We’ve got a long standing relationship with a local Shakespearean troupe, The Baron’s Men. Andrew or I have photographed the joust they host annually for a decade, and have worked with the troupe numerous times for other plays. They are as talented a set of fun loving players as you will find. This time we were there to make promotional portraits for their production of Henry IV, Part 1.
Their plays are held in the glow of gas lanterns at the Curtain Theater built by all around awesome guy and video game legend Richard Garriott. Nestled in a pecan grove along Lake Austin, the gas light theater has the perfect ambiance for Shakespeare. We worked outside the theater around the property. For some of the photos, we duplicated the warm glow of the antique gas lighting.
For other photos, we used the abundant green of the grove to create a forest feel.
Character Promotional Portraits
Another component of this shoot was to make promotional portraits of the characters. These portraits get used on the web site, as well as for historical record of the characters.
These promotional portraits are simple because we used only available light. Normally we build a lighting setup. But, this time we kept it simple. These are a “best effort” due to the time constraints of the actors (all volunteers).
This shoot is one of many ProBono shoots AzulOx’s donates to support the arts in Austin and around the country.
Josh loves pushing the boundaries of what is possible with photography. He spends much of his personal photography time working with multi-flash lighting setups on location. He loves crafting a photo shoot to solve a clients problems whether it is on location or in the studio.
Josh is a Texas native and long time Pflugerville resident. He started his photography business in 2009 and has never looked back. His photo business even allowed him to be daddy-day-care before his two sons reached school age. Over the years his business has expanded to include just about every type of photography including wedding, automotive, editorial portraits, corporate events, sports and food. Through it all, he has continued to love wedding photography for genuine moment, the fast pace and the diversity of subjects it offers. Josh is a co-founder of North Austin Pfoutographic Society and a resident instructor at Precision Camera & Video in Austin, Tx.