Young Photography 2015 in Review

January 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

(Wormsloe Park, just outside of Savannah, GA)

It's been a crazy busy year for Bill Young Photography in 2015.  As in past years, we've focused on portraiture, product photography, and travel photography.  The beginning of the year brought on a new platform that I hope to utilize on the business side soon, but so far it has only been used on the hobby side.  A drone:

The drone is extremely easy to fly, and is a great way to get an interesting perspective.  I haven't focused much on video in the past, but the drone makes shooting HD video a ton of fun.  I was fortunate enough to get permission to shoot a gorgeous vineyard in Paso Robles, CA at sunrise.  Here is the footage:

 

I've also shot a bunch of aerial stills with it - even played around with some HDR.

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Here is a drone "selfie."

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The drone is a great tool and I hope to get my FAA 333 authorization so I can actually use commercially in early 2016.

A format that is like a combination of still photos and video is known as a cinemagraph.  I did a few of these this year, too.

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Those are fun, but aren't really the meat and potatoes of what I do.  Let's get into that.  I'm a corporate pilot in my other life, and through work I'm lucky enough to travel all over the world.  This gives me the opportunity to shoot a lot of cool places.

Like.... AMSTERDAM:

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VIETNAM:

 LONDON:

COLORADO:

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RIO, BRAZIL:

JAPAN:

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KUUSAMO, FINLAND:

GERMANY:

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA FOR THE IDITAROD:

Also, while I was in Alaska, I was lucky enough to attend a photography workshop with Alaska Photo Treks.

I had a wonderful time shooting during the workshop.


I was lucky enough to shoot a couple stages of the Tour De California bike race:

Spending a lot of time in the air, I enjoy shooting the heavens..

Bad weather:

Blood Moon Phases:

Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) from the air:

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And even some star trails: StarStaX_IMG_4600-IMG_4804_lightenStarStaX_IMG_4600-IMG_4804_lighten

While I love Travel Photography, the most lucrative genre of 2016 has been product photography.  I shoot a lot of clothing:

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And this year I was lucky enough to work with Bobbe Active and designer Erica Anderson. 

Not only did I shoot her gorgeous tennis clothes, I also did a number of lifestyle images with models in her line. IMG_2711IMG_2711

I also was lucky enough to shoot gorgeous model Leea for an Amazon product shoot:

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My favorite genre for photography is Portraiture and I got to do a fair amount of that in 2015.  Early in the year I had the opportunity to shoot talented ballerina Jayne:

I also shot Juliet who was nominated as one of the "Forty Under Forty" in Santa Clarita:

Fitness Guru Jenn:

I also shot Melody and her son: IMG_3460IMG_3460Photo by Bill Young Photography (www.byoungpix.com)

And the stunning Devon for her Senior Pictures:

2015 was a great year, and 2016 is shaping up to be the same.  What is new for 2016?  I have a new logo and some re-branding in the works, so look for that.  I am going to continue with the product photography and refining my skills in the lifestyle portraiture area.  Please check back on my site for updates, and follow me on Instagram: @billyoungphoto  Have a great year!


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