TSC Portraits

August 6, 2007 on 8:09 am | In Photos Posted | No Comments

TSC PortraitsLast week The Seed Company hired me to do some portraits to go along with the theme of their next newsletter: Using Investment in Scripture to Disciple Children. Tanya had some specific ideas of the kinds of portraits she wanted, sickness but the logistics of getting some appropriate models proved to be difficult. Fortunately it all worked out Saturday afternoon for a small window of time.

The house where we did the photo shoot had soft window light, and white ceilings — which meant that a bit of bounce flash off the ceiling was all I needed for soft light. If I had more time, I could have gotten a bit more fancy with the lighting to give more contrast, or some back lighting, but time was very limited. I didn’t use most of the extra lighting gear that I brought (thanks anyway, Jeff). This shoot reminded me (or, rather, forced me) to try the simplest setup first: look first for natural light, and beyond that try the simplest strobe setup first (in this case bouncing with flash on-camera using ETTL). I metered for ambient light, and did a bit of flash exposure compensation when needed. It would have been interesting to see what I could have done with multiple strobes; I think I could have achieved some more dynamic lighting, which may have been more interesting, but at the same time more distracting? Not sure.

See the photos. Perhaps one of my many avid readers has a comment.

The Johnson & Johnson Wedding

August 6, 2007 on 8:07 am | In Announcements | No Comments

The Johnson and Johnson WeddingIn June I shot the wedding of Erik and Hayley Johnson in the Seattle area. I have posted some of the photos from that wedding on dankatie.com.

Event Shooting: TSC Invitational in Atlanta

August 5, 2007 on 2:21 pm | In Announcements | No Comments

Although I haven’t been good at posting to this site recently, discount rx I have actually been doing a fair amount of photography. The Seed Company flew me out to Atlanta, store GA to shoot at a fundraising golf event they were hosting over the weekend May 19-21. The event went well, and so did the shooting. Although it meant being away from home on my birthday, I’m really glad I did it. It was a great experience. I’m not going to post any of the photos here, since TSC will be using them elsewhere, but they were happy with the results. Atlanta is a beautiful area, and a bonus was taking a short helicopter ride over the Atlanta Athletic Club to get some aerial shots.

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