Apalachicola Locals

The first of our Forgotten Coast Workshops have started this week in Apalachicola, FL.  So far we have captured great sunsets, sunrises and even some awesome milky way shots!  This morning, however, I spent a little time photographing something I normally don't....a human.

The local oyster fishermen that line the docks, fishing boats and general hangouts around town have such character.  If you take the time to listen to any of their stories you will not regret it, either.  I talked to one fella this morning that was telling me all about his family's old turpentine farm from years gone by.  Heck, we've even heard tales of a locally famous man's murder.

This morning, as we wrapped up our sunrise shoot, we ran into a few guys that were more than willing to pose for our cameras.  This gentleman was the older of them.  I do not recall his name, but I spent a few minutes talking to him and photographing him.  We tried to offer him some money for being a cooperative model for us all, but he refused to accept any payment.  

It's hard to capture the hard lifestyle these guys live through only a camera.

ISO 100, 70mm, F/2.8 @ 1/320th

I captured this image using my Sony A7RII, LA-EA3 Lens Adapter and Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 Lens.

I processed this image using OnOne's B&W Suite.  I knew this dude would make a great black and white portrait as soon as I saw him!


Models at Old Car City

While I am the farthest thing from a people and/or portrait photographer that there is, we did have the amazing Lou Raimondi as one of our instructors during the model portion of our workshop at Old Car City a few weeks ago.  

We had a couple of amazing models, Lou and some Interfit Lighting Products we were using as well.  That combo even enabled a guy like me to take a few keepers ;)

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.  Both taken with my Canon 7D and Tamron 70-200mm Lens.  

ISO 200, 172mm, F/2.8 @ 1/200th second

ISO 200, 172mm, F/2.8 @ 1/200th second

ISO 200, 70mm, F/2.8 @ 1/1000th second

ISO 200, 70mm, F/2.8 @ 1/1000th second

We were in "run and gun" mode, so I handheld all of these shots.  Thank you, Tamron for making a butt kicking VC!