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Welcome to my blog! I'm a professional wedding photographer based in Los Angeles California. Follow my footsteps in turning my life long hobby into a career I love, and check out my latest work, newest products, teasers, and photography tutorials. I shoot in an unobtrusive photojournalistic style with an emphasis on natural and genuine emotions. You can find my portfolio on my website - http://www.hermanau.com.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Vivian & Kenneth's Wedding, Aug 2008

Vivian's and Kenneth's wedding were booked long ago when I met them in their best friends' wedding. They're one of the sweetest couples, always worrying about me, the photographer... making sure I was well fed. =) Thanks Viv, Thanks Ken! I had a blast and it's really my pleasure to be your photographer. I hope you had a great time as well and wish you the best. Big thanks to Jennifer Ho as well assisting me on this wedding, making my life a lot easier with some of my gears and covering me as well.

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Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)
Vivian & Kenneth, Aug 2008 (by hermanau)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Delia Photoshoot

We've been planning on this shoot for several weeks already... with limited budget and experience and a lot of uncertainties, we went ahead with this photoshoot last Saturday. It took a little while til we all warmed up and had the lights, reflectors, and everything else figured out properly to get the effects I was hoping for, but I think the whole experience was well worth the effort. We only used a simple setup mainly using the AB1600 as the key light varying its position. I also added a hair light with an SB800 behind the model up high, and on some shots I added a catch light laying on the floor. I had a large reflector on the opposite side as fill, and I also varied the position and angle of it on some shots.

Next time I think I'll set up my D200 in time lapse mode... but anyway, this video was taken somewhat randomly with a remote. It does give you an idea how the whole thing was done. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do. :)


Big thanks for Delia modeling for us and really appreciate Bernard providing his garage and the Alienbees strobe making this possible.

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