A gallery of my work organized by year.
Every year my wife and I host several friends who come into Atlanta to attend DragonCon. Finally, after several years of just not having a moment to spare before, during or after, this lovely lady and I managed to carve out barely an hour for a quick shoot before she had to dash for the airport for her flight home.
It’s been a while since I have posted anything here but I have not been idle behind the camera. Here is a recent experiment with a nude model and lighting for shape and texture.
This is a new set in my continuing explorations in shape, form, shadow and how it can be used to express the beauty and eroticism of the female form.
This set wraps up the boudoir shoot that Kerstin and I did a few weeks ago. These images weren’t from any particular set, or plan. I just saw here sitting back relaxing while I was adjusting lights to prepare for the shots posted on Day 8. I warn people that if you sit still long enough, I’ll shoot you and that’s just what I did here. No posing, no planning, just her sitting back, relaxing and having fun in front of the camera.
These are decidedly NOT safe for work. Nudity and implied nudity. You’ve been warned.
There are times when you have to put away the strobes and umbrellas and just let nature light the way. I love the softness of early morning light through the window and the way to caresses a woman’s skin. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Jessica posed for an impromptu shoot with a fantastic iridescent spider web covered fabric back in 2009. Only a couple of these shots ever saw the light of day until now. She had no makeup, no hair styling, just her and the drape in front of a white wall.
Over the ensuing six years, my editing skills have improved significantly so I thought I’d see what I can do with them now. This gallery is the result. Enjoy.
NSW gallery behind the cut.
I took some time recently to complete my finishing touches on the first shoot of 2015. There may be a few more gems buried in the shoot, but I am extremely pleased with the results so far. I hope you will be too.
As you probably already knew, the images past the cut are NSFW.
I’ve been experimenting with low-key lighting and trying to achieve a very soft, body-molding look for a while. Regular readers have seen some of the results of that experimentation in previous posts.
All of that experimentation came together for the first shoot of 2015 tonight. The setup is deceptively simple with a black cloth backdrop, an SB-910 speedlight in a 24inch softbox to the right (photographer’s right) of the model. I set the speedlight to 1/4 power and shot at F/22 or F/18 @ 1/125 and ISO 100. This gave me a completely dark room with the only light showing up on frame being the speedlight.
The results were everything I had hoped they’d be. The model was very fun to work with and I’ll be shooting her often over the coming year. With the exception of the image labeled ‘Fire Down Below’, the only editing on these is cropping and b/w conversion and, when needed, a touch of sharpening. ‘Fire Down Below’ had a bit of color bump, clarity and sharpening to get the look I wanted. I also brought the exposure up slightly on it.
As you probably already guessed, these images are NOT safe for work. Click the ‘continue reading’ link to see the photos. And as always, enjoy and I look forward to your feedback.
Half Zombie effect achieve entirely in Lightroom. If there’s enough interest, I’ll post a tutorial on how I achieved this effect.
Behind the fold because nudity makes HR drones break out in hives.
It’s that time again. I’m thinking of making this a weekly post. This time, we’re diving through late 2011 to experiment with more B/W conversions and edits. Images below the fold are NSFW. You’ve been warned. The gallery from the original shoot is here.
We start with an image that I had passed up at the time I shot it. Back then, I couldn’t quite get the emotion I wanted to come out. A bit of work with filters and color.
NSFW images below the fold.