April 25, 2017

SOBE – Rocks Girl

20130725_1925PA_001_PSHOOT_SOBE_ROCKS_GIRL_1024xAUTO.JPGSOUTH BEACH, Fla. (July 25, 2013) – There are no shortage of rocks along the jeti at South Beach. There, when the sun slowly finds its way falling into a sunset, location photography is a breeze.

Photography by MichaelUribe.com.

Vol: 20130725PA

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Kondwani – River’s Edge

20140119_1100PAC_049_PSHOOT_KONDWANI_PACES_MILLS_RIVER_SIT_2048xAUTO.JPG ATLANTA, Ga. (Jan. 19, 2014) – Model Kondwani Kapembwa and photographer Michael Uribe take time out of their busy schedules to conduct a photo shoot somewhere deep inside one of Atlanta’s parks. The weather was cold, and many challenges existed for both the model and the photographer alike to maintain their composure during the day while on location shooting along side a flowing river.

Vol: 20140119_1100PAC Photography by MichaelUribe.com

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Kondwani – River Walk

20140119_1100PAD_066_PSHOOT_KONDWANI_PACES_MILLS_RIVER_WALK_2048xAUTO.JPG ATLANTA, Ga. (Jan. 19, 2014) – Model Kondwani Kapembwa and photographer Michael Uribe take time out of their busy schedules to conduct a photo shoot along side a river somewhere in Atlanta.The weather was cold, and challenges existed for both the model and the photographer to maintain their composure during the day while shooting on location.

Vol: 20140119_1100PAD Photography by MichaelUribe.com

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Photographer’s Notes:

There were a couple of challenges involved in this shot.
First, the water. The river bent a number of times, and in order to get the composition I wanted I needed to step into the water. Otherwise, various background elements not desired would have made their way into the composition.

The weather was also cold. This limited the time Kondwani was able to model between each session. After each shooting session, Kondwani would bundle herself up in a blanket to warm back up. This, not only kept here comfortable, it also kept goose bumps from forming on her skin which are very noticeable if measures are not taken to keep the model warm.

The distance Kondwani was able to walk for each shot was also limited given where the portable lights were position around here. I had her walk back and forth along a path around six feet long to keep the light hitting her relatively consistent.

Kondwani made the best of the mood during the shot. I love how she improvised during the shot by slowly poring out sand from the wooden cup while she walked. An unexpected surprise.

Because I was also shooting into the sun which occasionally found its way between the trees, I needed to stay in one spot or shield my lens to avoid lens flare.

When shooting along a sandy beach, I was also mindful of excessive foot prints cluttering up the sand. Though in these shots, given the low angle I was shooting at, foot prints in the sand were not too much of an issue. However, in scenes where the model is surrounded by sand that is visible in the composition, that would be much more of a concern.

From an equipment standpoint, one of the lights needed to be placed into the river to keep it from getting into the shot. Though the river was shallow, and its current was moving relatively slow, setting up the light in the river was done very carefully to avoid dropping anything into the river such as the pocket wizards, portable battery power or even the flashes themselves. Efforts were made to insure each device was tightly affixed to the stand.

It’s one thing to describe the concerns of setting up valuable electronics in the middle of a river, and its another thing doing it yourself. You just are going to have to try it once to understand the heighten level of urgency it brings to the set.

Kondwani – Grassy Field

20140119_1100PAB_180_PSHOOT_KONDWANI_PACES_MILLS_GRASSY_FIELD_2048xAUTO.JPGATLANTA, Ga. (Jan. 19, 2014) – Model Kondwani Kapembwa and photographer Michael Uribe take time out of their busy schedules to conduct a photo shoot in a grassy field.The weather was cold, and challenges existed for both the model and the photographer to maintain their composure during the day while on location shooting.

Photography by MichaelUribe.com.

Vol: 20140119_1100PAB

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Kondwani – On the Rocks

20140118_1030PAF_1682_KONDWANI_LENOX_PARK_ROCK_SIT_1024xAUTO.JPGATLANTA, Ga. (Jan. 18, 2014) – Model Kondwani and photographer Michael Uribe take time out of their busy schedules to conduct a photoshoot sitting on a rock as the sun worked its way through the trees.

The weather was cold, and challenges existed for both the model and the photographer to maintain their composure during the location shoot.

Photography by MichaelUribe.com

Vol: 20140118_1030PAF

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