Category Archives: Model Shoot

Pin-Up Model Shoot at the Trolley Museum

Pin-up style shoots is a fun genre for photographers. I shoot with the NY Pinup Club from time to time, which puts together some fun venues and finds some great models for these shoots.

Here are some images from  a couple weeks ago. We photographed at the Shoreline Trolley Museum in East Haven, CT, with three models and some talented stylists and makeup artists whot gave our models some incredible looks.

Tech Notes: I used a combination of on-camera and off-camera flash, depending on the physical ability in the different areas in which we were shooting. On both speedlites I was shooting with, I used Rogue Flashbenders to get some nice even lighting, or to use as fill flash where needed.

All photos © 2015 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site or my website may be used without written permission.

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Pin-Up Style Studio Shoot

Here are a few pin-up style images I shot last month. Model: Lucy. This was a 2-light setup with Photoflex strobes and softboxes in my studio. Camera: Nikon D800.

Post processing was done in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop PSCC, and Nik Color Efex Pro 4.

All photos © 2015 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site may be used without written permission.

Odette

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Had a very enjoyable afternoon photographing Odette as my model. We used a few different lighting setups, for a fashion look to more dramatic images like this one.

Still going through and editing the various images we made. This one was shot with one light with a 24X32 soft box with a grid to keep the light from spilling on the backdrop. More images shortly.

Tech Note: Taken with a Nikon D800 1/200 sec, f/14 ISO 250, with a Nikkor 28-70mm lens at 50mm

Update: Here are a couple more images I’ve finished editing

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Sunset Pin-Up Model Shoot

The local pin-up photography group has an annual photo event at the American Airpower Museum on Long Island, NY, which offers a great backdrop for model shoots. When you combine pin-up styled models and vintage planes from WWI and WWII you are rewarded with some impressive looking images.

These images were shot with my Nikon D800 and either a Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 or Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 lens. The images that I made with flash lighting were from my Nikon SB-910 Speedlite which was mounted off-camera on a light stand, with a Rogue Flashbender soft box.

All photos © 2014 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site may be used without written permission.

Walking in Central Park with Vincent Versace

Vincent Versace

Vincent Versace

Renowned fine art and commercial photographer Vincent Versace was in NYC this week conducting workshops with B&H Photo. On Tuesday he led a photo walk in Central Park with a model. So I had to go check it out to see what wisdom he’d impart.

We shot with natural light as well as Wescott’s Ice Lights, which are daylight balanced wand-like lights. They provide beautiful lighting and with a set of barn doors to channel the light are incredibly useful.

Here are some images I made on the shoot of our model, Francesca. The images were edited in Photoshop CC and then converted to B&W in Topaz Labs’ BW Efex 2 plugin. Camera is a Nikon D800. All the vertical images were photographed with a Nikon Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8, which is a fantastic portrait lens; the horizontal image was shot using a Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 lens.

As you’d expect from a founding Nikon Ambassador, and someone with about 4 decades behind the lens, Versace is very knowledgable — and also very funny! It was a pleasure spending time with him on this outing on a number of levels.

All photos © 2014 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site may be used without written permission.

Antelope Island Photo Shoot with Kyrie

Antelope Island, UT is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake and offers spectacular views — and buffalo!

Being out in the area last week, I decided to do a shoot there. As I didn’t want to just do landscape photography, I hired a model, Kyrie, and used the setting as our backdrop for the shoot. Our session was in the late afternoon to catch some dramatic light.

Here are a few initial selects from the shoot — including one buffalo shot that I shot out my SUV’s window about 20 feet from the beast. They may look docile, but I’d rather have a bunch of sheet metal between me and a 2-ton bison if it decides to charge me.

Tech notes: All images of Kyrie were shot with my Nikon D800. Off camera flash used for the model images for fill light with a Rogue Flashbender light modifier on my Nikon SB-910 Speedlite, which makes for some beautiful light.

All photos © 2014 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site may be used without written permission.

Jayne

Images from a model shoot with Jayne a few weeks ago.

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