Shooting portraits at night can be one of the most challenging assignments. Lighting can be tricky, because you want to make sure your subject is properly lit, while still seeing lights and other details in the background. But it can also be one of the most rewarding, providing a wonderful contrast between lights and the darkness. I wanted to try shooting at night down at the Waterfront. During the holidays their central square features a lot of lights and decorations, making it the ideal background for this type of shoot. It was an interesting challenge trying to balance the light from my off-camera flashes with the Christmas decorations.
Taylor is a relatively new model going to school in the Pittsburgh area. It was our first time working together, and I don't think it will be our last.
I've been a professional photographer since I was in college in the late 1970s, when coeds paid me to take their photos. I've been a "weekend warrior", doing weddings for the last 25 years, and shooting digital since 2004. At the beginning of 2006 I left my "Dilbert" job to pursue photography full time. I currently live in Pittsburgh.