Sunday, January 18, 2009

Write This Down -Fog Shoot

So for the longest time I have wanted to do something with my fog machine. Then Write this down wanted some promos done so I asked them if I could try this small idea and use my fog machine. It was much more difficult than I thought to get the fog to show. I probably should have used some lights in the front but not shining on them, lights to just shine through the fog cuz the front is a little bare. Yet the fog was so thick in the room. I didn't really know what to expect but I now know for next time. Either way it was a fun experimental shoot and they really liked the images.

Anyhew they wanted really dramatic and tough looking. For my first time with the fog machine I would say it went well. KUDOS to their tour manager for being the fog sprayer!! Couldn't have done it alone!

you can check out their tunes at if you are interested. They are a Christian band from Minneapolis MN.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Danyel came back again for some more images for her modeling portfolio. Doing this much studio work is a lot different compared to what I normally shoot. But we always have fun because she is so funny and easygoing and a wonderful model to shoot. During this shoot we changed lighting many times but got, I think, 5 different styles of images. These three are just my favorite of the day!

I gotta say she is such a trooper for how little space I have for us to do studio shots in!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

This is my purty sis! Gotta love her!


I apologize for putting these images up so late. I put them up on my myspace and forgot to place them on my blog.

I did this military series for a self project of mine, but also for the Public Affairs office for the Army Reserve. I really wanted to take pictures in a sense that helped the viewer understand and be able to relate to the soldier in some way. Then published a book which is for purchase on Blurb if you are interested.

I feel that soldiers are put on a pedistal, and by being a soldier myself I, also, want to portray the more 'common' 'down to earth' side. We, soldiers, are just like everyone else. We all learn what we know then do our job well. Everyone has a different specialty and ours is just to protect our country, but we do everything else just like you do.

Quote by me from my book:

"From an infant to an adult, or a civilian to a soldier, we all crawl before we walk."

You can find my book for sale at the title of my book is "Identify".