Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Photography

Katie In B&W

Katie In B&W

 

Sometimes you want to take a more classic approach to portraiture. In this one light assignment, I placed a small softbox, high and camera left. Having the light off to the side, brought a shadow to Katie’s left cheek and defined the shape of her face. She was wearing a red dress, which I found distracting. I thought the monochrome treatment would go better with the more serious expression.

In the best light…


Meg Light Princess

Meg Light Princess

 

Meg Christine Queen was a treat to work with, and some how I got to do multiple shoots with her. This was very early in Dave Brosha’s Creative Bootcamp workshop and we were dealing with natural light. I was actually looking for this effect and I was surprised that Dave later said that he almost came up and told me I was doing it wrong, but stopped himself because there is no wrong way! I liked the light airiness of the image.

In the best light…


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…


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