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?

115211_000032You’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.

It’s all about the eyes…

There’s just something about eyes. It doesn’t matter whose eyes: Young or old, woman or man. The eyes tell a story. Or, at least, they hint at one.

What makes a portrait special?

For me, it’s all about the eyes…

I’ve had an interest in photography since I was a kid.  In fact, it’s hard for me to remember a time when I didn’t have a camera of some sort, though some of my earliest were no more than pinhole cameras made out of Kodak™ film boxes.

But it wasn’t until I hit high school that I really began to develop a passion for photographing people.  I began to understand that photographing people was about capturing moments in time, that the photographs that I took were a record of that specific moment – an instant that would and could never happen again. Continue reading “It’s all about the eyes…”