This project was something I've been aching to do along side my talented wife. Her heart and passion for photography and creativity is so strong and I'm not just saying that because she is my wife. I've seen her grow so much in her art and I'm very excited to see where she takes her talent in the future. This short story highlights her passion and some challenges of being a photographer. I hope you enjoy.
This project was for the band Come & Rest from Atlanta, GA. The song for the video is entitled "Slowburn" The band wanted to convey the slow process of a break-up and how couples let it drag on painfully. I wanted to help portray that through the overall imagery of the video. I choose to use a black figure that represents that person or relationship that didn't turn out so well. Several shots were the black figure creeping around in soft lit places. I really wanted to showcase natural light and showing details of the figure and a mirror. The mirror was a prop piece to show how in a relationship you can unintentionally expect your significant other to agree with everything you say and in a sense mirror your personality. I thoroughly enjoyed playing around with the black figure and weird imagery.
Unlike all my previous video projects this one was with all natural lighting and I thought I'd try my luck in translating that to a video. All performance shots were on a tripod and dolly slider and b-roll was handheld. The entire video was shot on the Canon 5D MK III and using two lenses which were the Canon 50mm 1.4 and Rokinon 85mm t1.5. 99% of the time I was shooting at the lowest aperture that the lens could go. For the full band parts I was around 2.8. I don't recall my ISO or Shutter speed specifically. My shutter speed was fast enough to get the right amount of light and allow me to slow down any footage that was shot at 60fps instead of 24fps. For the singing parts in slow motion I sped up the song and had the vocalist sing to that and slowed down the footage in post to match it up with the tempo of the actual track. The video is a mixture of performance shots of the band, macro shots, and some geometric shapes. The video was edited in Final Cut X. If you have any questions please feel free to ask away. Thanks!
I had an amazing Christmas vacation to wrap up 2014. I always enjoy exploring new areas and capturing them along the way. I was so surprised to see the wide range of color & landscape differences in Alabama verse Miami. Obviously they are very different but to actually experience it through a lens was fascinating. With the mix of different colors and variety of landscape we came up with some fun portraits. All the lighting is natural as you would've guessed it. For my composition all the shots where centered by the subject which is how the majority of my photos are. Below are some details on the shots.
These images were shot with the Canon 5D MK III. The lenses used were the Canon 50mm 1.4 & Rokinon 85mm T1.5. All images were edited with VSCO. All the photos were either taken early in the morning or afternoon right before sunset. The settings were at the lowest aperture which is 1.4 for the Canon and 1.5 for the Rokinon. The ISO was constantly at 100 and didn't change very often. The shutter speed would change the most but usually was very low. I hope this helps you on your photo journeys! Peace.
Afternoon photography with my lovely wife Yesi. We go on little photo adventures often. This one happened to be a product shoot I was working on for a Swedish guitar company called Levin Guitars. During the project we decided to go off and take some random lifestyle photos. Taylor Swift has got nothing on my wife.
For this project I used the Canon 5D MK III with the Canon 50mm 1.4. The time of this project was in the afternoon right before sunset. Enjoy! If you have any questions please let me know.
My wife is always my favorite model. She goes along with any crazy idea that I have for a photo project. I'd seen many water photo sessions online and wanted to take a crack at it, but with a darker feeling. So I decided to give it a shoot and I was totally satisfied with the results.
My wife and I took a trip to Home Depot to grab a giant black tarp. We purchased that for about $20 and then used a bunch of hand weights to weigh it down in my parents pool. It gave the water a really cool look. I used the Canon 7D with the Sigma 30mm 1.4. Enjoy! If you have any questions please let me know!
I love last minute projects for some reason. It makes me feel like I'm in a movie trying to defuse a bomb. Anyhow, that is how this project rolled. Both parties weren't really sure it was happening and then on the day of we both decided "Lets do it!" We scrambled for a location and ended up shooting at the studio I work at (BLDG 4000). This group of dudes are super nice and make incredible music.
The set up for this video was simple (yet again). We had a giant lowel with a umbrella for some softness in front of the singer. Behind the band was two box Led and some hanging christmas lights. The Led were angled to point directly at the camera to create some cool interaction with the lens. The video was shot with a Canon 5D MK III and the Canon 50mm 1.4 & Sigma 30mm 1.4. I hope you enjoy the project and go check out the band and their music!
This video was a blast too shoot! My brother has some cool friends and they hooked us up with the location. We shot the video in Wynwood at a warehouse called Mana. They use the location for a variety of cool event and tv shows and movies. I felt super blessed to be able to shoot at a location like that.
We kept it simple with lighting. Two box leds behind him for most shots with some fog and then two color light pointing up at him from the ground. Most shots were with the Sigma 50mm on the Canon 5D MK III. Some of the shots had some cool light leak effects created by holding a lightbulb in front of the lens. Any glass will work and it does crazy things with the light reflecting into it. I hope you're inspired to go out and create something. Have a great day.
This was a video that took me and my friends two days to shoot. I’ve never taken more than 4 hours usually to shoot a video. that being said I was super anxious during the shoot because I knew there would be more to do later on. I get impatient when shooting and editing because I see the video in my mind and want it to come to life asap. I had to take my time with this project and plan all the shots the way I wanted them and schedule dancers to be at the second day. I always have help from amazing friends during these videos and I couldn’t do it without them. They played a big role in this project.
The set up for this video was pretty simple (which is usually the way I go). The lighting set up was three strong lowel lights in the background. on camera a fast fast shutter speed and low aperture and iso. That gave us the “shadow” look. The singer had a soft light on her for some shots but the video is mainly all back lighting which was lots of fun during the shoot and post during the edits. The shots of the singer were with the Canon 5D MK III and 50mm 1.4. All other shots were with the Canon 7D and a 50mm. I hope enjoy this project and if you have any questions let me know!