headshots for women :: the progression

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I'm somewhat in a state of sheer disbelief when I find, in this day and age of communication, where your professional headshot, be it theatrical, corporate or personal, looks like it was taken by your 12 year old sister - in your mom's bathroom.

Today, is a recent shoot with the awesome Sandy Koppelman. The progression. This is how it's done my friends.

happy birthday!

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Today I won't drag your mojo down with a bevy of memoirs that would put a tweaker to sleep.

However, I'd like to go over a few yesterdays, todays and tomorrows. The stuff it took, takes and will take to grow in a super competitive world of creativity that is professional photography.


It's the blog's 4th Birthday!

Hence today's photograph that will be discussed later in the fourth anniversary post.

If you have become attached at the hip with your camera and people besides your mommy are starting to notice your works and are contemplating making a buck with that chunk of glass, then this post is for you.

If you need a Bruce Lee roundhouse kick in the ass for some inspiration and motivation, then this post is for you.

If you want to learn how I made this photograph, then this post is for you.

If you think the following words will be all you need to get you out of your prosaic, pathetic 9 to 5, then I think your better off going back to Facebook to waste more of your precious time stalking your ex-girlfriend.

born on the 4th of july

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Actually, it was the 3rd that I first saw the world. Growing up, my parents always told me that the big fireworks were ignited in celebration of my birthday. To this day, there's still a morsel of imagination that the beautiful elegant explosions in the evening sky are indeed a beneficence in my honor.

corporate headshot session :: working the westcott 40" 5-in-1 reflector kit

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As usual, I'll probably be a bit scatterbrained throughout this post. Bear with me (or is it bare with me?).

It was a corporate shoot; big pharma and I have to admit, the butterflies in my belly seemed to have hit a dose or two of some high quality Shaboo.

[Due to the licensing and agreements, company and employee names will not be disclosed]

photographic success :: a study of fear

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Throughout my life, I've always been an active person. Since elementary school and through high school and college, I was involved in sports. Everything from little league baseball to bodybuilding, I had a taste. . .

peter patrikios :: part two :: fashion mag style

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A couple weeks ago I gave you peeps the first installment of my works with the amazingly awesome, truly rad actor, Peter Patrikios.

You need to catch up over [here] if you haven't already ; Androgyny With Peter Patrikios.

Today, since you guys already have a background on the actor, I'm going to touch a bit on some pure nerdy-ness. Further, I'm pleased to say that you will definitely be seeing more of Peter through a number of installments.

I want to share with you the how to-s, the behind the scenes of how some of the shots were achieved. I may post some BTS of a photograph from the original blog [post] or I may find something totally new from the archives. Who knows. I can't predict what the hell I'm going to eat for dinner tonight let alone what the hell I may feel the urge to blog about next week or next month even.

Kinda makes the whole journey pretty exciting doesn't it?

Let's do this!

food photography :: coffee at dawn while sleeping till noon

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Today, I'm going to share with you how to achieve this awesome look, coffee at dawn while sleeping till noon.

The holiday weekend had been fueled with good people and good times. Catching golden hour for this shoot would be comical to say the least. There were no worries as this shoot would take place in studio, the power and control of light were in my hands, not mother nature's.

Join with me to understand this process that is much easier to pull of than you may think.