Saturday, November 3, 2007

American Apparel Spoof

Since moving to LA, one of my favorite pastimes has become people watching. Particularly watching what people wear. Sometimes I can't believe what some girls think is an acceptable, even attractive, outfit. I call this game "What is that girl wearing?!"

For Halloween I decided to spoof my hatred of all things Ugg, leggings, lamee, and big belts, and do it up blonde style. Of course, I couldn't do this without going all the way and doing a photoshoot. These are the resulting "American Apparel ad" spoofs. Enjoy!

For the technically inclined, these were shot with my Canon XT and a 24-70L lens. They were taken in my apartment with low ambient light and are primarily lit with a 550EX speedlite that was mostly bounced off the ceiling. Much of the post processing was done with Kevin Kubota's Actions.

Griffith Observatory

A clear night in LA, if you can get one, is the best time to visit the Griffith Observatory. The recently renovated art deco Observatory is beautiful, and the views of the city can't be beat.

These were shot with a Canon Rebel XT, and either Canon 24-70L or Sigma 15-30, and a tripod.

Autumn in Wine Country

There's something irresistible about wine country for me. The beautiful vineyards, the gorgeous surrounding scenery, the romance of the winemaking process... it's all captivating. Over the weekend, I went up to Santa Barbara Wine Country to taste some yummy wines and photograph the harvest season. Here are some of my favorites from the day.

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California Sunset

There's really nothing like a California sunset. These photos were taken from a lookout off 101 just north of Santa Barbara.