Saturday, October 31, 2009

Boo! Happy Halloween Everyone!

Stock Photo Image of a young Boy with Joker Make-up on, getting ready for school. Fully model released.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Playboy Playmate Roberta Vasquez - 10 years after and gorgeous

Playboy's Miss November 1984.
In 1994, Roberta Vasquez called me to ask if I could do some heashots for her. 
She wanted something simple and natural so this is what we came up with.
A very natural make-up and using a mix of tungsten and open shade available light.
So nice and so naturally beautiful.  Roberta was a genuine person.
She was happy and vibrant and sexy. I really enjoyed working with her.
Lets shoot again someday Roberta!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Feeling Frisky?

Being silly with a wide angle lens after shooting actor headshots.
Fully Released Stock Photo Image ready for Immediate License and Download.
Canon FD 28mm f/2.8 Lens

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Colorado River Trout

After hiking into the Grand Canyon via the Nankoweap Trail, known as 
I had planned on doing some fishing in order to supplement our hiking diet of freeze dried EVERYTHING.
It was nice to add some fresh fish to our ramen.
I don't know why these fish looked so different? Anyone? [THIS JUST IN 10/29- Top trout is Cutthroat 
and bottom is a male Rainbow Trout in breeding colors. Thank you John!]
I'll have more to say about the Nankoweap Trail in future posts.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Veteran Cowboy Actor Peter Breck

This photo was taken with a home made light box and hot lights on an old home movie light bank (3 - 200 watt lights I think).  
The light box was made from wood slats and a piece of white scrim material over the front.
I took this photograph of Peter in '81 I think. 
I was taking acting class from him at the time (to meet girls).  
I had an interest in photography during that time as well and Peter encouraged me to begin taking pictures of the other students in class.  
If there is a person for whom I could blame as being responsible for my initial inspiration in pursuing photography as a career, it would be Peter Breck & his wife Diane.

A More Recent Photo I took of Peter Breck
Peter Breck's Personal Website
Peter Breck on Wikipedia

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happiness is Black Lingerie

This photo was shot on medium format transparency film with a Hasselblad camera.
The lighting was a mixture of available window light and strobe fill.  
April was a natural and did a great job with her expression and body language.
We shot most of the day and got many different wonderful images. More to come.
Fully Released Stock Photo available for immediate license and download. Many variations available.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Apparel Accessories - Mens Ties - Table Top Photography

We shoot Apparel and Apparel Accessories. This Apparel product was shot on a table top on a white background. 
Please inquire about pricing for your line of accessories!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Going to Work at 30 below in the Artic Winter

A Catskinner runs through blowing snow and sunshine to get into the cab of his D7 Caterpillar Tractor. 
While working out on the ice of the Beaufort Sea you will experience some wild weather.  
Here, the wind is blowing along the surface of the ice, picking up snow and ice particles on its way.
Just 10 ft above the apparent "storm" the sky is clear and blue.
This is a common weather phenomenon out on the ice, north of the coast of Alaska.
Stock Photo Image available for immediate license and download.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Geophysical Research Camp is Safely Moved over Crack in Sea Ice

After building a snow bridge to disperse weight, housing and equipment trailers are towed safely over a crack in the sea ice. Geophysical crews work during the arctic winter when they can travel out onto the ice of the Beafort Sea, north of the coast of Alaska. This photo was taken in 1980 on Harrison Bay, west of Prudhoe Bay and the oil town of Deadhorse. A D7 Caterpillar tractor moves trailers, which are on Ski's.

In the winter of 1980 and '81 I worked as camp cook for a catering company serving Geophysical Research Crews collecting data in the oil fields near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. I was responsible for the diet and nutrition of appx. 45 men for up to 2 months at a time.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Should Your Baby get the H1N1 Swine Flu Shot?

There's a lot of information out there about whether your kids should be vaccinated.  
Fully Released Stock Image of Mother holding her Baby while the Baby is being Injected.
Available for Immediate Download. Pay via Paypal.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Okay! Now give me your "Serious" Look?

Gotta love shooting kids! - Fully Released Stock Photo Available for Immediate License and Download.
This was photographed on a white background, 3 lights. 2 bare bulb heads behind onto the background and one box key light from camera.  This image has been knocked-out to a clean white.  Variations available!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tomboy, Pigtails, Fitness and Dance

This is a Fully Released Rights Managed Stock Photograph of a Dancer in Torn Jeans.
This looks like it was shot in the sun but I used one "bare bulb" strobe to capture this photograph.
Notice the hard shadow against the wall just like you would see if this were shot outside in the sun.
The shadows are nicely filled because the room has white walls and a white ceiling which allowed the light to bounce all over. No fill or bounce cards needed!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Apparel Product Photography - Invisible Mannequin

This is one version of the "Invisible" or "Ghost" Mannequin style apparel product photography we do.  
We call this our "Pinwall" technique . Please inquire about pricing for your online store or catalog.
This "off Model" technique does not require intensive photoshop work to achieve.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Residential Location Film Production - Stock Photo Image

Night filming with camera operator sitting on a boom.
The West Adams area of Los Angeles, California is popular with Film Production companies 
because most of the old homes have large, interconnected rooms, tall ceilings and pocket doors.

Below is a photo of the same home circa 1904-05:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Model Gabby is photogenic...

While shooting stockings full length on model Gabby the other day, 
I found myself moving in close for the occasional beauty shot.  
Tough to resist getting close on a face like this one.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Can a Jar of Nuts be Sexy?

Industrial Fasteners Catalog Shoot for L.H. Dottie
We shot hundreds of items from tiny screws to large in store displays.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Stock Photo Image of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Stitches

Photo shows stitches in the wrist of an employee who works many hours on a computer keyboard.
Stock Image available for immediate license and download.

More Medical and Health Stock Photo Images

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fashion Catalog Shoot Montage Sample

Here's a sample photoshop montage from a catalog shoot for Model is Jasmine.

Whether it is your next line or your store inventory, we can come to you at no extra charge! We shot about 60-70 outfits an items including scarves, handbags and shoes in about 4 hrs. Call for pricing! 213-624-1600.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fashion Accessories Shoot

Fun shoot yesterday with model Gabby.
Hair and Make-up by the fabulous Cathy Highland.
This was a fashion accessories shoot for the knee-high stockings and other stockings, socks and hosiery.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Halloween Pumpkins in a field near Ojai California

After driving past Santa Paula Creek and on up into the hills and farms around Ojai California, I found several fields of pumpkins. 

Friday, October 2, 2009

Got that new Job? Recession Over?

Stock Photo Image Available for Use Licence:

Got a new job? Off to that important interview? Good for you! We hope you get the job and are wildly successful!