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Sheila Bauzon Hypercolor Style has been published on on www.MikeMcGeePhotography.com

Model Credit: Sheila Bauzon
Here is my hypercolor series with model and actress Sheila Bauzon. My objective here was to create a truly metallic skin look to this low-key series using colored gels I call a “hypercolor” effect. In my other hypercolor shots I have shot in the past, I typically shot them with only a two-light setup using Einstein e640s from Paul C. Buff, Inc. However, this time I wanted even more drama in the rim lighting, and went with the three light Einstein e640 setup.
This is also my favorite color combination thus far, with a teal green colored gel placed on the key-light, and orange colored gels on the rim lights. For my backdrop, these two colors match perfectly with the Teal seamless paper color from Savage Universal.
For this hypercolor series, I wanted to use that extra rim light to create an even more metallic-like finish to the model’s skin, so that there’s a smooth transition from teal to orange in the highlights. Sheila’s poses and emotion captured in this series, really elevate the project and bring life and expression to shots and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
 
Model Credit: Sheila Bauzon
Model Credit: Sheila Bauzon
Model Credit: Sheila Bauzon
Model Credit: Sheila Bauzon
Model Credit: Sheila Bauzon
Model Credit: Sheila Bauzon
Model Credit: Sheila Bauzon
Model Credit: Sheila Bauzon
Model Credit: Sheila Bauzon
Model Credit: Sheila Bauzon
Model Credit: Sheila Bauzon
 
Want to learn more about a photoshoot or have a question?

Interested in a photoshoot? Just use the contact page here to email me with any photo session ideas you may have. If you are interested in portraits or headshots, I shoot professional portraits and professional headshots both outdoors with natural light and/or strobes, or in my San Francisco Bay Area-based photo studio with a wide variety of backdrops and lighting options for many types of projects. Whether it’s fashion photography, portrait photography, yoga or fitness photography, headshot photography, beauty headshot photography, artistic extreme colored gel hypercolor portraits, or anything in-between, I offer affordable rates for many budgets. I look forward to hearing from you. Let’s shoot!
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Elena California Sun Portrait Shoot has been published on on www.MikeMcGeePhotography.com

Model Credit: Elena Rose
One of the benefits of living in California is that it’s typically beautiful and sunny all year ’round. This was especially true for last week when the planets aligned, and the California sun was that pure golden color in the late afternoon for a brief few minutes. Although we had some in-studio looks scheduled, we took a break outside my studio to capitalize on the setting sun and snap a few of these portraits along the grassy fields in Berkeley, California.
I post my photos on Instagram (@mikemcgeephotography) but what I enjoy about posting an entire series to my photo journal is that you get to see the each shot in its original aspect ratio, without the need for cropping to an 8×10 ratio for Instagram, or modifying them in any way.
All of these were shot without any reflectors, no fill-flashes and no light modifiers. It was just a matter of finding the light of the sun, and positioning the model accordingly. I shot these with my favorite lens of all-time, my Nikon 85mm f.1/4 lens. To create that dreamy softness, I opened up the aperture to f/2.0, so it was open but not fully wide open. This results in a bit more of the blades of grass in view in the foreground, but still enough of a shallow depth of field to create the softness and focal point I was looking for. Love these results and this entire shoot took only approximately 10 minutes of actual shooting time, and the golden sun would only appear for brief moments behind the clouds.
 
Model Credit: Elena Rose
Model Credit: Elena Rose
Model Credit: Elena Rose
 
Want to learn more about a photoshoot or have a question?

Interested in a photoshoot? Just use the contact page here to email me with any photo session ideas you may have. If you are interested in portraits or headshots, I shoot professional portraits and professional headshots both outdoors with natural light and/or strobes, or in my San Francisco Bay Area-based photo studio with a wide variety of backdrops and lighting options for many types of projects. Whether it’s fashion photography, portrait photography, yoga or fitness photography, headshot photography, beauty headshot photography, artistic extreme colored gel hypercolor portraits, or anything in-between, I offer affordable rates for many budgets. I look forward to hearing from you. Let’s shoot!
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Elena Futuristic Femme Fatale has been published on on www.MikeMcGeePhotography.com

Model Credit: Elena Rose
Had another shoot with model Elena Rose. This time our objective was to do a hypercolor series with colored gels, for a futuristic femme fatale look. By “hypercolor”, this means a low light environment where the colored gels on the strobes provide a vivid and extreme color to your model. Images are also post-processed to bring out these extreme tones for vibrant, almost metallic-like finish to the look.
Here, model Elena looks incredible, striking many superhero-esque poses, which work incredibly well for the theme of this shoot. (She could be the next Wonder Woman, I swear!) The colored gels selected were orange and blue, and the background was the Teal seamless color from Savage Universal. Everything worked so well, and I’m extremely pleased with the results of this series…enjoy!
 
Model Credit: Elena Rose
Model Credit: Elena Rose
Model Credit: Elena Rose
Model Credit: Elena Rose
Model Credit: Elena Rose
 
Want to schedule a photoshoot?
Interested in a photoshoot? Just use the contact page here to email me with any photo session ideas you may have. I shoot both outdoors with natural light and/or strobes, or in my photo studio with a wide variety of backdrops and lighting options for many types of projects. I specialize in fashion, portrait, and headshot photography, with affordable rates for many budgets. I look forward to hearing from you. Let’s shoot!
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Katwalkkatt Diesel Jacket Shoot has been published on on www.MikeMcGeePhotography.com

Katwalkkatt Diesel Jacket Photoshoot
Had a wonderful photoshoot with model Katwalkkatt who was only in town for a short amount of time. We maximized the variety of looks for this shoot, but here’s a totally impromptu look from Kat who grabbed my Diesel jacket hanging on the hook and wore it better than I ever could. When she threw it on, I got the idea of pairing this with the Olive Green seamless backdrop from Savage Universal, and I absolutely love the results. This was a four light setup, with a background light added for greater separation.
Katwalkkatt Diesel Jacket Photoshoot
Katwalkkatt Diesel Jacket Photoshoot
 
Want to schedule a photoshoot?
Interested in a photoshoot? Just use the contact page here to email me with any photo session ideas you may have. I shoot both outdoors with natural light and/or strobes, or in my photo studio with a wide variety of backdrops and lighting options for many types of projects. I specialize in fashion, portrait, and headshot photography, with affordable rates for many budgets. I look forward to hearing from you. Let’s shoot!
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Devin Natural Portraits & Headshots has been published on on www.MikeMcGeePhotography.com

Outdoor natural Light Portrait with Model Devin T.
Had a natural-light portrait and headshot session with model Devin T. We were able to dodge the rain for a bit, and pickup some lovely light along the streets of downtown Palo Alto, California. This shoot consisted of three looks, with a mix and match of settings and styles from fashion to headshots. Had a wonderful time and the shots really speak for themselves!
Outdoor natural Light Portrait with Model Devin T.
Outdoor natural Light headshot with Model Devin T.
Casual natural light denim fashion look with model Devin T.
Outdoor natural Light Portrait with Model Devin T.
Outdoor natural Light Portrait with Model Devin T.
Interested in a photoshoot? Just use the contact page here to email me with any photo session ideas you may have. I shoot both outdoors with natural light and/or strobes, or in my photo studio with a wide variety of backdrops and lighting options for many types of projects. I specialize in fashion, portrait, and headshot photography, with affordable rates for many budgets. I look forward to hearing from you. Let’s shoot!
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Chan Chuan Chen Evergreen Headshots has been published on on www.MikeMcGeePhotography.com

Background: Evergreen. Model Credit: Chan Chuan Chen. H&MUA: Tanya Radke.
It’s fall, nearly winter actually, and just the right time to change up the look of headshots with some autumn/winter colors. As usual, I went to my favorite light, the DIY ring light that I built, and this time I switched up the background color to Evergreen from Savage Universal. This is a deep forest green as you might expect, and it compliments well with the amber tones of this model’s dress. I personally love seamless backdrops because they can completely change the mood of a portrait or headshot, and allow for an inexpensive way to match color palettes, wardrobe, etc. Here are a few examples of the Evergreen backdrop colors when used in headshots/portraits:
Background: Evergreen. Model Credit: Chan Chuan Chen. H&MUA: Tanya Radke.
 
Background: Evergreen. Model Credit: Chan Chuan Chen. H&MUA: Tanya Radke.
 
Background: Evergreen. Model Credit: Chan Chuan Chen. H&MUA: Tanya Radke.
 
Background: Evergreen. Model Credit: Chan Chuan Chen. H&MUA: Tanya Radke.
 
Background: Evergreen. Model Credit: Chan Chuan Chen. H&MUA: Tanya Radke.
 
Background: Evergreen. Model Credit: Chan Chuan Chen. H&MUA: Tanya Radke.
 
To get an idea of how background colors and styling play an important role, here are some similar headshots with the same model, however, this time using the Thunder Gray backdrop, with a complimentary wardrobe.
 
Background: Evergreen. Model Credit: Chan Chuan Chen. H&MUA: Tanya Radke.
 
Background: Evergreen. Model Credit: Chan Chuan Chen. H&MUA: Tanya Radke.
 
Background: Evergreen. Model Credit: Chan Chuan Chen. H&MUA: Tanya Radke.
 
Again it’s important to pair complimentary colors and wardrobe together to make a headshot/portrait that stands out. The Evergreen color here is a nice change of pace to highlight the fall/winter colors and really bring out the mood of the season.
What’s your favorite seamless backdrop color and why?
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Michelle Martone Fall Fashion Shoot has been published on on www.MikeMcGeePhotography.com

Michelle Martone fashion portraits (85mm, 1/320, f/2.0, ISO 320)
I had the pleasure of shooting with another RAE Agency model along the streets of San Francisco. This time I did a fall fashion shoot with Michelle Martone. Michelle has a knack for style, and the white skirt that you see in these shots was actually handmade by her! Yes, she designed and sewed this skirt herself, and it was a the perfect compliment to her look! This shoot consisted of two different fall styles, and the typical overcast/cloudy weather in downtown San Francisco complimented the outfits nicely.

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Model Credit: Michelle Martone

Location: San Francisco, CA

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Olta Desiderio Fashion Shoot has been published on on www.MikeMcGeePhotography.com

Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot (85mm, 1/400, f/2.0, ISO 320)
Had another fashion shoot with RAE Agency model Olta Desiderio along the streets of San Francisco, CA. Olta Desiderio is a model and actress from Italy, and she brings that class and elegance to all of her fashion looks. She was also my good luck charm during this shoot! ) Her style is sophisticated and sharp, and we did four different fashion looks in a brief amount of time. The streets of San Francisco worked perfectly with the wardrobe styles, and it was an amazing day of shooting. So many great looks to choose from that I couldn’t decide and have posted a bunch on my web site. Just a great day of shooting, grazie grazie, Olta!!

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Model Credit: Olta Desiderio

Location: San Francisco, CA
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
Olta Desiderio Fashion Model Shoot
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Delano Fashion Shoot has been published on on www.MikeMcGeePhotography.com

Delano Antonio Bannister Model Portrait Series (85mm, 1/200, f/2.0, ISO 200)
Did a fashion series with RAE Agency model Delano Antonio Bannister in the financial district of San Francisco, CA. Delano is incredibly talented and so easy to shoot with. We were able to shoot a variety of looks in a short amount of time, and the results were really strong. I love shoots like this that are incredibly productive in a short amount of time. The light that day was working well, and the fashion we selected blended nicely with the textures of the brick and granite in the background. Just a great shoot!

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Model Credit: Delano Antonio Bannister

Location: San Francisco, CA

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Jaida Beauty Headshots has been published on on www.MikeMcGeePhotography.com

Jaida Model Beauty Headshot Series (85mm, 1/100, f/2.0, ISO 320; Ring light)
I had a Saturday morning shoot scheduled with another model, Ellen, who had some killer looks, and that shoot few by with some great shots. All done! Well, with the rest of the day free, I contacted Jaida to see if she was available at the last minute for a few beauty headshots and some in-studio fashion, and lucky me, she was available! So this shoot was thrown together at the very last minute, and yet, everything worked! I couldn’t be happier with the results, and my DIY ring light made yet another appearance. (I love that light!)

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Model Credits: Jaida

Location: Oakland, CA

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