Jul 18, 2011

Family fun. Outdoor family portraits at Ann Morrison Park Boise. By All Outdoor Photography, Mike Reid.

Family fun. I actually do a lot of family shoots, I just don't advertise it very much. Families can be a lot of fun if they have an adventurous fun spirit. It can be just like a crazy fun family outing at the park, only with pictures. I don't believe in stuffy boring family pictures.

This is a good example from a couple weeks ago, not sure "Dad" knew what he was getting into when he agree to do the Dadpile. What doesn't look fun about this. This family was so much fun and the two hours went by in  a flash.

This shot is with the  d700 at about 200mm and I cropped it pretty tight so they could use it for a Facebook shot. I took the color out of it so their facial expressions and the fun would be the major theme of the shot.
Shot late in the evening right as the sun was going down so no major shadows and natural light.

Jul 4, 2011

Katie Ponozzo and Kristen Brooke, models at the Bruneau Sand Dunes, by Mike Reid-All Outdoor Photography.

Bruneau Sand Dunes SE of Boise. Now I can imagine this would be a photographers paradise at 7 in the morning or night....but at 11:00 in the midday on a bright sunny day with no clouds it is the worst possible conditions.
Flat light and no shadows except below their feet. I have never worked so hard on a gallery in processing.

Ok so all the complaining out of the way......what a great shoot this turned out to be.
Katie and Kristen are sweethearts, we had an excellent makeup artist on the shoot Amber Coats. Who by the way would make an excellent photographers assistant..she had some great ideas.

This shoot was a collaboration with Albert Diskson another photographer from Boise. He set the whole thing up...many thanks to Albert.

I did this entire shoot with no lights, no reflectors. D700 and the 24-70. Because the light was so flat. I shot them a lot with their backs to the sun...their faces would have been a mess of shadows and ruined every shot. In an effort to get some depth into the shots I took them to the top of the dune where mercifully halfway through the shoot we did get some wispy clouds in the background.

I shot Katie first as she had to leave...as Albert was shooting Kristin. Then we got them together in the frame for a few shots....which turned out to be my favorites of the day. Katie and Kristen and their outfits were a perfect contrast....yeah we meant to do that :).
Katie brunette dark genie outfit, Kristen blonde white genie outfit.
If you have been following me you know Katie is an amazing dancer...this is my first shoot with Kristen who is a fitness model...who turned out to be a graceful jumper and poser....lucky me.

Anyway if you like this kind of stuff DO check out the gallery as there are a lot of cool shots there:

Jul 1, 2011

Katie Ponozzo, desert genie at the Bruneau Sand Dunes. By Mike Reid-All Outdoor Photography.

Love this shot of Katie in her genie costume. Tough midday light so I turned her face away from the sun so I wouldn't have to fight all the shadows. Took quite a bit of processing to get to this look....you all know how midday light looks SOOC, not good.

D700  24-70 natural light.

 I will be posting more from this shoot later.