Seattle Photographer Daniel Berman | Seattle editorial photographer | (206) 387-3767 daniel@bermanphotos.com

Bellingham editorial photographer | Western Washington University students

Posted in assignment work, Bellingham, editorial work, portraits, Washington by bermanphotos on May 11, 2010

I photographed a neat assignment for The WF last week to make group portraits of the newly-elected student government at Western. The newspaper was hoping for something with drama and punch, and yet still approachable. My assignment called for photographing headshots of each official, and as I got done with those I could see it was rainy and dark out – in other words, a standard Bellingham day. Luckily for everyone, the soggy weather turned sunny long enough to execute the shoot, though it was pretty chilly that evening. Everyone was really into the shoot and a real trouper, and for that I couldn’t be more appreciative.

Portraits of the Associated Students board Monday May 3, 2010. Photo by Daniel Berman. L-R, Benjamin Brockman (Business and Operations), Jamin Agosti (Student Life), Alisha Beck (Activities), Colin Waltrin (President), Byron Starkey (Government Affairs), Ramon Rinonos-Diaz (Academic Affairs) and Bernard Ikegwuoha (Diversity).Monday May 3, 2010. Photo by Daniel Berman.

Portraits of the Associated Students board Monday May 3, 2010. Photo by Daniel Berman. L-R, Benjamin Brockman (Business and Operations), Jamin Agosti (Student Life), Alisha Beck (Activities), Colin Waltrin (President), Byron Starkey (Government Affairs), Ramon Rinonos-Diaz (Academic Affairs) and Bernard Ikegwuoha (Diversity).Monday May 3, 2010. Photo by Daniel Berman.

Portraits of the Associated Students board Monday May 3, 2010. Photo by Daniel Berman. L-R, Benjamin Brockman (Business and Operations), Jamin Agosti (Student Life), Alisha Beck (Activities), Colin Waltrin (President), Byron Starkey (Government Affairs), Ramon Rinonos-Diaz (Academic Affairs) and Bernard Ikegwuoha (Diversity).Monday May 3, 2010. Photo by Daniel Berman.

Portraits of the Associated Students board Monday May 3, 2010. Photo by Daniel Berman. L-R, Benjamin Brockman (Business and Operations), Jamin Agosti (Student Life), Alisha Beck (Activities), Colin Waltrin (President), Byron Starkey (Government Affairs), Ramon Rinonos-Diaz (Academic Affairs) and Bernard Ikegwuoha (Diversity).Monday May 3, 2010. Photo by Daniel Berman.

For lighting, I used two Nikon SB-800 speedlights without modifiers and connected to Pocket Wizards to make the first portrait. I added a third speedlight to provide a bit of backlight in the second image. The lights were at 1/2 power and set-up a few feet away in a cross-light pattern.

Thanks for looking!

Daniel

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  1. Philip Mesibov said, on June 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Loved the way you did the first group shot of the assoc. student board. Very clean and effective! Visually pleasing in every way. Used two wizards?

    • bermanphotos said, on June 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      Used two nikon speedlights with pocket wizard transceivers and a 30 inch reflector disc right in front of me and the camera.


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