isaynotodrugsbuttheydontlisten asked: Hey Half Moon Photography! Do you using x100s on your photoshoot? Nice photos!
Thanks. Yes, all of these were taken with the X100S.
It’s a rad camera.
Shot with my local idol Karen Russell.
She wanted to hit up Home Suite Home, an extended stay residence off 50.
The place reminded me of an apartment complex I spent some of my childhood at, but rougher.
I brought my new “go to” setup, being a flash with a snoot and a pack of gels to tint it.
We started off in the courtyard and shot the breeze for a minute as the sun set.
A minute after starting the shoot, some of the residents asked for a portrait, so I asked them to join in on hers.
Everybody was super nice or indifferent, which was cool.
Karen says that the place is a mecca for sex offenders, which is a bummer, because there were a shit-ton of kids running around.
So I met up with Travis Braxton of the Wendigo to shoot some portraits.
The poor buggar was using some shots I took from a New Year’s Eve party I threw last year (he killed it) as his album art and general promo stuff.
After considering/scouting a couple locations, I decided on a little psychic shop on Mills called Readings by Dinah.
The place has two neon signs that made for a killer backdrop to Travis’ otherworldly (underworldly?) presence.
I shot wide open at f2 at 1/640.
I shut out a lot of the ambient light with the fast shutter speed to isolate Travis and the signs.
I lit him with a single flash at 1/64 power, which was more than enough at f2.
We got the second shot in the next lot over.
I stopped down to f4 and put a snoot on the flash and pulled it back like 6 feet to cast a hard shadow on his (the dead animal’s) face.
I’ll be meeting up with Travis later this weekend to shoot another portrait, as I might not be seeing him for a bit!