Static Revolt – Ottawa band promo photos

Late last year, before the snow started to fly, I had the opportunity to assist fellow photographer Mike Giovinazzo creating some imagery for local boys Static Revolt. It was a cold and windy evening, but the guys were troopers in travelling around to a few locations to get a variety of photos. We set out to give them a bunch of different looks with a few locations and wardrobe changes. It was a fun night, that even gave me a chance to experiment a little.

They are getting ready to release a new disc, just in time for summer. Check them out!

Static Revolt - by Scott Martin Visuals (SMV)

Static Revolt - by Scott Martin Visuals (SMV)

Static Revolt - by Scott Martin Visuals (SMV)

Static Revolt - by Scott Martin Visuals (SMV)

Fall fun in the great outdoors – Ottawa children’s photography

This fall I was able to take some fun outdoor photos of the boys. We went for a few walks in places we don’t normally get out to and I figured it was a good opportunity to bring the camera along. A lot of times they like to ham it up for the camera. However, throw in an unusual outdoor scene, and the camera takes a back seat to the excitement of exploring and fun in the outdoors.

Ottawa kids outdoor portraits by Scott Martin Visuals
Ottawa kids outdoor portraits by Scott Martin Visuals
Ottawa kids outdoor portraits by Scott Martin Visuals
Ottawa kids outdoor portraits by Scott Martin Visuals
Ottawa kids outdoor portraits by Scott Martin Visuals

The boys – Ottawa children’s photography

The boys

I recently did a photo session with my two boys. I tried to keep it short for them, and I actually had enough time to get them with a few different outfits and props. Getting the two of them together for photos can definitely raise their energy levels to 10. Sometimes you just never know what sort of expressions you might happen to capture. They definitely keep you on your toes. While I might be trying to get them in certain poses, I really do need to keep one eye on them and be ready to press the shutter at any time.

The boys
The boys
The boys
The boys
The boys

Become the Sun – Ottawa Band Portraits

Become the Sun
Back in December I was contacted by Become the Sun. They were in need of a portrait for their upcoming CD release. After trying a few different settings, this one was the one that we were all happiest with.

This has been under wraps for a while now. I am so happy that I am finally able to share it on my blog. This is the first portrait that I have had used inside a CD package. I had agreed not to post it until after their CD Release Party.

They are a good group of guys and I look forward to working together again to create some more imagery for them. Check out their music on myspace!

Become the Sun - Fire EP

Nathan’s turn

This weekend I found my solid floor surface for my white seamless. That means it is no longer just a background. I can now use it as the full seamless it was meant to be. Check back for more photographs from Nathan’s first session on the white seamless later this week.
Nathan in jeans

Testing out the white seamless

This week I started working with my white seamless. I had to figure out a setup in my basement that would work for me, easy to setup and easy to tear down. At this point I’m only using it as a background. The basement is carpeted, so having people stand on the white seamless would cause creasing. I’d go through it faster and it wouldn’t look good in photographs. I need to get some sort of hard surface to put underneath to keep everything crisp. But as they say, work with what you have. So here are a few shots of my son Liam having fun in front of the camera, as I start to work out my setup, figure out distances, light placement, etc.
Liam

Liam