Here we go again. I wanted to do this exchange and post it before I leave Tuesday for the holiday. I will be out of the office until Monday, November 30th. All calls and emails will be returned then.
First, let me start by saying that if you’ve contacted me about participating in the photo exchange, I have you on the roster and we will be getting it underway after Thanksgiving. Here’s what I need you to do. Put together an image board with a handful of prospective images that you are wanting to exchange with another photographer. Label each image with letters and put your name or studio name and location on the board as well. Keep the file somewhat manageable so it can be emailed easily…. like 5-7 MB. Email the image boards to me. I will use these to match up photographers and the photographers will use them to select the image they want to edit. Once I’ve put you in contact with your exchange partner, you can let them know which image you selected and they can send you the file (SOOC), sized at 5-6 MB. If you need to review the rules of the exchange, go here. You will edit the others’ image, label them edited and sooc, email them back to the owner and to me as well and then post them on your blog, linking back to both the exchange photographer and to my blog. If you do not have a blog, no worries, they will be seen here.
Here’s an example of what an image board should look like:
On to tonight’s exchange! I recently met a fabulous photographer out of Colorado Springs named Ken Mellott. His studio is called Alpine Photographic. He has a studio partner named Hunter Thompson who also participated in the exchange with us. Ken’s work is fresh, consistent and edgy. He has a large senior market, but his goal is to expand into more kids and families with the urban twist that he uses with his seniors as well as more in-studio work. He intelligently uses off camera lighting to add another dimension to his images, giving them that richer and gently surreal look. I’m so thrilled that Ken will be getting me going with off camera lighting in the coming months, as this natural light photographer is *clueless* when it comes to artificial light. This is an area I’ve been wanting to expand into for a long time now. Be sure to check out Ken’s work and his blog and let him know you stopped by. Without further adieu, here’s the exchange.
Ken’s image with my edit:
My image with Ken’s edit:
My image with Hunter’s edit: