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Model – Ash D.

Model – Ash D.

Ash is a makeup artist I’ve worked with on and off for a few years but she has since moved back to New Mexico and is now raising a family. Lisa Medley helped with the styling and artistic direction of this shoot which we just wanted to do a cross of boudoir and color glamour. […]

Hollywood Glamour with Kelly Devoto with Lighting Diagrams

Hollywood Glamour with Kelly Devoto with Lighting Diagrams

A while back I had the pleasure of working with an up and coming star, Kelly Devoto. When Kelly came to me she was just doing modeling and building her portfolio. She wanted some old style Hollywood Glamour stuff so we did a few different takes and settings. Later Kelly contacted me to use one […]

Boudoir Photography eBook – Latest by Ed Verosky

Boudoir Photography eBook – Latest by Ed Verosky

Boudoir Photography: The Quick-Start Guide For Professional Photographers, by Ed Verosky is now available! This is a compilation (including new content) of his two previous boudoir eBooks, “10 Ways to Improve Your Boudoir Photography Now,” and “25 Amazing Boudoir Photography Techniques” and Much Much More! This new book has it all, including advice from other […]

Film Noir Lighting with Lighting Diagrams

Film Noir Lighting with Lighting Diagrams

Film Noir, emphasizing low-key lighting and unbalanced compositions and literally translated means “Black Film”. Not just the colors of the film but the sub-currents or undertones of the movie moods and expression. Film Noir is a visual style who’s roots are in German Expressionist cinematography, and typically set in the early 1940’s to the late […]

Fashion Glamour Photography – Lighting Diagram and Explaination

Fashion Glamour Photography – Lighting Diagram and Explaination

Hey folks, this is one of my favorite shoots and favorite ways of doing a night shoot. With an small strobe and a long exposure. We know that Aperture is what controls the flash and that shutter speed controls the ambient light. Here’s the formula: 1. Expose the face for flash using aperture(size of the […]

How to Photograph Nudes Like a Professional by Ashley Karyl – eBook Review

How to Photograph Nudes Like a Professional by Ashley Karyl – eBook Review

How to Photograph Nudes Like a Professional by Ashley Karyl – eBook Review 20% Discount on eBook, Use code: darkman Ashley Karyl is a professional photographer who’s been shooting nudes for upwards of 25 years now. His eBook “How to Photographer Nudes Like a Professional” is a culmination of all his experience during this period […]

Hollywood Glamour Photography, Behind the Scenes with Daisy Devine

Hollywood Glamour Photography, Behind the Scenes with Daisy Devine

I thought I would post some behind the scenes shots from a shoot I did a while back, in fact several years ago, with one of my favorite models, Daisy Devine. In this shoot we were going for a Joan Crawford Hollywood Glamour type shoot. We had planned it out and chose Daisy for the […]

Model – Bianca Malise, Nude plus Glamour Lighting Diagram

Model – Bianca Malise, Nude plus Glamour Lighting Diagram

I did this nude/boudoir shoot with Bianca Malise a while back at her San Diego residence. Done in her upstairs bathroom to give a feeling of intimacy, and set in place that makes the subject feel naturally relaxed and at home. This image in particular receives many questions as to the lighting and how it […]

The Illustrative Look – Band Photography

The Illustrative Look – Band Photography

I love band photography, it gives me a chance to seek out a bands presence, or their vibe and create something original. This band was a band that had been broken up for a few years and recently gotten back together and needed a photo for their press package. They wanted something original, and cool […]

Jean Harlow and the Bear Skin Rug for Vanity Fair – Lighting Diagram

Jean Harlow and the Bear Skin Rug for Vanity Fair – Lighting Diagram

The classic Iconic image by George Hurrell of Jean Harlow on the Bearskin rug, is a classic that many photographers equate to the quintessential Hollywood Glamour. It’s really not that hard to reproduce if you know where the lights are coming from. All you need is a Polar Bear Skin rug(good luck). The lighting is […]

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