Nov 21, 2011

Tashianna, fall color natural light outdoor portraits. Kathryn Albertson Park, Boise. Photos by Mike Reid, All Outdoor Photography.

We hit fall color just about at peak, nice cloudy day. These are all natural light outdoor portraits with the Nikon D3 and the older model 85 1.4 lens.

Tashianna's outfits were just right for colors of the locations this day, I really like how this shoot came together. There are a few shots from this day that went right on my all time favorites list. She is a breeze to work with and basically poses herself so I just pick the locations and the light and tell here more or less where to stand and then just shoot. What could be easier?

Check out the gallery, there is a lot of variety and some fun shots. This is one of my favorite galleries as so many elements came together in this one. The setting, the colors, the model .... and of course the light was just right.

For any of you that have been following the blog you already know that this is how I like to shoot when it all comes together. I really like when I don't have to do any posing....I can do it if necessary but it messes with the mojo of the shoot. It makes it much more difficult to really capture a person if you are telling them how to stand......obviously :).

Some of you may recognize Tashianna from the Freak Alley shoot I posted last month.

Here is Tashianna's full gallery:

Cayla's senior portraits at Kathryn Albertson Park Boise. By Mike Reid, All Outdoor Photography.

The day was really cold and cloudy. Cayla was a trooper and ready to go. Clouds gave us really nice natural light so we didn't use the flash much. Most of these are with the D3 and the 85 1.4.

The fall color was still pretty strong but definitely on the downhill side. The shoot was a lot of fun, Cayla had her Mom and her boyfriend there, so plenty of conversation and clowning around.

These are Cayla's senior portraits and she was excited for the shoot and I really like how they came out.
Cayla is a cheerleader so right at the end of the shoot we took some nice shots with some of her cheer equipment with the d700 70-200 and my usual light setup.

Her full gallery is here:

Nov 7, 2011

Sammi's outdoor fall color portraits at Kathryn Albertson Park in Boise. By Mike Reid, All Outdoor Photography.

Fall color, my favorite time of year for outdoor portraits.
When  a girl can let it go and be silly and fun and knows how to pose...portrait photography becomes so easy. Just find good spots put her in the frame and shoot away....enter Sammi.
I said "you can do whatever you want", she perked up and said "really" and that was all it took.

The park was SO crowded with "photographers."  We had to kind of take the unbeaten path so a few different looks....I know I have never shot anyone else up in that tree for instance....and of course the deer walking behind her across the path as we were shooting...well I would like to say I planned that but.

Her gallery is a real mix of flash and natural light. I had all the equipment out for this one. I wasn't able to hit all the normal spots because of the crowds of people and a lot of the less ideal spots are back in the tree cover, so lights helped out a lot. Then we ran late so a few very flashed shots at the end of the shoot were fun.

D3 with the 85 1.4 and the D700 with the 70-200 2.8. Had the light stand with sb800 along with the shoot through umbrella softbox along for the flash work.

So have a look at the entire gallery if you have a minute...some really unique shots in this one: