Friday, January 13, 2012

Screwjob - A Play by Step Taylor

Early in the month I received an interesting job in the form of documenting a play written by Step Taylor called "Screwjob". The play starred Step Taylor and Leah Holder, my cousin, and was directed by Lee Kinney. It was presented a the Charlotte Street Art Centre on January 4 and 5th, and may I say it was wonderful, great job from all those involved. Here is the poster.

Now on to the photos, I had never really done anything like this before but was very interested in getting into this world. I didn't take photos during the play as to not disturb the process, rather we set up scenes after the fact and I captured them. I haven't been able to get the images to the people involved as of yet but I wanted to post my top picks out of the multiple that were taken. In the end the people involved may like others that I don't pick (and if your reading this I will be sending you high resolution pictures very soon), but I picked these based on my preferences as a photographer. 

To make sure I took full advantage of the lighting in the area I shot without flash at 1600 ISO and then edited out the noise in Lightroom, I believe it turned out great, now on to the pictures.

Thanks for the opportunity to everyone involved, it was an awesome experience.

-Larry M. Holder

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Images Lost In The Mix

I have no idea how I didn't post these last year, these we're some landscape and nature shots from Bloomfield, New Brunswick I took around the beginning of December. I was visiting my mentor, James Wilson, a wonderful person and a great photographer. The shots below I took when out shooting with him, the one of the tree I took after our meeting on the way home, it just caught my eye on the side of the road, enjoy.

I also tried to do an HDR composite, but I'm not a big fan of the outcome, HDR just looks way too fake to me, but here is my result.

Also here is a link to James' website for those interested to see the work of a true master

-Larry M. Holder 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Model Mayhem, Great Site To Find Models

A little while ago, one of my mentors Eric Boutilier-Brown suggested a website to find models on, . So I signed up, it's a great resource and I just did a shoot with my first model contact, Lee Ann Dussault. Shoot went great and for some of the more glam type photos I did some skin softening technics.

Also here is a link to Eric's site, he's an amazing photographer, mainly creates beautiful nude photos

-Larry M. Holder