Julie C., Actress to Be
I love shooting theatrical headshots; as actors, my subjects tend to be full of energy and personality and the shoots are rarely boring. Julia was no exception. Every frame was a different expression – despite her insistence that she hadn’t moved – and her enthusiasm was infectious. With a subject like her, the shoot is easy; it’s the final image selection that’s difficult. Continue reading “Julie C., Actress to Be”
Three-light Setup with Melanie
Journalist/reporter Melanie Huonker needed a professional headshot and I thought it might be interesting to light her in a way that would suggest a newsroom feel. Rather than set up a backdrop, I simply lit the back of the studio, arranging pillows of different tones and colors behind her to get the effect I wanted. Continue reading “Three-light Setup with Melanie”
She goes by “Elegie”
She says it’s the name of her favorite concerto for the cello, and she’s passionate about music. She was looking for something that would capture her simpler side, and she was gracious enough to work with me on a moment’s notice.
She says it’s the name of her favorite concerto for the cello, and she’s passionate about music. She was looking for something that would capture her simpler side, and she was gracious enough to work with me on a moment’s notice. Though the shoot was brief, we ended up with quite a few shots that we were both happy with, thanks to her remarkable ability to work with the camera. Continue reading “She goes by “Elegie””
Portraits: Beyond the ordinary
How do you go about creating a portrait that transcends the ordinary? Start with a New York musician who’s looking for something a little bit different, add a Tucson photographer, mix in a touch of imagination and a dash of willingness to experiment, then start chipping away at the box. It may take some time; in this case, what might’ve normally been an hour-long shoot turned into nearly three hours and over two hundred shots. In the end, we had some spectacular images – not only traditional fare, but beautiful shots like these, as well:
Thinking of becoming a model?
Like photography, modeling is a business. Do you really have what it takes? And where does one even begin?
You’ve got the look. People are always telling you that you should get into modeling. Well, it may or may not be obvious, but just as photography is about more than just having a good camera, modeling is about far more than simply how you look. Like photography, modeling is a business. Do you really have what it takes? And where does one even begin?
Check out modelingtip.com for a wealth of information and advice for aspiring models and actors, from how to get started with a portfolio to working with agencies, and everything in-between.