Award Winning Senior Portrait Photographer

by | Jan 23, 2024 | Senior Photography | 10 comments

It’s always fun to enter contests that recognize stellar senior portrait photographers.  I love senior portrait photography sessions and it’s a thrill to have my work be recognized by the industry.  This fall I submitted a number of senior portrait photographs into Senior Year Magazine’s contest to be feature for natural light and off camera flash.  Not every photographer uses off camera flash (OCF) so I thought this would be a fun way to show why I love OCF and when I use it.  I also love how, in some instances, you can not tell that it is a natural light image.  Thank you Senior Year Magazine for the honor of being an award winning senior photographer!

Capturing the essence of senior portraits requires a careful blend of creativity and technical expertise. One powerful tool that can elevate the senior portrait game is the off-camera flash. Personally I believe in using off-camera flash to enhance the beauty and uniqueness of senior portraits. Off-camera flash refers to a portable artificial light source that is positioned away from the camera allowing for more control over the direction, intensity, and quality of light.  Many situations do not call for off camera flash but I love to have it on hand to change up and enhance portraits as needed.  One of my favorite things about off camera flash is the ability to add more dramatic lighting.  This can range from a subtle touch of light/liveliness to someones eyes to highlighting different areas.  Off camera flash allows you to take control over your background light as well, with camera settings, while bringing light to the subject with flash settings.  Off camera flash brings more control to the photographer, eliminates harsh shadows and enhances depth and dimension.

Award Winning Senior Portrait Photographer

Award Winning Detroit Senior Portrait Photographer

Award Winning Detroit Senior Portrait Photographer

Award Winning Rochester Senior Portrait Photographer

Award Winning Senior Portrait Photographer

Award Winning Senior Portrait Photographer

Award Winning Rochester MI Senior Portrait Photographer

Sunset Senior Portrait Macomb MI

 

Mastering the use of off-camera flash in senior portraits opens up a world of creative possibilities. By harnessing the power of controlled lighting, I can work to create timeless and stunning images that capture the spirit of this significant milestone in a senior’s life. Thank you for checking out my lighting examples that were featured in Senior Year Magazine’s Special Edition OCF vs Natural Light.  I would love to be your Award Winning Senior Portrait Photographer!  Check out my pArt of Life Senior Photography.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

 

 

10 Comments

  1. Michelle Robertson

    I know clients may not understand this, but blending the use of natural light and OCF is such an art! Your lighting is perfect in every image, and congrats on having so many published images!!

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  2. Carla Lehman

    What a great way to showcase the beauty of both natural light and off camera flash. I especially liked that you specified which image used which technique. Off camera flash is an essential skill for senior photographers, and I appreciate your explanations!

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    • pArt of Life Photography

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment – and I agree, I don’t want to miss out on something special by not having OCF with me. I love that I can offer my clients that full service.

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  3. pArt of Life Photography

    I love being able to supply off-camera flash to complement natural lighting. Yes, not every knows they would like off-camera flash but I love supplying images that are above and beyond. Thank you for the congratulations for being published. 🙂

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  4. Susan

    Congratulations on your outstanding Senior Portraits being recognized by Senior Year Magazine! Your lighting technique is so great!

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  5. Brandi

    I love how natural your off camera flash images are. If you didn’t specify which images were off camera flash, it would be really hard to tell. People don’t realize how difficult that is and how much practice that takes, but you’ve nailed it! Great images and congratulations on being published by Senior Year Magazine!

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  6. Jody Autumn

    Stunning images. The use of flash is so subtle but takes the art to the next level for sure. The crispness and focus it adds on the subject is top notch. Great work!

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  7. Christy Wright

    Wow! Great pictures. I especially like the sunset shot and the one where she is sitting under the curved bridge. Nice composition on both.

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  8. Andrea Sollenberger

    Congratulations on the beautiful senior photos! Your work is stellar and having 7 photos selected for publication speaks volumes of your award winning senior photography and professional use of lighting.

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  9. Ashleigh Maxey

    Incredible work, and such an accomplishment! Congratulations! Your work is fantastic and it shows in your awards!

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