Wednesday, May 26, 2010

R&B Artist-Syreeta Shrine

Joel Grimes does some wonderful lighting and HD backgrounds!


I mainly shoot women, however I do shoot guys. Here's some of my work.

Art is the end result of perception, wisdom, intelligence, discipline, hard work, passion, luck, accident, and coincidence.

-- Unknown Source

Monday, May 24, 2010

Help Haiti

I was asked to work on a donation effort for Haiti started in Atlanta. What a wonderful experience.

The relationship between Atlanta and Haiti post earthquake and what we can do to continue to support the sister city of Port au Prince.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

White Seamless

I took these images after I reviewed a blog from Zack Arias and connected with a cool model called Tiffani the Bombshell. Zack is an Atlanta based editorial photographer and his posts blogs about photography have been very helpful to me in my shooting techniques.

"Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, and countless other great photographers have rocked the white background for decades. I recently went to a huge bookstore here in Atlanta and counted the number of magazine covers shot with a simple white background like we are going to investigate here. 87 COVERS SHOT ON WHITE OR A VARIATION OF A WHITE BACKGROUND. Eighty-seven magazine covers at one book store. Its everywhere and it is everywhere because it is simple and effective and makes your subjects pop. It beats the bloody hell out of any wrinkled up grey/blue/brown muslin any day of the week. Walk into a Target store this week and look at the in-store signage. How did I learn to shoot like this? Because this is how we shot JC Penney’s catalogue clearance images when I shot for them. Need to add text and other artwork to a photo? A simple white background lets you do so all day long." Posted by Zack Arias

White Seamless Tutorial (chick here to access tutorial)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Step into the Light!

Originally uploaded by Stand by, JT
As a photographer, you start to think of one thing and one thing only as your primary goal. That is to create good lighting. Without good lighting, everything else is has little meaning.

Here is a good example of simple but very effective lighting by JT.