Welcome to a series of blogs focused on revisiting photoshoots I have attended over the years. I hope to have time go through old albums I have over the next few months. These albums are from group events that I have been lucky enough to be apart of all over the midwest.
Unplugged Artistic Event planning and studios is run by a dear friend of mine, Evie, who does a phenomenal job of giving artists like myself the opportunity to get our creative juices flowing. In volume 1 I am going back to the event she hosted at Black point estates in Lake Geneva.
Photo source: https://blackpointestate.wisconsinhistory.org/explore/
Event: Tessuti Fluenti at Blackpointe Estate
Tessuti’s theme was floral and victorian vibe with big gowns, flowing dresses or anything else we could create! As for us photographers, well the sky is the limit to create beautiful images in collaboration with the models.
Sadly I do not have any getting ready images of the model and the team of make up artists involved but I think the results speak for themselves! Ashley’s team of Make up artists consisted of Kristina of Allure Artistry and Emily Anne Artistry. Ashley did her own hair and styled herself in a beautiful gown for our photoshoot! I was rocking a Nikon D750 at the time and mostly shot this with a Tamron 70-200mm G2, which I still use at every shoot. We were using off camera flash from Godox, the AD600, in a 36″ octagon softbox. I was lucky to have the assistance of a talented photographer friend of mine Dan of Dan Bradley Photography. It was his first time at a photoshoot event.
And now onto the images! Click on them to see the larger version. Now these were all edited slightly different with the use of Photoshops new generative fill AI. It does make it a little bit easier to do background replacements, there was a car, telephone pole and wires back there before. So changes needed to be made! I also used an overlay on the first image to change up the feel of the portrait.
The second batch of images are some of my favorite images I have ever produced! It does help that Ashley is so photogenic! Sometimes photography can be a challenge and sometimes it all lines up and magic is made!
At photography events like this you only have one hour to meet up with your model, figure out where to take the photos, and to make the magic happen! It is a great way to challenge your skills! Let me know what you think in the comments or feel free to ask questions! Look for more photoshoot revisits coming soon!