Drew & Karl Groupshoot in Topanga, June 2013

This groupshoot took place all the way in Topanga, which was a lot farther away than I expected. It was a nice location though, with a couple returning models and some new ones, such as Carol and Sara. Got to try out my light both indoors and outdoors this time, though I think I still need some practice to use it properly. I think I did end up with a few good shots though!

Camera: Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS. Light: Einstein E640 with 22″ white beauty dish.

Steampunk Photoshoot

I went to a Steampunk shoot this weekend, with models dressed in several different themed outfits. The location was at a warehouse, so there were a few nice locations that could be used. While most of the other photographers took their shots inside, I thought the outside had more interesting settings. There was a rusted metal ramp, some corrugated metal walls, and even a storage area with a broken machine draped in tubes and wires (plus there was more room to move my light around outside).

I wasn’t able to shoot all of the models present, but the ones I did have an opportunity to work with were very nice. Sarah had an impressive collection of gears in her hair, while Aly had a really colorful corset. Crystal wore a long flowing dress and Tamara had a really eye-catching black and white outfit which contrasted really nice with one of the white metal walls.

Even though I didn’t have a chance to take as many pictures as I’d hoped, it was still a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to the next themed shoot.

Camera: Canon 6D with 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. Light: Einstein E640 with 22″ white beauty dish.

E3 2013

I attended E3 this week, my first time ever attending! It took place at the LA Convention Center, and although there were a lot of people there, it didn’t feel quite as crowded as other conventions I’ve been to. There was still a ton to see though, and since there exhibitors in both the West and South Halls, a lot of walking around.

Most of the indoor halls were very dimly lit though, and although I’d brought my 580EX II, a lot of my pictures didn’t have the best lighting. Just one of the challenges of photography at events like this though.

Many of the booths had a lot to display, and several had models too, so I had plenty to take pictures of. Ubisoft even had several zombies behind a fence, which was pretty neat. The Titanfall statue was especially impressive, it had a moving head and everything. I even ran across Felicia Day and Jessica Nigri.

Camera: Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS