Category Archives: Portraits

Retro Fashion Editorial

My awesome model for this self-promo found me on Model Mayhem recently. I am so happy she visited the RCC studio and helped me with this shoot. I got lots of fun images and will share more later. This one fit best for my self-promo as a retro fashion editorial piece.

©Eric Waters 2012

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Re-Imagined Images- Black & White

Over the break,  I’ve experimented with editing some digital color images as black and white shots. So, here are a few outtakes from previous shoots, reimagined without color. Enjoy!

All images ©Eric Waters 2012

10th Annual Asheboro Fall Roundup Horse Parade

Last Sunday, I stumbled upon a whole mess of horses and their owners in downtown Asheboro! It was the 10th annual Asheboro Fall Roundup Horse Parade and there were some wonderful horses and their riders dressed up and on display. I took my new 50mm 1.8 lens down to the parking lot where the parade started and got some shots…

All images ©Eric Waters 2011

RCC Photo Student for Mayor

For one of my self-promos, I decided to photograph a political campaign-style portrait. First year student, Lewis Perkins agreed to pose for me (as the candidate) and we shot outside the Asheboro City Hall. I underexposed the background to make him stand out and shot from a low angle to give him a sense of power.

©Eric Waters 2011

Here is a behind-the-scenes idea of the set-up. I had one strobe on a battery back with an umbrella and the awesome Courtney Satterfield assisting, holding a fill Unlike this picture, the strobe was on Lewis’ left in the final shot. Thanks to Lewis and Courtney for helping with this image!

Self-Portraits #7, #13

Our latest weekly photo illustration assignment was to create two self-portraits. Mine are below. Enjoy!

©Eric Waters 2011

And here is the lighting set-up for my second shot:

Getting Snooty in the Streets

In Small Format class, we are learning about hand held strobes (flashes) for use when on location or shooting on the fly. We made cardboard modifiers which go over the strobe and control the direction of its light, called snoots. The shot below was done with a snoot on the flash. The background was purposely slightly underexposed to make the subject really pop. Thanks to classmate, Alyssa Paige-Murkin for being my awesome model!

©Eric Waters 2011

Portrait Re-creation

For our Spring Portrait class, we were assigned to find an image by another photographer that we liked and to try to recreate it or copy its style. I choose this image of Audrey Hepburn by Yousuf Karsh. Thanks to the wonderful model Laura Smearman and to Molly Mullin for rocking the make-up on this shoot. This was shot on medium format film and scanned from the negative.

Eric Waters ©2011

Spring Portfolio 2011

Here are 3 of the 5 images from my Spring Portfolio for Design Class. These were scanned from medium format b&w film negatives.

©Eric Waters 2011

Fall Portfolio

Laura Smearman, Durham, NC 2010  – ©Eric Waters