Journal

Some weddings and love stories and occasional rambling.

Daniele and Kate: Holcomb Farm, Ct

Daniele and Kate's Holcomb Farm wedding was a spectacular day made memorable by two people with possibly the biggest hearts I've met. Sure, it was hot, but all eyes were on the couple who met in Italy in a coffee shop. As a photographer, I couldn't have asked to spend the day with better people, especially when Kate was willing to walk through the fields while I crawled alongside in the grass! And thanks to @schuyler.rees for the assist on the shoot! Congrats you two and soak it in!

Cadyn: Dance Shoot

Everything was in bright sun. All the spots I pre-selected the day before our shoot were basically useless. I called a hail mary and told Laura to meet me at our "backup" location. When I drove up, everything but one spot was burning with midday light. 

Fortunately that one spot was a cool old door covered in ivy. So we got moving. I placed a few lights, Laura pulled out some Pinterest inspiration and iced coffees, and Cadyn did the heavy lifting. Enjoy.

Virtual Reality Commercial Shoot

I thought this shoot was cool so I wanted to share it with you:

We're playing with some ideas for a cover image for an upcoming report. This plays off the idea of augmented reality/immersive technology. Just a concept. Thoughts?

Photos of cover concept, image, and BTS.

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Process:

Knew we wanted a surreal vibe - so combining technology with something natural made sense. Horsebarn Hill is right here and I knew we could get pasture and sky without any interference from trees/horizon. A faculty member from the OPIM dept was more than willing to lend us some students and tech and we went from concept to shooting within 12 hours.

I wanted our subject floating, to add to the sense of VR, so I placed him on a stool (he had a spotter) knowing I could remove the stool legs later in Photoshop CC.

The sun was 92.96 million miles away and to the right of the camera, so all I needed was another punchy light about 10 feet to the left at 600 w/s to add some dimension and make our subject pop.

Editing:

Touched up in Lightroom CC
Stool removed in Photoshop + other adjustments
Final touches in Lightroom

Tech details:

Shot on Nikon D750
1/320 @ f/10
ISO 100
24mm (24-70 2.8)

Light:

Godox Witstro Flashes AD600BM, full power, camera left. Reflector with 40 degree grid.

This was done on assignment for the UConn School of Business (C) 2018 Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business.

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