Color, Color Everywhere, Part 3

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This third and final part of the Color Block Photo shoot features our second model, Jordan.   I just love all of this purple.  Jordan did a great job posing and connecting with our cameras.  Her personality shines in these.

This is purple hat began as a white one and ended up purple thanks to spray paint.  It was such fun preparing for this session.  We shopped, shopped and shopped some more. Building a vision isn’t easy. Just wait until you see the next concept shoot.

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We may need to start calling Jordan the “Hat Girl”. She certainly wears hats well.  This natural colored hat may be my favorite. Very few can wear it with such aplomb. Actually our other model, Danielle, looked great in it, too. We were lucky to have such super young ladies to model for Color Block.

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The yellow series really pops.  The royal blue is the perfect compliment.   The purple would also look nice. We were swapping outfits and backgrounds for nearly 3 hours as we photographed.  It took a lot of time even in its simplicity to prepare and shoot this session.

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With all of the color, I couldn’t resist converting some to black and white.  Don’t you just love Jordan’s expression.  And she didn’t even get to take a big bite out of that fancy donut.  At least not until later.  We sent the girls home armed with a box of donuts.

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Since I am trying to think “commercial” as I shoot these days, I shot this and a number of the other images with negative space on one side or the other.   That works well if text needs to be added for a project.

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After all is said and done, I think my favorite images of Jordan are on the purple background.  I did add the pattern to this one just for interest.

Until next time, stay cool!

 

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Color, Color Everywhere, Part 2

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Color everywhere doesn’t always mean vivid backgrounds. Sometimes a white background is the perfect thing for color like this outfit.   It makes it and our model pop off the page.  And, these images look equally good in black and white with their high contrast.

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Part 2 of Color, Color Everywhere features Danielle.  She was one of our two lovely models.  She did a great job and was very willing to go along with all of our crazy ideas including wearing shoes we spray painted bright orange which, of course, don’t show in this next shot.  I have found over the years that I rarely shoot full bodies.  It isn’t what I like.  I guess I may as well quit worrying about what my models have on their feet!

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We intentionally chose fairly flat lighting for this session.  We used a 96″  parabolic umbrella with a diffuser and a 48″ octabox.  We still got directional light but very little shadow.

Since I am involved in the Project 52 commercial photography course this year, you’ll notice that we incorporated food in some of our shots.   Some are silly shots but all coordinated with the overall color themes we used.

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As you can see, Danielle was asked to pose in different outfits with different moods and with looks from silly to sophisticated.  I think Danielle had a good time.  We certainly did.

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My next blog entry will be part 3 of this series and the last of the series.  It will feature Jordan who was our second model.  See you soon!