Ghost Town with Models

Model shot at the J Lorraine Ghost Town in Manor, Texas outside of Austin

Went out to the J Lorraine Ghost Town in Manor, Texas today for a photo shoot. The shoot had a bunch of models and was sponsored by a lighting company so there were some strobes for us to play with along with posing the models. I love the ghost town, it’s a great place to shoot. Lots of interesting little buildings, cubby holes for posing people, interesting texture, and just a lot of fun stuff to play with. It’s a ways out of town, it’s actually in a city called Manor which is to the north and east of Austin proper.

Today was hot, hot, hot, in fact it was one of the hottest days of the year. Luckily, the folks organizing the shoot decided it would be a good idea to start shooting at first light so we met up at 7 am to start shooting. When I say it was hot, it was already almost 80 degrees at that hour. Still, the light was pretty good, and so we managed to work some with the natural light until the sun came up too much and blasted out the sky. Then, we switched to the strobes to play a bit with those. It was a fun shoot. I hope they do something like this again in the autumn or at a time when it’s not so hot.

Since I’ve been awake since the crack of dawn and it was so hot out, I am not going to post process too many shots from today. I plucked a couple off the rolls and posted this here just so you can see what kind of environs we were playing around in today. More for next time, right?

I hope you get to shooting even if it’s hot where you are today. It’s always good to get in some time behind the camera. Makes me feel like all is right in the world again, and I honestly hope it does the same for you.

Until next time…

PS This is Libby in the ghost town shot with the Canon 5DS and walkabout lens. The models were really fantastic today too.

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