Executive Portraits

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Executive Portraits , a set on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Pictures of company executives that won awards for volunteer work or are being spotlighted for the volunteer work they do.

Being the second time I’ve done any photo work for my employer I was still a bit nervous again. Mainly because these people are at the top of the “food chain” where I work and the last thing I want to do is take a really bad picture of them.

The hardest thing to deal with was trying to deal with all the wood paneling casting a harsh yellow light from all angles.

I didn’t use any flash here and I wish I had to lighten up the shadows from the over head florescent lights in all the pictures.

Ronald McDonald House (2013.01.15)

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Ronald McDonald House, a set on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Photos of volunteers making spaghetti dinner at the Milwaukee Ronald McDonald House by Children Hospital.

This was my first “On Site” volunteer photography work for my work’s Community Involvement Volunteer Program. The photo are to be used for “Success Stories” about the volunteers in company for news letters.

I was still getting use to bouncing on camera flash and it didn’t help the ceilings on the second floor of the building where this dinner was. Also the areas was tight with two little kitchens that had shiny tile that reflected everything in them.

As you can tell form the quality of the photos I was a bit nervous taking them and honestly I think they are bad even though they are still usable for what they are intended for.

Not sure why I was so nervous but it was probably because these where complete strangers and it felt like I was working a real photo job. Also there was not much activity to shoot too so I stood around a bit trying to figure out what I could shoot for “Action shots”.

Anyways this was my first Volunteer Photo work and you will see in a later post of another Volunteer job I did the pictures are improved and I can say I was not nervous working around the people to get shots like I was here!

Thanks for reading

Jason

DPS Assignment "Best of the Year 2012" Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2012

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Trish, a photo by je.brewer on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Took this quick snap of my sister at the family XMas gathering.

Feeling that I’m still a super-noob with composition and lighting I was really surprised on how well it came out with my on camera speed flash bouncing off the wood ceiling in and attempt to soften the hard evening light coming in the window from the left of the frame.

I’m still learning to use my flash better but this shot shows I’m heading in the right direction.

Now if only I was better at post processing to soften the image up a little…. :p

Used for Assignment DPS “Best of the Year 2012” Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2012

Learning Flash (Low Key) Off Camera Flash

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Via Flickr:
Trying to get a black background with out actually having a black back drop behind the subject.

I couldn’t get my 430EX II to a low enough setting 1/64 was still too bright as you can see by some of the photos.

I then tried to use my manual Neewer TT560 flash with remote flash triggers and got better results.

(The pictures have a tag of which flash was used in them.)

My wife Andrea was a very good sport for being my model… although she will probably kill me for posting these pictures!!

I love you honey!

UPDATE: This is the Youtube video that promted me to try it out:

Trish

Trish
Trish, a photo by je.brewer on Flickr.


Took this quick snap of my sister at the family XMas gathering. 

Feeling that I’m still a super-noob with composition and lighting I was really surprised on how well it came out with my on camera speed flash bouncing off the wood ceiling in and attempt to soften the hard evening light coming in the window from the left of the frame.

I’m still learning to use my flash better but this shot shows I’m heading in the right direction. 

Now if only I was better at post processing to soften the image up a little…. :p