Aeriel: MCAS Miramar Model Shoot

We were invited to a Model Shoot at MCAS Miramar last Sunday. We arrived with our Mom (Security and Key Reflector Grip) an hour before the Event to check out the scene for light – it was already hard at 11 AM and Mom got worried about Contrast and Exposure. She suggested that we seek shelter under a Fighter Bomber and wait for the Make Up Artists (MUA)  and Models to arrive. Sure enough, other invited Photographers and Models gravitated to our spot and the fun began!

Aeriel was the first of out Hair and Make Up so we grabbed her for some Classic shots reflective of the History of this outside  Museum.

Here we wanted to capture her Vintage Look under the wing of the Fighter Bomber. The light was created by using a Quantum Flash on a hand-held camera bracket. Nice!

The next look we asked her to hide behind the enormous landing gear and give a “Peek a Boo” look. Once again, the subtle off camera flash filled her in….you can tell where the light was by the reflections in her eyes (catch lights) and the small nose shadow. Lovely!

Next, after a clothing and make change we went for hard light. With the fighter airplane in the backdrop, we deliberately decided to over expose the shot at the back to draw attention to Aeriel. The next shot wanted to show the Hair and Make up of the wonderful folks in the background who were working their asses off all day…had to capture Areiel’s curl!

My Mom had such a blast watching all the Pro Photographers and Models, it was a spectacular day. A Perfect Sunday!

If you have any questions regarding Quantum Flash or would like a Shoot, drop us  a note at

Also great credit to for arranging the Models and Make Up Artists! Thanks Britt!

Hair and Makeup Creds to Cyndi Gardipee and Lori Cox

Thanks for your kind visit to our humble PhotoBlog…Kathleen and Erik

7 responses

  1. Love these. What a nice Blog, Please mention the shoot was arranged by ‘Pro-Am’ Erik, and I’d love it if you would provide a link as a credit 😉 also change how Aerials name is misspelled. I’m so impressed that you got all this up so quickly – and love reading about how you and Mom enjoyed the shoot. Thanks for coming to my event! Always such a pleasure to see you.

    March 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm

  2. 😉 Oh I almost forgot, to credit hair and make up – it is Cyndi Gardipee and Lori Cox

    March 7, 2012 at 7:55 am

  3. Beautiful vintage look, love the first photo best. Lighting is ace. Just a hint of the plane….

    March 7, 2012 at 8:57 am

  4. Impressive! The classic look really did work.

    March 7, 2012 at 9:06 am

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