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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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A Day in the Life: Asheboro Librarian

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!

The Tripod Stays in the Shot

In our Monday product lighting photo lab we were assigned to find an ad of a product and then recreate it as closely as possible in terms of lighting by the end of the day. I choose a tripod ad from a photo magazine. The tripod I used was older and less fancy but it was a good exercise to figure out the lighting…

Here is a shot of the lighting set-up:

Fashion Flare

In the studio, I wanted to experiment with some high-key individual model fashion style shots. Caroline Simmons (a talented recent RCC graduate herself) agreed to model and we tried some different lighting styles and looks. I ended up liking the two shots below- envisioning it as a mock double page ad for a designer eyewear company. Thanks to Caroline for modeling while also giving lighting assistance on the set!

©Eric Waters 2011

Read A Book!

For one of my self-promotions, I shot a few images with the idea of a reading campaign in mind. Thanks to Lillian Higgins and Trey Lovelady (RCC newbies!) for doing a great job modeling.

©Eric Waters – 2011

Here was my studio set-up:

Heavy Metal

For our Small Format class, we were assigned to photograph with flash at an indoor industrial location. I found the Randolph Machine Co. in Asheboro. The owner and workers were friendly and helpful and all the industrial machinery was perfect for photographing. I had to get an overall shot of the shop, a close-up shot of a worker’s hands and a mid-range shot of someone in their work area. Here is my submission for that last shot.

©Eric Waters 2011

Get Your Goats Here

For Small Format class, we had to locate and photograph a farm. I found  Kilby Family Farms here in Asheboro, NC. They make goat cheese and milk! Goats are weird and obstinate creatures but can be very interesting models. Here are some photographs from my visit there. Thanks to the Kilbys for allowing me to take these shots.

©Eric Waters 2011