Super Models, Submariner Brothers, and Silk Napkins…Crazy Blessed!


First of all let me say how thankful I am for this year. My life has done a complete 180 and I consider myself extremely blessed. From new friends, to great mentors, to business opportunities…I am so grateful to be where I am. Please don’t ever give up on your dreams, tomorrow could be the day that everything turns around. Idea, I want to be more of a resource for you guys. What would be more helpful information for you guys? PLEASE comment and let me know.

Fun Stuff lately, I’v been going crazy with different (how I like it) styles of shooting lately. I was asked by a high end women’s fashion designer to shoot runway shots for them during a partnership event. I was told to be aware that the venue had hired 2 other shooters and to stay out of their way. When I showed up I found out from the guys that they had been hired more as actors, to look like paparazzi (for excitement in the atmosphere). I was shocked to find out that the client didn’t event want their shots! interesting. Mine on the other had did! haha. It was a lot of fun. They also had some rope acrobats flying around. I asked them if they did birthdays…teehee. Moral of the story, you never know what your gonna find on a shoot. Lighting info: bouncing an sb800 off the ceiling

Lighting info: SB800 through a small softbox on top of the camera

The next week I was off to Virginia to see my brother Geoff who is a Navy man. I actually got to tour the submarine he works on (bad news, NO CAMERA’S ALLOWED). My hat is off to those men that can handle that working environment. If I spend for than 4 hours in a cubicle I tear down the walls with a fury that is unmeasurable….these guys put up with each other (roughly 140 on the ship) for 3 months at a time. That could mean without getting off the boat for 3 months! As usual I am a moron and didn’t pack with the idea that other places might actually have different weather than Texas…needless to say I froze my butt off. Hence his huge warm layers, and I’m out there looking cool sniffling like a little girl. I like the area though, hopefully I can return during the summer.

This weekend I have been shooting some product shots for a high end party rental company. Yes I know it is not the most glamorous, but it requires a different way of thinking to shoot products…plus the clients are crazy cool.

Lighting info: 2 AB1600 stobe’s through large softboxes behind the subject (left and right) through softboxes, also ring flash HIGH and behind the camera a decent ways

Other Rad Stuff I have found.

Call me silly but I thought Iron Man was one of the greatest films this year, if not ever in comic book history. I liked that the main character “Tony Stark” was not perfect. (in the comic books he was a huge alcoholic and slight drug addict)…makes him a hero with a past. I dig…but I’m drifting. I was PLEASANTLY surprised to find that Jeff Bridges (yes the actor) is a photographer, and shot a great deal of behind the scenes photographs with his widelux. DEFINITELY WORTH THE LOOK. Despite having one of the coolest photography site’s I have ever seen, I also realllllly dig his shots as well. I would really love to have a print (Iron Monger) for Christmas…most of you guys know I’m into gadgets and big boy toys…what says over the top gadget guy like a huge robot? I had no idea how cool he is, major cool points for being something else besides a great actor.

I’ve always loved good graffiti art. When I saw this…I flipped. Just the time and dedication this would take demands mad props. You can learn more about the artist and find links to download hi-res versions of MUTO on If you really dig it, click on his link to make a donation. Hey, just go there. It’s an incredibly creative website.

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Keep the FAITH!

Dallas Based Photographer

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