Virginia Senior Portrait Photographer
Have you had your senior pictures taken? Are you looking for a senior portrait photographer? Contact us for more information on our senior portrait sessions!
Meet Matt. He choose us to photograph his senior portraits. He wasn’t really sure what he wanted for portraits, he just knew that he needed senior photos taken. This is true of a lot of our seniors. It is our job as a senior portrait photographer to come up with locations, poses and dressing tips to help all of our clients have a great senior experience.
If you are a photographer and you need help with dressing tips, senior posing tips and more, check out our High School Senior Photography Kit.
As with most high school seniors, this is the first time they have had professional portraits taken since they were young. This is a very exciting time in every family’s life. We strive to create amazing images that will last a lifetime.
We began Matt’s senior photo session at our studio. Our studio is located in the historic district in downtown Norfolk. In a 2 block radius we have every background imaginable. Trees, cobblestone, history, texture, color, it is a photographer’s background dream!
How to Find the Perfect Window Lighting for Portraits
There is a learning curve to every type of photography and every type of lighting, especially if you are shooting indoors. Our studio is located in a historic house built in 1850 and has oversized windows that allows in gorgeous light. The direction of light is very important in photography. North light is going to be your best source of window light.
When we are photographing someone in window light, we want to light to fall on their face. Then we use a reflector to bounce light back at the subject.
Natural window light portraits tend to give a softer look using this technique. This technique works great for clients of all ages. For older clients it gives a very “kind” and softer appearance using window light vs. studio lighting.
Here is a series of photos using our window lighting technique.
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Creating Unique Senior Portraits with Off Camera Lighting
We use a variety of photography lighting in every portrait session and every wedding that we photograph. Learning different lighting techniques is key to creating a well rounded portfolio. Off camera lighting is a technique where you basically get your flash off of your hot shoe and away from the camera. With the right technique and the right equipment you can create unique portraits.
Flow Posing in Photography
We tend to use flow posing in most of our portrait sessions and weddings. Basically that is being able to capture a series of images quickly in a short amount of time. We do this by making very small adjustments in our clients posing as well as using multiple lens choices in the same location.
Here is a quick sample of this technique that we used on Matt’s senior photo session.
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If your senior photography posing is stuck in a rut, check our our Senior Look Book for inspiration in your posing.
I could have blogged all of Matt’s senior portraits because I loved his session. I will leave you with a few more of our favorite photos.
We are Virginia senior portrait photographers serving all of Virginia and beyond. Contact us today about creating your own unique senior portrait session!
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NASCAR Nationwide Series Photography – Richmond International Raceway
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice and Qualifying Photos
This weekend we had the privilege of hanging out and photographing our favorite sport. We took photos all day at the Richmond International Raceway. We started the day at 9:00 AM with NASCAR Sprint Cup practice.
The morning was filled with excitement as cars took the field. They were in and out of the garage area. All morning the were tweaking to get the fastest car possible for the Federated Auto Parts 400.
The garages were hectic with crews adjusting their cars during practice. With all of the hectic-ness of the day, it makes it easy to stay busy photographing.
NASCAR Nationwide Wide Series Qualifying Photos
The afternoon at Richmond International Raceway was filled with qualifying. The first qualifying segment of the day belonged to the Nationwide Series. With 43 cars in the field, all would make the starting line up. Their qualifying would simply determine their starting position, not if someone would not make the field.
Kyle Busch, driving for JGR would end up on top taking the pole position for the Nationwide race. Landon Cassill of JD Motorsports would qualify 11th for the Nationwide Race. With top Sprint Cup drivers in the field, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson and Matt Kenseth, they would give the Nationwide drivers a run for their money.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying Photos
As the qualifying segment began for the Sprint Cup drivers, we knew that there would be a frenzy on the racetrack. We also knew that with a frenzy their would be plenty of opportunity for great NASCAR photos. The reason we knew that all the drivers would head out immediately was because of cloud cover. In NASCAR, the cloud cover cools the track therefore the cars go faster. For qualifying you want the fastest time possible. The faster you are the better line up for the NASCAR race and the better pit selection you will have.
Brad Keselowski laid down the fastest lap time making him the pole sitter for the NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 500. Jeff Gordon will be sitting outside on row 1 with the second fasted qualifying time.
If you missed the Brickyard where Jeff Gordon took home the trophy, check out some of our NASCAR photos from the race.
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The sun was setting at the Richmond International Raceway as the skydivers plunged from an airplane thousands of feet above. With the sun setting and a gorgeous sky we knew the the photos of the skydivers would be spectacular.
From green flag to checkered flag, we were in a night racing situation. We were photographing after sunset, late into the evening presents challenges. Fortunately if you have the right photography gear, fast lenses and fast cameras, you can capture some great NASCAR photos. With dim lighting and fast moving subjects the challenge can be intimidating. Knowing the sport certainly helps with getting key figures and key shots through the NASCAR race.
NASCAR Nationwide Series Winner – Kyle Busch Photos
The the checkered flag fell, Kyle Busch of JGR won the race in a dominating fashion. He lead every single lap of the VA529 College Savings Plan 250.
Check back soon for lots more NASCAR photos coming soon.
NASCAR Nationwide Series photography is something that we absolutely love. We hope to have many more opportunities to photograph NASCAR in the near future.
If you are interested in us photographing for your NASCAR Nationwide for NASCAR Camping World or NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, contact us today!
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Richmond International Raceway NASCAR Photos
We are huge NASCAR fans and have been our entire life. That being said, being given full access at a NASCAR race is exciting for us. We love the opportunity to photograph anything, but NASCAR photography…amazing.
Today was our first day at the Richmond International Raceway. Our day was cut short due to inclement weather. We were only able to photograph about 1 hour. Still we were able to capture some cool photos.
Those of you that follow our photography know that we love to capture an angry sky. Today’s weather was just what the doctor order.
Check out a few of the flooding weather pictures from today’s Nationwide NASCAR Series practice.
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We had the opportunity to hang out with Landon Cassill. He drives in the Nationwide Series for JD Motorsports. Unfortunately the second practice shortened with a real gully washer. He wasn’t able to get out of the garage. The team was doing final adjustments on the car for Friday’s qualifying. Check out a few photos of the weather we had to deal with.
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We are looking forward to photographing for the next two days. Tomorrow we will be covering the Nationwide qualifying and also the Sprint Cup practice and qualifying.
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Tomorrow evening we looking forward to capturing some more NASCAR photography of the Virginia529 College Savings 250 Nationwide Race.
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