This past Saturday I had the chance to capture the Fashion Show called “A Fashion Affair”.Â This show was put on byÂ Lynn from Studio Plus Discount hair Salon.Â This was a challenge from a technical standpoint but at the same time it was a fun event to capture.Â i learned a lot and have ideas of how I’d shoot it different if I ever did another show.Â If you want to see all of the pictures then check out the slideshow below.
Pictures from before the fashion show started are below.
The participants were very easy to work with when I asked them to stagger themselves so that all could be seen.
A saw funky socks walking around the room and this shot jumped into my head. Once I rounded them up they were eager to sit down and stick their feet out (as asked) and held the pose until we got it just right.
On May 16th I had the opportunity to capture the school dance for YTCA Christian Academy.Â All I can say is that these children had a lot of clean fun.Â Â By the end of the night this old man was tired!Â
In this shot I just asked the children to stand around me in an oval.Â I had the blue strobe kicking in the background to add some accent lighting.Â After this setup one of the children told me that he thought that somethingÂ had happened to me. He was coming over to help me get up off the floor.
I took my son BJ along with me to help haul/setup/test the gear and lighting…Â He’s a great kid and a really great helper and he’s starting to instinctively know what I need next.
When I said these kids had fun.. I mean it.. check out the “in the air” dance move below.
This afternoon, in between rain showers, I had the opportunity to capture the formal prom pictures for Diondra and her date.Â The location was Duke Gardens and the shoot went quickly.Â When I pulled into the parking lot it was raining.Â I prayed and asked God to hold the rain long enough for the shoot and long enough so that my equipment didn’t get fried.
The rain held…
God still answers prayers and he’s done that on several occassions where a shoot was involved.
Today I told the children to make sure that they get their homework done because we have things to do this evening.Â Â I noticed that the normal chatter from my little girl wasn’t taking place.Â Actually, it was too quiet.Â Â I thought.. man this is nice. She is buckling down and getting her assigments out of the way.Â Â When I got up to check on her this is what I found.Â Â
It can be a bad thing when your parent is a photographer.Â Â If the Lord allows me to live a long life then I’m going to bring this back to her remembrance when she’s an adult with her own children.Â This is going in the family photo album.