frogmanslightschool:

Toys

I am sure everyone remembers their first time in an actual studio with actual studio strobes. I sure do. It was as if this whole new world had been opened up to me and my work just instantly felt better. It probably sounds really weird but when I began shooting with studio strobes I began to create work that I felt was within my personal aesthetic. 

Something I have found very fun is making objects seem much larger than they are. These toys are so incredibly detailed that it almost seems like a waste to not show what the artist put in to them.

Another fun thing I learned while shooting these dudes is that cameras actually have shutter speed that syncs correctly with strobe. No I didn’t add a cool bottom gradient to the second photo. That is my shutter lagging behind the light. (I cropped it out of the first photo) So if you are using strobes for the first time and your camera doesn’t automatically sync… maybe look it up.

Settings:
Canon Digital Rebel T3i
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
f/9.0-10 | 1/250 | ISO 100

Photo by Maddy

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frogmanslightschool:

DUMPED!

I found a photo project by Meg Wachter called Dumped! a couple of years ago and could not wait to recreate it. I found some brave models and only told them to wear clothing they didn’t love and be prepared to get wet. I later created a composite of my favourite portraits. I would love to do this project again using strobe. Although the natural light allowed me to shoot at 1/250, I think shooting with strobe would allow an even cooler frozen effect.

Settings:
Canon Digital Rebel XTi
Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
f/5 | 1/250 | ISO 100

Photo by Maddy 

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makos-talent:

I appreciate the fact that Mamoru doesn’t flinch. Is this a common occurence? Have enough people thrown trash at him that this doesn’t even phase him? Mamo-chan what is your life? 

makos-talent:

I appreciate the fact that Mamoru doesn’t flinch. Is this a common occurence? Have enough people thrown trash at him that this doesn’t even phase him? Mamo-chan what is your life? 

(via releasethebatz)

frogmanslightschool:

Weddings

My peers in university are always telling me about how much they hate shooting weddings. They tell me that they are in school so that they don’t become “another dime-a-dozen wedding photographer.” I don’t blame them for feeling that way but I also don’t understand why there is such a hate for weddings.

The few weddings I have shot were when I was severely under trained (as far as photography goes). I knew nothing technical about my camera or why things looked good placed or lit a certain way. I just did the best I could and shot photographs that I thought were beautiful. Thankfully I had some very brave clients that wanted me to shoot their weddings and the photos still turned out gorgeous. My candid and unplanned style really worked for these certain families.

Of course I wish I could go back and re-shoot some of them. Being able to shoot with the knowledge I have now would prove for even more beautiful and memorable photographs. Overall I really love shooting weddings because you get the opportunity to shoot dozens to hundreds of beautiful portraits, you get to be a part of someone’s special day, and they might even feed you!

Photos by Maddy 

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frogmanslightschool:

Lonely Bird
The zoo is an amazing place to take photographs. Of course some of the more “interesting” animals might be behind fences or glass but that doesn’t meant you can’t try to catch a glimpse of them. My advice would be bring fast, long lenses and be very patient.
Settings:Canon Digital Rebel T3iCanon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lensf/5.6 | 1/80 | ISO 1000
Photo by Maddy 
You can find me here: [website | tumblr | behance | flickr | wishlist]

frogmanslightschool:

Lonely Bird

The zoo is an amazing place to take photographs. Of course some of the more “interesting” animals might be behind fences or glass but that doesn’t meant you can’t try to catch a glimpse of them. My advice would be bring fast, long lenses and be very patient.

Settings:
Canon Digital Rebel T3i
Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
f/5.6 | 1/80 | ISO 1000

Photo by Maddy 

You can find me here: [website | tumblr | behance | flickr | wishlist]