Yvette Nelson Flash Fill

Yvette Nelson Flash Fill

      One of the things I get asked about a lot is flash fill on location. I know that some of you guys cannot take a lot of gear on location and do not have the money to spend out on lighting that you can all shlep to your shoots, so here is ...
Tasha Reign Wet T

Tasha Reign Wet T

    I had been in contact with Tasha Reign about shooting some new content for her website. We talked about some looks that she would need as her website is for members only who would expect her to be posing nude. One of the looks we shot are these images that feature Tasha in ...
Yvette Nelson Late Afternoon

Yvette Nelson Late Afternoon

    The story behind these great shots! I received an e-mail from Yvette Nelson about going over and shooting with her for some content for her member website which is not available any more. At that time a lot of model’s in Los Angeles were getting on the internet to start a member’s website. ...
Seana Ryan Penthouse Pet “Open Shade”

Seana Ryan Penthouse Pet “Open Shade”

  How I shot a Penthouse® Pet Seana Ryan in open shade. I received an e-mail about shooting at a great location house in Los Angeles which was owned by a Playboy® Playmate Devin Devasquez who was having an open day for photographers that wanted to shoot at her home with her on some new ...
Carrie Stevens Editorial images

Carrie Stevens Editorial images

In this blog story I am going to talk about shooting an editorial set of images. I get e-mail from guys all the time asking me "What are Editorial images?" Let me explain what makes an editorial image and why they should not to be confused with life style looking images. An editorial image is ...
Cindy Margolis Poster

Cindy Margolis Poster

    “Americas #1 Pinup” Cindy Margolis on location. Find a great location at a beach (Or some place of your choice) and even though it’s going to be just a backdrop there are many things you need to look out for when shooting on location. Look out for tree’s or street lights coming out ...
Theresa San-Nicolas Glamour Shot

Theresa San-Nicolas Glamour Shot

    How did I create these fabulous glamour images of Actor/Model Theresa San-Nicolas who is featured in this black dress with plunging neckline! A lot of photographers like to get new gear to test out and see if any of it can assist to give the look we are going for at the time. ...
Barbara Moore Playboy Playmate “The Box”

Barbara Moore Playboy Playmate “The Box”

    In this story we will talk about using props to give the model something to work with on your set. When you set up a plan colored backdrop for shooting a model by them self it could become very boring so having a prop to have some interaction going on is a good ...
Claudia Christian Sci-Fi Catsuit

Claudia Christian Sci-Fi Catsuit

    Over the years I have built up a reputation for shooting images that are a bit edgy which is a lot is to do with the outfits/costumes I am given to shoot. In the past I have shot a lot of sexy clothing catalogs. I have also been very fortunate to have the ...
Alice Bradley fashion shoot Sepulveda Dam

Alice Bradley fashion shoot Sepulveda Dam

The story today is about a fashion shoot that I created on location in Los Angeles at the Sepulveda Dam. Before the shoot date I sent an assistant to the location to see what it was like and what it would take to shoot there. They sent me back the information and some images for ...
Swimsuit Shoot On Location

Swimsuit Shoot On Location

How I used my go-to on location set up for this assignment. What you will need to use to get shots like mine on location is a camera, tripod & reflector. Best to have your model’s makeup and hair done before you get to the location if you don’t have a budget to have a ...
April Scott – Front door!

April Scott – Front door!

      How did I get these fantastic images of April Scott Actor/Model? April contacted me about a shoot and we talked about what sort of images we would like to shoot and what was needed. I arranged to be at April’s home in Palm Desert CA. I had not seen her home before ...
White Cap® Poster H2O

White Cap® Poster H2O

  Note: At the trade show (World of concert) they ran out of the posters as the guys there went crazy for them. Kelli was there to sign the poster for White Cap®. The company went on to become known for its fabulous promo poster’s till a women’s rights group went and shut their concept ...
Gretchen Stockdale Pink Bikini

Gretchen Stockdale Pink Bikini

   So how did I get these great shots of Gretchen Stockdale lying on the stones. The stones are light and dark black in color and can be found in any garden center. I had my assistant rub each of the stones with some baby oil to get them to glow and have a nice ...
Diana Rein Intimate Music Venue

Diana Rein Intimate Music Venue

How did I get these great shots of Diana Rein? I have talked about shooting live events before, this time it’s about shooting in an intimate venue. “The Merc” in Temecula California. I had not shot at this location but I was confident that I could pull off another great set of images. One of ...
Hotel Room – Do not disturb

Hotel Room – Do not disturb

    I received an e-mail from a producer in Canada that was going to be in Los Angeles and would like to add me to a story he is doing about glamour photographers in LA. His film was to be a documentary of interviews with photographers and their models with some B roll of the ...
Nightclub Shoot with Yvette Nelson

Nightclub Shoot with Yvette Nelson

  ”Nightclub Shoot with Yvette Nelson” - Story Behind the Picture   When working on a shoot for Razor magazine I had cast Yvette Nelson as a background model for a men’s wear spread. She is a fabulous model to work with and I was very happy with the look’s that she gave me in ...
Kristi Curiali Penthouse® Test Shoot

Kristi Curiali Penthouse® Test Shoot

When I was a contributing photographer for Penthouse® magazine I would receive e-mail’s and calls from models who would like to know how they could become a Penthouse® Pet. Kristi Curiali contacted me to requested that I test her for Penthouse®. I agreed once I had seen images of her as I thought she would ...
Sexy Girl Postcards

Sexy Girl Postcards

         This story is about my advice on shooting post cards and how it worked by helping to get me started in shooting sexy girls and getting my photography and name out there. There is a need for sexy looking girls on postcards and the models are also looking for a way to get published ...
Sports Illustrated swimsuit Calendar Shot

Sports Illustrated swimsuit Calendar Shot

I had met this lovely looking woman at a car wash and talked with her about modeling. She had been approached before but nothing became of it. I informed her of some of the models that I had worked with and knowing of some of the names of the model’s herself she decided to come ...
Catsuit on location with Carrie Stevens

Catsuit on location with Carrie Stevens

I had seen this group of buildings and thought I would go there to see if I could use them as a back drop for some fashion shots. So, to get my idea started I went there to scout out the location and take some photos so I could send them to the model and ...
Claudia Christian Celebrity Headshot

Claudia Christian Celebrity Headshot

  "Claudia Christian Celebrity Headshot" - Story Behind the Picture   When shooting a celebrity portrait, you will find that you are not given a lot of time, you will probably get maybe about one hour if you’re lucky. My advice is to get to the location and set up before your client is due ...
Yvette Nelson Black Angel Wings

Yvette Nelson Black Angel Wings

I was working with Model/actress Yvette Nelson for a shoot on location in California, when on the way there I had seen that some trees off to one side of the freeway in a field that had been burnt down and I thought we could stop off to shoot there using the tree’s as a ...
Barbara Moore Playboy®Playmate Beach Sweater

Barbara Moore Playboy®Playmate Beach Sweater

I use to shoot most of the content images for Playboy® Playmate Barbara Moore for her members website which is no longer available! As a working photographer I used to come up with idea's that are inspired by something or place depending on what I am thinking about & photographing a lot of very sexy ...
Platinum magazine “Marry-Go-Round”

Platinum magazine “Marry-Go-Round”

We shot at about 4.30pm with a Hasselblad® camera and a 150mm lens. I used TRX 400 shot at 100 ASA. My exposure was 60sec F-8 so I could get the lights to glow in my images that were on the ride. We did the B/W film processing in my darkroom and made all of ...
Irina Voronina Playboy® Playmate Beach Shoot

Irina Voronina Playboy® Playmate Beach Shoot

Let’s talk about these shots on location with Playboy® Playmate Irina Voronina. I had a project for a calendar and needed some swimsuit models in which Irina was one. Now most of the models I have been working with are the top models in Los Angeles and are all on a list of being reliable ...
Roxbury staircase with Playboy®Playmate Barbara Moore

Roxbury staircase with Playboy®Playmate Barbara Moore

I use to be the photographer & webmaster for Playboy® Playmate Barbara Moore. This involved updating her website with a new gallery of images each week. In this shoot, we had the opportunity to use an apartment in Beverly Hills, California on Roxbury Av. We set up a day to shoot and I arrived at ...
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. emilymarilyn.com I was very interested in shooting with her as I also had a member’s website at the time ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 6.30pm ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 on ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Tiffany On Location

Tiffany On Location

This shot is of model Tiffany 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 the secret to getting ...
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 ...