Pick your models and your shots – So you are just starting out and want to take some…
Pick your models and your shots – So you are just starting out and want to take some photos of people. Then you decide that the people you want to take photos of might or might not be wearing more than their birthday suit… well it is time to make some real decisions in your photo career and in turn about what and how you use your images.  Or let's put it this way – DO NOT GET BLINDED BY NUDITY – There is more there than just seeing a model get naked, you actually need to take some great photos… In todays world of social media, sexy is fine, but nudity in most cases is not. So make sure you take the time before each shoot to make a list on paper or in your head of the shots you need to get in the time you have your model. Nudity in many cases will chase away some of the best models you might work with. Understand your market and those that you will use to make your mark. This includes models you will hire… The best and sexiest bikini and lingerie models that will make your portfolio truly […]
07 Jul 2013 in G+ Posts, by
Pick your models and your shots – So you are just starting out and want to take some photos of people. Then you decide that the people you want to take photos of might or might not be wearing more than their birthday suit… well it is time to make some real decisions in your photo career and in turn about what and how you use your images.
Or let's put it this way – DO NOT GET BLINDED BY NUDITY – There is more there than just seeing a model get naked, you actually need to take some great photos… In todays world of social media, sexy is fine, but nudity in most cases is not. So make sure you take the time before each shoot to make a list on paper or in your head of the shots you need to get in the time you have your model. Nudity in many cases will chase away some of the best models you might work with. Understand your market and those that you will use to make your mark. This includes models you will hire… The best and sexiest bikini and lingerie models that will make your portfolio truly amazing might never shoot a nude image in their entire career and might look at photographers that shoot only nudes as people they are not as keen to work with… The shoot below was an impromptu shoot we just decided to do but even here the shots were in my head.. SADLY THEY WERE ALL THE WRONG SHOTS FOR WHAT I NEED NOW! now years later and when […]
07 Jul 2013 in G+ Posts, by
Portfolio Work
Share your latest work here… post up a link…. this is what I came up with on a friday night…. Post a link.. post your profile link…. get more followers on the Birthday of G+ by putting yourself out there for all of us to see… and as has been the theme here for 2 years, interact.. do not lurk.. be part of the cool community that G+ has become… #glamourphotography   #glamour   This post has been reshared 1 times on Google+ View this post on Google+
29 Jun 2013 in G+ Posts, by
Sneaking in a quick re-edit before working the rest of the weekend
From way back in 2003 on one of the islands of Belize… man that was a long time ago.. What do you all think? Too much? Too crazy? Lighting too strange? Too much going on? Do you care? #glamour   #belize   #glamourphotography   This post has been reshared 1 times on Google+ View this post on Google+
08 Jun 2013 in G+ Posts, by
Sneaking in a quick re-edit before working the rest of the weekend
From way back in 2003 on one of the islands of Belize… man that was a long time ago.. What do you all think? Too much? Too crazy? Lighting too strange? Too much going on? Do you care? #glamour #belize #glamourphotography  
08 Jun 2013 in G+ Posts, by
Well – this week has almost ended without me taking another new photo, this must…
Well – this week has almost ended without me taking another new photo, this must change soon, but for the meantime, here is another creation of my past – revisited for 2013 – Enjoy The reason I shoot glamour work started with working with local models that you might not take another look at in the normal day, transforming them into something even they do not recognize is the best part of the hobby for me. No better compliment than hearing – "Is that me?" Nothing wrong with an ego boost here and there… and there is nothing better than a compliment on your own work when you know you have worked hard to produce a good product. Are you on +500px drop over and vote and I can follow your work there also… Interesting in Glamour or Model Photography? Drop a comment below and I will add you to my Glamour Photographer Circle….I share it our from time to time to build that community here. And thanks to +Trey Ratcliff for his latest set of Lightroom Presets that have been a  blast to mess around with.. They are available here:  http://store.stuckincustoms.com/tools/lightroom-presets?acc=c0c7c76d30bd3dcaefc96f40275bdc0a – and are very resonable if you are getting started […]
19 May 2013 in G+ Posts, by
Well – this week has almost ended without me taking another new photo, this must change soon, but for the meantime, here is another creation of my past – revisited for 2013 – Enjoy
The reason I shoot glamour work started with working with local models that you might not take another look at in the normal day, transforming them into something even they do not recognize is the best part of the hobby for me. No better compliment than hearing – "Is that me?" Nothing wrong with an ego boost here and there… and there is nothing better than a compliment on your own work when you know you have worked hard to produce a good product. Are you on +500px drop over and vote and I can follow your work there also… Interesting in Glamour or Model Photography? Drop a comment below and I will add you to my Glamour Photographer Circle….I share it our from time to time to build that community here. And thanks to +Trey Ratcliff for his latest set of Lightroom Presets that have been a blast to mess around with.. They are available here: http://store.stuckincustoms.com/tools/lightroom-presets?acc=c0c7c76d30bd3dcaefc96f40275bdc0a – and are very resonable if you are getting started and need a good preset starting place… Also to +Frederick Van Johnson and +This Week in Photo (TWiP) and our new community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112428840126057106947 For keeping the notion of photographing models alive – […]
19 May 2013 in G+ Posts, by
Well here is my edit for today
As I come to the end of 2012 I am looking for some lost images that needed a lot more TLC than I knew how to give when I first shot them…. this model deserved more than the first run results…. Well they looked good back then but now when i look at them – my eye has changed greatly.. What you you all think? Also seeing many are Lightroom users – does anyone know specifically how Lightroom handles Presets – do they stack? or is each individually run on the original image? #glamour   #glamourphotography   View this post on Google+
27 Dec 2012 in G+ Posts, by
edited below this line
You can see the entire image here: http://500px.com/photo/21201281 Shot with single off camera flash (Alien Bees), large 44" umbrella (Photoflex) Do you use Alien Bees Lighting? – Have questions? Join the new User Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/110547801123436514530 #glamourphotography   #nsfw   This post has been reshared 1 times on Google+ View this post on Google+
22 Dec 2012 in G+ Posts, by
Presets in Lightroom
So awhile back +Trey Ratcliff came out with a set of new presets, I picked them up to see what or how I could creatively use them based on my style of work. I do not shoot a ton of landscape work so I decided what the heck let's give them a try on what I do shoot.. What do you think? This shot was processed with the "Aurora" preset…… The presets in the bundle are very interesting, they are multi functional and range from very well over the top to some subtle changes that really can spruce up an image… worth the money if you ask me.. With the Bundle only being $19.97 that is a good deal for actual professional level presets…  If you want the info: http://goo.gl/2xdym If not build your own presets and start to take full advantage of the power of Lightroom. I tend to need Photoshop less and less as more features roll out in Photoshop but there are still days where Photoshop saves my bacon… On 500px? http://500px.com/photo/19610651 – Drop a comment so i can follow you over there…. #treyslightroompresets   #presets   #lightroompresets   #glamour   #glamourphotography   View this post on Google+
02 Dec 2012 in G+ Posts, by
After posting a question to 500px here are the answers for items related to sale…
After posting a question to 500px here are the answers for items related to sale of images…on the new marketplace This is only somewhat related to nude image sales and printing, but there are many other questions that will pertain to everyone using the service. The only question i failed to ask was that of variable downloaded image pricing. So I will try to get that answered also as I know many would feel the 2.99 price is not enough for personal use…. I would like to thank Alex at +500px for taking the time to answer the questions.  I have to say i find their changes very positive so far and they seem to be listening to the users. I would hope to see more features and sales items, but for now it is very interesting at least to me.. I have also ordered one of their Canvas prints and will report back on how it shows up and what the overall quality is for the price. CanvasPop seems like a really nice company to deal with, but as we all know, proof is in the print… #500px   #Photosales   #glamour   #glamourphotography  ———————————————————————————————————— Hi Brent, I'm happy to try to answer these: […]
30 Nov 2012 in G+ Posts, by
This is what I can show here
This is what I can show here…… and I respect the NSFW aspect of G+ – as when I was shooting through my stream the other day at work one of my workers came in and was like Holy Crap man what are you looking at… then there was an hour debate as to if I took the photo and if he could hold the reflectors at the next shoot…guess it could have been the bosses wife… oops… If you want to see the rest see it here on 500px: http://500px.com/photo/18999859 And please let me know what you think… positive or negative…. want to be negative and not post your feelings here – feel free to share them with my in a private post… I am trying to better understand the aversion to certain types of photos….and the why behind it… #glamour   #glamourphotography   #modelshoot   View this post on Google+
25 Nov 2012 in G+ Posts, by
Just another headshot?
What is in a headshot anyway? #headshot   #glamour   #glamourphotography   View this post on Google+
24 Nov 2012 in G+ Posts, by
Well I have not edited a photo in weeks – so here is my Thanksgiving Update – I…
Well I have not edited a photo in weeks – so here is my Thanksgiving Update – I am thankful to all the incredible models I have worked with and have put up with my learning #modelshoot   #glamourphotography   #glamour   View this post on Google+
23 Nov 2012 in G+ Posts, by
Well it's Sunday  I desperately need more sleep and more weekend but since…
Well it's Sunday  I desperately need more sleep and more weekend but since I am tired of working on real work it was time to edit a photo and see what happens when I post it here on G+. Many ask me daily why I like G+, I say interaction, many say they have tried it and they here crickets,  I say try harder….. many will say both positive and negative things about this shot… I say keep it up… this is easily the best community for photos (see how I did not just say photographers) out there…  Now I would love to see a few things added: – Better private messaging – Ability to add multiple links inside a post and more formatting options – And the ability to add photos to comments, this would be great but probably also a disaster, but should be an option as following up on a post with new or related images would be a nice addition. – I would love a way to archive my current site here to G+ – like with a WordPress importer or some way to backup hundred of posts I had prior to G+ here in my stream without pissing off everyone in the process. Also a […]
07 Oct 2012 in G+ Posts, by
#photoaday  
#photoaday   Changing it up once again…… I tend to try to supply something to the models I work with something different – something they have not had handed to them before… sometimes it works.. sometimes its a risk…. I think we all need to take a few risks – even if those might hurt a bit you will learn from them… #glamour   #glamourphotography   View this post on Google+
04 Oct 2012 in G+ Posts, by
Well here is my new attempt at something new and different from my normal style for…
Well here is my new attempt at something new and different from my normal style for today… I would love to hear feedback on what people think… photographers and non photographers alike… Trying to branch out and look into different editing and shooting techniques… #photoaday   #glamour   #glamourphotography   View this post on Google+
03 Oct 2012 in G+ Posts, by
And one more for tonight
It is truly amazing what can be pulled out of a more than drab initial photo… Maybe tomorrow if people are interested I will post a side by side of the original out of camera shot and the finals I came up with tonight.  I think many here might think what they see on their stream is reality… It is usually very much not reality as the camera sees it but what is then created is what reality we might see through the lens…. Bearing in mind reality does not need to be true…. #glamour   #glamourphotography   #photoaday   View this post on Google+
29 Sep 2012 in G+ Posts, by
What makes a good Portrait?
I need to spend more time trying to better understand what makes a good portrait… Is it the look and feel? Is it the model? Is it both? What are people looking for in a portrait? To just look pretty? to look sexy in a different way than all their friends shots? or to show a side of themselves they rarely allow others to see? I guess when I finally start to answer all those questions, I will advance my photography… I sure know one thing I have none of the answers… and just more questions… #amazingfaces   #photoaday   #glamour   #glamourphotography  http://500px.com/photo/14482875 This post has been reshared 2 times on Google+ View this post on Google+
23 Sep 2012 in G+ Posts, by
This is my new marketing campaign suggestion for #Everlast punching bags – All…
This is my new marketing campaign suggestion for #Everlast punching bags – All new bags purchased come with FREE Install… Also feel free to voice your opinions on style, pose, post process, etc.. and feel free to ask questions… #photoaday   #glamour   #glamourphotography   #btlcritique   This post has been reshared 1 times on Google+ View this post on Google+
10 Sep 2012 in G+ Posts, by
I need to think up a theme for Saturdays that relates to beautiful women that actually want…
I need to think up a theme for Saturdays that relates to beautiful women that actually want their photos taken… to offset those that feel we photographers are just exploiting them….. so many negative comments on shots I have seen where some just do not understand the world and the people in it… #sexy   #sexywomen   #sexygirls   #glamourphotography   #glamour   #strongwomenrock   Hmm maybe #sexysaturday   PS: I take no responsibility for the #'s above – I can only imagine what those searches will reveal… I have found many strange and interesting things by doing random searches here on G+ View this post on Google+
11 Aug 2012 in G+ Posts, by