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The Quietest Wild Child You’ll Ever Meet.

Meet Dallas Perez, quite possibly the quietest wild child you’ll ever encounter.

Dallas is a long time friend of mine. Not only is she a budding local musician, understated bad-ass, she’s also very compassionate toward animals. There wasn’t exactly a specific theme for this shoot, I just asked her to bring drumsticks and smile. Of course, Earl Grey (my cat) made a cameo because he loves the camera. Seriously, for being such a scaredy cat strobes going off all around does not faze him. As usual I used the ole Nikon and Norman lights.

P.S. That whiskey photo at the end is mostly for me, it’s Oregon made Whipper Snapper. I love whiskey! Read more about this particular brand of whiskey here: http://www.ransomspirits.com/Whipper_Snapper.php and here: http://thewhiskeyjug.com/american-whiskey/whippersnapper-oregon-spirit-whiskey-review/

Please enjoy, and ask any questions if you have them.

Classic Dallas & Earl

Classic Dallas & Earl

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The “Survivalist Guide To SE Portland” Assignment

The opportunity to photograph images of your friend yielding axes and carrying knives in public doesn’t always happen, but when that opportunity comes YOU SAY YES. Hitting the stands today is the special SE Portland Survival Guide addition of the Portland Mercury. My pals Keely (model), and Justin (Art director) collaborated with me on this photo project and I have to say it was a lot of fun to shoot.

Most images were shot on the quick with an SB-600 flash and a cheapo umbrella on a flimsy light stand. For me, the most interesting part had to be holding the stand down without a sandbag in the wind… While tethered to the flash by a short cord. YIKES!

Here are tear sheets from the project, it can be digitally downloaded via the Mercury website :

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The Imagery can be viewed full screen on my Behance account: https://www.behance.net/michellefmitchell

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Using Color Gels

Boredom with my usual set up has led me to explore new lighting options. I do not have my own dedicated studio space at this time and am usually working with one or two lights and little diffusion options. I have a “bare bones” operation in my garage right now. It is by no means glamorous but I’m glad I have some space to practice photography.

In lieu of purchasing more lighting I recently snagged some lighting gels from LEE Filters and have been playing around with them a little. Though I only have two lights and little experience with gels I’m still pretty happy with the results. You can expect more color gel shoots in the future, and maybe next time I’ll be more subtle with the color. 😉

 

The last three are my favorite, its interesting to see the exposure and color difference when a model is jumping all around.

Enjoy the low-res silly goodness!:

 

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To see more of my work visit my website http://www.michellefmitchell.com/#1 

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