Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Gage Powers - Class of 2017

Photographing seniors is a curious proposition.  Many of them have personalities that are well-established as to how they perceive themselves and how they want the world to see them.  Therefore, whenever I have a session with a high school student I like to meet them in a chat session before the shoot so that we can mesh both our personalities ahead of time.  It just makes the shoot a whole lot easier and quicker.

However, after my conference with Gage and his mom I went away thinking he was neither impressed with me, my talents, or the idea of being photographed.  It was the typical "guy thing" and I concluded that I was going to have my work cut out for me the day of the session.  Yet, I'll have to admit that I had totally misjudged him.  The day of the shoot Gage was on point and it was a pleasure watching him become more comfortable before the camera with each shot.

What I like about this session with Gage is that it shows a mature young man who didn't put on airs but stayed true to himself.  Maybe that's why he drives a big ole honking truck named "Dixie" and is already successfully employed.  Congratulations, Gage, you're my top "Senior of the Year" candidate.  I wish you lots of success upon graduating.

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My favorite shot of Gage.

Stills:  Canon 30D w/17-55mm IS
          Canon 10D w/70-200mm IS
Still Post:  Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS3
Plugin:  Portraiture Professional

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