To Cold for the Heater

To Cold for the Heater

It is too cold for the heater.  My little 1500W heater normally keeps my office quite warm.  However, today, it just can’t put out enough heat to combat the 7 to 12 degree cold outside.

I have a portrait session at 2pm so I started the big heater in the studio early.  It too was struggling to get things warmed up.  This is a bad cold snap and I’ll be happy when temperatures get back to normal.

I don’t mind working in the cold as long as my toes and fingers are warm.  However, I don’t want my clients to feel uncomfortable.  It makes for a bad experience if you’re shivering or have goosebumps.  It doesn’t make for a good portrait.

The Session

The session was fun.  Matt and Becca put a lot in to their wardrobe and planning.  Becca’s hair style was PERFECT, and Matt looked like a General Authority from the 1950s.  I hope they had as much fun as I did.

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Matt and Becca Baker

Matt also bought a fedora to wear.  Boy, when he put that on I thought I was looking at Harold B. Lee (without the glasses).

I looked at a lot of 1940-1950 pictures of movie stars (like Bogart and Bacall) to get ideas for the poses and lighting.  This next one is one of my favorites…

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Matt and Becca Baker

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Writer, artist and professional photographer, this is D. Brent Walton's personal blog. If you would like to read about more about art and photography, visit his web site at www.dbwalton.com

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