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Another image captured at After Dark Charlotte, and worked at home using CS5 and some manipulated textures.

 

The Queen of Autumn, Nikon D3S, Nikkor 105mm F/2, 1/200th sec.

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I think I like this version even better. What do you think?

 

 

 

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From a recent session at After Dark Charlotte, under the direction of Brian DeMint, one of the most original artists I have ever met. He lit models using a beat up work light, as well as a florescent ring. The art direction was spectacular!

 

 

 

Nikon D32, Nikkor 24-120 at f/4, 1/125.

Posted by: David    Tags:      Posted date:  October 21, 2011
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Being a pro means you must constantly keep learning and sharpening your skills. One of the things I like to do is to review older images, and revisit the post processing to apply some of the things I’ve learned over the years.

This is an image of a lovely bride, Shereeva, who I photographed at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth two years ago. This was an image I passed on the first time. This time I revisited it in B&W, with a taste of both warm and cool tones and a little digital schmutz for the background. Have definitely learned some post since these images were created.

 

 

 

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Every day provides new opportunities for learning. Every day is a learning day for a working professional. It is particularly instructive to go back and look at past work, and to reconsider images once created in terms of what I’ve learned since. This layout from Beth and James’ wedding a couple of years ago is a good example. The first time around, I produced all these images in color. This time, a little kiss of warm black and white. And if you are planning a wedding, this is also an example of what a page layout for an album could look like.

 

 

 

 

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Generally it takes several weeks for a bride to return from her honeymoon, write thank-you notes, arrange her new life and otherwise find the time to review her proof images from the wedding. She’ll review them, then consult her new husband,  and determine which ones she would like to include for a coffee table book. Given that it takes some time to create a layout, submit that to the bride, respond then act upon (usually multiple) revisions, then send the book to the printer and wait for delivery, the entire process can take a couple of months.

 

Shereeva and Charles were married in Portsmouth a while back and then life happened. A cherished family member passed. School and work schedules intervened.  And the months rolled on before they were able to make their selects for the book.

 

I am delighted to say that this past week, I was able to put their coffee table books in their hands, and I just LOVED Shereeva’s response:

“I love love love the books, David! My mom was grinning from ear to ear when I gave it to her yesterday. Charles has taken ours to work to show it off to his co-workers :) Thank you so much.”

 

Words like that not only  make me happy; this is the reason that photographers do what they do. To create joy for others through imagery. Here are a couple more from the couple’s wedding and book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Ferraro is the principal of Impact Photography, a Norfolk, VA based studio concentrating on weddings, events and portraiture. The studio website is www.impactphotopro.com, and David’s blog is www.impactphotopro.com/blog. If looking for the finest wedding photographers in Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads, be sure to speak with David.

 

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One of the most satisfying moments for a wedding photographer is capturing those fleeting moments that, gone in a flash, reveal something of the people, the event, or the times.

 

The wedding of Scott and Lisa occurred at the bandstand at Bethany Beach, was officiated by Jackie Smith Roderick, one of Lisa’s high school friends who is now a Lutheran pastor.

 

One of the things that marked this ceremony and the reception that followed was the great sense of humor displayed by all the participants. This was a group who knew how to have fun– even during the exchange of vows.

 

 

 

David Ferraro is the principal of Impact Photography, a Norfolk, VA based studio concentrating on weddings, events and portraiture. The studio website is www.impactphotopro.com, and David’s blog is www.impactphotopro.com/blog. If looking for the finest wedding photographers in Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads, be sure to speak with David.

 

 

 

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Posted by: David    Tags:      Posted date:  July 16, 2011
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Nikon D90, ISO 400, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G at 28mm, f/5.6 @ 1/1250. No flash. Nik Viveza, Nik Tonal Contrast.

In April the “PSD Experience” came to Norfolk. This was one of those traveling road shows where the organizers brought together a number of mentors and presenters in the style of After Dark. The fact that it was in Norfolk meant that I had no option save to attend. Photogs seem to enjoy being presenters as well, because it exposes them, allows them to market their merch and their concepts, plus make a little slow season money.

 

I mostly attended sessions rather than studio or street shoots, although I did go on a couple. One such was led by David Beckstead, who has a stunning style when it comes to wedding photography. Beckstead brought his model onto the streets of Norfolk and posed her in a a dramatic and unconventional way that led off the beaten path bridal images.

 

The takeaway here is to use your yes, take advantage of unusual juxtapositions, and move the camera around.

 

David Ferraro is the principal of Impact Photography, a Norfolk, VA based studio concentrating on weddings, events and portraiture. The studio website is www.impactphotopro.com, and David’s blog is www.impactphotopro.com/blog. If looking for the finest wedding photographers in Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads, be sure to speak with David.

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