Showing posts with label model portfolios. Show all posts
Showing posts with label model portfolios. Show all posts

Monday, June 4, 2012

Taya A Teen

Top picture is Taya two years ago..... just starting her pageant work.  Now she is the ripe old age of 13 :)

 Now she is a pageant winner.  Missouri Perfect Junior Teen.  We did another series of portfolio shots as she gets ready for Nationals.
 Great fun to work with her... she has a great personality and loves taking picture.
 Some application of digital powder. Slight lightening of eyes and teeth.  Removal of fly-aways... and that's about it for post processing.
 Studio shots with the Nikon D800 and 105mm macro lens.  ISO 100, F16-18, 1/200th shutter.  Two lights to four lights depending.

 Kauffman Gardens.  Nikon D800, 70-200mm lens for all shots, F56 mostly, ISO 400.
 These two above and below used fill-flash... most others available light.

 Above is Taya's favorite.  I can't pick a favorite.

 Although I really like the one above and the next two.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Spring In The Gardens

Went to Kauffman Gardens for the first time this year on Saturday... what follows are shots of natures current attractions. Skip to the very end to see the reason I was working there. :)
All images taken with the D3 and 105mm macro lens (except the very last one which was the 70-200mm zoom) varying apertures and ASAs... all hand held.

Miss Amber needed some shots for a pageant she's entered this June.... she was voted "Most Beautiful" out of 15 girls in her last pageant outing. She'll be a brand new graduate in just two weeks.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


One of my favorite tasks is creating portfolios for models or pageant entrants. This was my second session with 11-year-0ld Taya who will be competing in a pageant in St. Louis at the end of July. The photo above will be her headshot in the program.
She is unusually "professional" for her young age able to switch between fun-loving pre-teen and pro-poser. It's made easier because she has an excellent coach, Lorenzo Johnson, who has great ideas of his own and solicits my view too.

For modeling purposes children are lit and posed much as adults would be...keeping everything age appropriate however. Lighting is the same. Photos tend to be cropped more than if I were doing a regular session with a child of 11.

We do as many outfits as time permits and venture outside when weather allows... the outfit below was a particular favorite of Tayas.... these outdoor images were taken just west of the Kansas City Museum in an area of Scarritt Point that is not mowed.... beautiful scenery.... although Miss Taya is NOT, I repeat NOT fond of smallish critters....

The outdoor shots were taken with a 70-200mm lens mostly at F11 and around 150mm at ISO 400. I used a softbox on the camera's flash to soften the effect and avoid specular highlights...the inside shots were taken with the 105mm lens at F16.... all images made with the Nikon D3.

Taya's Mom was in charge of hair and makeup and did a splendid job. In her very first pageant Taya came in fourth which is remarkable for a first time appearance. I'll keep you posted... it will be fun to follow her career.