Tribalance is located on the Northwest corner of S. Roselle & Wise Road in Schaumburg. To maintain their Yoga persona the interior build out was constructed of 60% of recycled material. They provide both in group and private sessions and offer Meditation, Yoga, Yoga Teacher training, Barre classes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Condition, Kickboxing, Tri-fit (bootcamp style training), Thai Bodywork and Acupuncture.
|Hall Way leading to their 4 separate class rooms|
|Mindful inspirations throughout|
|Studio “Body” lower space has padded kickboxing ring|
|Studio “Body” upper level for Cross-Fit and body shaping classes
Below are Yoga class in the main studio “Soul”
Below is Tribalance Owner & Lululemon Ambassador Shawnda Falvo
|Lululemon ambassador and teacher Melina Milcarek|
my full portfolio can be view @ www.shawnkinney.com
I truly believe in order us to grow we need to know and understand were we can from. The journey in my opinion is just as important as our final destination. The evolution of my photography started with the desire to capture breath taking landscapes and grew from there. After the purchase of my first DSLR in 2008 and many hours learning the ins and outs from any book I could get my hands on. I was able to capture theses images while out on a hike in Death Valley California
These were honestly the first two images I ever intentionally set out to captured. My photography desire quickly change from landscape to fashion due to the influence of my first instructor at the Art Institute of Las Vegas. After understanding the ability to control the mode and feel of the images with studio lighting I wanted nothing more to do with landscapes for now. Upon relocating to Wa in 2011 I set out to develop my fashion portfolio and thats when I first met and became good friends with Bri Seeley. Here are a couple of Images from her 2011 look book.
Then I wanted to bring my conceptual work into the studio. This was also captured 2012
|Above is my first fitness composite. Model shoot in studio and then added to trail landscape shoot in 2013|
and thats a wrap on my quick breakdown of the evolution of my photography journey. The most important thing I have learned along the way, is that the greatest piece of equipment is your own personal version and the ability to apply to your clients needs. I am look forward to the growth I will experience in 2016.
“Your ability to thrive in any environment and any situation rests not primarily on what you do, but who you are as a person, an individual; a human being”
I turned 40 in May 2008. I had already lost 90 lbs at that point and had 10 lbs more to go. In June, on a Sunday, I ran my first triathlon. On Monday I had a colonoscopy and on Wednesday I stepped on the Ice for the first time in my life. Welcome to 40.
|My motto is never pass up an opportunity!!|
Upon re locating back home to Sweet Home Chicago in late June, I found myself once again thinking I needed more. More space to shoot and more gear to be creative. But with time to reflect and some well timed advise from Clay Cook. He showed us all that all you need is what you have available. As he turned his living room into his studio were he does most of his creative work. So I mounted my $400 Canon 85 1.8 lens (I opted to pass on the L version of the Canon 1.2 with a cost of $1,700) onto my 5d Mark 111 and turn my living room into my studio. The living room is part of our 2bd room loft which is aprox. 16′ X 17′ with the benefit of high ceilings.
My lighting gear is still the Dynalite 1000er studio pack that is no longer for sale but allows me to use up to 4 heads. I typically use my standard 3 light set up.
|Back drop is a 4 ft Royal Blue seamless rolled paper. I often place the subject off center which allows some of the environment to creep into the shot and help establish depth in the image.|
|The Hero Shot of Guitarist Paul Whisett
and a couple of detailed shots of his favorite acoustic Martin Guitar.
and the final selection from the shoot
Don’t put unnecessary obstacles and limitations on yourself. Trust me there will be plenty of them naturally when you are out chasing down commercial work and just remember the most important piece of equipment is your vision and creativity!!!!
Early in my career of being a Portrait Photographer I found myself having gear lust. Often I would catch myself saying only if I had this light, this lens or this camera…. I could do so much more. So one day I decided to stop limiting myself by thinking if I had this piece of equipment I could be more creative and learn to truly use all the gear I already have. So instead acquiring mounds of debt which often accompanies gear lust I excepted a self imposed challenge to find new and creative ways if using my equipment.
Here are four examples of what I learned from experimenting and challenging myself.
Quality of light is influenced by two factors: the size of the the light source in relation to your subject and the distance from the light source and your subject.
In the image above I wanted to light multiple subjects with one light source. The key light (6′ octa) was on camera right and slightly overhead. A strobe head with grid to camera left and behind the subjects was used for a rim light, which helped to add depth and separation from the back background as seen by highlighting their hair. Typically this is how the Elinchrome 6′ Octa bank is used, as a key or main light.
To changes things up a little I placed the 6′ Octa directly behind the subject which wrapped her in light (light is a little harsher due to the subject’s closeness to the light source) and complimented her fair skin color. Then I added a 4′ softbox on camera left just below the subject to soften any shadows created by using the one light source.
The 3rd and final set up was inspired by my recent move into a studio with 15′ ceilings. This allowed me to use the the 6′ Octa as a overhead light source. In this image I sandwiched my camera with the 6′ Octa overhead and a 4′ softbox just below the lens of the camera. The overhead large light source gave it a soft even light and due to its closeness to the subject it add a little pop (harshness). The 4′ softbox below the lens softened any shadows created by to the angle of the over head light.
So there you have it 3 light set-ups using the same light source which allowed me to created 3 different feeling of images. Just by being a little creative and moving your light sources around along with adding a ND filter you can give yourself endless possibilities without having a endless supply of gear.
The and most important thing I learned from this experiment. Is that you don’t have to have plies of gear to be creative. Now I can take that money that I saved on gear and spend were it is truly needed MARKETING!!!!! As we all know you can be the worlds greatest photographer but no one will ever know about it into you get out there and tell them.
Being a Cubs fans has not been an easy life, but I wouldn’t change a thing. It goes a lot deeper then just wins and loses and I have some of the most meaningful memories at Wrigley Field.
|As a Chicagoan you have to choose North or South Side and the is no in the Middle!!!! Go CUBS!!!!|
|World Series Baby!!!!!
This was the first image that I introduced using a ND filter into my Studio work
|Travis Pranger The Creative Director/Co Founder at Feather & Oar in Tacoma Wa.|
|Nikki Gane Dignity for Divas|
Her amazing story should be read and shared. Her facebook page can be found here Dignity for Divas
Travis Gardner a ACE Certified Personal Trainer and competitive natural body builder
David Fisher Former Collegiate Track/Football Player @ Pacific Lutheran University
Jordan Sellers an aspiring model
Seattle Based Artist/Painter Aaron Coberly
Kimi Pohlman / Sports & Lifestyle Unlimited
Kenvin Cavanagh Salmon Beach Resident
Sweet Pea Flaherty owner of King’s Books
This a composite of a studio Portrait & a HDR Image of
Tyler Roberts / Sports & Lifestyle Unlimited