Monthly Archives: April 2012
Ok, there’s a ton of new and exciting things happening. So much, in fact, that it warranted it’s own blog post!
#1 New and improved website!
www.samhaddixphotography.com has been outfitted with a brand new Store section where clients can go to pay for sessions, purchase prints, order tickets, and all sorts of other stuff! Take a second to check it out!
#2 My first Portrait Retouching Workshop!
This is something I’m really excited about! This workshop will take place on Thursday, May 31st, at Bosse School of Music in Weymouth MA. Anyone who’s into Photoshop and lives around the Greater Boston Area or South Shore MA should come and check it out!
Topics covered will include:
Layers and masks
Dodging and Burning
Adding and changing light
Color correction and finishing effects
Space is limited, so head on over to my new Store and get your ticket today!
Ok, that’s enough excitement for one day.
Last night I had the privilege of shooting for Aveda at their Green Carpet Runway Show at The Vault in downtown Boston. Close to twenty salons were participating in this Earth Month event, which helped raised money for Clean Water Fund. Each salon was given the task of dressing a model using only recycled materials, with a spending limit of $50. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much creativity from so many talented people. There were dresses made out of comic books, trash bags, balloons, you name it. One model even had a dress that, when scanned by your iPhone, would bring you to Aveda’s website.
The event itself was more successful then anticipated, and The Vault quickly became filled to capacity (or possibly over) with people excited for the event. From a photographer’s standpoint, it was an incredibly challenging shoot, considering that -
1. The venue was unbelievably dark.
2. The models did not actually stop at the end of the runway, they actually walked beyond the runway, to make a turn in front of the judges, so they were always moving.
3. There was a truly insane amount of iPhones being jammed in front of my lens as I was trying to get clean shots.
That being said, I’m pretty happy with the images I got, although I know I must be missing one or two of the models, which I’m disappointed in.
My good friends at Zona Salons won the prize for Best Hair, so we did a congratulatory photo shoot just outside the club (during which my light was toppled over by the wind, breaking it instantly ). Also, I took one of the photos of their model Becky (taken on the runway) and made it a bit more fantastical.
All in all it was a great time, and I’m truly looking forward to working more with Aveda and Zona in the future!
This is a question I get fairly frequently from people who see my photography. So just who is that beautiful girl with the red hair?
Well, her name is Kaylee Greer. She is a very talented photographer, a gifted singer, and a beautiful model. She is a kind-hearted, old-souled, sunshine-faced, puppy-kissing, ball of happiness.
I can honestly say that my photography would not be at the level it is at today without her support, whether it’s posing patiently for me while I try out a new lighting setup, or whispering in my ear that I’m desaturating her red hair too much in photoshop. Her opinion is one I trust more then my own, and together we have always strived to push the quality of our work further and further.
Outside of our businesses, she is also my best friend, my date to $5 movie nights, my dinner companion at Pizza-Pier, my reason for waking up each day, and my north star.
This is Kaylee Greer, and I love her.
Find Kaylee’s incredible Dog Photography here: www.dogbreathphoto.com