Monday, June 7, 2010

There comes an iPad. Take a look!

I have a new iPad ready page to show my work.

Unless you have been living in a cave you probably know that photographers have been talking endlessly (and often smartly) about what the iPad will do for the industry. I got one recently, mostly to show my portfolio to clients. The iPad is certainly lighter than my printed one. I have been experimenting with different solutions, namely using iPhoto galleries and by importing the pdf version of my printed portfolio, which I can show with iBooks or GoodReader.

Also, and perhaps more importantly, I want to make sure that clients and ADs will be able to see my work from their little shiny new toys in a consistent and pleasant way. My current web site is neat, but does not allow the viewer much flexibility or control.
Enters my new iPad ready gallery. It is simple, has a great design, it is easy to upgrade and you can navigate by tapping on each image (and left and right on the big pop up ones). If you give it a go, let me know what you think.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Lumberjack and the Ballerina

This is one more image from the Port Townsend trip. It features Chance, Kristin and the mysterious magical box. This image was shot in bright sunlight using two Alien Bees packs, their large parabolic umbrella and a softliter. It took..well about 8 minutes, but a lot more in planning the setting costumes and props (the box and the crazy paper flowers..and axe). I like the old Diorama effect, which comes mostly from shooting with strobes and daylight, and some photoshop adjusting with curves and local contrast. Many people asked me if any subject/item/rock/flower was added in post...but nope. It was all there.