New Promo Tactics

New Promo Tactics

So I thought I would start going through much of my previous photography work. Along the way, I’ve discovered some photo shoots I though I’d lost ages ago. I found some I didn’t even remember shooting.

For this one, Sarah (model) was over for some video shooting. I was shooting for stock and I wanted some practice. She was fairly paid.

So the videos wound up being mostly a bust because she had tattoos which are a big no-no for stock agencies. I didn’t know that. Why? Tattoos are a work of art and are the copyright of the tattoo artist. No joke. I have to get property releases for every tattoo visible in an image or video. More often than not, this is simply impossible. Imagine tattoo artists from all over just the Southwest (let alone the rest of the world) signing property releases for every single tattoo. Most of the time, the talent doesn’t remember the artist or when they got it. So, basically, I have to cover everything up, fix it in post (forget it), or take the hit and learn the lesson.

This one was a lesson. So, I can still use these for self-promotion so that’s what we’ll do.

When I found this image it was using the Flat Shooting Picture Style. The image had almost no contrast.

I love how it works now.

Fairly Smoky Update

Well good news! My artwork, Miss Page, just won Best in Class at the Pima County Fair. I will have to return for some corn dogs and lemonaid and to admire my new award. I’m very proud of it. I want to thank the wonderful people who work very hard on the Pima County Fair. Many are volunteers. I have even volunteered, but I was too busy this time around. WeeGonza Bazaar may also try to get a booth in Thurber Hall for next year (that’s the big shopping one). Continue reading “Fairly Smoky Update”

Miss Page is Ready

Greetings all, wanted to take a moment to show you one of my new images.

The illustrious Miss Betty Page, often referred to as the “Queen of Pinups.” She worked with many photographers in her time. She was Miss January, 1955 way back when Playboy had nudes. She did nudes and quickly became an S&M model and pinup model. Continue reading “Miss Page is Ready”