Portrait of the up and coming actress Dezi Sorley from the San Francisco Bay area. This was taken in my open air studio in Walnut Creek, California with a little added lighting help from a flash and softbox. Dezi researched the look she wanted on the internet and presented me with some images taken of actors in LA. I chose a telephoto lens and a bright background to match her request.
Portraits are really one of my favorite things to shoot. So having a little time in between trips, I was able to make some time to shoot Dezi’s head shots. Dezi is an aspiring actress and model in the Bay Area who I met through Model Mayhem. We’ve worked together 3 other times and it’s always a pleasure.
I normally would set up the continuos light, soft box with all of the power cords and whatnot but I wanted to work with my flash for this shoot. It’s so much more portable to use a flash and it’s been my major weakness on past shoots. I’ve always found that if you take on your weakest link and improve upon it, you end up with a much more diverse skill set. So this my way of tackling my biggest weakness, during an actual shoot. Nothing teaches you more than trying to get a great photo under pressure. Sure, I made some mistakes but I really feel I created some images that will help Dezi land some good paying gigs…fingers crossed!
These images still need a round of retouching but it will be a light touch. Connect with me if your or someone you know is in need of a portrait. I’ll be available in The Seattle area in mid September and then back in the Bay Area in the beginning of October.
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