Steve Thornton
Advertising and Editorial Photography
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3-21-2014 - This aviation image of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 was shot using a Canon digital camera and a 400mm f2.8 Canon lens with a 1.4 extender. With the jet engines running plus at this time of day it is close to 80 degrees, the tarmac is heating up, giving the mirage shimmer. The long focal length of 560mm, compresses the field and helps to separates the plane visually from the background by having a narrow depth of field, or in other words, having a limited area that is in focus.

3-14-2014 - This fashion editorial style image was shot on a chilly and windy February afternoon. We had an assistant just out of frame with the model's coat so we could try and keep her warm when we were setting up, changing positions or changing batteries on the Hensel Porty pack. We used all 1200 watt seconds (Joules) of power and was pumping this light into a Broncolor Para 88 focused for maximum distance. Due to wanting to get the model warm, I only shot 50+ images in 20 minutes, having to wait for the pack to recycle to full power and this included having to stop and dispatch a fleet footed assistant to locate and retrieve a freshly charged Li-on battery from the equipment van. One of my assistants "Volunteered" to carry Annabell to and from her perch, such gentlemen I am surround by!

2-4-2014 - Eiffel Tower, Tour Eiffel, Paris, France - Shot on a cold January night. Gear: Canon 5D MKIII camera with a 8mm to 15mm fisheye f4 zoom lens.

1-29-2014 - This editorial lingerie image was shot inside the Marriott Hotel on The Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France, room number Four Twenty something. (I know the number... I'm just trying to protect the innocent.)

12-4-2013 - This multimedia personal project is a light and shadow study of a date palm's stripped fruit cluster. On some of the video you can see where the dates were attached before being picked. The easiest is in the opening image, on the left, all of the round "buds" are where a date was growing.

I was just outside of Palm Springs, California on a portrait project, both still images as well as video, and one of the locations I used was in a date palm grove. After shooting Ronnie in his recording studio, we loaded the required gear into the car and we drove to the location, the sun was about 30 minutes away from dropping behind a mountain. We got the gear out of the rental car and set up quickly. In addition Ronnie's publicist wanted three changes of wardrobe, meaning everyone had to hurry.

After the session was over the crew & I dissembled the gear and packed up. After everything was packed and in the car, I performed my "Idiot Check", this is a phrase I use that means after everyone thinks we have packed everything, someone, or several some ones, will walk everywhere we were to be sure we did not leave anything by mistake, this includes any cans or paper we dropped.

When we first arrived I was totally focused on setting up, balancing the sunlight with the strobe light, getting Ronnie on his spot, shooting images quickly and making the necessary wardrobe changes. So I did not have any extra time to do any "sight seeing". On my walk looking for forgotten equipment, I noticed this palm fruit stalk laying on the ground and thought it really looked very cool, so I picked it up, put it into the car and brought it back to LA that night. I had shot a project for a boot manufacturer a few days before and I had an empty boot box left over, so I put the stripped fruit stalk into the box, which went into the suitcase and home it went.

12-3-2013 - The hardest part of shooting this Cowboy Advertising image was finding a spot to set my camera bag down. It was hailing pea sized ice and raining so hard that anywhere flat was 1" deep in water and on a slope it was a river. I finally found a tree root I was able to balance the bag on.

The downward streaks you see are not likely rain, but the hail, due to their large size, being white and not transparent. I am glad I had my cowboy hat on because we both are getting pelted. With the exception of the rain in a hurricane, mostly running sideways, this is the most rain and hail I have been in. We shot 67 images in 5 minutes and quit when lighting started to get too close for comfort. We then went back and I went into the office where they had a wood burning stove to not only dry myself off, but to dry off the camera bag, the camera and the lenses.

11-20-2013 - Editorial Aviation and Aerospace imagery - Steve was contacted by a European aviation magazine to take a photo for the cover. The magazine contacted a large MRO facility for permission to shoot and Steve, along with his lead assistant, traveled there and then were given a tour of the facility. Both of them brought cameras to capture "Scouting" photos. This way they could be reviewed to generate a shot list of ideas to be considered.

10-3-2013 - Advertising Aviation and Aerospace imagery: Unlike other photographers, I always try to look at an item with an artistic eye. It is my Vision which allows me to take an item and transform it into something the engineers never thought about. In this image of a compressor blade, I tried to show that even though this is made from a block of metal, that due to it's shape and form it can be photographed in a way that renders it as a piece of art and not what it really is, a compressor blade.

10-2-2013 - Steve, along with his styling and assisting crew, shot this Fashion editorial project video in Milan, Italy 10 days ago. This location is about one half a mile (800 meters) from the Milano Duomo, the main cathedral. The video was shot both on a tripod and using a Steadicam. Steve had shot 2 other projects in the morning and had scheduled the model used in this project to arrive at 12:30 p.m. But she was about 2½ hours late due to the job she modeled for in the morning running long.

7-16-2013 - This Fashion Editorial Project is a mix of video & stills shot on an abandoned farm just outside of Milan, Italy. The normal challenge of any mixed media project is get enough still images to choose from & then have enough time to also shoot video. The "Problem" with creating the still images is, I am creating a slice of life at 1/1000 of one second. So eyes can be shut, the mouth could look strange, the hands may not look pretty, the feet might be in transition etc.

On this "look" I shot a total of 110 images plus 5 video clips having a total of 1 minute 5 seconds run time. Some of the video was shot with the camera on a tripod, the others were shot using a Steadicam. Including the occasional pauses for hair and makeup corrections or the wardrobe stylist making adjustments, the total time on set, shooting stills & video, was 15 minutes. If you have ever been on a shoot where a Steadicam is being used, you know there is a fair amount of time "Trimming and re-trimming" the apparatus, even a mild breeze causes issues and now you have a situation where not just the talent is moving but also the photographer is moving.

In this case Samara relates, projects to the camera and moves so well it was easy because there were so many great images to choose from, and I knew this just by watching her work through my cameras. A lot of clients just do not get why a model is so important, they think they just need a pretty person (male or female) and that is it. Even within professional models there are exceptional models next to average models, just like lawyers, hairstylists, doctors and photographers. When I get a great model to work with, I spend less time on each look allowing the client to get a lot of great images to choose from as well as getting a lot of production in a day, or allowing my team and me develop an idea and not to be concerned if we "Got the Shot".

If I had an "average" professional model, I may have had to shoot for an hour, or more, and still not get what I did with Samara in 15 minutes. This is the difference.

4-19-2013 - This Underwater Aviation image is an assembly of 2 images, the water, palm tree & condo is one, the plane, sky and clouds is the other.

2-16-2013 - This Editorial Fashion style image was shot in the Southern California desert about a 90 minute drive from LA. This image contains non-graphic female nudity shot from her back, if this will be offensive to you, please do not look at it.

1-16-2013 - This Advertising Fashion Image was shot in downtown Denver, Colorado on a cold (6° F - minus 14.5° C) windy night. I had scouted the area the morning of the shoot to find a steam vent that was not in the middle of an intersection or in the middle of the street. This vent was off to the side of the street in a bicycle lane in a part of town with a low amount of traffic. I also asked Carol to watch my back in case a driver somehow missed seeing the model & me.

The “Great" "Problem” was the wind. I say “Great” because without the wind I would have never been able to have this image with the steam swirling around the model. The “Problem” was most of the shots just did not work due to the steam being blown out of the shot or totally enveloping the model or me or the both of us.

12-11-2012 - Every good Advertising Professional Photographer creates personal work. This is where we go out & photograph something just because. "Because" can be we're testing a new idea, because something caught our eye, because we the liked the moment, because the wind changed direction - but really... any "Because" will do. Take a look at these images of the inside of a hard drive.

11-20-2012 - This Cowboy Advertising Image was one of a series shot for a client needing some stagecoach imagery. It was shot just outside of Scottsdale, AZ in an area called Rio Verde, about 3-4 miles off of Dynamite road. I learned a lot on this project. The location was somewhat restricted in it's size. What most people do not realize is a full sized Concord stagecoach with a 6 up team, as you see it here, from the noses of the lead horses to the end of the rear wheels is 50 feet long (15.25 meters). I had photographed stagecoaches in Southeast Wyoming, but there I had wide open spaces on rolling green grass hills. On this location I had huge rocks that were 35-40 feet (7-8 meters) high for 100 feet (30 meters) or more. I had smaller rocks that if hit running wide open would either destroy a wheel, turn over the stage, or both.

I had to adjust to this size and limited space quickly. I asked Red, the driver & owner of the stage, if he could run the horses straight down between 2 large rocks, then turn to the left & then back to the right. On both sides there were rocks and if he did not turn correctly the team would run into a rock wall or flip. Red looked and said, "Yes". I said, "Great" and commenced to climb a rock. I wanted to be sure I was in the perfect spot to photograph the wreck. After I was in place, checked to be sure I had a fresh rolls of 36 exposure film loaded in all 6 of my camera bodies, I hollered to Red, "ACTION!" - Go here to see the photo & read the rest.

10-10-2012 This Advertising Fashion Image was shot just outside of Milan, Italy on an abandoned farm.

8-16-2012 - This Cowgirl flavored Fashion Editorial image was shot inside a B&B in the Buckhead part of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

8-6-2012 - This Advertising Cowboy image was shot a little after 6 am on a ranch on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I was on this location for 2 weeks and when I first arrived all of this vegetation was gray or brown due to a drought. Shortly after arriving it either rained or was solid overcast every afternoon and caused just about everything to really green up. This was the last day I was able to shoot before returning to Denver and then home. This photo was shot a few minutes after sunrise but a mountain behind the cowboy is blocking the direct light and will for another 20-25 minutes.

7-31-2012 - This Advertising Beauty Image was shot near Wolcott, Colorado. I had scouted for this project for a couple of days on a ranch to find several locations that were close enough to allow fast changes in backgrounds by packing up the 4 wheel drive & driving a short distance.

7-30-2012 - This Cowboy Advertising Image was shot at about 6:30 am on a ranch on the Western Slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

6-27-2012 - In Advertising Fashion Photography, helping the customer make money is, for me, a top priority. This particular shoot is about helping a client re-brand themselves. They wanted to have a photo to allow them to be noticed in the clutter of magazine ads with other competitors.

Asking questions of the client will get you a good idea of what they think they want. They likely do not know what they want so it will be up to you to decide how to execute the shot. The client showed me a series of images they liked. One was a shot of a woman with a bag on their head. A bit out of the ordinary but not a real statement that they said they wanted. This is a company I have been shooting for since 2007 and all of their promotions had been nice, well executed images, which is what they wanted. They are now re-branding the company as a very high end handbag line and need to make a real statement to garner attention they need. One of these bags will retail in the 6000 Euro range. (About $8000 made from a ultra high grade Alligator hide.)

2-12-2012 - On my recent trip to NYC I was able to shoot with a couple of actors. The first one was Gary Swanson, a veteran actor with a great look and attitude and very comfortable in his skin. Gary was born in Queens and has lived & worked both in NYC as well as in LA.

12-26-2011 - This Editorial Aircraft Image was shot at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson, inside Delta's MRO facility.

12-22-2011 - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Go here to look.

11-21-2011 - Added a new "How I Shot It" - A Fashion Image shot in Milan

10-17-2011 - This Fashion Image was shot in Zingst, Germany inside a huge old DDR (East German) dairy cow barn.

10-3-2011 - This Advertising Fashion Lingerie Image shot was on a Milan, Italy sidewalk. The brick wall, which at the time it was built, in the 1500's, surrounded an Italian farmhouse. It sits about 3 miles from the center of Milan.

9-28-2011 - This Advertising Fashion Lingerie Image shot was in a Milan, Italy building undergoing renovations. Shot with a Canon Professional Digital Camera set at 1/60 second, f4.5, at 500 ISO in RAW mode with an 16-35mm Canon zoom lens set at 16mm & processed in Photoshop CS6 Beta. The light is a combination of strobe and daylight coming through the large glass door on the right.

9-25-2011 - This Advertising Lingerie Image shot was in a Milan, Italy hotel room. It is a combination of daylight & incandescent using a Sunbounce reflector off to the right of the camera.

9-5-2011 - Just added a new page to my solutions-to-problems section.

8-30-2011 - Just updated the video page with new stuff.

8-24-2011 - This video project was shot in Milan, Italy in front of the Duomo (Milan's main cathedral & the second largest in the world). Our client wanted to show his prospective clients a behind the scenes look what was involved in setting up a Saverino & Partners light show as well as a sense of scale that his projects could encompass. The equipment you see being set up are high intensity projectors that project the images on film onto the walls of the surrounding buildings. You can see what the final show looked like if you go here.

8-23-2011 - This Advertising Fashion Image was shot in Milan, Italy on the second floor of an old apartment building.

7-8-11 - This personal image was shot at night in Miami Beach from a friend's condo balcony on the 18th floor or so. (I shot this a while back so I'm not positive about the floor level). I was waiting for my friend to finish some work because I was driving them to the airport. So I grabbed a camera & started to play by shooting cars as they passed by using a long shutter speed to get a blur. I knew that getting this type of photo to "work" meant shooting a lot of images & literally hoping I got one that really did work.

6-1-2011 This personal project is a time lapse video of of a rain storm was about 2 hours before sunset. It was so dark the streetlights turned on & went out when it started to get light again. You can tell when they went out by the vast color change, about 8 seconds into the video. This was shot from the balcony of my hotel room on Via Tortona on at the Porta Genova bridge. Both the Porta Genova train station & the metro station are on the other side of the bridge explaining the volume of foot traffic. Please note: This is a video and is a large file, so depending on your download speed, you may need to wait for a while before it starts to play.

2-18-11 - This Advertising Fashion Image was shot in Nesso, Italy on Lake Como. We drove from Milan to this village on the lake and parked in the main square. I got out to scout while my styling crew dressed Gabby, who is one of the best models I have ever shot... just stunning. Her wardrobe is by INC (International Concepts).

2-13-11 - Branding is important to most companies around the world, large or small. Sports teams, news organizations, artists, car dealerships, lawyers, cell phone companies, airlines, resorts, writers et cetera all want and need branding. Part of what I do for my clients is branding through my vision & my photography.

Late last year I was asked to photograph an American writer, Jack Ketchum. He is based in NYC close to Central Park and I had shot with him 2 years before. My challenge is to shoot this person & make him "Look the part". Jack is a writer of horror but in person is real pleasant & fun to be around, so some work was in order to make him look evil. Another issue was the constraint of time. Jack could not meet before 1:30 pm & I had to leave for the airport at 3:30 pm. By the time the cab found the address & I was knocking on his door it was close to 2 pm. So I had 75 minutes to shoot & that included walking back from Central Park to the writers apartment to have him change clothes & walk back to a bar to shoot the last few images. In real time, I shot for 59 minutes & I shot 327 photos, or an average of 5½ shots per minute. Go here to read the rest.

1-28-11 - This Cowboy Image was one of a series of cowboys in the snow images shot in Colorado. We are heading back to the ranch after shooting. I'm riding & holding the camera over my head to shoot this image.

1-23-11 - This Cowboy Advertising Image was one of a series of cowboys in the snow images shot in Colorado. I had seen this location, in general, not this exact spot, years ago but did not know how to get here, just today did I discover how to get here... on horseback.

12-25-10 - This Cowboy Advertising Image was one of a series shot on this cold snowy day in Clarke, Colorado. We arrived around 7 in the morning, loaded up the gear & drove to the top of a trail in a couple of 6 wheel drive Polaris "Mules". We then unloaded the photography gear, the wardrobe, the props and cowboy hats and commenced to shoot for about 5+ hours. The temperature was about 5-10 degrees F (-15C) and this location is in the 8500 feet range (2600 meters), so the air was thin. This shoot was for the Larry Mahan division of the Milano Hat Company in Dallas, Texas. Within the 5+ hours we were there we had solid overcast skies, then sunshine and some heavy snow showers, it is very unusual to have all of this in one day much less in 5 hours.

11-12-10 - This Aircraft Image was shot at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson, the world's busiest airport and one of the very few with 5 runways. This is an example of being in the right place at the right time and know what to do. It had just finished raining, the storm clouds moved out to allow the sunshine in and all of the elements to shoot a great image were there.

11-9-10 - Stazione Centrale is the main train station in the heart of Milan, to me it is a stunning architectural structure and is a juxtaposition in that it is mostly masculine in showing massive strength but parts of it are feminine in the curves and arches of it's steel skeleton.

Since I first saw the station in 1985, when I lived in Como, I was in awe of the size and beauty of this edifice. Most of the people who live in Milan who grew up seeing this station hardly give it a second look and every time I pass by I enjoy looking at it. I have shot the station on & off for years, first in 1985. On my trip in June I set out to shoot the station in earnest. About 20 minutes into my photo safari I was stopped by an official saying I had to get permission. "From whom", I asked & the reply was the police. So I went to the police and they said no, you need to go to customer service who said no you must go the station office who said no you must ask Rome. So I sent off an e-mail to Rome without any reply, all 6 of them went unacknowledged. On my last day in Milan in October, it was a cold, wet, dark, foggy, miserable Sunday and I decided I was going to shoot again at the station. I grabbed one camera with one lens, I added a neck strap, something I almost never use, left the tripod & camera bag at home & went to the station. I shot for 3 hours just walking around shooting photos looking like some cowboy tourist. Nobody said "No" this time and 1100+ photos later I went home, finished packing & left the next morning for Atlanta.

Most of my work is in color, and initially I was going to show this in color with a blue tint as it was when I shot most of these images. But as I worked on the first image I decided to see what it would look like in B&W. I liked most of the images much better in B&W than the color images. Some of the exterior images, to me, are impressive in color & B&W so I used both. If you go to the still images I have included other images not seen here plus, on some of the exterior images, both the color & B&W versions.

11-4-10 - While I was waiting in the main train station in Milan, Stazione Centrale di Milano or Milano Centrale, I commenced to wander around a bit shooting. This B&W toned image of a floor drain was shot during my foray. I found it interesting that such a mundane object would garner such effort in design & construction. My guess is this was made in 1930 or 1931. To me it shows the lengths the Italians will go for the sake of design & beauty. All of the pieces of steel were cut & then assembled and carefully welded into position.

10-31-10 - This Cowboy Image was one of a series of Longhorn cattle drive images shot in Colorado. I had seen this location the day before while scouting for another project and set up the shoot the next morning.

10-29-10 - This "In the Water" Lifestyle image was taken at sunrise near Hollywood. The biggest problem was the rip current which kept moving us off shore. I noticed how fast we moved off the beach & said, "Rip tide, get back close the the beach". The next issue was the size of the waves, with every set we would float up & settle back down 3-6 feet (1-2 meters) towards the ocean. This type of photography is the most difficult I have ever shot. Not only do you have to frame the image, focus the image, expose the image with constantly changing light due to clouds and the rising sun, I also have models moving in different directions, I have waves breaking over me, the camera gear inside the housing which is designed for neutral buoyancy underwater but is heavy out of the water, as in these photos. Plus dealing with the wind and the current. Another problem is the very short time window where the light is perfect, about 25 minutes. I normally meet the models about 45 minutes before sunrise. This way I can pick the swimsuits and have the models get to know each other before shooting. Plus in case traffic is bad they will still get there in time to shoot in perfect light.

10-23-10 - This Fashion Editorial style Image was shot near Marina del Rey (Los Angeles) and was part of a video project shot by a German crew on me. Every 2 years the world's largest camera show is held in Cologne, Germany. About 180,000+ people attend from more than 160 countries. In the second largest venue (the largest was Canon's) there was an event called the "Leading Photographers of the World" and the producer had invited 5 International photographers to speak covering a range of types of photography: wedding, fashion, advertising, rock & roll and on Saturday, swim wear & lingerie. I was invited to speak about Fashion. The reason the video crew was in LA to shoot me & my crew is the "Leading Photographers of the World" wanted to hand out DVD's of all 5 photographers and have both an interview and how all of shot our work. They give the DVD's to attendees of the venue after the photographers spoke, which was 3 times a day. There were thousands of DVD's handed out and I have received e-mails from some of these people thanking me for sharing how I shoot.

The rest of the story is, I was in Milan, Italy and flew to LA via NYC to shoot this project & after a 28 hour day I finally got to bed in LA. My 2 checked bags missed the connection in NYC so I did not have all of my gear when we shot the first day. So we had to shoot a couple of shots the next day too and this image is from the second day.

10-21-10 - This Advertising Travel Image was shot in Bellagio, Italy on Lake Como. I went there to shoot the town & a hotel. Really a great location.

10-15-10 This Beauty Image of Esther was shot on stage at Photokina, the world's largest camera show. I was one of 5 International photographers invited to speak at "The Leading Photographers of the World" venue. Photokina is where most of the camera manufacturers announce their newest products & the press coverage is amazing. They had 170,000 people attend this event over 5 days from dozens of countries from all over the globe.

9-2-10 - This Travel and Resort Advertising Image was shot at O'Canonico in Sorrento, Italy, which is my favorite restaurant anywhere. As I sit here typing this out I am trying hard to think of any other restaurant where the food is better & I just can't. There are certainly some in NYC, Miami Beach and LA that come very close. One of the main reasons the food is just wonderful is the location, across the Gulf of Naples from Mount Vesuvius, which over the last several millennia, has erupted many times and in the course of these, have violently belched & spewed nutrient rich volcanic ash over the entire region. As a result the local people can grow food here that you just can't get anywhere. Also most of the food is grown locally by hand, you can't really use machinery due to the terrain. Planted by hand, picked & packed by hand & travels just a few miles instead of hundreds or thousands of miles as is does in the USA. The food is grown for it's flavor instead of how well it looks after it has traveled thousands of miles by train & truck. This image was shot at O'Canonico in Sorrento, Italy, which is my favorite restaurant anywhere. As I sit here typing this out I am trying hard to think of any other restaurant where the food is better & I just can't. There are certainly some in NYC, Miami Beach and LA that come very close. One of the main reasons the food is just wonderful is the location, across the Gulf of Naples from Mount Vesuvius, which over the last several millennia, has erupted many times and in the course of these, have violently belched & spewed nutrient rich volcanic ash over the entire region. As a result the local people can grow food here that you just can't get anywhere. Also most of the food is grown locally by hand, you can't really use machinery due to the terrain. Planted by hand, picked & packed by hand & travels just a few miles instead of hundreds or thousands of miles as is does in the USA. The food is grown for it's flavor instead of how well it looks after it has traveled thousands of miles by train & truck.

7-30-10 - This Fashion still & video project was shot in the middle of an Interstate interchange in Atlanta.

7-20-10 - This Advertising Beauty image was taken in the Milan apartment using sunlight only. I had the model lean towards me while she was sitting on the floor.

7-10-10 - This Advertising Travel and Resort Image is in Sorrento, Italy. This breakfast area overlooks Marina Grande, a small fishing village in Sorrento. This was shot early, about 6 am and the staff had just finished setting the tables.

5-24-10 - This Aircraft Image was shot at Sky Harbor in Phoenix. I arrived at the airport about 45 minutes before sunrise, had to wait for the security man to arrive, move all of my gear from my car to the back of his pick up truck, drive through a check point & as soon as I was in position, at 7:25 am, I started shooting. This image was shot 11 minutes later and was one of many great images I shot that morning.

5-17-10 - This still & video Advertising Fashion project was shot in the middle of an Interstate interchange in Atlanta.

4-27-10 - This Fashion Advertising project was shot in an alley behind an old industrial factory (Civil War Era) turned into an art complex. Below the photo there are 2 buttons so you can see a behind the scenes video and several different treatments of the photo.

4-6-10 - This Fashion & Beauty project was shot in a private home in Milan, Italy. For make up the model is wearing mascara & lipstick.

4-2-10 - This Advertising Fashion Image was taken as part of a project for a fashion client in Colorado on a cold winter afternoon. This was the 5th set up of this session and even though was shot during the day, is illuminated primarily by strobe light. This allowed us to control the light direction, fall off and quality. By doing this we are able to deliver an engaging image that makes people stop & look, something important in branding of a single product or a wide range of products made or licensed under a common brand name.

3-27-10 - This Fashion Image was taken in a studio in Nashville, TN where we were shooting a series of images for a client. On every project my producer always keeps a watchful eye on the styling crew to make sure there are no delays and to help solve any problems that may come up. In doing this it insures that the work keeps flowing and as a result we were 30 minutes ahead of schedule. My producer had also structured a staggered model schedule to help hold down costs to the client, so I did not have the other models needed to keep shooting and lunch had not been delivered as yet.

2-4-10 - This cowboy image was one of a series of horses running in the snow shot in Colorado. When I drove up to the ranch it was snowing heavily and had been for sometime. So when I shot these images I was working with untracked snow.

12-19-09 - This Cowboy Lifestyle image was shot on a ranch in Colorado for a client's Christmas card. The real story here is not how I shot the photo, but what I had to do to get the photo, specifically the tree.

12-10-09 - This Fashion Editorial imagewas taken in the oldest part of Milan, Italy. By controlling the light I am able to control what the viewer will look at, which in this case is the wardrobe. To get this shot, we sometimes had to move out of the way of cars that sometimes happened by on one of the narrowest streets in Milan. There is also a link where you can read & see how I shot this image and what the location looked like before I finished the shot.

12-3-09 - This Cowboy Lifestyle Advertising image was shot for a client needing cowboy lifestyle advertising & marketing images. In all seasons the weather is very important to get great images. The temperature was about 15 degrees (-9 C) with very dry air with a few clouds. Sometimes I have had to wait for days to get good weather to shoot in, and this was no exception.

12-1-09 - This Advertising style Beauty image was taken in the stairwell of my Milan, Italy apartment. Just abut all of the light is coming from a single strobe head, made by Lumedyne, behind the model. Because the entire stairwell is painted white the light bounces all around giving very soft light on her skin.

11-29-09 - This Fashion image was taken in the stairwell of my Milan, Italy apartment. All of the light is from a single strobe head placed at the top of the stairs and is raw light, meaning it is not modified. Because the stairwell is painted white there is a lot of light bouncing around which helps to slightly soften the shadows.

11-2-09 -This Beauty image was taken in the stairwell of my Milan, Italy apartment by using daylight and shooting into the stairwell for the background. The sun was behind the buildings which were behind me and you can see the silhouette of the buildings & the skylight in the top of Joanna's eyes.

10-25-09 - This Fashion image was shot in Milan, Italy with a Brazilian model, based in Paris, was in Milan to shoot a project and was leaving for home the next day. When we walked out I noticed that the light was hitting part of the building & was flooding this part of the courtyard with beautiful soft light.

10-24-09 - This Fashion image was taken in Milan, Italy with a Brazilian model living in Paris in Milano to shoot a project and was leaving the next day. When we walked out I noticed that the light was hitting part of the building & was flooding this part of the courtyard with beautiful soft light.

10-4-09 - This Travel Editorial image is of Positano, Italy. We were going to a restaurant in the hills above Positano that specialized in grilling meat over an open fire.

10-2-09 - This Fashion image was taken in the stairwell of my Milan, Italy apartment. All of the light is from a single strobe head placed at the top of the stairs and is raw light, meaning it is not modified. Because the stairwell is painted white there is a lot of light bouncing around which helps to slightly soften the shadows. You can see this on her right leg, the front is brightest, the back is just a bit darker because the light is reflecting off of the white wall behind her. The the side of her leg facing the viewer is dark due to no light reflecting on that side, just a dark walkway.

10-1-09 - This Beauty image was taken in my Milan, Italy apartment. All of the light is from a single strobe head and is raw unfiltered light except for a grid spot used to help confine the light.

9-26-09 - This Body image was taken in Milan, Italy of a model from Brazil.

9-24-09 - This Travel Editorial image was shot in Milano from the balcony of the apartment just after sunset. It is a great view but it is also a 5 floor walk up. It is located in the center of Milano about a 10-15 minute walk to Via Monte Napoleone.

9-24-09 - This Fashion image was taken in Milan, Italy and was the second look of the day. This is one of 2 models from Beatrice Models and they are twins.

9-12-09 - This Fashion image was taken in North Carolina close to Highlands. We drove within a half a mile of the location and packed the gear in. In this image the primary light is strobe. Clouds ruled the sky this day and it was mostly heavy overcast with brief moments of midday sun. This coupled with heavy foliage cover made for some long exposures with 100 or 200 ISO.

8-20-09 - This Editorial Travel - personal work Flash movie of an old boat is in the Salerno, Italy commercial port. This one time elegant motorsailer is rotting away still carefully supported & waiting for the repairs that may never come. This entire area was once covered by buildings that stored & repaired engines & boats. They are all gone now, leaving only this tree & boat.

8-4-09 - This Lingerie Beauty Project was shot in a field full of green weeds. This image was shot with all natural light.

6-12-09 - This Western Lifestyle image was shot during a scouting trip. I was shooting another advertising project for Old Gringo Boots in San Diego & I wanted to do some prep work so I had flown in a day early. The client's marketing director had selected a couple of locations and I wanted to look at them to be sure they would actually work. So often people just do not understand problems most locations have and there is almost always a challenge. On this location one of the areas under consideration caused me to immediately call the grip rental company I use when shooting on the west coast, and I added more light control gear. I also asked my lead assistant to bring one more photo assistant to help. While at this home I saw the skull, the light and sky were perfect so I took the image.

6-1-09 - This Editorial Aircraft Image was shot at Sky Harbor in Phoenix. The aircraft landing is a Boeing 737.

5-20-09 - This lingerie beauty project was shot in about 2 hours in Milan, Italy with a model from Fashion. Teodora has wonderful skin and shape and worked very well with a minimum of direction.

5-17-09 - This Editorial Aircraft Image was shot at Sky Harbor in Phoenix. The Southwest aircraft is a Boeing 737.

5-16-09 - This Western Lifestyle Cowboy image was shot for The Milano Hat Company for it's Larry Mahan Hat division. This image was never planed, I was there to shoot with rodeo cowboy legend Larry Mahan for a series of catalog covers, advertising and web use. When the wranglers were setting the shot up this group of horses started to run along the top of the dam. I pulled up the camera, framed the shot & took about 15 photographs in 3 seconds... then they were gone. When I sent this image to the company the president saw it & wanted to use it for the outside of the new box they were about to make.

5-15-09 - This Advertising Beauty image was shot with Chelsea was shot in a field. This image was shot with natural light.

5-7-09 - This Fashion Advertising image was shot near Scottsdale, Arizona for Patricia Wolf, a desert southwest clothing designer.

5-6-09 - This Western Lifestyle Fashion Cowboy image was shot for The Justin Hat Company for catalog, web & ad use. This was the second shot of the day. At 4:30 am we loaded all the vehicles at the hotel & drove some 60 minutes to this location, at 8700' elevation, on National Forest property in Colorado. The wranglers driving a truck pulling a trailer with the horses and tack followed us there. Every time I changed locations my styling crew changed the models wardrobe & the wranglers changed horses and saddles so it would not be immediately apparent that all the shots were shot on one day.

5-6-09 - This Advertising Beauty image shot with Sarah was shot in a private home. This image was shot with a mix of natural & strobe light.

5-5-09 - This personal project was shot in about 2 hours in the Princeton area of South Miami, Florida. I was on my way to a shoot in the keys, when I saw this location. A couple of days later I drove back & shot 200+ images. I knew this was going to be pretty cool but not until I thought to show what can be done with color images then converting them to B&W did I realize the full potential.

5-4-09 - This travel editorial image of an old boat is in the Salerno, Italy commercial port. This one time elegant motorsailer is rotting away still carefully supported & waiting for the repairs that may never come.

3-29-09 This Editorial Style Aircraft Advertising Image was shot from the Atlanta airport's International Concourse while a Delta airplane was taking off. The Atlanta airport, in addition to being the busiest airport in the world with 5 runways, is also Delta Airlines home base. All the planes you see in this shot, including the one in the air taking off, are Delta planes. This image was shot during late afternoon light in the rain. I just waited until most of the clouds hiding the sun to thinned out a bit then waited for a Delta plane to take off. The wait for the clouds to get out of the way took a quite a while, waiting for a Delta plane to take off did not not take long at all.

3-17-09 - These Resort advertising and editorial images were shot at Villa La Cassinella on Lake Como, Lago di Como, Italy. This private rental villa is just stunning in it's location, architecture & gardens. This is an outdoor dining area with Lake Como in the background.

3-12-09 - This Advertising beauty image was one of a series shot in about 2 hours in a field of dried weeds near Atlanta. This "Look" took about 30 minutes to set up & shoot.

3-2-09 - This Travel Image was shot in Milano during the rain, I had seen this shot when I was shooting my Piazza 24 Maggio Flash movie - but by the time I had finished shooting those images the shop was closed. So I revisited it when it was raining again, which this time of year is often. When shooting street scenes I disdain using a tripod so I shoot hand held, frequently with the lens wide open.

2-16-09 - This Industrial Advertising Image was shot in the studio for a turbine blade & vane manufacturer. All of these items went into turbine engines and are made from stainless steel or titanium to very exacting tolerances. Our client on this job typically had a 6-10 month backlog of orders. Within 6 month of the brochure being printed they had over 2 years of orders, roughly $20,000,000+ and more coming in. Needless to say they were very happy.

2-15-09 - This beauty advertising image was shot in about an hour in Milan, Italy. Lucia, a model with Fashion Models, arrived in the afternoon and we shot a few looks. The last look was walking in front of the house between Via Nerino & Via Torino and shot while using the very last light left in the day.

2-14-09 - This Western Lifestyle Cowboy image was shot for The Justin Hat Company for catalog, web & ad use. This was the second shot of the day. At 4:30 am we loaded all the vehicles at the hotel & drove some 60 minutes to this location, at 8700' elevation, on National Forest property in Colorado. The wranglers driving a truck pulling a trailer with the horses and tack followed us there. Every time I changed locations my styling crew changed the models wardrobe & the wranglers changed horses and saddles so it would not be immediately apparent that all the shots were shot on one day.

2-8-09 This Editorial Aircraft image was shot for Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 just after takeoff. As you can see the landing gear is still not quite up. Because the paint is so shiny, the "streaks" are not streaks but are the reflection of the runway just below the fuselage.

1-15-09 - This is my 2008 in photographs Flash Movie. This e-promo has fashion, beauty, lifestyle, cowboy, travel and some personal work.

1-10-09 - This editorial style fashion photography Flash Movie shot in Milan, Italy. The location is an old building that was falling apart and is part two of this shoot.

12-19-08 - This editorial style fashion photography Flash Movie shot in Milan, Italy. The location is an old building that was falling apart and is part one of this shoot.

11-16-08 This Fashion Advertising image was shot in Cologne, Germany. I was visiting Photokina and on the drive into the event I noticed these old empty buildings. I was talking to another photographer who told me how to get in (sneaking in a gate that had been bent just enough I should say).

11-15-08 This advertising image of a Boeing 737 aircraft was shot for Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and captured in predawn light from the roof of the concourse.

10-5-08 - Milan, Italy - This editorial style fashion & beauty photography Flash Movie fashion project was shot in about 2 hours in Milan, Italy. This Russian model had a tremendous amount of poise and presence. After shooting indoors I wanted to shoot outside. I knew a spot I had shot in before so I loaded up the cameras, lenses, stands, light modifiers & strobes and was just able to squeeze all my stuff, the model & me into the very small elevator to go down to the ground floor. When we arrived at the location there just happened to be a old Moto Guzzi there. So I set the lights to work with both the model and the motorcycle.

10-4-08 This Fashion Advertising imagewas shot in Milan, Italy in front of a decaying Villa. I have positioned Sina in the shade and placed a battery powered location strobe with a grid spot on her overpowering the sunlight. I also have positioned a reflector in the sun to help balance out the shadows caused by the strobe. I am lying down to get the angle I wanted.

10-2-08 - Milan, Italy - This editorial style fashion & beauty photography Flash Movie was shot in about an hour in Milan, Italy. Lucia, simply a stunning model with The Fashion Model Management Agency, arrived in the afternoon and we shot a few looks. The last look was walking in front of the house between Via Nerino & Via Torino and shot while using the very last light left in the day.

10-2-08 - Milan, Italy - This editorial style fashion & beauty photography Flash Movie was shot in about 90 minutes in Milan, Italy. This model had a lot of experience, moved well, could relate to & project towards the camera and was wonderful to shoot with. The shot of her leaning against the graffiti wall was a moment of experimenting with lighting which I feel worked very well.

9-22-08 - Milan, Italy - This editorial style fashion & beauty photography Flash Movie was shot in about 45 minutes in Milan, Italy. Kalina, a Bulgarian model with Fashion Models arrived with no makeup on at all except for lip balm. Her skin quality was very good so we shot this series.

9-20-08 - Milan, Italy - This editorial style fashion & beauty photography Flash Movie was shot in about 90 minutes in Milan, Italy. This 17 year old Lithuanian model (or as she said, "in one month I'll be 18") was wonderful to shoot with. I had scouted the outside locations but on the weekend. But the time I shot, during the week, on the last location the street and sidewalks were full of cars & Vespa style scooters. So I just went around the corner.

9-19-08 - Milan, Italy - This editorial style fashion & beauty photography Flash Movie was shot in about 3 hours in an apartment in Milan, Italy. This 22 year old German model is very experienced and was just wonderful to shoot with. By having a lot of experience in front of the camera she is able to relax, move and relate to the camera without looking like she is trying. This is a mark of a true top professional.

9-18-08 - Milan, Italy - This editorial style fashion & beauty photography Flash Movie was shot midday in the apartment in Milano. The living room is quite large and is located in the middle of town, about 6 blocks from the Duomo & the Galleria. This 18 year old Russian model is brand new and was only her second shoot so a fair amount of directing was initially needed, which is very normal with new talent. But after an hour she relaxed and by then was able to, what I call, to "project".

9-10-08 This Western Lifestyle image was taken near the resort town of Vail, Colorado. We had perfect weather for this shoot and this image was used by Milano Hat Co. for an ad in W&E magazine.

9-10-08 - This editorial style beauty photography image was shot in a hotel room. Make Up info: The model is wearing mascara & lipstick only.

8-29-08 - This is a difficult to execute advertising resort image to pull off. The model has to keep her eyes open, not blow air out her nose or mouth and keep a pleasant expression.

8-29-08 - This editorial style beauty photography image was shot at sunrise in South Florida. Make Up info: The model is wearing mascara & lipstick only.

8-12-08 - This editorial style beauty photography image was shot in a hotel room in Boca Raton and the entire shoot took about 2 hours. The challenge is to shoot in such a confined space and still get a great shot.

8-11-08 - This is a technically challenging advertising resort image to pull off. Keeping everything in focus, properly centered, eyes open, no air coming out of the nose and to have the model still have a pleasant expression is tough.

8-10-08 This Fashion Advertising image was shot in South Beach for Old Gringo Boots. My original concept was to shoot a cool, interesting fashion image where the central focus was on the boots. So I designed a special camera dolly so I could follow the model while she scooted along with the camera inches above the sidewalk with the lens aimed up.

8-9-08 On these types of resort lifestyle advertising images it is extraordinarily difficult to get all of the elements perfect.

8-7-08 This Editorial Aircraft image was shot just north of Fort Lauderdale, FL airport and is a classic example of being at the right place at the right time. Plus having the right gear and knowing what to do with it. Shot with Canon Professional Digital Camera set in RAW mode with a 200mm f1.8 Canon Professional lens then processed in Photoshop.

7-21-08 - This Editorial image of a Boeing 737 aircraft was shot for Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and shot in predawn light. Shot with Canon Professional Digital Camera set in RAW mode with a 14mm f2.8 Canon Professional lens then processed in Photoshop.

7-19-08 - This was not a planned shot. I was working with a client and we were changing locations when I saw this & called my assistant over. She had the Lumedyne battery powered studio strobe with a flash head mounted to a Sunbounce Mini reflector via a SUNBOUNCE Flash-Bracket. I positioned her & the mini & shot 3 images. All of them turned out, this one was the best.

7-17-08 - I must say I really like this Advertising Product Shot. I was shooting a project for Paige Wallace, a jewelry designer based in Texas, when I came up with this idea. Like a lot of images I do, thinking up the idea was very easy by comparison to actually executing it. But after a number of false starts I finally got it.

7-16-08 - This Editorial Cowgirl image was shot in Oklahoma in the same afternoon as the shot below.

7-15-08 - This Editorial Cowgirl image was shot in Oklahoma. I arrived about an hour before this image was taken and Bobbie gave me a quick tour of part of the ranch. I selected this location to shoot due to having a wide open area, some small hills to give elevation change, a single tree in the open and cattle. In the course of the shoot I used all the of the these elements.

7-14-08 - This Travel image was taken in Minneola, KS around 5 pm. I had left Denver, CO on my way to a ranch just outside Woodward, OK to shoot with a cowgirl I had met 5 years ago & could not get my travel plans to be in Woodward at proper time of day. So I was driving & while passing through Minneola I noticed 3 old grain elevators off to my left. I thought I really would like to shoot them but the sun was headed west and it was getting late plus I had another 2 hours driving time before I got to Woodward. Knowing I wanted to scout a while to locate the right spot to work and then get me & Bobbie back on site I decided to press on. I had driven past the elevators & I knew that I would not be real happy if I did not stop & shoot. So I turned around & grabbed a camera & shot two of the 3 elevators for 20 minutes, these are two of them.

7-12-08 - Magazine Cover Shot - The 2008 September-October issue of American Cowboy Magazine. This image was shot at sunrise in Colorado.

7-3-08 This Western Lifestyle image was taken near Hardin, Montana on the Little Big Horn Battlefield and the riders are crossing the Big Horn River. This is literally a few feet from Clusters' last stand and the Calvary are part of the Real Bird reenactment that takes place in late June. This crossing is difficult in that the water is still very high for this time of year and flowing very fast and there are several holes in the bottom so instead of walking the horses are swimming, and quite often so are the riders. The only other difficulty was putting enough insect repellant on to keep the ticks off & the mosquitoes from biting. They would still land on but not stick me.

6-30-08 While driving to Billings, Montana, I noticed a storm in the distance. I kept my eye on the sky and when the clouds were perfect, I sat on the brakes & whipped the Explorer off the Interstate (Scaring my passenger half to death in that they had not a clue just what in the Sam Hill I was doing). Pulling out my camera I aimed it towards this cloud & squeezed off a few shots.

6-29-08 This image was was taken in Colorado while I was shooting a fashion project - a totally different scene & model. I had directed the model I was shooting to a different location and while she was moving I heard these 5 wranglers leading 10 saddled horses from one location to another. I turned, raised the camera & shot 3 images before returning to shoot with the model who by then was approaching her new location. This is a wonderful Western Lifestyle Cowboy image.

6-19-08 I was in Eagle, CO to scout for an up coming Fashion project for The Milano Hat Company. This was the third day I was in Eagle and Dan, the outfitter I was using for this project, & I were sitting outside enjoying the evening.

I had identified several locations I wanted to shoot and I needed to know what time of day was best for each one of them. I had been up at 5 am to be able to look at how the light was going to develop in the morning so I could determine where I needed to be and how long I could spend before moving to the next location... chasing the light. The sun had been down about 10 minutes and Dan said, "look Steve." I turned my head & I could just see the top of the moon cresting over the mountain. Well I leaped up out of the chair I had seconds before thought I was going be able to relax in for a good while & commenced to hunt the closest camera and lens. I started to shoot & realized the lens I had on was too slow so I ran back I pulled my 200 f1.8 lens & started to shoot some more. Well it was too short so I then streaked back into the house & pulled out my 400mm f2.8 lens and it was just right. An example of shooting a great travel resort image by being at the right place at the right time.

5-21-08 This Fly Fishing image, shot for a resort client in Northeast Georgia, has multiple problems. It had rained heavily the night before meaning there was a lot of silt in the water, the silt was reddish in color, the underwater magnification caused the fishing line to not match where it transitions from above the water to underwater and the water was about 50 degrees.

5-4-08 On this type of Fly Fishing resort and lifestyle advertising photography the difficulty is getting a great location. A lot of fly fishing imagery is inherently challenging due to a majority of the locations being in small streams & rivers that are surrounded by trees. This plus most rivers and streams run North-South meaning getting early or late light on the subject is a problem. I talked to my client explaining what I was looking for and she told me about this location. We drove to where we could park the vehicles & I re-packed my camera bag to lighten the load for the 2 mile hike into the woods, downhill. When we arrived it was about 2 hours before sunset and after a quick scout I determined, that due to a high ridge covered with trees to the west, the last light would disappear about 30-40 minutes before sunset. I started to shoot within 10 minutes of arriving directing the talent to where I thought I could get some stunning imagery. I was able to shoot about 650+ images using the last vestiges of light before packing up and hiking back up the hill.

4-22-08 - Magazine Cover Shot - The 2008 June-July issue of American Cowboy Magazine. This image was shot at sunset in Glendo, Wyoming.

3-18-08 - Arizona - This is a behind the scenes video of an Advertising Fashion photography shoot that was produced in a private home in Cave Creek, AZ. This was shot for Patricia Wolf, a fashion designer in Texas.

3-5-08 - Atlanta - This fashion photography project was shot in a field of weeds and this segment took about 20-30 minutes to shoot. The gear we used: Canon Cameras and California Sunbounce.

1-22-08 - Colorado - These advertising photographs were shot for a cowboy boot company needing some lifestyle imagery for marketing. In winter the weather is very important. This was one of only a very few good weather days on this shoot. The temperature was about 15-20 degrees and I'm standing in show about 3-4 feet deep with the camera in one hand & my horses lead rope in the other. I wanted be be sure I could ride back & not walk back.

1-19-08 - This is one of several fashion advertising photography images I shot for a client to run ads in "Cowboys & Indians Magazine." The client contacted me the day after the official magazine deadline had passed and wondered if I could get the job done in time. Like most magazines there is an official deadline, the next deadline and then the "absolute drop dead" deadline extended to very few clients. Part of the problem was getting the samples in time. The client & I were both at an International trade show in Denver and some of the samples were not available until 5 days later which was a Thursday. The weather was another problem because it was January in Colorado. I knew the location I was going to shoot would work as long as it was not snowing. I had to shoot a spring time garment, 2 summer time garments & one fall/winter garment. The fall/winter was going to be easy but the spring & summer were going to take a lot of work. The weather was not going to be good until Saturday, one day past the second deadline. I talked to the National sales manager and due to my record of never missing a deadline ever she said I had an extra 4 days which brought it to the "absolute drop dead" deadline.

I cast for models, hired the model, had all of the samples flown in & shot the project on Saturday. Because of very heavy traffic due to skiers going to Vail, the model was 90 minutes late. It was 15-20 degrees outside where I shot 3 of the images.

12-25-07 - I just added a new series of images: "Desert Spring" in my "Personal Photography Work" section. This was shot in the last 2 hours of the day in the desert just outside of the resort town of Scottsdale, AZ. I had been watching the weather for several days & I finally got the weather I was looking for, black clouds, rain with sunshine. When I left the house it was raining but I thought it would clear just enough to shoot. So put on a slicker and jumped on the quad and roared off to the location I had scouted a few days before, about 4 miles from the ranch. The light was stunning and ranged from hard light to overcast.

The lenses used ranged from the Canon 15mm fisheye, the 16-35mm zoom lens and the 70-200mm zoom lens all on a Canon professional digital camera shooting RAW format and then processed in Photoshop.

12-2-07 On these types of resort lifestyle advertising images it is extraordinarily difficult to get all of the elements perfect. The water needs to be very clear, the water can't be too deep, the waves need to be almost not there, the models need to be comfortable in seaweed filled waters, with the occasional Jellyfish cruising by, and everyone gets red marks on the body from laying on and moving around in sand. Additionally the best time to shoot these is in the Winter and with most models having a small percentage of body fat this means they get cold quickly in the water.

11-24-07 - This lifestyle advertising photography shot was taken with the last 3 minutes of direct sunlight of the day. We had arrived and it started to rain so we all stayed in the cars until it had almost stopped. I got out and everyone followed me to the beach. I knew there was a lifeguard stand close by that would give some protection from the rain. We arrived & I had the models climb onto the stand which had a narrow walkway all the way around it and it was under the roof. So I started to shoot just to get the models warmed up. I then moved them around the corner and shot some more. Within 3-5 minutes of the sun being down the clouds moved and I got 3 minutes of direct sunlight.

11-24-07 - This editorial style beauty photography image was shot in a hotel room in Boca Raton and the entire shoot took about 2 hours. The challenge is to shoot in such a confined space and still get a great shot.

11-21-07 - This advertising beauty photography image was shot on Hollywood Beach. The original concept was to shoot in the water however the wind was too strong and huge waves would make it almost impossible to shoot so I had the model sit on a lifeguard stand to elevate her which kept the sand out of her eyes. I did not like her swimsuit for this type of beauty shot so I grabbed a towel I had brought and had her drop the swimsuit straps and hold the towel up. We shot 80 images in about 20 minutes.

10-28-07 - This personal Photography project was shot in the Los Angeles flower market and took about 4 hours to shoot. The market opens around 3-4 am & starts to close around noon, so you need to arrive early. The only problem is deciding on what to shoot, there are so many choices.

10-06-07 - This series of Advertising Beauty Photography shots were shot in the garden of a private villa in Malcesine, Italy in the rain. The model is wearing mascara and lipstick for make up and no other makeup at all.

10-06-07 - This series of Advertising Beauty Photography shots were shot in the garden of a private villa in Malcesine, Italy in the rain. The model is wearing mascara and lipstick for make up and no other makeup at all.

10-05-07 - This is a series of travel type of images. They were all shot in a private home in Milano, Italy near the center of town, the Duomo.

10-4-07 - In this series of advertising beauty Photography shots the model had mascara & lipstick, no other makeup was used. Lighting wise is sunlight with 2 California Sunbounce reflectors. The location was in a private home in downtown Milano. The construction on the home started in the 1300's.

10-8-07 - This series of advertising resort Photography images was shot in about 3 hours late in the day. These lifestyle images were shot for a rental villa in Malcesine, Italy, near Verona, on Lake Garda. I had communicated with the models what to bring in the way of wardrobe & I brought some of my resort collection of wardrobe too.

9-23-07 - Milano, Italy - So there I was, in the "daylight" studio shooting an advertising project for a client and I just happen to glance out the window while the client was working on styling the product. It has been raining all day and I saw this street lifestyle scene. The combination of the red car & the red umbrella was more than I could ignore. But there was also a somewhat well... really a rather rotund woman using a ugly umbrella walking in the opposite direction. So I just removed her hefty self and her tacky umbrella.

9-22-07 - So after my June shoot in the little old ladies’ house in Nesso, I have wanted to go back and shoot the Castle ruins. These Editorial Travel Photography images were shot for the Como Province Tourist Office.

9-22-07 - These Editorial Travel Photography images were shot for the Como Province Tourist Office of this Romanesque church, San Giacomo di Spurano, on Lake Como, is in the town of Ossuccio. The pre-Roman origins of this village are confirmed by votive altar from the second century A.D. that belonged to some people called the "Ausuciates", who gave the village their name.

9-22-07 - These Editorial Travel Photography images were shot in a cemetery on Lake Como in a town called Carate Urio. It is the tomb of Luigi Comitti and his family. I noticed the pattern as soon as I started to head down the stairs.

9-21-07 - These Editorial Travel Photography images were shot in Como, Italy on a project for the Como Province Tourist Office, go here to see 8 selects and read on how I was able to expand the contrast & tonal range to show detail in very deep shadows and still hold the brightest highlight.

9-23-07 - This was shot directly across the street from the North Milano Railroad station in Como, a commuter rail line. When I lived here in Como I would take the train returning from Milan to the last stop, Lago di Como, cross the street & just sit on one of the many benches and look at the lake & the lights at night. I was walking about and this group of swans landed in one of them several little harbors in Como. My first Italian fashion shoot in 1985 was just off to the right where the boats are pulled up the "steps".

9-20-07 - These Editorial Travel Photography images were shot in Como, Italy on a project for the Como Province Tourist Office, go here to see 2 selects.

9-13-07 - Added an Advertising Photography Problem Solving section showing solutions to advertising and editorial fashion, beauty, industrial, lifestyle, lingerie and swim wear photographic problems. Go here to look at some examples.

9-10-07 - Industrial Advertising Photography project. When shooting Advertising Industrial imagery or Editorial Industrial imagery, it is sometimes difficult to make it interesting. Take these HVAC items: Almost devoid of color, largely flat panels shaped like a box and made from galvanized steel. The key is to shoot them without large areas of light and without dark areas. Also I needed to hold the specular highlights to zero. Given the shiny metallic material these industrial items are made of, a tall order.

8-19-07 - Sunrise in the golf resort town of Boca Raton, FL. - My client had just bought this golf course a few months before I arrived. The roughs, fairways and greens were all in a sad state and he needed imagery to help market the course. My contact with the course had called me due to my being a lifestyle and golf resort shooter & asked if I could make the course look better than it really did. After arriving at the course I spent hours in the golf cart looking for angles to shoot. I finally found a few and even then I really had to work in making the course look at least good.

8-18-07 - Florida - This Lifestyle Resort Advertising and/or Editorial Photography image was shot near Miami Beach. On these types of images it is extraordinarily difficult to get all of the elements perfect. The waves, the wind and the current are all moving the models and the photographer. I position the models perfectly and a big wave comes in and moves them up and to the right or the left, sometimes several feet. What once was a perfectly framed image is now a problem because they have been moved up. In doing so their heads that were outlined by the beach are now in such a position that they have palm trees growing out of them, not too professional. Technically this is some of the most demanding imagery I have ever shot. Not only do I have the usual exposure, composition, model direction, watching for wardrobe problems I now have to deal with models constantly moving up & down & to the left, to the right and getting salt water in their eyes & nose. Plus I’m moving up, down to the left to the right. When a big wave breaks over the housing the focus does not work very well for several seconds. In addition to all of this the location only works light wise at sunrise. PLUS on this shot the sun was totally blocked by the clouds so I then had to use an electronic waterproof strobe to provide the light needed followed by a huge amount of Photoshop work to finish the image.

8-17-07 - Florida - This Lifestyle Resort Advertising and/or Editorial Photography image was shot near Miami Beach. On these types of images it is extraordinarily difficult to get all of the elements perfect. The waves, the wind and the current are all moving the models and the photographer. I position the models perfectly and a big wave comes in and moves them up and to the right or the left, sometimes several feet. What once was a perfectly framed image is now a problem because they have been moved up. In doing so their heads that were outlined by the beach are now in such a position that they have palm trees growing out of them, not too professional. Technically this is some of the most demanding imagery I have ever shot. Not only do I have the usual exposure, composition, model direction, watching for wardrobe problems I now have to deal with models constantly moving up & down & to the left, to the right and getting salt water in their eyes & nose. Plus I’m moving up, down to the left to the right. When a big wave breaks over the housing the focus does not work very well for several seconds. In addition to all of this the location only works light wise at sunrise. And as most of you know, sunrise light is not pretty for very long, like 30-70 minutes depending on the atmospheric conditions.

8-16-07 - Florida - This Lifestyle Resort Advertising and/or Editorial Photography image was shot near Miami Beach. On these types of images it is extraordinarily difficult to get all of the elements perfect. The waves, the wind and the current are all moving the models and the photographer. I position the models perfectly and a big wave comes in and moves them up and to the right or the left, sometimes several feet. What once was a perfectly framed image is now a problem because they have been moved up. In doing so their heads that were outlined by the beach are now in such a position that they have palm trees growing out of them, not too professional. Technically this is some of the most demanding imagery I have ever shot. Not only do I have the usual exposure, composition, model direction, watching for wardrobe problems I now have to deal with models constantly moving up & down & to the left, to the right and getting salt water in their eyes & nose. Plus I’m moving up, down to the left to the right. When a big wave breaks over the housing the focus does not work very well for several seconds. In addition to all of this the location only works light wise at sunrise. And as most of you know, sunrise light is not pretty for very long, like 30-70 minutes depending on the atmospheric conditions.

8-15-07 - Florida - This Advertising and/or Editorial Resort Lifestyle Photography image was shot near Miami Beach. On these types of images it is extraordinarily difficult to get all of the elements perfect. The waves, the wind and the current are all moving the models and the photographer. I position the models perfectly and a big wave comes in and moves them up and to the right or the left, sometimes several feet. What once was a perfectly framed image is now a problem because they have been moved up. In doing so their heads that were outlined by the beach are now in such a position that they have palm trees growing out of them, not too professional. Technically this is some of the most demanding imagery I have ever shot. Not only do I have the usual exposure, composition, model direction, watching for wardrobe problems I now have to deal with models constantly moving up & down & to the left, to the right and getting salt water in their eyes & nose. Plus I’m moving up, down to the left to the right. When a big wave breaks over the housing the focus does not work very well for several seconds. In addition to all of this the location only works light wise at sunrise. And as most of you know, sunrise light is not pretty for very long, like 30-70 minutes depending on the atmospheric conditions.

8-14-07 - Florida - This Resort Lifestyle Advertising and/or Editorial Photography image was shot near Miami Beach. On these types of images it is extraordinarily difficult to get all of the elements perfect. The waves, the wind and the current are all moving the models and the photographer. I position the models perfectly and a big wave comes in and moves them up and to the right or the left, sometimes several feet. What once was a perfectly framed image is now a problem because they have been moved up. In doing so their heads that were outlined by the beach are now in such a position that they have palm trees growing out of them, not too professional. Technically this is some of the most demanding imagery I have ever shot. Not only do I have the usual exposure, composition, model direction, watching for wardrobe problems I now have to deal with models constantly moving up & down & to the left, to the right and getting salt water in their eyes & nose. Plus I’m moving up, down to the left to the right. When a big wave breaks over the housing the focus does not work very well for several seconds. In addition to all of this the location only works light wise at sunrise. And as most of you know, sunrise light is not pretty for very long, like 30-70 minutes depending on the atmospheric conditions.

8-13-07 - Florida - This Resort Lifestyle Advertising and/or Editorial Photography image was shot near Miami Beach. On these types of images it is extraordinarily difficult to get all of the elements perfect. The waves, the wind and the current are all moving the models and the photographer. I position the models perfectly and a big wave comes in and moves them up and to the right or the left, sometimes several feet. What once was a perfectly framed image is now a problem because they have been moved up. In doing so their heads that were outlined by the beach are now in such a position that they have palm trees growing out of them, not too professional. Technically this is some of the most demanding imagery I have ever shot. Not only do I have the usual exposure, composition, model direction, watching for wardrobe problems I now have to deal with models constantly moving up & down & to the left, to the right and getting salt water in their eyes & nose. Plus I’m moving up, down to the left to the right. When a big wave breaks over the housing the focus does not work very well for several seconds. In addition to all of this the location only works light wise at sunrise. And as most of you know, sunrise light is not pretty for very long, like 30-70 minutes depending on the atmospheric conditions.

8-10-07 - Florida - This Resort Lifestyle Advertising and/or Editorial Photography image was shot near Miami Beach. On these types of images it is extraordinarily difficult to get all of the elements perfect. The waves, the wind and the current are all moving the models and the photographer. I position the models perfectly and a big wave comes in and moves them up and to the right or the left, sometimes several feet. What once was a perfectly framed image is now a problem because they have been moved up. In doing so their heads that were outlined by the beach are now in such a position that they have palm trees growing out of them, not too professional. Technically this is some of the most demanding imagery I have ever shot. Not only do I have the usual exposure, composition, model direction, watching for wardrobe problems I now have to deal with models constantly moving up & down & to the left, to the right and getting salt water in their eyes & nose. Plus I’m moving up, down to the left to the right. When a big wave breaks over the housing the focus does not work very well for several seconds. In addition to all of this the location only works light wise at sunrise. And as most of you know, sunrise light is not pretty for very long, like 30-70 minutes depending on the atmospheric conditions.

6-26-07 - A new editorial travel location has been added, Sorrento, Italy.

6-26-07 - This Advertising Resort Travel Photography image was shot in Brunate which overlooks Como, Italy on a project.

6-26-07 - These Advertising Resort Travel Photography images were shot in Nesso near Como, Italy on a project.

6-25-07 - These Advertising Resort Travel Photography images were shot in Milan, Italy on a project.

6-21-07 - These Advertising Resort Travel Photography images were shot in Sorrento, Italy on a project.

6-20-07 - This Advertising Resort Travel Photography image was shot in Positano, Italy on a project.

6-19-07 - This Advertising Resort Travel Photography image was shot in Positano, Italy on a project.

6-18-07 - These Advertising Resort Travel Photography image were shot in Marina Grande, near Sorrento, Italy on a project.

6-17-07 - This Advertising Resort Travel Photography image was shot in Sorrento, Italy on a project.

6-16-07 - This Advertising Resort Travel Photography image was shot in Marina Grande, near Sorrento, Italy on a project.

6-15-07 - This Advertising Resort Travel Photography image was shot in Sorrento, Italy on a project.

6-14-07 - This Advertising Resort Travel Photography image was shot in Sorrento, Italy on a project.

6-13-07 - This Advertising Resort Travel Photography image was shot in Sorrento, Italy on a project.

6-12-07 - This Advertising Resort Travel Photography image was shot at sunrise in Sorrento, Italy on a project. The cruise ship was coming to port, got just outside the port & dropped anchor. You could hear the chain rattling out of the hold while the heavy anchor was descending into the depths of the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean pulling the chain behind it.

6-8-07 - Colorado - An advertising Beauty Photography image. This image was shot on a ranch in Colorado with a Canon professional digital camera set on 100 ISO, 1/320 second exposure, using an 85mm f1.8 lens @ f2.2 then processed using Photoshop CS3 and using the Adobe RAW converter. A California Sunbounce reflector was used to add fill light.

6-4-07 - Colorado - This was shot for a Western Lifestyle Advertising Resort Photography client just outside of resort towns of Vail and Beaver Creek.

6-3-07 - Colorado - This was shot for a Western Fashion Advertising Photography client just outside of resort towns of Vail and Beaver Creek.

6-3-07 - Colorado - Location lingerie fashion photography shoot.

5-30-07 - Sunset in the rain - Colorado - This was shot for a Cowboy Hat Advertising client.

4-14-07 - Arizona - This was shot for a Western Fashion Advertising Photography client just outside of resort filled Scottsdale in the Arizona desert.

3-31-07 - California - This was shot on a resort looking horse ranch for Rockies Jeans, a Western Fashion Advertising Photography client.

1-26-07 - Colorado - This was shot for a Western Fashion Advertising Photography client. This was shot about 20 seconds before the sun went behind a mountain and the temperature was about 34 degrees. This image was shot with a Canon professional digital camera, EF28mm-70mm f2.8 lens set at 28mm and f4, 1/500 second exposure handheld, 100 ISO and then processed using Photoshop CS3 Beta and using the beta RAW converter. It was close to dark before we got back to the corral and by then the temperature was close to 25 degrees.

1-24-07 - Colorado - This was shot for a Western Fashion Advertising Photography client.

1-22-07 - Colorado - This was about 40 minutes after the sun had gone down for a Western Lifestyle Advertising Photography client, a trail riding outfitter. 

1-22-07 - Western Lifestyle Advertising Photography client, a trail riding outfitter.

1-20-07 - Colorado - This was shot late afternoon for a Western Lifestyle Advertising Photography client, a trail riding outfitter.

1-19-07 - Colorado - This was shot late afternoon for a Western Lifestyle Advertising Photography project.

1-17-07 - Colorado - This was shot for a Western Fashion Advertising Photography project.

1-11-07 - Shot an Editorial Beauty Photography project with Danyelle.

1-3-07 - Added a new Flash Movie: The year 2006 in advertising photographs. This promo features fashion photography, beauty photography, lifestyle photography, cowboy photography, western lifestyle photography, aircraft photography and personal work.

12-6-06 - Shot a series of images for a Cowboy Fashion Photography client. Shot just outside of Las Vegas, NV on a perfect afternoon in direct sunlight. Notice that the hats do not loose detail even in the very hard sunlight. This is because I had an assistant 70 feet towards the sun with a light modifying device that is normally only used in the motion picture industry. This allows me to maintain the detail without loosing the "edge" of hard light. I had another assistant off to my left with a 4' x 6' California Sunbounce reflector bouncing light primarily on the woman's face to ensure a good "Beauty" light.

This image was shot with a 200mm f1.8 lens shot at f1.8. Shooting a "Fast" telephoto lens wide open makes the background blur out which pulls the eye to the models & the hats. The image was then processed with an Adobe Camera RAW Converter then retouched and finished in Photoshop.

10-30-06 - Wolcott, Colorado - This was shot on a cold morning for a Cowboy Web site Advertising Photography project. You can also see it on my Flash Movie page. 

10-5-06 - Burns, Colorado - This was shot on a very gray, rainy & cold morning for a Cowboy Web site Advertising Photography project

9-30-06 - Sunrise in Wolcott, Colorado - This was shot for a Cowboy Advertising Photography project.

9-29-06 - Sunset in Wolcott, Colorado - This was shot for a Cowboy Advertising Photography project.

9-28-06 - Sunrise in Wolcott, Colorado - Shot for 30 minutes for a Cowboy Advertising Photography project. This project started well before sunrise which was about 7 AM. We were on the ranch about 5:30 AM to call in the herd of horses. The cowboys then saddled up and rode out at pre-dawn to locate the herd of cattle and drive them to the location I had scouted a few days before. I had several radios in use to be able to communicate with the cowboys as to the status of pushing the cattle in position and then directing them where to push the herd next.

9-26-06 - Sunrise in Wolcott, Colorado - This was shot while scouting for a Cowboy Advertising Photography Photography project.

9-11-06 - Shot an Advertising Beauty Photography project with Diana.

9-9-06 - Predawn & Sunrise, shot an Advertising Lifestyle Resort Photography project on Hollywood  Beach. Just North of Miami Beach - This was shot at sunrise and in about 20 minutes the light was too hard to shoot.

9-8-06 - Predawn & Sunrise, shot a Lifestyle Resort Advertising Photography project on Hollywood Beach.

8-19-06 - Added an Advertising Lifestyle Flash movie.

8-11-06 - Shot an Advertising Beauty Photography project with Malayne.

8-9-06 - Shot an Advertising Lingerie Photography project with Chelsea.

7-31-06 - Added a new Advertising Beauty Photography project with Katie.

7-30-06 - Added a new Fly Fishing Lifestyle Advertising Photography section.

6-15-06 - Added new images to my Industrial Photography section.

5-30-06 - Added a new Travel Advertising Photography Section.

5-15-06 - Shot an Advertising Beauty Photography project with Jessica.

5-14-06 - Just posted  a new section to my personal work "Travel Beauty" - this was a small palm frond that was in the front yard. Shot with a Canon Professional digital camera & a Canon 28-70 zoom lens, all at f2.8. On a couple of the shots I used an extension tube to be able to shoot closer.

5-6-06 - Shot an Advertising Beauty Lingerie Photography project with Chelsie a great mover with wonderful skin & eyes. Shot with a Canon 85mm f1.8 set at f3.2 on a Canon digital camera.

5-6-06 - Shot an Advertising Beauty Lingerie Photography project with Vanessa.

4-28-06 - Just posted a new Flash Cowboy movie project which is from a series Cowboy images taken in Wolcott, CO. at one of my favorite locations to shoot in the winter.  It is just off I-70 making it easy to get to, it has a huge pasture allowing sweeping light to get in, it has several stands of trees, mounted Cowboys, 60-70 horses and about 100 head of Texas Longhorn cattle. The owner always was after me to shoot in the fall so in September I flew out and spent a week shooting. In this image I'm panning the camera with the action to help keep some of the image sharp enough to see what is in the scene and yet still have a lot of blur. The very nature of panning with a long shutter speed while hand holding the camera means I need to shoot a lot of images to get one or two stunning images.

The opening Flash movie segment, which took about three hours to design and prep & less than 10 minutes to shoot, was shot 10-15 minutes after the sun had set which allowed me to get the exposure down to 1/10 of a second and get the sky I wanted. What I wanted was for the cattle to walk without stopping to graze. I showed my cowboy wrangler what I needed and he put some feed down at the north end of the pasture and allowed the cattle to eat and then pushed them off of the feed to the southern end. He then had the cowboys push the cattle to the north end while I walked alongside the cowboys & the cows looking at framing. When I had determined the Line I wanted the cows to walk I showed this to the head wrangler. He then had the cowboys push the cattle back south & held them there until I said, Go! 

What I did was to shoot a few frames, pick up the camera bag and run to the next spot and shoot a few frames, grab the camera bag and run again. The time frame that a photographer has to shoot this quality, intensity and color of light after sunset is around 8-10 minutes, which is not long. At the same time I'm giving directions to the  wranglers holding the herd tight, keeping the speed to the level I was looking for and moving in the direction I wanted. The second Flash movie segment was shot earlier in the day while prepping for the final sequence.

4-22-06 - Shot an Advertising beauty Photography project on Bethany near Atlanta, GA. A clean headshot photographed about 1 hour before sunset. Shot into the sun using an 85mm f1.8 Canon lens.

4-13-06 - On the way to the jewelry beauty project below, I shot a few cactus- go here for a select. I pulled over, got the lens & a polarizer & shot for 2 minutes.

4-13-06 Midday - Paradise Valley, AZ - Shot a Jewelry Beauty Photography project. This is a great location and is my second time shooting at this home. This entire shoot took about 70 minutes.

4-13-06 Sunrise - Rio Verde, AZ - Shot a 40 minute Cowboy Photography project. I always shoot at sunrise at this location. The horseman, Craig Marple, always has great animated horses & can control them from the ground.

4-12-06 Sunset - Rio Verde, AZ - Shot a 90 minute Cowgirl Photography project. This is one of a series of shots for an ad to run in "Cowboys & Indians Magazine." I had shot for 40 minutes and the sun set behind a mountain. So we waited for 40 minutes for the sun to "Set" and shot this series of images.  

4-12-06 Sunrise - Rio Verde, AZ - Shot a 40 minute Cowboy horsemanship Photography project. Here is Craig Marple working one of his horses. Note the front hoofs are off the ground as Craig cues the horse to turn to its left. 

4-11-06 - Paradise Valley, AZ - Shot a 3 hour Fashion Advertising Photography project for Patricia Wolf. Patricia Wolf is a fabulous Southwestern clothing designer using hand painted leathers, metal and stone studs and fringe as principal design elements. These are to be run in "Cowboys & Indians Magazine." 

4-11-06 - Sunrise - Rio Verde, AZ - Shot a 20 minute Cowboy Photography project. he horseman, Craig Marple, always has great animated horses & can control them from the ground. This shot of DunnBoy is only one of a dozen high energy images I got that morning.

4-10-06 - Sunset - Cave Creek, AZ - Shot cactus - personal Photography project. 10 minutes.

4-10-06 - Midday - Sedona, AZ - Shot a Beauty Photography project with Tifany. This location is just off a main road and takes maybe 3 minutes to walk to. We started midday and I worked with shadows & open shade until later in the day we shot in direct late light. 4-5 hours. 

4-10-06 - While waiting on location in Sedona for the model to warm up & for the sun to return I shot a series of textures, go here for some selects.

4-10-06 - Sunrise - Rio Verde, AZ - Shot a 40 minute Cowboy Photography project. The horseman, Craig Marple, always has great animated horses & can control them from the ground. This shot of DunnBoy is only one of a dozen high energy images I got that morning.

4-9-06 - Sunset - Rio Verde, AZ - Shot a Cowboy Photography project. This is one of a series of images shot for CM Cinches to be run as ads in "Cowboys & Indians Magazine." 

4-9-06 - Sunrise - Rio Verde, AZ - Shot a Cowboy Photography project.

4-7-06 - After spending the night in the Ft. Worth Stockyards Hotel, on the National Register of historical places, I shot the stockyards, or what is left of them as a personal project. Go here for a select.

4-6-06 - Shot an advertising Cowboy Photography project with 8 times World Champion roper Roy Cooper - the first $2 million dollar rodeo cowboy - on his ranch in Texas.

3-25-06 - Late afternoon, shot a Lifestyle Resort Advertising Photography project on Hollywood  Beach with Arianna & Joseph. The challenge to was getting a long exposure and still have a relatively crisp image while hand holding the camera in strong waves.

3-25-06 - Late afternoon, shot a Lifestyle Resort Advertising Photography project on Hollywood  Beach with Ericka & Idriss. Ericka & Idriss moved well together and related well to the camera.

3-22-06  - Late afternoon, shot a Fashion advertising Photography project in Hollywood with Alexey. I had shot Alexey, see the afternoon shoot on 3-12-06, and liked his look for fashion. Just a great model.

3-21-06 Midday, shot an Advertising Beauty Photography project in a private home in Pompano Beach with Shelley who is a consummate professional. Shelley is such a professional model..

3-19-06  - Late afternoon, shot a Advertising Business Photography project on Lighthouse Point Beach with AJ. I had about 5-6 minutes of light left & a very strong wind.

3-19-06 Midday, shot an Advertising Beauty Photography project in a private home in Pompano Beach with AJ, who has great skin, wonderful hair, totally comfortable with her self and moves very well. I have shot with AJ for several years and every time is better than the last, this was no exception. Just stunning.

3-16-06  - Late afternoon, shot an Advertising Lifestyle resort Photography project on Lighthouse Point Beach with Crystal & Lance. Crystal & Lance are both good looking, have great bodies & are great models. They were perfect and were able to pull off a difficult image and look real in doing so. Thanks guys!

3-14-06 - Late afternoon, shot an Advertising Lifestyle Photography resort project on Lighthouse Point Beach with Shana & John. I could not ask for better models on this shoot.

3-12-06 - Late afternoon, shot an Advertising Lifestyle resort Photography project on Deerfield Beach with Ashley & Alexey. This shoot was both of these models first lifestyle shoot. After the normal first time jitters they both were great.

3-12-06 Midday, shot an Advertising Beauty Photography project in a private home in Pompano Beach with Ashley, who is tall, has great skin, totally comfortable with her self and moves very well. The hardest part of this shoot was getting Ashley, who is 5'10" tall, to fit on the sofa.

3-10-06 - Late afternoon, shot an Advertising Lifestyle Resort Photography project on Deerfield Beach with Erika & Lawrence. These two models really fit well & have a on camera chemistry that worked.

3-10-06 Midday, shot an Advertising Beauty Photography project in a private home in Pompano Beach with Erika, who has great skin, totally comfortable with her self and moves very well.

3-8-06 Midday, shot an Advertising Beauty Photography project in a private home in Pompano Beach with Elaine, who has great skin, great shape, huge eyes and moves very well. Go here to see the Flash movie.

3-5-06 - Midday, shot an Advertising Beauty Photography project in a private home in Pompano Beach with Crystal, who has great skin & is very comfortable with herself.

3-5-06 - Late afternoon, shot an Advertising Lifestyle Resort Photography project on Deerfield Beach with Rachael & Patrick. Rachael is wonderful and was able to help Patrick who is brand new.

3-5-06 - Midday, shot an Advertising Beauty Photography project in a private home in Pompano Beach with Rachael, who is a stunning wonderful model to work with. Very comfortable with herself, great body, great hair and just fun.

3-3-06 - Shot an Advertising Beauty Photography project with Sarah. One of the keys to getting great shots is with the model. If a model "gives" to the photographer everyone will wind up with great shots. Sarah is a giver & we got a lot of great selects.

2-28-06 - Shot an Advertising Lifestyle Photography shoot with David & LaTrice.

2-2-06 - Shot an Advertising Fashion Photography shoot for WETA - you can see the Flash movie here. Everything you see in this project was shot in only 7 hours. The stills & video, the changes, the styling, the moving from one location to the next total time, less lunch, was 7 hours. The models were just stunning and the M/U & Hair was exactly what I wanted. I shot 1800+ images & the client's ad agency wound up using 58 final images.

1-29-06 - Austin, Texas shot in the afternoon/evening - scout for fashion shoot - the challenge was to find great locations very close to each other due to a very restrictive timeline - you can see a Flash movie here and photos only here.

1-29-06 - Sunrise - shot the Texas state capitol in Austin - You can see a select here.

1-21-06 Sunset - Shot a series of Cowboys in the snow  in Wolcott, CO.

1-21-06 sunrise - Shot a series of Cowboys and Longhorn cattle in the snow  in Wolcott, CO. - It was 11 degrees below zero. Challenge: Keeping the batteries warm. Solution: Put the batteries in a Lightware pouch with 2 hand warmers in with the batteries & keep the pouch in the inside coat pocket.

1-20-06 - Shot a series of Cowboys in the snow in Wolcott, CO. - I was riding on a tall horse and to give you an idea of just how deep the snow was while riding my boot was halfway in the snow it was 15 degrees when we got back to the barn.

1-16-06 - While getting ready to leave Denver for Wolcott, I looked at the sky grabbed my cameras & drove to an Industrial Power Plant nearby.

1-16-06 - Finished the Fashion advertising Photography project in Denver below with Heather 15 hours later, snow & cold.

1-15-05 - Shot an Advertising Fashion Photography project in Denver with Heather in warm & brilliant sunshine. Heather is just great to shoot with. This was the third project we worked on together & she is just a great model to work with and just be with.

12-18-05 - Shot an Advertising Lifestyle Photography project in Deerfield Beach with Brian & Jamie. Brian is Miami's leading model in South Florida in his age range. Just a great model & person he is so easy to work with under any situation.

12-17-05 - Shot an Advertising beauty project with Sarah Elizabeth. This project took about 3 hours and Sarah Elizabeth was a very good model.

12-17-05 - Sunrise - Shot an Advertising Lifestyle Photography project in Ft Lauderdale with Brian & Jamie.

12-15-05 Midday - This was shot in private home in Pompano Beach - an Advertising Beauty Photography project with Carrie. This project took about 3 hours and Carrie was a very good model with a wonderful look & shape.

12-13-05 Late afternoon in Deerfield Beach shot an Advertising Lifestyle Photography project with Crystal & David. Crystal is such a wonderful model to work with. In any situation I put her in she shines through and looks 100% real. She is one of my favorite South Florida models to work with in her age range.

12-13-05 Midday - This Beauty Advertising Photography image was shot in private home in Pompano Beach shot beauty with Crystal. One of the keys to getting great shots is with the model. If a model "gives" to the photographer everyone will wind up with great shots. Crystal is very comfortable with herself, is a giver & as a result we got a lot of great selects.

12-12-05 - Sunset in Deerfield Beach Lifestyle shot with Tara & Duane. This project took about 70 minutes and both models were wonderful to work with. They both made the shots 100% real.

12-12-05 - This beauty advertising Photography image was shot in private home in Pompano Beach shot beauty with Tara. This project took about 3 hours with great results.

12-8-05 - This beauty image was shot in private home in Pompano Beach shot very sexy lifestyle with Wendy & Duane. This difficult project took about 90 minutes and both models were wonderful to work with. They both made the shots 100% real.

11-17-05 - Shot beauty with Adina - same location. This project took about 40 minutes to shoot due to the temperature being in the low 50's. Normally I would shoot until sunset but it was just too cold, but Adina did just great.

11-5-05 - Shot a series of Beauty Editorial Style Images with Shannon in the same location as Stephanie. You can see the 2nd Flash movie here. Shannon is a great model to work with and has a wide range of looks. She is the only model that has given me enough range of looks for me to be able to produce 2 Flash movies from one shoot.

10-29-05 - Shot a series of Beauty Editorial Style Images with Stephanie, who in addition to being a great mover with a great personality is simply stunning, this shoot lasted about 90 minutes.

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