I have a friend who works at a non-photographic job and then spends a lot of his free time making photographs. Really good photographs. His progress over the ten years I've known him has been meteoric. And, guess what?, he owns far more cameras than I do. Tons and tons of them. Mostly bought used and "obsolete." But he uses them well and they really deliver. He's also got more modern stuff; even a few models that make me envious...
At any rate ATMTX sent me an e-mail late last year asking if I wanted to collaborate on a portrait shoot in the studio. He's more of an outdoor/available light/small flash expert and a friend of his wanted some studio portraits of her daughter. I'd never say "no" to a fun collaboration so I started the work year out by getting the studio into shape for a portrait shoot that included close up shots as well as full length poses.
ATMTX shot in between my shooting with his handheld camera and he also shot "behind-the-scenes" throughout the afternoon.
Hit the links above to read (and see) his version of events. I'm not through doing final edits on my high res shots but I'll share them after I'm done.
I love ATMTX's blog and think his complimentary description of my working methods is too glowing. But I was trying to be on my best behavior....
It was a blast working with a friend. I'll definitely do it again.
Gear notes: I was working with a Lumix S1R and the 24-105mm f4.0 zoom lens. Shot in raw+jpeg. Studio flashes into a huge umbrella and a smaller umbrella. Go see ATMTX's photos for more detail.
Hope you are having a fun start to your new year.
Photo by Stan Tyoshin. Denver, 2013
Kirk loaded up with GH4's.....