Blog Post 1 - My Shoot With Nathaniel

In the fall of 2015, I had a senior portrait shoot with Nathaniel. I was really exited, but a little nervous because I was shooting in a location that I was not really familiar with and had only been to once before. On the day of the shoot, I packed my 5D mk ii and a few lenses in my bag, then headed off to meet Nathaniel at the park. We started our session down a path into the woods. I tried a couple of basic medium shots, using my 70-200 F2.8 lens, which means I could really have nice bokeh and separate him from the background. For anyone who might not know, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Following our quick stop, we continued down the path. As we were walking, we came across an area which was littered with chopped up stumps from trees. Nate and I both agreed that we could get some pretty cool pictures with them. After posing him, I took a couple of steps back and took a couple of photos. I showed Nate a few and he really liked them. Nate and I continued walking around the woods and would stop wherever we thought we might get some good picturs. We did a few serious ones, but we also did a few goofy ones as well. Nate had a great sense of humor and our session was a lot of fun. After about an hour, we  wrapped up the shoot. About a week later, I gave Nathaniel a flashdrive with 40 edited photos on it. He loved them. He says, "The photo shoot was a very fun experience. It was relaxed, encouraging, and it made me feel good about myself. When I saw the photos, I was blown away. They went above my expectations!"

Until next week! - Evan