Julio has been another model I have used over the last few years. This photo shoot was at the popular Memory Grove Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. We showed up early on a Sunday morning with hopes of beating the crowds. Photographers love this location because of the trees, memorials, stairs, trails, stone, river, and the bridge. Dogs are allowed to run free, without a leash so watch your step. Julio brought his nephew to be a photo assistant and he will get his own blog post soon.
I am slowly building my film portfolio. I have so many digital photographs to comb through, but I want to build and develop an film portfolio in addition. This was I can give people the option. Right now I shoot a few frames on a regular shoot so I can show a comparison to a client. I should do a full comparison once I have a sufficient portfolio.
Having an assistant to hold a reflector is a godsend. I am able to get the perfect natural light on my subject. I might have to hire an assistant more regularly.
Julio arrived with enough clothing to supply a small, and fashionable, army. We had plenty of time so he tried a number of outfits. We would also traverse the park looking for different backgrounds. The depth of field on my medium format film camera is really cool. I think it gives a unique look that 35mm can’t quite replicate.
As usual, the film was processed at Richard Photo Lab. They did an excellent job. No dust or scratches to worry about. When I receive the notification that the files are ready to download they are pretty much ready to share with the client and with the world. I have just taken way too long to get around to blogging the photographs. I had posted them to Facebook months ago!
With the New Year I made it a goal to blog everyday. Well, it wasn’t until March that I was able to get that goal started. Ack! However, since then I have been blogging 2-3 times a day. I need to replace all the old posts I had deleted. I’ve started fresh with my website and will be a bit more selective in the images I post to the website. I will still have mega posts like this one where I share twenty plus photographs. I think great photographs are going to be my best marketing tool as a photographer.
And I am sorting through my photographs of family portraits as well. I am not limited to single people portraits. Lots to do!