I shoot connected to a computer that’s placed for both of us to see – as we shoot – and we’re able to evaluate what we’re getting in real time
I’ll admit it: When it comes to photography, I’m far more of a technician than I am creative. I may have a rough idea of what I want to accomplish, but until I actually get the model or client in front of the camera and we start shooting, the possibilities are virtually endless. I like shooting without a specific plan because it makes for an organic shoot – it starts as one thing and often gradually progresses into something entirely different. Continue reading “Anatomy of a Figure Shoot”
I’ve just been contacted by two British models who contacted me directly regarding a casting call they saw on castingnow.co.uk. The listing reads:
This is Galen Evans, a fashion and glamour photographer and I am looking for a British Glamour Model to represent Britain with the Union Jack for an exclusive and exciting photo shoot…
Continue reading “Warning: Potentially bogus casting call”
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”
Part of my ongoing bodyscape exploration project, this image was especially fun to create. Simple lighting combined with a great model and a lot of micro-tweaking of body parts resulted in a shot that we were both thrilled to see come to life.
Continue reading “Fun With Fishnets”
I have to admit that I never gave much thought to what an Alpaca was, and I certainly never expected that there would be an entire magazine devoted to the creatures. So, I was taken a bit off guard when I was contacted by the editors of Alpacas Magazine with a request to use a couple of my photographs for a feature article.
Continue reading “On the Cover of Alpacas Magazine”
Sometimes it’s easy to get carried away with lighting, but lighting doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective.
For this shoot, time was limited, so I wanted to simplify things by reducing my variables.
I decided to use a single strobe, mounted in a stripbox to the model’s right (camera left), positioned in such a way that the light subtly wrapped around her while the spill gave a gentle glow to the background. A large white reflector was placed opposite the light to the model’s left for fill. Continue reading “Portrait Lighting with One Light”