New Model: Gina

Young Woman (Michael Halberstadt)
Photograph of a Young Woman (Michael Halberstadt)

Recently I’ve been hiring models. There are a few reasons- I want to add something different to my stock photo library. I also need to hone my people photography skills for when they really count. So often I have a shoot and find myself fumbling with concepts I could have worked out when I wasn’t under alot of pressure. Having a large diverse library of people also seems to help getting my foot in the door for some gigs too.

In my most recent casting, my first model was Gina. She’s got a great look and was a real pleasure to work with.

Young Woman (Michael Halberstadt)
Photograph of a Young Woman (Michael Halberstadt)

On the unfortunate side,I found right before my shoot that all the lighting gear I meant to test was at my dad’s so we worked under natural light. Not to say that’s bad, but part of what’s in this for me is sorting out the lighting options. On the plus side with El Nino we had a giant softbox overhead (heavy overcast!)

Young Woman (Michael Halberstadt)
Young Woman (Michael Halberstadt)

Gina had a number of looks and outfits that played well for the shoot. We shot in a local park here in Alameda. All of the scenery was nature- which was nice. But I also wanted a mix of urban as well. Gina offered to do another shoot that I wanted in her neighborhood in San Francisco and I hope to make that happen after I’m done going down the list of all the great folks who’ve replied to my modeling request.

Young Woman (Michael Halberstadt)
Photograph of a Young Woman (Michael Halberstadt)

Thanks Gina!

Model Released People: Joe

Model Released Portraits of Young Man in San Francisco (Photographer: Michael Halberstadt)
Model Released Portraits of Young Man in San Francisco (Photographer: Michael Halberstadt)

I photographed Joe a while back as part of a stock photo project. It was quite a coincidence that on that same day I photographed another young woman (Howland) on the same day who was the same age and a lefty. What are the odds?!