More Color posters

More Orange Poster

The poster above is one in a series of 10 we created for LearningZoneXpress.com.

This is what David and I have been working on for a long time. The order ended up being for 10 total posters, five for elementary school and five for middle/high school. The idea is to promote eating more fruits and vegetables.

We planned it out for a month or so and then cast, shot and designed everything in about a week. We ended up shooting 12 different kids in multiple colors over the course of two days. It was a tough schedule but we worked with some incredibly talented kids and had a blast.

Each poster will be printed at 18″ x 24″ and available soon on LearningZoneXpress’s website.

One light in the weeds

Conner in the weeds

We took these on a closed road near our house. I like to challenge myself to make great photos anywhere. In this case it was taking the broader scene of the road and shooting in a small patch of weeds. I’m big on natural light shooting (or at least I used to be) so adding in off-camera lighting is challenging me even more.

Conner in the weeds

I’m posting these to show the variety you can get from the exact same set up. These were all taken with an SB800 in a 28″ Westcott Apollo soft box. Becca is using the 60″ shoot through as a scrim (because I’m too cheap to buy a real scrim) to keep the sun from hitting him. All the pictures below are the same setup, I just had Conner stand up and changed my angle.




A technical note here: It helps to have an incredibly good model :)

I couldn’t do it without her

Becca in the studio
Becca in the studio

Our kitchen is currently covered with $500 worth of fruits and vegetables. I’m not even kidding. And it’s in these times, that I’m reminded just how lucky I am to have Becca. Beyond the fact that she is so beautiful, she’s the most patient person I could have ever asked for. She puts up with the insane hours I have to work, the fact that I rarely listen like I should, and a very severe lack of dates.

This weekend, she was the key to the photo shoots we did. She did the real work. All I did was click a button on a camera.

I love her more than I can ever say and I’m blessed more than I deserve.

The week

This is the week. We’ve been planning for it for a while. My friend David is flying in to stay here in Austin for the week to work on a few projects. As soon as he gets off the plane on Tuesday, we head out to a bison farm for a shoot. The week will be filled with shoots and designing. It will end with me shooting live bees, which I’ve been told will sting me despite the bee suit.

Plus, tomorrow all my new lighting gear arrives. I’ll be putting into practice everything I’ve learned from Zack.

This is going to be crazy, but probably the most enjoyable week I’ve had in a while.