:26 am Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

She was having lots of funs all around!

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v76/p1350398746-4.jpg

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v80/p1350397508-4.jpg

Baby's got shoulders to die for!

Dec 25 12 11:14 am Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1875

Los Angeles, California, US

Sensual Magic  wrote:
James: Here is an example of the Graslon rectangular diffuser attached to my onboard speedlight which was set to 'fill-flash', TTL, aperture priority mode @ f4.5, ISO 250. Notice that it distributes the light evenly throughout the frame with no hot spots and no red eye. This image is straight out of the camera. No color or levels adjustments were made.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v65/p1350438078-4.jpg

Hey, it's almost midnight. I hear something coming down my chimney. I hope it's one of 'Santa's helpers'.  http://images.proboards.com/new/wink.png  Gotta go.

That's an interesting modifier for a speedlight. Expensive, it appears. I saw $99 bucks. I never shoot with an on-camera speedlight, which explains why at events my back gets kiler sore. I hold the radio-trigger operated flash in my hand and I'm tall, long limbs so I guess I like cheap!

Dec 25 12 11:30 am Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

LA StarShooter wrote:
That's an interesting modifier for a speedlight. Expensive, it appears. I saw $99 bucks. I never shoot with an on-camera speedlight, which explains why at events my back gets kiler sore. I hold the radio-trigger operated flash in my hand and I'm tall, long limbs so I guess I like cheap!

When there are no house strobes available I too usually hold the flash out to the side with my hand. You get better light sculpting that way. More 3-D. But, alas, I'm getting older and that is wearing me out, and sometimes I want to do manual focus which would require two hands on the camera. So I am experimenting with different solutions. This is my first time using the Graslon. I think I am going to like it. It is a whole different ball game than circular diffusers, of course. The Graslon throws and evenly distributed rectangular light beam with no hot spots and no fall off. Useful in certain situations.

Here is another example using the Graslon on board in fill-flash mode. Notice the even light distribution, for what it's worth. The picture seems a bit flat to me. Next time I'll try it off-camera, perhaps on a tripod. Should be an improvement.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v62/p1350398050-4.jpg

Dec 25 12 12:04 pm Link

Photographer

LA StarShooter

Posts: 1875

Los Angeles, California, US

Sensual Magic  wrote:

When there are no house strobes available I too usually hold the flash out to the side with my hand. You get better light sculpting that way. More 3-D. But, alas, I'm getting older and that is wearing me out, and sometimes I want to do manual focus which would require two hands on the camera. So I am experimenting with different solutions. This is my first time using the Graslon. I think I am going to like it. It is a whole different ball game than circular diffusers, of course. The Graslon throws and evenly distributed rectangular light beam with no hot spots and no fall off. Useful in certain situations.

Here is another example using the Graslon on board in fill-flash mode. Notice the even light distribution, for what it's worth. The picture seems a bit flat to me. Next time I'll try it off-camera, perhaps on a tripod. Should be an improvement.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v62/p1350398050-4.jpg

It's a good diffuser, certainly. I admire you doing manual focus. I think I last did that in a beach shot in the dark!  Even used a flashlight to trigger autofocus. I felt like a caveman. I pulled some okay shots out. I'm not sure if this was manual focus, but it's within five minutes when I'm sure I was doing a lot of manual focus and maybe some praying:  http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/29817792

Oh, and Merry Xmas.

Dec 25 12 12:39 pm Link

Photographer

MykesPhotos

Posts: 638

Los Angeles, California, US

http://www.mykesphotos.com/2012/december/sayeny_ninive_fence_01.jpg

Dec 25 12 03:51 pm Link

Photographer

bryan gateb

Posts: 217

Moreno Valley, California, US

Alex, looking absolutely stunning smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/01/50daca4238887.jpg

Dec 26 12 02:04 am Link

Photographer

ARTOGRAPHI

Posts: 774

Burbank, California, US

Couple more.....
Stephanie doing what she does best.....

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8310994911_6e5c6abb32_b.jpg

And The Stunning Jacque

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8496/8312044630_53488032ee_b.jpg

Dec 26 12 12:06 pm Link

Photographer

ARTOGRAPHI

Posts: 774

Burbank, California, US

Chantelle....

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8493/8312210108_2d29046c3a_b.jpg

Dec 26 12 12:55 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Mrs. Claus gets made up for the occasion...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/15/50db8eba613f8.jpg

Dec 26 12 04:04 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

How she gets those things to stay on is one of life's little mysteries...

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v66/p1352039552-5.jpg

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v78/p1352039968-5.jpg

Dec 26 12 04:56 pm Link

Photographer

boundnstyle

Posts: 60

Riverside, California, US

Chantelle Gascoigne wrote:
All of the images so far are absolutely amazing!!! If you didnt get my email at the shoot, it is chantelleshirene@gmail.com smile im Soooooo excited to see more gorgeous images from this shoot!! It was so awesome seeing everyone that i havent seen in many years and meeting new people!!1! Happy holidays everyone!!!

OK,I gotta ask. how do you post pictures here?

Dec 26 12 05:03 pm Link

Model

Chantelle Gascoigne

Posts: 3638

Stockton, California, US

boundnstyle wrote:

OK,I gotta ask. how do you post pictures here?

I believe either through photobucket or flicker or something like that, and also you can do it when you upload an image to mm smile

Dec 26 12 07:33 pm Link

Photographer

MykesPhotos

Posts: 638

Los Angeles, California, US

http://www.mykesphotos.com/2012/december/alexandra_kaye_red_01.jpg

Dec 26 12 07:37 pm Link

Model

Chantelle Gascoigne

Posts: 3638

Stockton, California, US

MykesPhotos wrote:
http://www.mykesphotos.com/2012/december/alexandra_kaye_red_01.jpg

gorgeous!!!

Dec 26 12 07:41 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

MykesPhotos wrote:
http://www.mykesphotos.com/2012/december/alexandra_kaye_red_01.jpg

VERY nice, Myke. I'm trying to catch up with you, but it ain't easy.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v69/p1352202018-5.jpg

Dec 26 12 07:43 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Laura Locks Beauty

Posts: 17

Los Angeles, California, US

Wow.... awesome images all of you photographers have created!!! It's always so nice to see the end results of what you captured!! All of you are so TALENTED!!!

Thank so very much for Sharing!!

Laura big_smile

Ps.

Thanks Clark for creating my promotional flyer!!
That was so thoughtful of you!!

Dec 26 12 08:06 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Lauritasdesigns wrote:
Wow.... awesome images all of you photographers have created!!! It's always so nice to see the end results of what you captured!! All of you are so TALENTED!!!

Thank so very much for Sharing!!

Laura big_smile

Ps.

Thanks Clark for creating my promotional flyer!!
That was so thoughtful of you!!

Here's some more detail of Laura's awesome work. It's the Bee's Knees I tell ya!

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v74/p1352315946-5.jpg

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v64/p1352188024-5.jpg

Dec 26 12 08:18 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Laura Locks Beauty

Posts: 17

Los Angeles, California, US

Sensual Magic  wrote:
Mrs. Claus gets made up for the occasion...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/15/50db8eba613f8.jpg

Thank you Sensual Magic CLARK!!! big_smile

Dec 26 12 08:20 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Lauritasdesigns wrote:
Thank you Sensual Magic CLARK!!! big_smile

And did I mention your hairstyling? Superb. Those ribbon curls just knock me off my feet!

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v64/p1351977166-4.jpg

Dec 26 12 08:31 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Laura Locks Beauty

Posts: 17

Los Angeles, California, US

Thank you Clark!! She looks so adorable in this pic!! big_smile Nice Shot!!! big_smile

Dec 26 12 10:09 pm Link

Photographer

MykesPhotos

Posts: 638

Los Angeles, California, US

smile My last post

http://www.mykesphotos.com/2012/december/stephanie_stone_fence_01b.jpg

Dec 26 12 11:02 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Laura Locks Beauty

Posts: 17

Los Angeles, California, US

Awesome shot Myke!! big_smile

Dec 26 12 11:20 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

The poetic side of Christmas Studio Partyshoot (slideshow with sound)
http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/dec22/slideshow

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v68/p1352187928-4.jpg

Dec 26 12 11:45 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Laura Locks Beauty

Posts: 17

Los Angeles, California, US

Really nice slideshow Clark!! I love the element of the music in the background playing!! Nice touch!! big_smile

Dec 26 12 11:57 pm Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Lauritasdesigns wrote:
Really nice slideshow Clark!! I love the element of the music in the background playing!! Nice touch!! big_smile

Salud 2012...

Dec 27 12 12:09 am Link

Photographer

ARTOGRAPHI

Posts: 774

Burbank, California, US

Chantelle......

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8503/8313097067_f374ea99b6_b.jpg

Dec 27 12 01:53 am Link

Model

Joylyn

Posts: 1770

Denver, Colorado, US

Sensual Magic  wrote:
The poetic side of Christmas Studio Partyshoot (slideshow with sound)
http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/dec22/slideshow

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v68/p1352187928-4.jpg

Oh wow!! Absolutely gorgeous!! What a great collaboration! So sad I missed this.  :-(

Dec 27 12 09:35 am Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36231

Upland, California, US

Sensual Magic  wrote:
http://www.mykesphotos.com/2012/december/alexandra_kaye_red_01.jpg

VERY nice, Myke. I'm trying to catch up with you, but it ain't easy.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v69/p1352202018-5.jpg

Both of these are pretty nice shots... but HEY Clark... the reason Myke's image is such a standout over yours IS... he's connected up to the studio strobelight setup that I arranged on this headshot configuration (in the top shot)... and you aren't.  Yours looks like dialed down on camera flash... wink

See the catchlight in the eyes and how radiant the eye makeup looks?... the lack of shadow under the chin and around the hand?... the flattering hairlight skewing across Alexandra's hair?... THAT is what you get when you 'pocket wizard sync' into the strobelights that I constructed at this partyshoot.  This kind of lighting (and loads of other great configurations) is what you get when you rent the SM Studios.

Fabulous models... top notch lighting arrangements... free pizza and drinks plus an 8gig memory card... all for only $40.  For attending photographers, this could easily have been 'The Groupshoot Deal of the Century'... borat

Dec 27 12 10:03 am Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Select Models wrote:

Sensual Magic  wrote:
http://www.mykesphotos.com/2012/december/alexandra_kaye_red_01.jpg

VERY nice, Myke. I'm trying to catch up with you, but it ain't easy.

http://cthompson.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v69/p1352202018-5.jpg

Both of these are pretty nice shots... but HEY Clark... the reason Myke's image is such a standout over yours IS... he's connected up to the studio strobelight setup that I arranged on this headshot configuration (in the top shot)... and you aren't.  Yours looks like dialed down on camera flash... wink

See the catchlight in the eyes and how radiant the eye makeup looks?... the lack of shadow under the chin and around the hand?... the flattering hairlight skewing across Alexandra's hair?... THAT is what you get when you 'pocket wizard sync' into the strobelights that I constructed at this partyshoot.  This kind of lighting (and loads of other great configurations) is what you get when you rent the SM Studios.

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All true, but I was experimenting with on-board flash in that shot. It's never going to be as good as powered strobes. I could have hooked up to the strobe since I did have a PW with me, but 'been there, done that' as they say. Just trying to learn how to use on-board fill flash for when the strobes are not available, like at airshows and such. It's a challenge.

Dec 27 12 10:45 am Link

Photographer

bryan gateb

Posts: 217

Moreno Valley, California, US

couple more of Alexis...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/10/50db3ed040430.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121227/10/50dc94dc491c8.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121227/10/50dc98af81427.jpg

Dec 27 12 10:52 am Link

Photographer

bryan gateb

Posts: 217

Moreno Valley, California, US

Alex

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121227/11/50dc9c7eef2e6.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121226/01/50daca4238887.jpg

Dec 27 12 11:09 am Link

Photographer

Sensual Magic

Posts: 1669

Upland, California, US

Joylyn wrote:

Oh wow!! Absolutely gorgeous!! What a great collaboration! So sad I missed this.  :-(

Thank you, friend. It's time to 'upgrade' your transportation! (And it's time for me to upgrade my camera.)

Dec 27 12 11:23 am Link

Photographer

Select Models

Posts: 36231

Upland, California, US

Hey Bryan... cool shots of Alex and Alexis up there... KUDOS!... borat

Dec 27 12 04:11 pm Link

Model

Ashely Anne

Posts: 1761

Banning, California, US

wonderful photos everyone

Dec 27 12 06:40 pm Link