We were invited to a photo shoot with a some Models at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California. This was the first time we were allowed to get close and personal with the planes. Anna’s Husband is currently serving in the US Army – God Speed!
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS Miramar is a United States Marine Corps installation that is home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, which is the aviation element of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.
The airfield is named Mitscher Field after Admiral M. A. Mitscher who was the commander of Task Force 8 during WW II. The air station is the former location Pacific Fleet Fighter and Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft and is best known as the former location of the United Staes Navy Fighter Weapons School (NFWS), its TOPGUN training program and the Movie of the same name.
Continuing our Studio Series with our lovely model Jovis, here we have her with a very edgy looking B.C. Rich electric guitar. Not much room for a soft look, or seductive glance. Jovis was instructed to give a fierce look, fire in the eyes! I think it worked without going over the top or just getting ugly like some more current professional work by others – models often look like the just swallow a bitter pill or want to kill you!
We put a subtle hairlight one the guiter to bring it out of the darkness just a bit (And Highlight the manufacturer, just in case they liked it)
This is another in the Studio series with our lovely model Jovis. Here we wanted to create a look of surprise, like she was just drying up after a quick bath and suddenly the door opens. She quickly grabs her red towl to cover up.
Again, very simple lighting can produce very surprising results.
We had a Trash the Dress Model Shoot today at Old Poway Park, enduring rain, shine, Jessie kept helping to create our vision, what a trooper!
Speaking of troopers, when retired Army Colonel John S. Porter settled in Poway in 1948, he had a dream: revitalize Old Poway and make it a place for folks to come and enjoy the old west. Through the years, Colonel Porter acquired and built the beginnings of a historic village. Included in his dream was the purchase of a 1907 Baldwin No. 3 Steam Engine and a half-mile track.
Historic buildings from around Poway were brought to the site and restored. Included are Poway’s first assembly hall, the International Order of Good Templars Hall and the Nelson House.
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Back to the Studio. This dramatic image was shot using a vey simple lighting setup. Position 2 (45 Degree) single strobe, with a large grated softbox, models in front of a solid black backdrop created this eye catching atmosphere. We use Alien Bee strobe heads and control them with wireless triggers. This allows greater mobility to the photographer. Additionally, we like to immediately display the shot with an HD monitor. This gives feedback and encouragement to the models and allows us to fine tune the captures as they happen. A calibrated monitor ensures proper exposure and subtle adjustments of the lighting.
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