Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Recently I had another shoot with Abbey Leblanc from Emerge, and we did a wide range of shots. We tried different looks, some different lighting, and it was great. For Abbey's deconstructed shots, we did them in between looks. She was playing around the bunny ears while we decided what the next look would be and I decided to shoot. These are fun shots, those who know me and have shot with me know I'm not much for smiley shots, but these were about showing Abbey's silly side. I left the retouching alone, only changing the pics to black and white and adding a little noise. Love these shots.

Monday, October 22, 2012


So lately I've been making a concentrated effort to get my work published. Small magazine, online magazine, and everything in between. While that's a great personal goal and certainly helps you get your photography out there, it makes posting your work and sneak peeks impossible. I know I have a short attention span, and people on the internet even shorter. What that means for photographers like myself who're just beginning and trying to build a following is that you're easily forgotten. Curiosity seekers move on to the next big thing, no one is discussing your work and new fans are harder to acquire. Social media requires constant effort and lots of shiny objects to gain attention. :) Not to mention I, as a rule, am super impatient, and I always want to show my work immediately so as to say, look, look what I've done today. Recently on my shoots, I've taken the model out of our 'set-up', taken down  their hair, softened or removed the make-up and shot some really simple black and whites portraits. This does two things, it gets simple headshots for the model, and allows me to get simple shots for myself. Well, I wanted to take it a little further with this recent shoot. The word deconstructed rang in my head, and the concept of literally deconstructing what we've done on the shoot intrigued me. No strobes or fancy lighting, no overt posing, no touch ups on the make-up, I wanted the model exactly as she would be after a long shoot. More than anything I just want to see if I can get any real type of emotion or feeling if the model is tired and ready to go home. lol.  Once you say you're taking pictures, the model's going to pose tired or not, lol, so it should be interesting to see what I'll get. Ari's my first experiment with this.
This Sunday I shot with Ari, where we did a crazy beauty editorial. (Stay tuned for that behind the scenes.) Afterward I took her hair down out of the last style, and had her change into a simple shirt. Right on my front stoop, we did natural lighting and a blank wall. (Prepare to see a lot of that wall.) I'm going to make an effort to get portraits of the models I use in my shoots, after the shoot is done and will call these portraits  'models Deconstructed'. So check my facebook page, www.facebook.com/OhSnapStudiosTampa, and here for 'models Deconstructed.' Here are my fav shots from Ari.