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Grandpa

This is a picture I took of my grandfather last week. I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to make before I went to take…

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Camille Shine

Another shot from last week’s session with Camille. I really liked this shot, I used some christmas lights to create a sparkly effect, and my dirty lens helped…

Golden Spiral in Photography

I found this great article on the Guardian about how some quick pictures of a brawl at an Ukrainian Courthouse has amazing composition, rivaling the composition of renaissance artists…

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Camille Blue

I’ve had this mysterious / wrapped in shadows / out of focus sparkles idea for a while now, so when Camille came over to the studio the other…

Tim Lewis Photography Tragic Beauty Portrait Eugene Oregon

Camille Tragic Beauty Photoshoot

I had a great photoshoot this week with Camille, who brought some great vintage hats to wear. She has a really subtle forlorn/tragic look that I love. We shot…

Behind the Scenes of a Photo Shoot from 1946 by Horst

I found this great video on DIY Photography’s page, showing a behin the scenes look at a photoshoot by Horst P. Horst from the 1940s. I love this…

Street Photography by Fan Ho

  I’m no Street Photographer, but you can’t help but be amazed by these pictures by Fan Ho. Born in Shanghai in 1937, he moved with his family to…

Lighting Changes Everything

This is a great post on Gizmodo by Sebastian Petrovski about how the quality, direction and amount of light on a subject can dramatically change their appearance. I’ve…

Neil Gaiman Inspirational Speech for New Creatives

I’m a big fan of Neil Gaiman’s. From the Sandman, to his short stories, to his run on “MiracleMan”…. he’s pretty great. And this speech is no exception….

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Tenaya III

I tried to go in a more colorful surreal-ish direction with the post processing on this one, and I think it was successful. Fun to try new things…

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Rod II

I really like this picture of Rod. I was trying for an old-school hollywood type look, so instead of using softboxes or my typical light modifiers I just…

Tenaya Head Shot

Another shot from my session with Tenaya on Sunday. This shot just screams model-actress, so I thought I would push it in a more classical black and white…

Curating Inspiration

One of my favorite new websites is Curiator. It’s a website that lets people link to and upload pictures of art, and then you can put pieces you…

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New Work – Tenaya

First image from a photoshoot yesterday. I wasn’t planning on using this setup, but it immediately worked so well that we just went with it. Tenaya did a great…

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New Work

Trying out some new ideas, and came up with this. Trying to incorporate more graphical elements into my stuff without just dropping things in there in Photoshop. So…

You Think Your Camera is Cool?

You think your camera is cool? Your camera will never be Made-Out-of_LEGOS cool. Meet Cary Norton. He built a 4×5 medium format camera out of LEGOs. And it…

Matches

I did an experiment today to see how well light painting with matches would work. It has some potential, and I came up with a few ideas that…

Lighting Drones

  This article is about how some researchers at MIT think that drones might make the perfect lighting assistant for photographers. The idea is that once you’ve set…

10 Things that Spell Disaster for Photographers, by Joel Grimes

I really liked this article by Joel Grimes. A lot of what he says here really resonates with me and what I’ve seen as a photographer, but my…

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Edward Hopper homage by Javier Vallhonrat

This picture is by Javier Vallhonrat from 2005 for Fendi and Flair. It is an homage to the american painter Edward Hopper. I really like this picture. Let’s…

Ryan McGinley Commencement Speech 2014

This commencement speech by Ryan Mcginley has some great advice for new photographers. Check it out, it’s pretty great!    

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A Study in Controlled Lighting

This is a practice image. For this picture I wanted to start out and make a portrait on a light background that had the subject’s face emerging from…

Creating Textures with Photoshop Brushes

This video by Aaron Blaise is a really great showcase of how to use photographic references to create realistic textures in digital paintings. This tutorial definitely leans more…

Challenge – Trope to Treasure

This is an idea I had for a self challenge. Basically think of a photography trope… an idea that has been done to death. Photoshoot on railroad tracks….

Romantic Landscape Idea

The Romantic Era was an art movement that peaked between 1800 and the 1850s. It was mostly a reaction to the Age of Enlightenment, which had previously put…

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Recent Lighting Test

Just a quick Behind The Scenes shot from a Lighting Test I was working on the other day. I was curious about using my Beauty Dish a slightly…

Lights / Makeup / Retouching Comparison by Karl Taylor

In this video Karl Taylor demonstrates the importance of each of the steps involved with creating an image. He walks the model through from the beginning to the…

Bayhem

I’ll admit it. I’ve been a bit obsessed with Michael Bay here lately. His movies are terrible, but I’ve still been rewatching Bad Boys a lot and trying…

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Found Light Test

A few days ago my neighbors parked their car in front of their house, and as the sun set their rear reflector caught the light perfectly and bounced…

Woman as Car Idea

This is an old idea that I had, I was looking at some pictures of cars and I realized that a lot of the same lighting techniques and…

Great Macro shots and advice by Anick Morel

Anick Morel is a photographer who works with smashed lightbulbs, cream and soap bubbles. Hit this link for some great advice on capturing the last gasp of a…

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New Work – Casual Portrait for Rosemarie

A more informal portrait of Dr. Rosemarie Downey-McCarthy. This setup only has one light, so it’s very simple. I often like to start with simpler setups because they’re…

How to Make Stronger Photographs Through the Process of Visual Design

I really liked this article by Barry J. Brady on how to make stronger photos using visual design. I always think that photographers that come from a strong…

Slanted Lens Video on a Reflector Double-Bounce Technique

In this video the Slanted Lens guys demonstrate how to bring sunlight into even the darkest set, using a double bounce technique with two reflectors. It’s a very…

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Portfolio Website Updated!

I’ve added new work and updated my portfolio on my website a bit! Click on over and stay awhile!  

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Water Drops

I’m really interested lately in putting things between my lens and the subject. This being Eugene, I thought maybe some water droplets would be fun to try. So…

Test shot for color

Trying out a new piece of equipment for projecting colored light onto a subject and background… it’s working out pretty well, I’m looking forward to using it in…

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New Work – Headshot for Rosemarie

Recent work for Rosemarie Downey-McCarthy, Psychologist at large in Centralia Washington.

Vibrant Shot Video on Blend Modes

I really liked this video from Vibrant Shot about blend modes, what exactly they do, why they’re grouped how they are, and different things you can accomplish with…

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New Color Technique

I was doing a lighting test the other day, and came across this setup, which I really liked. It’s basically a custom White Balance that shifts things to…

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New Work – Oil and Light with Marie

This is a recent picture from my collaboration with Marie, who is an amazing model/make up/hair artist. I had been impressed with the digital illustrations of an artist…

Early Photographs by Stanley Kubrick

„Eyes Wide Open“ – The photographic early works of cult film director Stanley Kubrick.  

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Missing Model Idea

I was looking at a photographer’s portfolio the other day, and I came across a page where the photographer had paired up two images that went together. I…

Dracula Costume

Documentary on Costume design for Bram Stoker’s Dracula

I found this documentary about the costume work done in Bram Stoker’s Dracula the other day, and it really reminded me just how crazy the costumes were in…

Joe McNally Video mixing ambient and flash

In this video Joe McNally sketches out how he solved the problem of exposing for a subject and a city at the same time, which is no easy…

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New Work – Strobe and Continuous with Shel

I wanted to do a shot of Shel here where I was using a mix of strobes and continuous light. When you are going to make a picture…

Marc Hauser Video

Marc Hauser is quite a legend. The Chicago native has been putting out amazing pictures for decades. I first came across this video of him years ago, and…

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Behind the Scenes from Yesterday

Working yesterday with a mixture of Strobe and Continuous Lighting, and took a moment to see what turning off the key light would look like. Got a kinda…

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Marie – Accidental Blade Runner Homage

One of the last shots from a shoot on Wednesday, this picture is the result of a great collaboration with model Marie Newell, a very talented Hair and…

Joel Grimes Tutorial

Joel Grimes Video on Rembrandt Lighting

Joel Grimes is one of my favorite photographers. Here he is demonstrating how to create the classic “Rembrandt” style of light (examples here) on your subject. This is…

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Behind the Scenes from Today – Chocolate Sauce

  Quick detail shot from a shoot today involving a lot of Chocolate Sauce. Should be a good one, excited to share it!

Lindsay Adler Beauty Dish Tutorial

How to use a Beauty Dish by Lindsay Adler

Good Tutorial on how to use a Beauty Dish for different effects in the studio. Lindsay Adler demonstrates how to achieve several different looks with just one light,…

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The coolest cell phone competition idea

  I had this idea sitting in a Starbucks, watching person after person come in and sit down to play with their smartphone. At first the idea was…

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Recent Couple Shot

A quick post of a recent shot I did…. I was hired for a professional headshot, and talked them into a quick couples shot on one of the…

Inspiring Cinematographer – Harris Savides

DIY Photography has a great feature up right now about cinematographer Harris Savides, and his work. I had never heard the name Harris Savides, but I’ve definitely seen…

Joe McNally – The Language of Light snippet

Joe McNally is one of the best working portrait photographers around. In this snippet from his DVD “the Language of Light“, Joe demonstrates how small changes to a…

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Deconstruct this image – Yousuf Karsh

One of my favorite photographs, this image of Albert Schweitzer was taken by Yousuf Karsh in 1952. It’s a fantastic image, let’s examine it for a minute and…

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Reflections Part 2

A few more images from my recent photowalks, looking for reflections. It’s a fun theme to work on, looking for reflections specifically. I mostly stole it from Saul…

Tim Lewis Photography Identity Facade Idea

Identity Facade Idea

Quick idea I had a while back, for an image showing a person projecting a more perfected image of themselves onto a screen, while at the same time…

Inspiring Photographer – Saul Leiter

I am amazed by Saul Leiter. I just watched “In No Great Hurry” and it was an amazing introduction to his work. All of my Reflection pictures lately…