Davy's Senior Photoshoot
Davy is a senior at Midway High School. He came over to my home studio with his mom and friend Kalli. Davy was naturally a bit nervous but everyone tried to help him relax and he gradually became more comfortable in front of the camera. He was around a lot of camera and lighting equipment, and this can be a little intimidating the first time! I took many cap and gown portraits and Davy looked good and the images will look great when printed and framed.
From the studio we took a short drive to an interesting location with a stone structure and heavily wooded. This area was very nice to use and we made some photos of Davy. One danger was that there were bees nearby, and poor Davy got stung by one! He survived and carried on with no complaints. After several dozen photos taken of him by now, Davy was pretty relaxed and seemed to be enjoying the experience more. Like many, Davy is shy about having pictures taken of himself, but with no pressure and positive feedback, he saw that it was nothing to be worried about.
Our next location was a park north of Lake Brazos, Bledsoe-Miller Park. I had scouted this area and realized there were a number of different spots that would make nice backgrounds and set different tones to the pictures I would take of Davy. With senior guys, they want a more edgy look to the images, so old brick with graffiti, metal with rivets, and other textures, and bold color, can provide a little more interesting background for guys.
We walked quite a way along the river, stopping at locations and taking some shots of Davy as we went. At the graffiti and a black metal support under a bridge, I asked Davy to give me a tough look, which he did, getting into it very well. I was very happy with the result, and how the light reflected on the metal. We made some different looking images, and that was my goal, and after editing and review by Davy's mom and dad, we were all pleased at the results.
See more of Davy's pictures in the featured photos for March. Thanks to Davy, his step-mom Sherry, dad Bill, and Kalli, who did a good job acting as my living light stand! With the windy conditions, I couldn't have managed without her help!