Thursday, April 29, 2010

The master Gregory Heisler :)

Hey everyoneee,

So yesterday Greg took us on a little field trip to an abandoned bank in Greenfield. I have lived around greenfield my entire life and have never thought of going into this building. It was amazing! I am pretty sure horror films have been shot in there or at least some sweet movie. Greg is seriously a master of lighting and finding amazing places to shoot. He is such a great guy to have as an instructor. Every time we have class with him he just blows my mind away even more! Here are some of the pictures I took while at the abandoned bank :)

And here is the wonderful David Turner :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stephanie :)

Hey everyone,

Not much time for a post but here are some pictures I shot last week! Thank you so much for modeling Stephanie :) You are gorgeous and have such a great personality for modeling. Thank you sooo much!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Long day...


So today just felt like it dragged on forever. I was exhausted for some reason and just did not seem to have energy for anything. But we did watch a super interesting movie in Gregory's class about film and looking at different types of lighting over the years. Other than that though it was a day that just dragged one.

Enough of my sob story! I photographed two really pretty seniors from Pioneer last week... I really don't have much to say other than THANKS soooooo much for modeling both of you (Chelsey and Meghan) :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Inspired and In love :)

Hey everyone!

So today was an amazingly inspiring day! Justin and Mary came to speak at Hallmark and it totally made me fall even more in love with them. Check out there website because they are SO amazing and totally down to earth. It is mind blowing how much I learned from them today. I pretty much decided I am getting married asap and they are shooting my wedding because I need to be best friends with them! (Although I should probably find a guy first) They have such a great way of looking at business and their images are sooo great which tops it off!
(my linking won't work for some reason...sorrry!)

Justin and Mary are shooting Melissa Camps wedding. Melissa is a classmate, friend, amazingly beautiful model and a great photographer! I cannot wait to see the images that come from her and Marc's wedding :) (be sure to look Melissa Camp up on facebook and check out some of her albums of work, she is greatttt)

My posts have been kind of all over the place lately but I am trying to get back in order with my shoots. This past weekend I got a chance to photograph two gorgeous seniors at my local high school. (Chelsey and Meghan) They were adorable and it was great to be able to spend a little bit of time with both of them.

Caiti and I of course shot this shoot together and the clouds were inspiring Caiti so I need to do a little shout out by this picture she took on our way to the shoot...

Check out Caiti's website. She is amazing and I am so inspired by her work. She is my other half in the photo world and I have NO idea what will become of us when we are separated in June...Anywhooo look at (again link won't work so put a little effort in here and copy and paste it into a new tab.) After you finish reading my post of course :)

I fill follow that picture up with one I took at our beautiful location, which is obviously a field!

I also did a shoot with two of my friends Lauryn and Nicole. I don't get to spend too much time with my friends these days (sadly) so to have them in my environment and be able to still see them is so great! It was more of a "for fun" shoot, which made it so easy to relax myself and them. It was great to not have an agenda or a plan and just go out there and take pictures. I am starting to miss the days when I used to just come up with an idea, location, or have no idea at all and just go shoot for myself. Hopefully those days will come back after my portfolio has been submitted.

All of this weeks images will be posted very soon :)

As for more are some of a beautiful UMASS dancer, Andria. She was so helpful to me and is super gorgeous. I don't have many pictures to show because I went in with one idea for the shot I wanted to turn in but there are also two others that I took prior to the studio shoot that I liked...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hey :)

Soooo today we went on a little field trip in Gregs class. It was a very interesting life experience to say the least! The location was the round house and it had so many interesting little nooks to photograph in. Caiti and I were in a group with Dakota and David Turner came along to pass on some great ideas to us. There is no way to even explain this location so I will just have to let you wonder about it!

We were practicing using strobes (which is usually not my pot of tea) . Here are a few of the pictures I took of Dakota :) (Thanks for modeling)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Video Class

So here is a quick post on what we did today in Video class. It was just a fun exercise about using the 5D for video :) we are starting to do promotional videos and here is the first "practice" video we did!

Caiti and I will be posting a weekly video :) keep an eye out for them!

Experimenting in the Studio!

Hey everyone,

The weather is finally getting nice and I am stuck inside all day :/ but as a plus I have got a lot of work done! Caiti and I have a portrait shoot at 5 which will help the claustrophobia! Yesterday I worked hard on setting up google analytics and making sure to be consistent on updating my flickr, twitter, facebook, website and blog. Social media is more time consuming than I ever expected and it totally has drained me! I created a new page on facebook (Vanessa Tierney Photograph) so be sure to "Like" it!

Today I only have one image to show because I am not done working on others from the shoot. I did a shoot in the studio last week and experimented with my lighting. I used a background spot with two kickers coming from both directions behind her. I then had two big black cards blocking any night from coming onto her face from behind. This gives a little bit of an edge to the image. I then had a beauty dish on a boom stand above her and a fill light directly behind me. The lighting is super fun to play with and I really like how it turned out! Here is the image I picked to use and after I do some editing to the others I will post them :) Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Kirstie :)

Hey everyone,

So this blog post is all about the beautiful Kirstie and her fabulous boyfriend Chris. They are SO adorable together and have been so amazing for Caiti and I. Kirstie has helped us out a lot with modeling and getting us in touch with her friends. (Thank you SO much!) Kirstie is absolutely beautiful and her and Chris have such a great chemistry! I feel like words can't even describe how I feel about them so I will just post the pictures :) Thanks again!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Beach trip :)


So this weekend Caiti and I went to the beach to photograph the most amazinggg couple ever, Kate and Doug. They are so adorable and I really am in love with them now. I am really happy with how the pictures came out :) They were so affectionate and had a great chemistry in front of the camera. The weather was not the best, rainy and cloudy but that light was fabulous. There are literally 30 pictures that I am in love with but here are some of my top picks!

Thank you again Kate and Doug. You both are so adorable :) Keep me in mind for any future events ;)

Andddd thank you so much Andria for letting me photograph you Friday night, I will post those once I edit them!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Citron :)

Hey All,

Sorry to disappoint and skip a blogging day but it was a very low key day in Vanessa's world. After 7 shoots I was dead! Wednesday I photographed Jocelyn Keech for my magazine cover. The image that I LOVE, totally doesn't fit any magazine so I am having a rough time deciding what to do about it :( On the contrary Jocelyn is GORGEOUS and I could use any of the images but I don't know if I can sacrifice the one I love for one that fits better...(haha sounded like a romantic movie line) Anywho, I will figure that out when the time comes!

Now on to Kate Citron :) She is SUPER cute and I struggled when deciding which picture to use! Here are some of my faves!