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PDXtra Magazine Jan/Feb Issue

A few images from a recent shoot for PDXtra magazine. I was asked if I could find the models myself for this one and felt really lucky that I met Johna and Steve. They both fit the demographic and exude the lifestyle the article was exploring. We traveled around the downtown area one afternoon to check out some neat businesses that cater to a healthier lifestyle. Talk about a tight schedule! Luckily my team was wonderful as well as enthusiastic. We got the job done on schedule!

Locations include Firebrand Sports, The Float Shoppe, The Yoga Space, & Prasad Cuisine.

The article touches on resolutions and features some wonderful local Portland services that may help you pick up a few new skills that keep you happy and healthy this year.

Read the article here: http://www.oregonlive.com/premium/pdxtra/2015/01/promises_promises_ways_we_can_1.html#incart_m-rpt-2

Michelle F Mitchell Photography

Michelle F Mitchell Photography for PDXtra

I hope the new year is treating you all well!

Cheers,
Michelle

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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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