We dressed up for the images of Shawna and me for promotion of the podcast. We were going to do some other stuff, including stuff with my AR-15. And we decided to combine her fancy dress and the rifle, and the pistol she bought. This is what came out and is my favorite image of Shawna.
This is the same lighting set up as Best of 2010 #5, in front of the studio’s window on white sheets. But even closer. The model, Skye Greene, told me later that her mom even loved the picture. Guess she couldn’t tell how little Skye was wearing.
I taught Portraits and Headshots this year at the studio. I decided to use Janet – one of my favorite MUAs – because she is so photogenic when it comes to head shots. I wasn’t disappointed.
We interviewed Daniela Kenzie on the podcast right before she moved to Austin. I told her to connect with me when she got here – which she did. Then the studio booked her for a weekend workshop and I got to spend some one-on-one shooting time with her.
This is the soft natural light I call white glamour. It is beautiful feel, with subtle sexiness.
Lana Marie wanted to shoot her cosplay costume of Marvel’s X-23. We shot it a couple of ways, but then we did it with the shower and it added a whole other level to the image’s feel.
Ash Kay is a model I’ve shot with a few times, but not in a long time. So we got into the studio and produced some new stuff. This image is just cool.
I did the Dark Shower images a number of times over the last 2 years. Went from no light on the background to a white one to see the water to very saturated colors. I like the color a lot.
This on is special because the color is there, but the front light makes every rivlet of water on Niece’s body show up.
As an honorable mention for the best of here’s one where the flash didn’t go off and we got a cool backlit images with a lens flare worthy of Star Trek.
This image could sum up my major themes for the year. I shot with Shawna a lot. I did the Dark Shower series. I shot with firearms. All of them are in this image.
This first image I ever printed and hung on the wall of my home. This one of Roxy Vandiver playing the violin under the I-45/I-59 interchange in Houston.
This image is on my Photographer and Model Business cards, and it is my print on the wall of my studio. (There are 4 of us and we each have one 16×20 on the wall).
The image is actually a little taller than this and here is quite a bit more buttock, but I kind of like it cropped like this. The small of the back hits the rule of thirds better.