2016 Portrait Lighting Techniques Workshop Report

Iowa Portrait Photographer

 

It’s been a while since I’d offered a portrait lighting techniques workshop, and I was thrilled that a fabulous assortment of photographers came together for the one I offered this fall in West Des Moines, Iowa. The group ranged from experienced portrait artists, to photographers of other genres wanting to learn some portrait skills. We had a very fun full day of photography and I’m pleased that the feedback has been extremely positive. Continue reading “2016 Portrait Lighting Techniques Workshop Report”

Group portrait fun, revisited

So as usual, it’s been a while since I’ve posted to this blog. What a frantically busy season! While I logged in today to post on another subject, I immediately noticed my last post below, in which I posted some photos of my oldest daughter’s high-school homecoming group of friends from last autumn. This reminded me that I had just recently photographed my next-oldest daughter in a similar situation, with two of her “besties” prior to this fall’s homecoming dance. It’s her sophomore year of high-school, and she and a big group of friends gathered for dinner and to attend the Homecoming Dance as a large entourage. Continue reading “Group portrait fun, revisited”

Group portrait fun! Iowa portrait photographer

The past year has turned out to be immensely busy. As one can likely tell by my posting frequency (or infrequency, as it is probably more accurately described), I don’t tend to blog very frequently. This isn’t because I don’t enjoy it or don’t want to share my work. I simply have very little unscheduled time between back-to-back or even overlapping projects, and blogging falls by the wayside. I have recently told myself I need to do so more frequently, so I’m going to “catch up” by posting images I’ve meant to blog but just so far have not. Continue reading “Group portrait fun! Iowa portrait photographer”

Updated: Model Event with New Impressions Salon

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Start with five stunning models, two amazing hairstylists, a make-up wizard, and a costume stylist with a degree in Art History.  Add an awesome palette of make-up, a wall covered with dresses, and the most fabulous shoes known to man woman Des Moines.  Finally, add a little jewelry and shake it all up in a well-equipped studio. What do you get?  An absolute blast of an afternoon!   And a stunning portfolio of glamorous photos, as well! Continue reading “Updated: Model Event with New Impressions Salon”

In the Studio with Liz

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Liz, a personal trainer in Minneapolis, recently contacted me to have some new headshots made for her business.  She wanted to emphasize her athleticism and strength in a studio look, and she was great fun to work with. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Since recently I’ve been asked about my studio set-up rather frequently, here’s some info for the photographers reading… Continue reading “In the Studio with Liz”