Executive portrait and alternative portrait of the fantastic Leah Taylor.
At Berkshire East Ski Resort, I had the pleasure to photograph Morgan. He manages the tuning shop at Berkshire East and was willing to take a little bit of time to take a portrait. He handcrafted these skis himself. Thanks Morgan!
Hallmark students are currently nearing the end of Phase 3 and their work is being critiqued by instructors. The critique class is definitely a great way for the instructors to get a feel for the student's body of work and for the students to get some critical feedback and suggestions. My first critique was with Gregory Heisler, and I learned a ton by sitting with him and talking about my work. Heisler is an expert at lighting, so it was so much help having him look over my portfolio. Our instructor John Nordell captured the process. Please check out the photo here:
Our assignment was to shoot a professional PR image for our client and then provide an alternative image that tells a story about the individual. Scott in an avid camper and we actually pitched a tent inside the portrait studio to achieve the alternative image.
During the month of October, Salem is definitely a place to visit because it's Halloween all month. In fact, it's Halloween all year there, but particularly in October it gets very kooky and festive. I was always fascinated with the Salem Witch Trials when I was younger, and it was interesting to see the memorials and how the town has evolved since.
Mock witch trial starting on the cobble stone streets leading to the courthouse.