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Portland Body Builder Photography for the PMPA…

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 I put on a lighting demo in my studio last night for the PMPA After-Hours program.  My studio in SW Portland can accommodate large and small projects just fine but when you pack it with over 40 people it gets downright cozy! It just so happened that a former photo student and current body-builder friend of mine needed photos last  night for a $25.000 competition she is entering and since I needed some new sports portraits for my website and book, it was they say, fortuitous! Laura is also an incredible newborn baby photographer herself  littlelaurajane.com. Since she is a strong photographer in her own right, she had no trouble posing for the group.

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We had a great time discussing lighting theory, placement and my favorite ~ modifiers! The demo was a preamble to my full-day lighting workshop at Stage 13 on May 12th.

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It is so rare that a photographer gets to see what they look like when they are working so it was really cool that Danny Abrego of Portland Reign Photography sent me these pics of me! Thanks, Danny :)

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Here I’m shooting with my homemade DIY Speedlite Ringflash to add some soft fill for the more powerful Alien Bees studio strobes.

Body Builder Portraits

We’ll be exploring this and way more lighting techniques in the full-day Lighting & Portraiture Workshop May 12th at Stage 13 in NW Portland. Find out more info here or here. Hope to see you there!

The Fantastic Fantasy World of Rick Moore…

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Arguably one of my favorite fine-art photography clients is Rick Moore and his cool and quirky fantasy creatures. His latest one, “Octohands” was created in 2006 and he recently completed the patina and brought it by the studio for his portfolio. Weighing in at a little over 90 pounds, it’s 3/4 life size and was a little daunting to move alone. I had several clients over for portraits while this was set up (love having the space for multiple shoot set-ups!) and it was fun to see them do double-takes, once they saw what it was!