Posts in Category: Portrait

The Thursday Club San Diego Wedding

The Thursday Club in San Diego is a nice venue for wedding photography. It offers great sunset shooting, as well as a reception space with white ceilings for easy bounce flash. This particular shot was done with one strobe on a small light stand right in front of the bride. The strobe was triggered remotely and in manual mode.

Caption: The Thursday Club San Diego Wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/200 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1000
Flash: On, Fired
Keywords: backlit, bride, silhouette, stage lighting, strobist, thursday club san diego, wedding, wedding dress
Date: July 17, 2015 5:55:53PM
Location: The Thursday Club, San Diego, California, United States

The Thursday Club San Diego Wedding

The Thursday Club San Diego Wedding

Benedict Castle Wedding

The Benedict Castle is one of those venues that is easy to take great photos at. The couple that evening was gorgeous, and fun to shoot with. This particular shot was taken near the end of the reception. I simply asked the couple to step outside and look at each other. Then, I just put one strobe behind the couple, and you see the result. I love this shot.

Caption: Benedict Castle Wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/200 sec, f/4, ISO 1000
Flash: On, Fired
Keywords: Benedict Castle, bride, bride and groom, couple, groom, night photography, photography, strobist, wedding, wedding couple, wedding photography, wedding strobist
Date: December 15, 2012 5:07:25PM
Location: Canyon Crest, Riverside, California, United States

Benedict Castle Wedding

Benedict Castle Wedding

Praying Bride

She was one of those brides that looked good on camera no matter what she did. She was a joy to shoot.

Caption: Gorgeous bride prays during her ceremony
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/200 sec, f/4, ISO 100
Keywords: bride, veil, wedding, wedding day, wedding dress
Date: August 5, 2012 5:46:55PM
Location: Upland, California, United States

Gorgeous bride prays during her ceremony

Gorgeous bride prays during her ceremony

Leonard Knight of Salvation Mountain

Leonard Knight, the creator of Salvation Mountain looks up at his work. The screen behind him was propped up against the back of his car to keep the sun off of him. He allowed me a portrait session shortly before he left Salvation Mountain. He died in February of 2014. He had only good things to say, and was a very nice man.

Caption: Leonard Knight creator of Salvation Mountain
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF50mm f/1.4 USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: Leonard Knight, salton sea, salvation mountain
Date: January 15, 2011 12:16:35PM
Location: Niland, California, United States

Leonard Knight creator of Salvation Mountain

Leonard Knight creator of Salvation Mountain

Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

She was sitting near the edge of the enclosure chewing on a piece of grass, as she was watching me. I like to shoot portraits of people, and this shot feels very human. Kinda makes you wonder what they would say if they could talk, and what they think of being locked up.

Caption: Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XTi
Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Shot at 400 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800
Keywords: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, animal, escondido, gorilla, portrait, san diego, san diego wild animal park
Date: October 27, 2007 2:02:34PM
Location: San Pasqual, Escondido, California, United States

Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Gorilla at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park