Firefly Imageworks

Photo Phundays

March 2, 2011


Not too terribly long ago, a couple photographer pals (Jaime Patterson and Karlin Lichtenberger) and I had the bright idea of catching up on a day and just spending it exercising our photographic, creative muscles. The Firefly Imageworks studio played host to the first meet-up in August of last year, and once the day was done, we all agreed it was something that should be a reoccurring thing. Thus Photo Phundays were born.

This past weekend saw the most recent Phunday. Newcommers to the meet-up included two other photographers, Cassie Sconzo and Angelica Schmitt, stylist Tremayne Hill, and makeup artist, Heather Toler… and my new dog Halpert (whom you’ll meet more formerly in a future post).

Many laughs, creative moments, and pizzas later, we all found ourselves checking the clock, amazed at what time it was, and noticing that we were coming away with some pretty amazing shots. For me, a huge part of the excitement was utilizing a giant soft-box I’d recently purchased for my AlienBees ABR800 Ring-flash unit. The box allowed it to become a giant soft-box or also a giant ring-flash. Additionally, I played around with an idea I had of only using Christmas lights as lighting. I really, really liked how it all came out, and the addition of people who know what they’re doing in the styling and make-up categories really help add to overall quality of the final shots.

Below is a small sampling of the images that I found on my own camera at the end of the night. Let me know what you think, and here’s hoping for even more Photo Phundays with more, amazing talent in attendance in the very near future!

  1. Wow these turned out freakin amazing!

    Comment by H | March 2, 2011 at 11:30 am
  2. I’m in love with the Christmas lights. Crazy awesome.

    Comment by Rachel | March 29, 2011 at 2:04 am

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