Family Photo

Happy New Year Everyone from Gary Jackson Photography.

I had the distinct pleasure of shooting a family portrait of my old friends the Scheeser’s. We had the shoot in their living room where we used to have band practice many, many years ago. I only mention that because it is really not a large space. We picked a spot by the sliding glass door with some curtains as our backdrop. We got everyone together and I started shooting. Right away I knew I was in trouble because I didn’t have much room and I couldn’t get any depth between the family and the background. I brought two speedlights with umbrellas and that was enough light to cover everyone. When I got home and was reviewing the shots most of them turned out great and then there was this one shown here. The “before” picture. The before indicates before I started working on it in the digital darkroom. I am continually blown away by todays digital technology centered around photography. I think the final photograph turned out great after some processing. What do you think? Thanks to the Scheeser family for letting me take some photographs of their awesome family!