Posts Tagged ‘16-35 f/2.8L’

More of J Young MDK

Here are some edited shots of J, from the first and second photoshoots. I have since done two more shoots, but they have yet to be edited… I have too much other stuff going on! We did a shoot underneath the Freedom Parkway bridge, with all that awesome graffiti as a backdrop, but it was brief because he didn’t have enough outfits to warrant making a full shoot out of it. Most recently, we did a shoot in downtown Atlanta with a Maserati… I will edit both soon and post some from each.┬áThe last post I did was from the first photoshoot only, and the pictures were not edited. This is an example of what they look like after some Photoshop TLC:

One from the first shoot, touched up and cropped.

Two from the Cotton Mill Lofts shoot, side by side because I don't know which I like better

From the Cotton Mill Lofts shoot.

From the first shoot, on Paul's roof.

One of my favorites so far, also from the Cotton Mill Lofts shoot.

J Young Da Million $ Kid

Yesterday, Paul asked me to help out with a shoot his friend had asked him to do. Turns out his friend was J Young, an up and coming Atlanta rapper, and I had a really fun time with it! I used a reflector for the first time, and I usually avoid lighting and flash at all costs, but the reflector was just simply awesome. We did the shoot on the roof of Paul’s building, and there was a great sunset that lit up the Atlanta skyline, and the reflector allowed me to bounce the flash off of it, onto J Young, and I was able to then expose exclusively for the background. Kinda HDR-y in a way, because everything in the shots has great tone. For some one who never does portrait work, this was really just a great chance to see how fun it can be. I was able to use not only my 580EX flash, which was a lifesaver, but also all of my glass, as the 70-200 and 100mm macro make great portrait lenses, while the 16-35 has those wide angles covered.. He told me he wanted to do a lot more work with me, which is great, and he has some awesome ideas for future shoots… who knows. Anyway, here are a few from what we did yesterday. I have not had time to edit them at all, but I shot all 9GB of pictures in RAW so I will be able to pull out tons more detail where it’s needed, dial back exposures, and remove powerlines, poles, and flash-reflections as necessary.

My favorite of the bunch.