Thanks to Mary

Another HUGE thanks to Mary for the A M A Z I N G cookie treats she put together for me this year.
The only directive I gave her was “do what YOU do best”.  All of my clients who received these were WOWed & TOUCHed beyond belief!

From ‘lemons’ to LEMONADE

I take a lot of portraits of doctors and usually have the opportunity of utilizing some unique aspect of their facility until lately.
The last couple times I have gone out for these portraits I have had to use their hallways … which is usually a challenge – UNTIL I changed my mindset to “From Lemons to Lemonade”.
Here is what we ended-up doing (documented with iphone pix):

Seen here is the hallway with our main light in a doorway and our kicker light in the other doorway.
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Here is a better shot of our main light, which we used to bounce off the opposite wall.
We used a grid as well as scrim for a little MORE diffusion.
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This angle is from my perspective looking down the hallway, so YOU could see exactly how narrow our “set” is.
From this perspective, you can see the wall I am using as a “bounce”, as well as our kicker light and the background light.
The tape mark on the floor is for the doctor’s positioning.
My assistant [Paul] is in the shot for scale.  ; )
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This perspective if from the back wall looking toward where the main light is.
The kicker light has a 1/2 CTO gel to add a little ‘warm’ sparkle.
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Here is our end result.  See how we were able to go from ‘lemons’ to LEMONADE?!
Shot with the Nikon D800 and a 70-200mm lens.
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Silent Rails

One of my FAVORITE things about living an Urban Life-Style is the sounds of the city.
The DART light rail system has been closed since early Friday morning (12.06.13) due to the 2013 ice storm.
http://transportationblog.dallasnews.com/2013/12/dart-blue-line-partially-closed-bus-riders-also-seeing-delays.html/

These silent rails have been an eerie feeling but the adding of the extra buses has made up for it.

DART light rail is closed.