Sep 8, 2011

Kayla's outdoor portrait shoot in Freak Alley Boise. All Outdoor Photography, Mike Reid.

Kayla and her friend wanted to do a portrait shoot in Freak Alley Boise.
Kayla is my daughter so it was very easy to get on board.  She is also my second shooter and photography assistant so she spends a lot of time with the photography.

Freak Alley is the alley in Boise that has been designated as the ok place for graffiti type murals to be painted on the walls. It is really pretty cool with a lot of quality local artists represented.

Shot with the d700 70-200 and the d3 and the 24-70.

I have shot Freak Alley a few times and always try to get a different look. Most of these are shot with natural light as we had a perfect light day. There are a lot of reflections off buildings down there so I just worked those.

Kayla settles right into having her photo taken as I have shot her a few times and she is confident in front of the lens. She does her thing and I just click the button.
As you can see she is very pretty so for me all I have to do is just not mess it up :).

I am very happy with how these came out Kayla liked most of them as well.

Hope you like the pics, the rest of her gallery is here:

Anna's bikini outdoor portraits at Smith Creek Falls near Boise.

Wow this was an adventure.
1 hour on dirt roads, 1 hour hike down into a "steep" rocky canyon at 8 in the morning. It was cold down in this little pocket near the water fall. The mist and breeze created by the waterfall were making Anna nice and cold.

I of course was toasty warm :). 
So Anna was a major trooper all way hesitation all the way down on the hike.....then I asked her "so do you think you want to get in the water" ....she gave me that  "____ (insert expletive of your choice) no" look....and said sure why not.

Of course I messed up the in the water shots and since we had hiked all the way in there and I never accept anything less that what I know the shot can give I asked her "so do you want to get back in the water"?

I have to give Anna credit...she went right back in and I got it right the second time. "Thanks Anna!!!"

Shot with the 14-24 2.8 and the 24-70 2.8 lens. This was my first shoot with the it. It is SO wide on full frame.  I had it on the D3 and the 24-70 on the D700.

I hauled two sb800 speedlights down there with me and was so glad I did. I set one up on either side of the water and pointed them back at the water fall.  Without them the back of that pack was very dark and the shoot would have not come out nearly so well.

This is the third time I have shot Anna and she is a lot of fun, we had a great morning.

Hope you like the pics, her gallery is here:

Bikini shoot with Charlie.

Charlie at The Old Penitentiary in Boise.
We wanted to shoot where there were not a lot of people around so we could take our time and she would be comfortable. It is a good location as there are a lot of different locations that can be used.

I did Charlie's Senior Portraits a couple years ago and she said she wanted to come back when she was 18 and do another shoot...and she did.
Most of these are with the d700 and 70-200 2.8 or the D3 with the 85 1.4.
If you have followed me at all you know I like short depth of field and these are two of the best combination I know of to provide that.

Most of her shots we did with the off camera speedlight on a stand with shoot through softbox. She left her stack of swimsuits at home as she walked out the door so not the best suit...but that is all there was so we made the most of it.

Some people asked why I shot a girl in a swimsuit and there is no water around....I say why not :).

Anyway hope you like the shots and the rest of here gallery is here: