April Scott Reuse Costumes & Clothing

April Scott Reuse Costumes & Clothing

    Let’s talk about the reuse of Costumes & Clothing. One of the many things I am known for along with my brilliant idea’s are the outfit’s and costumes I have in my collection. When I am working on a new clothing catalog shoot I would always talk with my client about me being ...
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. ...
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 ...
Tiffany Sexy Nude

Tiffany Sexy Nude

   In these great shots of cover model Tiffany I used my go-to set up for a clean white backdrop look. In many of my setups for this look I have been able to use a ring light or a beauty dish as my main lights. It really is your pick of what front lights ...
April Scott Bondage Outfit

April Scott Bondage Outfit

How did I get these fabulous images of model/actor April Scott In this wild leather bondage outfit? April and I had set up a date to get together for a shoot in the studio. I wanted to work on some images with the use of color gels to help get a fabulous body shot of ...
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 ...
lana Kinnear Australian People Magazine

lana Kinnear Australian People Magazine

The Story Behind the Picture this time is about coming up with a cover image and some inside images for an editorial in Australian people magazine featuring Los Angeles model & starlet Lana Kinnear who appeared in the movie Ironman with Robert Downey Jr. After sending the magazine some images of Lana they commissioned me ...
Alice Bradley Body Shaping Lighting

Alice Bradley Body Shaping Lighting

I get requests from people on Instagram that would like me to shoot with them but, a lot are just looking for free photo shoots. Many people are posting images of themselves for promotion on Instagram but not of real jobs or work! I also post my work on Instagram because it’s a way of ...
Fantasy Bunny with Mishel

Fantasy Bunny with Mishel

A fantasy bunny mask look with the very sexy Mishel who has lovely long blonde hair which worked out great for my shots. I wanted to shoot what I thought would be a sort of fantasy look with the black and white stripes. If you had seen another shot I had done with Playboy® Playmate ...
Irina Voronina for Maxim

Irina Voronina for Maxim

In these shots of Playboy® Playmate Irina Voronina for Maxim online I set up a white backdrop with some silver cards to add some dimension and interest to the shot. The white back drop needed to be white so I had two lights facing the backdrop they would be behind the cards so I would ...
Playmate Poster Neriah Davis

Playmate Poster Neriah Davis

This Playmate Poster story behind the picture is about coming up with an idea for a Signature poster of the lovely Playboy® Playmate Neriah Davis. I had seen an image of the famous movie star Brigitte Bardot and thought I could use this as a guide for one of my own idea’s something simple and ...
Barbara Moore Playboy®Playmate Burlesque

Barbara Moore Playboy®Playmate Burlesque

My big tip when working with a model is talk and assist them in pose’s don’t just let the model go. I am fortunate to have a seasoned Playboy® Playmate to work with on this shoot, Barbara has many poses that she has used from her ongoing work with Playboy® and other photo assignments, that ...
Penthouse® Pet Prinzzess Sahara in Ring Light

Penthouse® Pet Prinzzess Sahara in Ring Light

&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp I received a lot of e-mail requesting how to work with a ring-light and why would you use one. Shown below (image) is the right light I use and as you can see it’s got a large strobe light inside the front part of the product. The strobe is behind a plastic window which ...
Carrie Stevens Rock & Roll Bunny

Carrie Stevens Rock & Roll Bunny

I had so many e-mail requests to shoot another sexy image of Playboy® Playmate Carrie Stevens that I thought I would go back to my bunny series and shoot another bunny idea with her. This time I would shoot on a black backdrop and the challenge was to get the model to stand out away ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Bizarre Magazine Cover

Bizarre Magazine Cover

After I had shot the cover images I shot Seana against the white wall in a long latex dress with again reflecting the light back on her and the dress which also gave a nice sheen to the latex dress. We had to covered the dress with a liquid polish to shine it up to ...
Barbara Moore Glamour shoot

Barbara Moore Glamour shoot

In working with Playboy® Playmate Barbara Moore on her website I would always invent many sexy galleries of images for the members side of her site. As a Playmate Barbara had a large following of members that would look forward to a new sexy gallery of images each week of her. Barbara’s images were always ...
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 ...
Irina Voronina Lingerie Shoot

Irina Voronina Lingerie Shoot

Working on a new project with movie actor and Playboy® Playmate Irina Voronina. I had covered two large cards with some fluffy blue fabric which I used for my backdrop. I had placed them side by side to give the impression of a corner of a room. For this lighting setup I had placed the ...
Mariel Gomsrud Dramatic lighting

Mariel Gomsrud Dramatic lighting

For this dramatic lighting 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 light ...
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!   "Getting a Penthouse Pet Wet" - Story Behind the Picture   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 ...
Emily Addison Erotic shoot

Emily Addison Erotic shoot

Canon 50D - Tamron Zoom 28-75mm - F8.0 - 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® ...
Bizarre Magazine

Bizarre Magazine

       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. I discovered ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Rebecca Mary “White Angel”

Rebecca Mary “White Angel”

I was shooting with Top model and TV actress Rebecca Mary on a new 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 persona of the White ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 Studio Shot

Tiffany Selby Studio Shot

Working on an idea for a new shot for my next book “Tips & Tricks” Vol II I 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...