model monday

Model Monday, Columbus Photographer

There has been quite the whirlwind of action behind the scenes with elocin photographic. I have been borrowing a colleague's camera while mine is back with the servicer. So, in the meantime, I am trying to shoot as much as I possibly can, and boy and I am getting spoiled with the full frame capabilities of the borrowed camera. I was invited to shoot, by yet another colleague, at a benefit group shoot "Polkadots, Wheels, and Heels" pinup shoot at Lucore Racing in Plain City, Ohio. The benefit was to raise money for a photographer friend who recently lost his wife.

 I used some of my new (old but never opened! Whoops!) gear and am quite pleased with the results! I bought an AlienBee 400 used at a local photography shop in Columbus on a whim about 3 years ago and it sit unused in my prop closet. My mother bought me a 7 foot parabolic umbrella (it's HUGE) last Christmas, but I was afraid to use it! The sheer size of it intimidated me. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find the quality of light to be much like a sheer covered window. I look forward to using it a lot more.

I have been working on some creative indoor lighting and pinup is such a joy to shoot! It is always nice to have access to the vintage cars but the shoot is always in an enclosed garage unless the weather is nice. I have some pinup images from previous shoots here. The weather was NOT nice this day!! Any of the models who went outside promptly froze their pearls off. I usually struggle with the overhead incandescent lighting, but my photographer friend, Louis, was gracious enough to school me on the basics of my own lighting gear. I had to fiddle around with it for a while and am glad my my models were so patient and that I didn't have a full schedule like I usually do. 

I would love to do even more pinup style shoots with local clients, so if you have or know of vintage cars, let me know! Pinup is such a lovely way to bring out your girly or greaser girl side!

Short Hiatus- Model Monday Nancy and Mary

I thought I'd start my first Model Monday edition off with a shoot that was actually named Model Monday when I was shooting it. Sam Antics (@Heyprettybeauty) and I were shooting a series of impromptu model sessions and this one was on a Monday. I had never shot with Nancy (@whatanancy) or Mary (@mundermonster) and was nervous to do so!

But I have to be honest, they are some of my favorite images and I even put myself out there creatively concerning the lighting. Off camera flash is one of the things that trips me up the most, and I was attempting a new set up with new models. 

Sam and I settled on a floral theme and just went to town. My husband jokes that these images would be perfect for a Baroness album cover. 

It was Nancy's first time modeling but not Mary's. It was an interesting dynamic to have an experienced and inexperienced models working together.

After our initial flower themed shoot, we changed Nancy's look two more times for a variety!

The above image was recently on the cover of Subrosa Magazine!