Let’s See How Yan Does it — Yan Photo + Aileen Reilly

I guess by our response to the Yan photo giveaway (enter here), we all agree Yan is amazing plus plus.

Today, we are going to look at some of Yan’s amazingness side by side with some shots on how Yan really works.  Its super fun to see the back story on these images — back story provided by Aileen Reilly.

Here we go.. Yan shooting Meaghan Curry and fam and Aileen shooting Yan shooting Meaghan Curry and fam.  Got it?

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I find it enlightening to see the comparison.  What do I take away?

Maybe the trick is to dress extra pretty for your shoots — or to do some yoga so we can bend ’em like Yan.  Seriously.. its how she sees the light.  Love the boot shot and nice to see how she set up the simple window light for it.

Go here to see more of Yan’s shoot and go here to see more of Aileen’s shots of Yan shooting.

And do not forget to enter our giveaway for a free mentor session from Yan photo — right here!

The Backstory from Aileen:

“Yan and I have been friends for a couple years now, since FIND Park City 2010.  My shooting of Yan-shooting-the-Currys wasn’t born out of a mentor session, rather more like “Yan needs a ride to a client shoot.”  And I’m of the “Have Hasselblad, will travel” variety.   So everything was completely unplanned and unscripted.

I didn’t even know where we were going, but as it turns out, I’ve been an admirer of Meaghan Curry’s photography (I follow her on IG) for quite some time, and it had been only in the week prior to Yan’s shoot that I even realized this wonderful photographer was in my area!  So, when we showed up at her door, I was overjoyed and she and her husband were quite welcoming with TWO photographers (one unexpected)!

As a friend, I loved seeing this side of Yan.  And from a photographer’s perspective, it was lovely to be a fly on the wall and to just shoot without expectations.  Learning the “Secrets of Yan Shooting Families” was great too.  All my images were shot on my Hasselblad 500 cm with the Zeiss 80mm.  I shoot mostly Tri-X, and for these images, I metered at 1600 and had my lab (FIND Lab) push the film two stops in developing.”


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