I want to thank my friends over at Pilot Imaging for all their support while I was at PP of A. Pilot has really helped me by providing services that are convenient, affordable, and easy to use. Jeff Pilot has over two decades of experience in the industry and has been a crucial part of my success by providing expert printing super fast so my clients always have what they want in a timely manner. The best part of Pilot is they function as a “one-stop shop” for all things photographic, without losing that awesome customer service experience that you’re looking for. The personal relationship we’ve developed with the staff at Pilot has been so important to us as we order prints, album designs, and almost every product Pilot offers. The staff has come to know our personal tastes and calls us when they see something different selected. What large printing company do you know that remembers your name and preferences like that? They’re also expanding with even more finishes and services so we can’t wait to be the first in line to try those out. I can’t say enough about these guys!
I can’t believe it’s been a month since I was at PP of A. Time goes by so fast and we’ve been super busy here at the studio. I really wanted to share some images so here’s one of my favorites from the day.
When I love the sky, as I did in this image, I expose for it. I usually know the exposure without a meter…1/250th @ f 11. This image shows the exposure is perfect for the sky, however Simone has no light added to her face and is in total shadow. Using my Q flash, I have memorized the output to gain any given exposure. 1/2 power at 10 feet for f 11 will be the number, every time. We learned this in a dark room with a sekonic meter and this comes in super handy, knowing your output for any given situation. Once everything came together, I lifted Simone on top of the the trash receptacle and isolated her against the gorgeous sky. We moved the light to profile position giving me the perfect loop shadow under her nose. You can see the reflector in the foreground to not only open the details on the shadow side of her face, it also acts as a GOBO ( go-between,) to shade my lens from the burst of light. I used my Canon EOS Mark 4 with a 24-70 lens, working with a Manfrotto tripod and my trusty Quantum Q Flash.
I was at the Canon booth teaching and we had over 100 people come for my class and with such a great turn out I just wanted to say a big thank you! I will be going to WPPI in Phoenix next week, stop on by the Canon booth and say hi!