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When I first moved to the area, I spent weeks just driving around looking for special places to take photos. Basically location scouting for my clients. One day, I drove a pretty good distance from Peachtree City and I stumbled across this old Purina pet food factory. The weeds were high and the metal from the old factory had rust stains. These are two of my favorite things when looking for a spot. (Not that I like the snakes that are sometimes in those long weeds!)
I used this space for just a few clients. I new it would be perfect for a male senior session. It has been a long time since I have photographed there. Last I was there the crew of the Walking Dead had found this spot and were using it.
Often times, parents call to schedule sessions for the senior high school students. They often ask what they should bring if anything. I like to suggest they bring something that identifies who they are as a senior. Whether they play a sport or and instrument, anything. This is a good example of someone who brought great items that represented part of who he is his senior year. His sport, his car, and his jacket.
Usually I like to work with natural light. You hear this often when looking around for a photographer. The term “natural light photographer”. A photographer may genuinely prefer the use of natural light. They may like the less artificial look. They may just like the way they can play with sun light to get different looks due to position of subject or even time of day. If you have interest in photography, and you’d like to know more about lighting, here is a fantastic article by Darlene Hildebrandt.
I call myself a natural light photographer. I just love to play with what lighting the natural environment provides. There are times though when I make an exception. This location was one of those times. The auditorium was pitch black. I used some different arrangements of spot lights that the venue had. To that, I also used some of my own lights.
This sweet girl is beyond talented and has some talented shoes to fill with family that worked in Motown. The session was meant to highlight each of her talents. It was my pleasure to work with her and her family.
Neenah is not a stranger of being in front of the lens. As a child she has been in national advertising campaigns. Now as nearly a high school graduate, she has launched a singing career. I remember walking the streets of Washington D.C., seeing Neenah’s face go by on the side of a Metro bus. Another time I remember sitting on my sofa watching TV, and seeing her in a commercial walking with Neil Armstrong. The last time I had Neenah on the other side of my lens, it was a video camera, and she was about 4 years old. I was shooting a public service video for college, and she was my star. Now many years later she was in front of my camera lens again. She now lives in California, so when I think of her, I think of sunshine. I decided to play with the use of the sun as my filter in these photos.