Friday, October 22, 2010

Autumn and Eve

Autumn and Eve, originally uploaded by austinspace.

Erin came to me with the concept, and even brought the apple and a lot of leaves which I supplemented with leaves from my front yard.

Lighting with Alien Bees in front of her and behind her. I edited out my foot, which was visible on the right as I'm standing near the apple and shooting this without looking through the viewfinder. A simple crop and image rotation finished this off.

No, she's not nude; there is a hint of the orange/red fabric above her shoulders that kept her strategically covered during the shoot.
More to come from this shoot!

Friday, June 25, 2010


Sister, originally uploaded by austinspace.

All hail natural light! All hail the Magic Hour!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rested and Ready

Heather, originally uploaded by austinspace.

My hiatus over, I've slowly ramped up shooting again. It was good to recharge the batteries and take care of other business for a few months but towards the end, as the weather improved, I have to admit I got anxious to start up again.

Heather and I shot once before inside the studio when the weather forced us inside, so it was nice to take advantage of our Spring weather and get out for our second shoot. This is at Manito Park. Heather really wanted to shoot in these arches (in the summer wedding parties are often coming through them) and using the 10-22mm lens we kind of took it to the next level.

Aren't those shoes killer?

Friday, January 01, 2010


Erin, originally uploaded by austinspace.

This is amongst the last portraits I'm going to do for awhile. An idea brewing in my head for some time finally popped out during the holiday season and I've decided to move in a different direction photographically for the next few months. Hopefully I'll return to portraiture reinvigorated!

Erin is a delightful young woman who had had very particular ideas she wanted to achieve, and she called me yesterday thanking me again for the results. The black and white choice in these shots were to focus on the form and I'm really happy with them. She has the two studio lights on her here, the one on the left turned down low. In Photoshop I used the black and white filter with the reds and yellows turned up to get this almost marble finish.