GinaMarie and Pam

It’s always a challenge to shoot in sh*tty lighting, but not impossible. The key is to keep your eyes open and explore. Here are 2 shots that I took tonight in a hotel room. The first shot of GinaMarie was taken with the lights in the room only. The shot of Pam was lit by a big window with the sun setting. Photoshop and NIK Software Color EFX Pro 4 helped get the look I had in my head, but these shots prove that you don’t need perfect lighting to achieve art… Having beautiful models helps as well!

Canon 5D Mark III

Glass: Canon 85 1.8


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Bryan Corporate Portraits

Bryan and I have been friends for a long time. He came to me asking me to update his company’s corporate portraits and the following is what we came up with. We had a blast shooting! It’s always great to photograph a friend, as you can joke around a little more and both parties feel relaxed.

Camera: 5D Mark III

Glass: Canon 70-200L 2.8 @ 1/125th, F/8, ISO: 200

Retouching: Adobe Photoshop CS6 and NIK Software Color EFX Pro 4



Me Myself and I

Well here it is, no one asked for it, infact they begged me not to do it, but I did it anyway! Self portrait session. Now as an artist I generally dislike 99% of the photos I take (I always think I can do better), but with this shoot in particular I know if I had a Professional MUA, Hair Stylist, Wardrobe Stylist, different model, etc… it would have come out a lot better and I would have disliked this photo a whole lot less!

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

Glass: Canon 85L 1.2 @ 1/125th, F/4, ISO: 200

Edited in Photoshop and Nik Software Color EFX Pro 4

Without further adu here it is… Sorry!





Amanda Lee

I had the honor of working with up and coming model Amanda Lee. We came up with the idea of shooting a rocker girl look and this is what we came up with. Now I know most of you are wondering what my lighting set up was, but I kept moving things around so for this post there will not be a diagram, sorry. But I will tell you the 1st image was just a ring flash, the other 2 was a 3 light set up with 2 strobes in the back gel’d off.

Camera: Canon 5D Mark 3

Lens: Canon 70-200L 2.8 1/125th, F/8 – 11, ISo: 100 and 50




Cheryl is a fun, outgoing model and I had a blast working with her! I knew I wanted the final image to be HIgh Key so I had 3 strobes powered fairly high very close to to Cheryl. Below is a diagram on my light set-up and the final image.

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

Lens: Sigma 24-70 2.8, 1/125th, F/7.1, ISO 100

Adobe Bridge and PS CS6