Ben's Senior Shoot

It feels like I've known this guy forever. He's been my guitar student for a few years, gone to school with my kids, and the works. It seems kind of strange to be shooting his senior photos already, but I was sure glad for the opportunity.
Sony a6000 | E 60mm f/2.8 OSS | 60mm | ƒ/2.8 | 1/100s | ISO 1600
Sony a6000 | E 60mm f/2.8 OSS | 60mm | ƒ/2.8 | 1/100s | ISO 1600
Ben has what you might call "classic good looks". Okay, so might isn't the right term. if you didn't call him classically good-looking, you're looking at someone else's photos. He's the perfect kind of guy to head into the gritty back alleys of Downtown Nampa for a kind of vintage-styled shoot.
Sony a6000 | E 60mm f/2.8 OSS | 60mm | ƒ/2.8 | 1/100s | ISO 640
Sony a6000 | E 60mm f/2.8 OSS | 60mm | ƒ/2.8 | 1/100s | ISO 400
Our retro-handsome guy has a similarly handsome old Gran Torin that is his pride and joy.Naturally, he wanted to incorporate it into his shoot, which was interesting, what with all those reflective surfaces in the frame. I was using a Sigma 60mm f/2.8 prime on my Sony a6000 for this shoot, with a single off-camera speedlight. Eventually, I quit trying to get away from shadows and reflections, and just started embracing them.
Sony a6000 | E 60mm f/2.8 OSS | 60mm | ƒ/2.8 | 1/200s | ISO 100

Sony a6000 | E 60mm f/2.8 OSS | 60mm | ƒ/5.6 | 1/100s | ISO 500
While looking for a place to do the shoot with the car, we found a cool perch alongside the tracks, and found some other fun places to pose there. While it's fun to do sessions in beautiful wooded or garden areas, there's something distinctly cool about these kinda dirty side-street places, too.
Sony a6000 | E 60mm f/2.8 OSS | 60mm | ƒ/2.8 | 1/100s | ISO 320

Sony a6000 | E 60mm f/2.8 OSS | 60mm | ƒ/5.6 | 1/100s | ISO 800
One photo stood out above all the rest. Some say Brando. Some say James Dean. I know this guy. He beats them both.
Sony a6000 | E 60mm f/2.8 OSS | 60mm | ƒ/2.8 | 1/100s | ISO 500