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Andre Felix Head Shot

Emily Marilyn “The Queen of Kink”

Emily Marilyn “The Queen of Kink”

I received an e-mail from model Emily Marilyn “The Queen of Kink”, about shooting some new content for her website Emily has a member only website where you can see all her sexy S&M bondage images emilymarilyncom I was very interested in shooting with her as I also had a member’s website at the time

Mariel Gomsrud Magazine Headshot

Mariel Gomsrud Magazine Headshot

How do I shoot a clean head shot that looks like it’s out of the pages of a magazine like Harper’s Bazaar I always have a good laugh when I read or hear about portrait photographer who will say that they only work with natural light What they are saying is that they don’t know

Tasha Reign Circus Tent II

Tasha Reign Circus Tent II

When investing in a custom made backdrop for a shoot it’s great if you can get to use it more then once But you don’t want all your shots looking the same on that background if you have used it before on another shoot, unless you are doing pickups for a catalog and you need

Roof Top Shot with Yvette Nelson

Roof Top Shot with Yvette Nelson

     As I had talked about before, a photo idea can be simple but effective when you spend some time to plan a shot, but you can also be creative on the fly by using your knowledge from other photo shoots you have worked on before In this shoot with Yvette Nelson, it’s just another

Catalog shoot with Tiffany Toth Playboy® Playmate

Catalog shoot with Tiffany Toth Playboy® Playmate

In this Story Behind the Picture we are going to talk about a catalog shoot with Playboy® Playmate Tiffany Toth I have a lighting setup that I use, which always gets me a nice clean white backdrop I take two lights in umbrellas on stands and have them facing down onto the backdrop They are

On location Swimsuit shots

On location Swimsuit shots

In these shots, I use a strobe to light up the models one the shot’s I did not Can you guess which When shooting a body shot or just a swimwear shot on location there are many things to think about The first of them is the time of day morning or afternoon If you

Glamour head shot with Mishel Thorpe

Glamour head shot with Mishel Thorpe

When setting up for a glamour head shot it’s not like a portrait shot You should understand that a glamour shot is about making the face look just that glamous with nice lighting that looks a bit sexy & a bit Hollywood A portrait is sort of best of them look or a very normal

Yvette Nelson Malibu Hills

Yvette Nelson Malibu Hills

Every body is talking about life style images We use to call it editorial, but with something known as rebranding we call it “Life Style” These images are of Yvette Nelson on location in the Malibu Hills, California We set out to find a location that had a countryside look with some open space as

Carrie Stevens location head shot

Carrie Stevens location head shot

When shooting a head shot outside I find that its helpful to put your subject in the open shade and use the sun as a side or back light For these images of actress and Playboy® Playmate Carrie Stevens this is just what I did At the back of the location we were at for

Rebecca Mary Lingerie Pinup

Rebecca Mary Lingerie Pinup

Working with TV actor and model Rebecca Mary on some new stock images for a magazine that was interested in publishing a story about Rebecca I went about setting up a for new idea I had For the background of these shot’s I used the two large cards I had made for a shoot with

Yvette Nelson Lingerie Shoot

Yvette Nelson Lingerie Shoot

I was at a location home with professional lingerie model Yvette Nelson to shoot some new and very upmarket lingerie and we wanted to have a very natural looking shot as if the model was at her own home We did not want this shot to look like it was just a shot of a

Renee Carroll Just Sexy!

Renee Carroll Just Sexy!

I received an e-mail from my dearest friend Renee Carroll about shooting some new images for her I contacted her back about the shoot and she informed me she had a location we could shoot at in Orange County here in California I arrived at the location and checked out the house and found some

Mariel Gomsrud Noir in color

Mariel Gomsrud Noir in color

For this Noir in color shoot I used a large 1000k tungsten light to give me that moody look I was going for I put a gobo (A gobo is a stencil or template that is placed in front of a light source to control the shape of the emitted light) in front of the

Rebecca Mary Sexy Boots

Rebecca Mary Sexy Boots

Here is another sensational shot of Rebecca Mary I was shooting for Australian People magazine and thought I would offer a story and shots of Rebecca I set up my studio with a white seamless and a white shinny board on the floor to give a nice reflection The backdrop had two lights in umbrellas

RAW or JPG What should you know

RAW or JPG What should you know

When I first started switching from film to digital photography with my clients I had to persuade them to see the benefits of shooting in digital They had all got use to photographers shooting film but when they had no film or processing bills they got it right away Today there is a lot of

Carrie Stroup Head Shot

Carrie Stroup Head Shot

When working on a catalog shoot for a clothing manufacturer where I was asked to shoot over 30 + dresses for the day I had the pleasure to work with makeup and hair artist Teri Groves She is one of my favorite artist to work with because she is always pleasant to be around and

Australian Penthouse Wet Shoot

Australian Penthouse Wet Shoot

I believe that some of the simplest shots make the best impact Why make it complicated! When shooting a new assignment for Australian Penthouse® with another fabulous Penthouse® Pet Prinzzess Sahara I came up with a classic idea of getting a model wet and sexy having a fun time playing with water and a hose

Emily Addison Erotic shoot

Emily Addison Erotic shoot

Canon 50D - Tamron Zoom 28-75mm - F80 - 1/125sec ISO200 (All images were shot as Raw files) The Canon 50D is one of my backup cameras I believe the first thing to assist you in shooting an erotic set of images is start with a hot and sexy model, how about Emily Addison (Penthouse®

Laguna Beach Calendar Shoot

Laguna Beach Calendar Shoot

I received an e-mail from a new client that had seen some of my photography and wanted to know if I would be interested in showing some of my images to them for a calendar I sent an e-mail back that I would be very happy to meet with them and show some of my

Bizarre Magazine

Bizarre Magazine

       One day I was reviewing some magazines on the fetish scene when I came across a copy of the US Bizarre magazine It was nice but I could see they needed some help with there photography as there images were not very engaging and the way the magazine was designed looked sort of outdated

Mariel Gomsrud Gardsman

Mariel Gomsrud Gardsman

I was interested in shooting with a new model that had a different look when a came across Mariel Gomsrud She was posting images of herself on instagram that I thought were intriguing and her facial features were very striking I contacted her and found out that she was from Norway and is also an

Self-Portrait Alien Covenant

Self-Portrait Alien Covenant

I decided to do a self-portrait with the inspiration from the Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi movie Alien Covenant I found a location which is close to where I take a walk from day to day I noted the time of day when I thought I would go and shot my idea It would seem that 630pm

OnLine Catalog Shoot

OnLine Catalog Shoot

I had a call from a company about shooting for their online catalog I went and checked out their operation and how they would need me to set up for a shoot They wanted me to shoot all the models on a stage where I would pose them in the outfits There would be a

Wrist Watch SetUp

Wrist Watch SetUp

This setup information below is how I would shoot a wrist watch for a company I used to work for I would be given a mockup from the art department and have to just copy it For there setup I would have to use only two lights in two large soft box’s and one power

Barbara Moore Circus Tent

Barbara Moore Circus Tent

Over the years I have been an exclusive photographer to Playboy® Playmate Barbara Moore, not only have I been her photographer but I also designed and operated her members only website Her website (members) is not online any more due to the over saturation of free content that has been posted by the idiots that

Rebecca Mary Poster

Rebecca Mary Poster

I was working on a new project (Poster) with TV actor and model Rebecca Mary We had set up a very ezy to do backdrop of red cloth My lighting was also a very minimal setup I had one light on a boom at eye level and the other light was on the floor Each

On Location Irina Voronina

On Location Irina Voronina

I contacted a poster company that I had worked with in the past and talked to them about a Playboy® Playmate Irina Voronina and they seemed to be very interested and wanted me to shoot some images for them to review So, I contact Irina and we set up a time and date for a

Story behind Razor Magazine shoot

Story behind Razor Magazine shoot

I got a call from model Tyler Stevens, she asked if I would come over to shoot with her at a LA hotel When I asked about how come she was staying at a LA hotel She informed me that she had flown in with her boyfriend for a few days I asked what he

Rebecca Mary “White Angel”

Rebecca Mary “White Angel”

I was shooting with Top model and TV actress Rebecca Mary on another project and I ask her if she would pose for another shot I had in mind She agreed and I gave her the outfit which she put on and with in no time Rebecca took on the image of the White Angel

Duran Duran “The Masonic in San Francisco”

Duran Duran “The Masonic in San Francisco”

The Story Behind the Picture and how I got to photograph Duran Duran in San Francisco at the Masonic, on their US tour "Paper Gods" It all started with a gentleman "Pedro Garcia" contacting me about a Playboy® Playmate Carrie Stevens that I had just work with and posted some of my images of her

Carrie Stevens 1930

Carrie Stevens 1930

Carrie Stevens is an all-American actress and model You have probably have seen Carrie on many hit TV shows, plus also appearing in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Allure, and of course Playboy® Magazine as Miss June 1997 You might have also seen her on the big screen, opposite Oscar winner Hillary Swank Carrie also

Rebecca Mary Head Shot

Rebecca Mary Head Shot

Reviewing some images, I had taken of Rebecca Mary of TV fame “The Price is Right” I found a great head shot image of her that I wanted to work on With the use of Adobe® Photoshop and then applying one of my Photoshop technique’s I gave the shot a different look from the original

Carrie Stevens Editoral

Carrie Stevens Editoral

The first thing to happen is the idea in my head I have a thought of the shot and how I see it Then I go about putting it together in my mind and making notes plus some sketches Once this is done I then move onto how I should take the shot Maybe thoughts

Carrie Stevens Poster

Carrie Stevens Poster

The story behind this Poster I received an e-mail from a client about an offer to shoot a new poster with an idea they had been looking to publish We talked about who would be good for the shot and Playboy® Playmate Carrie Stevens came up as a good candidate for the poster idea The

Joe DeRenzo

Joe DeRenzo

I got a call from a well-known jazz drummer and producer in New York, Joe DeRenzo, he was going to be in Los Angeles and made the request that he wanted me to shoot an image of him under the Hollywood sign and then at a drum store, Were I would film him drumming to

Bad Bunny Cocktail

Bad Bunny Cocktail

Anonymous Bad Bunny Cocktail In shooting this image I gave a lot of thought to what I wanted, I needed the model to have some anonymity that's why I went with the mask not just bunny ears alone The bunny mask was the starting point for the shot, next came the outfit a black corset

On Location Yvette Nelson

On Location Yvette Nelson

Most guys would pass on this shot (Image below) and put it in the trash bin Not only did I fix the exposure, I then went and took it all the way to eleven (Spinal Tap) I opened the image into Adobe® Photoshop and adjusted the color and exposure I also put a top on

Yvette Nelson Head Shot

Yvette Nelson Head Shot

After shooting some new head shots of Model and Actor Yvette Nelson She requested that I crop the image she had picked to be a closer view and do a bit of work on the image color and some very small touchup’s I think Yvette looks very lovely and real, not over the top retouched

Tiffany Selby Cover Shot

Tiffany Selby Cover Shot

Working on an idea for a new cover shot for my book “Tips & Tricks” Vol III thought of a setup that would give a separation from the model and background with the use of light, not just, bokeh (the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image) I was given an outfit

Firefighter Paramedic

Firefighter Paramedic

Like most covers of magazine these days it all starts with being commission from the Editor They have a story in the magazine and need a shot to go with it, this assignment was a firefighter editorial It seemed for me the only way to shoot the cover was to put a guy who had

Swedish Model

Swedish Model

I had an e-mail from a Swedish magazine that they have a model that is coming to Los Angeles, and had made the request that I shoot with her for an editorial After some negotiation, I agree and she then fly’s out to LA and come’s by the studio for me to shoot Now this

Elvis Catsuit

Elvis Catsuit

Here are some shots that I think demonstrate how a photographer can crank it up a bit each time he or she is shooting the same or similar outfit's The shot below is for a catalog in a different season This is when I started to get my idea to intensify my shot later, as

Sand Jeans Shoot

Sand Jeans Shoot

I was on location shooting content for a model’s website and we had decided that we could shoot in an elevator for some of the shots As I was shooting the images I could not help but see that my strobe light was flashing around the room off the silver shiny sides of the walls

Irina Voronina

Irina Voronina

Irina Voronina Russian model/actor was chosen to be Playboy's Playmate® for the Month in January 2001 I had the pleasure to work with this lovely blonde 5’ 10” 35C-25-36 model for a shoot that was published in Australia People magazine, Irina was featured in the movie Reno 911 were she played a topless beach bunny

Pinup Model

Pinup Model

This shot is hard to tell if it's not an eleven photographically as the model is such a beautiful looking women But the story is about why I think it is a shot that is an eleven I went to a clothing company to see about getting some outfits for a shoot and one of

Tiffany Richardson

Tiffany Richardson

This shot is of model Tiffany Richardson AKA: Tiffany Lee a top pinup model in California I found this location in South Laguna beach California and making a note of the place and time that I should be there to take the shot, which was going to be a week later makes it part of

Yvette Nelson Catalog Shoot

Yvette Nelson Catalog Shoot

These images of model/actor Yvette Nelson were shot for a catalog (Color) But switching the shot into a B/W it now lends itself to a classic editorial look that so many magazines in the 60s used to publish Today many photographer's favor shooting on a gray backdrop for their editorials or just go outside to

On Location Rebecca Mary

On Location Rebecca Mary

Here is a fabulous shot you can do if you follow these rule’s Have a model go on location with you & make sure you also bring a good makeup girl with you as well so that the makeup and hair are all fresh for the shot’s Find a space where there is nothing to