In my calendar I carry with me everywhere I go I keep a few lists running of creative ideas I have.
First is the list of blog topics that may (or may never) be written.
Second comes the list of competition concepts, some with diagrams of lighting or locations; some just titles.
Third is locations. Locations I want to photograph. This is divided into four parts. Local (within an hour drive). Weekend trip (up to 4 hours out). Continuous US (kinda self explanatory). Epic (I need a passport and a hotel).
I am not going to post my list here but I will say I ticked one off the list recently.
I have long admired the Tulsa Pedestrian Bridge and it’s dramatic lines. Back in July a friend celebrated his birthday by running repeats on the bridge at night. I joined for a few miles and an idea was hatched.
The bridge you see is scheduled for demolition soon. Structurally the bridge has moved to a swift decline. Braced with this knowledge I could no longer keep this on the “location bucket list,” and it was time for action. Otherwise these opportunities would be lost. My long time friend Tom was game and asked his girlfriend Angela if she would be willing to pose for an extra steamy couples session. Lucky for me she said “let’s do it!”
For these two this was a bit of a stretch. Both are more the fun and easy going type (meaning jokes come naturally). This type of session tends to involve regular bursts of silliness and giggles. Exposing a relationship to this kind of vulnerability takes a certain amount of trust in the photographer.
If anyone is interested in this type of session or senior portraits on the bridge contact me ASAP before this bridge is gone.
Equipment Used: Canon 6D, Canon 70-200 f2.8, Canon 24-105 f4, Paul C Buff Alien Bee 800, Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini, Paul C Buff 56″ Octobox, Wescott 36″ white shoot thru umbrella, Fuzzy Flector, Induro AT413 Tripod, Manfrotto XPRO Monopod+ Three-Section Aluminum Photo Monopod, Vanguard SBH-300 Ball Head, Spider Holster Pro, PBL Pro Heavy 10′ light stand, Samtian LED Video Light Wand, Yongnuo YN660, Yongnuo YN560-TX MagMod, MagMod Sphere,
Software Used: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Imogenic Portraiture, Nik Collection, Topaz Labs