Portraits of Chelsea and her amazing ink! Her back piece still amazes me. We shot with a black backdrop and hard lighting to give a touch of shape and contrast to the image. The purpose of these images are to showcase the artwork.
Chelsea is a hairstylist who has done work for me in the past for other photo shoots. She took some time to be beautiful in front of the camera.
I worked with Kristina a few years ago to capture some amazing fitness images that still get positive comments ’til this day. After taking a break from the modeling, she teamed up with me again for her comeback. She is a very determined model and knows what she wants out of a shoot. Kristina is a wonderful glamour model; tall, beautiful, and committed.
Below are some of the best images from our session together. Dangerous, flirtatious, and sexy is all you need to know.
Shot with a 35mm lens at ISO 400, f-stop f/5, shutter speed 1/200. Keylight lit with a softbox about 45 degrees to the right of the model (left of camera) with reflectors to the left of the model. Soft backlight used on the backdrop.
Shot in a basement with a hard key light through a peg board to create lighting texture. The key light was a single common light bulb hanging left of and level to the camera. The images were shot with a faster ISO (1600) to allow for faster shutter speed in the low light. The grainy rendering and harsh shadows created the mysterious and daring attitude I was going for.
To view more of Kristina’s work or to book her modeling talent, check out her model mayhem page.
As 2012 comes to a conclusion, I reflect back on a year of changes, obstacles, and challenges that have tested my resolve, my art, my creativity. Without challenges, there is no innovation. Without obstacles, motivation is lost. Change dares you to create again and again.
I look forward to 2013 as a new year, another start. I am encouraged by what is ahead, and I will continue to reinvent myself, turning the page while appreciating and learning from the chapters already written.
Dani May embodies the spirit of the season in this vintage pin up style. She was a joy to work with and an amazing personality and her smile lights up a room. In the spirit of the holidays, enjoy her pin up set. We could all use a little Dani May in our lives!
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