Thursday, September 24, 2009

Architectural Style

I watched a Documentary today called "Visual Acoustics" about Julius Shulman and his work as an Architectural photographer. The film was excellently done and very motivating to watch. Anyone that knows or has seen the work of Julius Shulman can tell that the man was a creative genius with an eye for capture the story within each piece of architecture that he photographed.

I decided to take a little bit of time today, before a casting call I was needed at, to do some shooting of architecture and studying the lines and spaces of the areas around me. I tried to search for the best angles, where the leading lines would interesting and attention drawing.


I was able to shoot for about 25 minutes until a security guard became unhappy of my presence and decided that my practice time was done. However, it was just enough time to get a handful of good photos.


Bus Ticket

4th Floor Elevator

I'm going to be focusing on getting more architectural photo practice for awhile to expand my talents.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Some friends of mine are getting married and very excitedly asked me to take their wedding invitation photos. I immediately said yes, figuring it would be fun to do something nice for my friends on their special occasion, but not thinking the photos would be of too much interest. I asked my friends what they were looking for, expecting the classic arm around each other happily smiling pose in front of a tree, picture that is so common of such photos. To my surprise and excitement I was told they were looking for something "artsy" that showed who they were as people and their connection in their relationship.

Playing in the fountain

We ended up taking a day shooting around the downtown Denver area with some very fun results. It ended up being a great learning experience for myself as well to think creatively in showing the connection between the couple.At first they were a little nervous but soon became very comfortable and had a great time! Pair with great backgrounds and locations the day was a big success!



We had such a good time that if schedules permit we may have another shoot soon!


Friday, August 28, 2009

Harvest of Horrors

"Something lurks in the fields at the Peterson Family Farm as the pumpkin patch revolts in a frenzied attack and threatens the very existence of an entire county. Estranged brothers must resolve their jealous feud to save the day, the family reputation, and make their mama proud – rest her soul!"

I wanted to post a link to the film that I am Assistant Director on, which is scheduled to shoot late fall of this year. The film is called, "Harvest of Horrors" and is sure to be a fun and exciting ride that everyone will enjoy!

Please visit our website and blog for sneak peaks and updates on the film!

Get ready for a "Action-Packed, Six-Gun-Slingin', Samurai-Sword Swingin', Orange Goo splattered, Punk-a-Billy romp through the pumpkin patch!"


Friday, August 14, 2009

Summer Runways

So Summer is coming to a close and its been a very busy season indeed! I've taken thousands of photos and have spent hours editing. Thus far all the hard work has been paying off with great looking photos! Here is a few samples from some runways I shot.

Urban Fashion

Standing Out

Holding the Pose


Looking forward to next seasons shows!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Depth of Field

Green Eyes

These shots I took at an ISO of 400, F 1.8,and shutter speed 1/250 on my 50mm prime lens. They were lit with a single 100 watt bulb through diffusion gel to give a good contrast look. I decided to shoot at a higher ISO so that I could use a wide open aperture and get a super shallow Depth of field.

The shallow depth of field draws the eye to the focus point of the picture and creates a very nice effect on these photos.



Saturday, June 6, 2009

Group Shots

Central Focus

When doing group pictures its really important to look at eye line. In pictures where the eye line of people in the photography are not focused on a certain point together or motivated to do otherwise there is a very distracting effect and the result is an unnatural feeling photo.If you do not wish for all your models eye lines to be together then give them reasons not to be together.

For example, you could have a picture of a couple, the man is looking at the camera and the woman is gently stroking his face while peacefully looking at him.
In bigger groups focus on giving everyone something to do and a character emotion which will help them all deliver more natural looks.

Keeping Everyone Motivated


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Think of the Product

The other day I went out with my model friends to get some photo practice and work on various techniques. One of the things we worked on was the idea of selling a product. Fashion and advertising photography is not all about taking a pretty picture. The photo has to serve the purpose of making the viewer want or at least think about the product that is being displayed.

More Bars in More Places!

You have to first establish a mood that will best portray the product or lead to the product. Then you have to think of ways to bring out that mood in the character, surroundings, and photo style; establishing a common idea and theme for the photo and why one would want or need the product.

What to Wear in a Breeze

You don't have to be right in peoples faces with it, the best way to display your product is to incorporate it into the world around it.