Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Photography

Indoor Butterfly

Indoor Butterfly

 

On a fun photo shoot with Kaitlyn at Dave Brosha’s Creative Bootcamp, our group drew the black seamless for a shooting location. I tried a few shots from the side on our motion study. I thought the background that peeked through went well with her dress.

In the best light…


Triple Meg

Triple Meg

 

In a fun exercise at Dave Brosha’s Creative Bootcamp workshop, we did a group a photo shoot With our model Meg Christine Queen. I took 3 images from that session and composited them into one image.

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In A Whirl

In A Whirl

 

Although there are challenges involved with working in groups, there are times when you don’t have enough hands or arms. If you were working alone you’d need a ton of stands and clamps and places to put them. Our lovely model Meg can be found at The Kraken Queen. Working with me on this shoot was Sheila Paulson and Denis Semenov of SDL Photo.

This assignment from Dave Brosha was motion with flash. We decided to go with a stroboscopic effect for multiple images on a timed exposure. Our setup had Sheila triggering all 3 of our cameras, with Denis strobing from the back and me from the front. I would have liked a little more back light, enough to create a rim light but I think the results are interesting.

In the best light…


Kaitlyn Spin

Kaitlyn Spin

 

While attending Dave Brosha’s Creative Bootcamp, we were separated into small groups and often required to work together, due to time constraints. For me, photography has been a solo sport. Even at other workshops shooting together meant, near one another. So the whole collaborative work was pretty alien to me. Working with other photographers as well as a model put a new twist on the way I do things. On this shoot, I was working with Joanne Cousins of Living Soul Photography and Michelle Gier of Michelle Gier Photography

As a former dancer, our model Kaitlyn was perfect for the 2 Light Motion study. She moved so smoothly and gracefully, and worked without complaint, even though we kept her spinning and jumping.

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A Mid Winter’s Night Dream

A Mid Winter's Night Dream

 

I was lucky enough to attend a workshop put on by the amazing Dave Brosha. His Creative Bootcamp, for me was an intense two days of growth. I have taken pictures of people, though often reluctant, some times the subject and some times the photographer. This was my first time working with models. I had gone shooting landscapes with Dave a few times a I had always admired his personal projects, working with models and interesting people. When the opportunity to attend this workshop came up, jumped at the chance.

This was a demo set up by Dave, actually using my Nikon SB900 Speedlight on Repeat mode. Dave was shooting from 10 ft. to my right and back a bit. I shot from my seat using my Nikon P6000.

In the best light…


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