Tag: portrait

To have and to behold

To have and to behold

For our first year anniversary, my wife took me out for a picnic and to take photos at the Spirit Ranch here in Lubbock. Though it’s located mere…
Brought forth in the thaw

Brought forth by the thaw

Somewhere between falling asleep and waking up, idea nuggets were dropped into my brain. There are a lot of things going on in and around my life right…

Tribute to Richard Matheson

I became aware of Richard Matheson’s work as a child, mainly through my dad’s love of The Incredible Shrinking Man and the Twilight Zone. It wasn’t until much…
When you and I were young

When you and I were young

First of all, happy early birthday, Red. Sorry I can’t be there (*sad face*). That being said, I’ve got a special present for you! It started a few…
Clamshell portrait best of

Clamshell portrait

I recently read in a magazine about a lighting setup called the “clamshell” where the subject is lit from the front by two softboxes (one larger one up…
Scraggly self-portrait - SPM

Self-portrait Monday

That’s right. Time to start a new trend. Self-portrait Monday or SPM for short. We’ll see how long this actually lasts (me being notorious for not sticking with…

Portrait Outtakes

Portraiture is something I’m still relatively new at (as if that wasn’t evident), but it’s still a lot of fun goofing off. Here are a few portrait outtakes…
JR Mugshot

More Ring Flash Goodness

By popular demand (read: one or two requests), here are a few more shots using our DIY ring flash set up from last weekend. A lot more tweaking…
Cut Out That Racket

DIY Ringflash Project

This weekend I dove into a DIY project with the help of my partner in crime, Max McDonald from mondayshift. After reading David Tejada’s excellent (not to mention…
Grace & Beauty

Grace & Beauty

This shot was an outtake while I was still setting up my lights (I didn’t even wait to get a full smile from my beautiful model!), but I…

Raiders of the Lost… Munitions Box?

So I’ve got this box. I love this box. Bought it at an antique store in… I don’t remember, but it turns out that it’s an old munitions…
'20s Something Portrait

’20s Something Portrait

This shot came about from another one of my lighting test setups. Always willing to help out, my favorite model brought the whole ’20s vibe with her (which…
Self Lightpainting Portrait 1

Goofing Off – Lightpainting Portraits

The importance of goofing off is something that never really gets expounded upon, which is just sad. A lot of the time, it’s even frowned upon. But I…
Joseph Washington - 2

Joseph Washington Photo Shoot

In honor of Joseph Washington performing at the Fort Hood Freedom Fest today, I figured it’d be a good time to post some edited photos from his shoot…

Snow Day!

Drop what you’re doing! Go outside! It’s snowing out!!! 
Before and After shot #1

Porch fun!

So I finally got around to buying Joe McNally’s book The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes and have been reading it religiously (that is to…

A new year

Been wanting to post on this for some time now, but as usual I’m dragging my heels. I am looking forward to the new year as a time…