I know I have said this before, but I'll say it again - I love my job! I am fortunate to meet some truly inspiring and talented people and visit places I've never been. Last Saturday I had the awesome opportunity to photograph Jayson Spank from Love, Peace and Grease Productions at Pride-Toberfest, a celebration and fundraising event for the LGBTQ+ community. Jayson is a DJ and producer based in Guelph, Ontario and recipient of the Diamond Award for Best Disc Jockey and DJ Service 2017, Guelph Mercury Tribune Readers Choice Awards. Jayson is a true professional and skilled DJ. I had a difficult time keeping my camera steady as I couldn't help but move to the tunes (seriously).
For Jayson's portraits, my intention was to capture the energy of the event while focusing on the skill that is required to manage and produce the music. Photographing in low light can be a challenge, but with off-camera flash, unique effects can result. I used two Canon speedlites, with a blue filter and grid. The lens flare as seen in the photo above was created by pointing the flash directly at the camera. In my opinion, this lighting effect complements the style of environmental portraiture. I hope you like the results!