• capture0155
  • capture0069-edit
  • capture0087-closeup
  • capture0076-2-edit
  • capture0154closeup-edit
  • capture0093
  • capture0144for-compositesmall2-edit
  • capture0168highkeysmall-edit
  • capture0124-2-edit
  • capture0013closeup-edit
  • image6a
  • capture0013-edit
  • image1a
  • image2a
  • image7a

Posts Tagged ‘Portraits’

Dog Days at the Beach

_DSC1836-950px-Edit

The dog days, with summer winding down – a good time to visit the beach. These images were taken at Pear Tree Point Beach in Darien, Connecticut.

So, there’s always this question – do you ask someone’s permission to take their picture or just grab it surreptitiously?  With the lifeguard, who was a pretty cool dude, I wanted to get right under his stand, so I asked him and then told him to ignore me, which he did.

_DSC1845-950px-Edit

This girl was pretty wrapped up in her music – I didn’t ask. I shot from over 100 feet away with a long telephoto lens.

By the way, be sure to click on each image to see it in a LARGER and clearer view.

_DSC1822-950px-

I definitely asked this little girl and her grandma as well if I could photograph her. She was mostly interested in her ice cream, but she engaged with me for quite a few shots.

_DSC1825-1000px-Edit

Have you ever noticed how little kids – who normally get bored easily – can happily play for hours on end at the beach?

My last image, below, was not at the beach, but was taken at Rowayton Harbor.  “Mom” helped set this shot up by throwing a tennis ball into the water a few times.

Ah, the dog days…

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

_DSC1874-Edit-950px-jpg

 

Video Slideshow with Christina

 

 

 

 

For the last couple of months, I’ve been working on a personal project  photographing one person, my friend Christina. Here’s a video slideshow of many of the images we created together. The pictures were taken in the studio, at a park, on the beach – and other locations.

Be sure to turn up the volume to hear Christina’s lovely singing voice on the soundtrack. And expand the picture so you can see it fullscreen size!

The song “True Love Ways” was written and originally performed by Buddy Holly. I’m showing my age by saying this was the first song I remember really being engaged with as a young boy in North Carolina in the late 1950’s. When I first heard Christina sing it in concert with her group “Gunsmoke,” I was blown away by her amazing voice and knew this was just the right music for us to use in our video.

Enjoy!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

At the Beach with Christina

_BWR2336-1100px-Edit

Please Click on each image in this post to see it LARGER and CLEARER on your screen!

Regular readers know that I’ve been working on a continuing personal project with Christina, pictured here, to photograph her over a period of 10 weeks, in a variety of settings.

If you missed some of the earlier blog posts, see the blue links to the right, with Christina’s name in the title.

_BWR2244-1100px-Edit

Last week, we went to a local beach cove and took pictures from about 5pm to 7pm.  With some clouds around and the sunset fast approaching, the light changed every few minutes. So, it was necessary to continually adjust camera settings as well as the strength and angle of the flash. I get spoiled in the studio where I can instinctively set and control my light for hours on end! But this evening was good practice for staying on your toes as conditions changed.

_BWR2328-950px-

For this shoot, I was ably assisted by my fabulous new 12-year old photo assistant, Ridgely. I used a small flash unit in most of these images and Ridgely held the light for me. But she also held “flags” (you have to look up what a photography flag is!), did some fashion styling and was generally a big help all around. Thank you, Ridgely!

_BWR2225-950px- Edit

Christina and I are coming to the end of our project – sad to say! I plan to pull together a few of the images from each of our shoots into a video slide show. Stay tuned for details. Christina – you’ve been a joy to work with!

_BWR2323-1000px-Edit

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

_BWR2489-950px-Edit

 

    Subscribe to This Blog

    Articles by Categories

    Articles by Month

    Calendar

    September 2015
    M T W T F S S
    « Aug    
     123456
    78910111213
    14151617181920
    21222324252627
    282930