Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Love Tennis

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to shoot the ladies' singles final and the men's doubles final at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida. A good friend of mine could not make use of box seats which, you can see from the angle of my shots, were very close to the court.

First, Belarusian 19-year-old Victoria Azarenka defeated Serena Williams. Then, Israeli Andy Ram was playing in the men's doubles but we didn't stay until the end of the match because we realized everyone had gone home except us and Andy Ram.

Larger versions of these shots can be found on my new portfolio site http://redsquarephoto.com which I am quietly updating as we get some kinks worked out.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Remember This Name

You heard it here first...Laura Scott.

We had a great shoot yesterday with 19-year-old Laura who brought her 12-months of experience, a bag of clothes and some great genetics to an impromptu shoot along the Miami River. Full of ideas and attitude (the helpful kind), Laura is sure to be America's next top model.

As for me, I'm discovering the freedom and creativity that comes with shooting fashion. A corporate client might say about the above shot, "Looks great but can you have the model stand up straight and smile at the camera? Oh, and...we need it in color."

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pretending To Be A Studio Photographer

In 10 years of shooting professionally, I've never needed a studio. Since all of my work was architecture and travel-related, most of my shoots were on location somewhere. If I did need to shoot something small, I would convert my kid's playroom into a makeshift studio.

Yesterday marks the big turning point in this journey. I booked a 4-hour studio at TYE in Ft. Lauderdale and shot the lovely and professional model/singer/dancer Allyse Gibson for her portfolio and my stock library.

We'll see what the future brings.

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