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Amanda Maturnity

Maternity Photos with Amanda

Amanda just had her third kid (a little boy) a couple of weeks ago. Prior to that she came over so that we could do some maternity shots. Now it may come as a surprise to you (not likely) but maternity is not something that I normally shoot (actually only shot it one other time before). The shots came out pretty damn good and who knows, I just might shoot another maternity shot sometime in the future.

Miriam

Miriam

I have been trying to expand my work lately outside of models. While I love shooting models and have no plans of giving that up, I believe that a great photographer (something I hope to be one day) should be able to work with any person and make them feel sexy, confidant, and give them great photographs. In an effort to do this, I have begun periodically posting casting calls in some of the local Facebook groups. Miriam, who is the wife of a Soldier stationed here on Fort Irwin, was one of the first women to answer my casting call. She decided to shoot an idea that I’ve had in my inspiration folder for a pretty long time. Miriam was a great person to work with. She took direction really well, looks great in front of the camera, and was a lot of fun.

How the hell does this thing work?

How the hell does this thing work?

So I have been trying to finish getting all of my workflow and stuff setup for a while now, and it is definately a learning process. A few weeks ago, I started working on a watermark to put on my web photos. I came out with a few drafts, but they still needed work. Also, I needed to figure out a way to add them to my photos because Adobe Lightroom (the program I do a lot of my editing in) doesn’t allow you to add custom watermarks to the photos.

Hunting for Photoshop Stuff

Hunting for Photoshop Stuff

So I have been busy editing the photos from the other day, and I was talking to Kim about how she did some of her edit. She turned me onto a blog that contains a lot of PS actions and textures and such. Today I was bored and decided to really browse through it a little bit and see what all it had to offer.