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Dezi Portrait

Posted on August 22, 2014

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 of Dezi

Posted on August 22, 2014


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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