Update for June: SASCO Mine Shoot

Announcing a New Photo Shoot for Late June

I can’t wait to show you shots from this project I just set up.

It will be a TFP (time for print) shoot with 2-5 models. It will also be at the SASCO Mine site. Planning for being there near evening, then shooting through sunset and into the evening shooting some lowlight, no-light, and light-painting shots.

SASCO Hotel Ruins - Jane
SASCO Hotel Ruins – Jane

I love the SASCO Mine site. It’s dangerous, but exciting. The graffiti makes it look like a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

This shot with Jane is one of my favorites from the last shoot at that location from the SASCO Hotel ruins which are a short distance from the smelter ruins.

I nearly always use strobes and flashes now. This one had us out in the Arizona sun around 10:30-11:00. I don’t usually shoot past 10am in this heat. I also usually won’t shoot until after 5:00pm. I don’t do well in sun with my northern skin. 

SASCO Mine - Smelter Graffiti
SASCO Mine – Smelter Graffiti

I’m still planning the shoot out – I’ll have to transition from shooting day, to sunset, to night (dark). I’m hoping for some really great stuff from all this. I’m hoping for fewer models because, otherwise, I’ll need to shoot a lot of group stuff which means very few photos, but lots of variations on basic themes – shooting and reshooting the same group pose until it all works out just so.

Then again, maybe I need to rethink the way I’m going to shoot a pro shoot with a group of ladies I may never have worked before.

I’m pretty jazzed for the big smelter again. It’s been a while since I’ve been out there and the last time I didn’t get a lot of shots I was really hoping for.

SASCO Mine - Alexis
SASCO Mine – Alexis

This time, I’m getting so many more shots I didn’t think I’d ever get to get.

I’m really looking forward to working with this group of models. It’s going to be exciting. I hope.

So, I want to get some awesome photos by the myriad of graffiti-laden walls (photos below).

 

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Photo Scouting: Agua Caliente (14 June, 2018)

A really quick update today: finished this little video yesterday, but I got caught up in other stuff. I did a quick photo tour of the Agua Caliente Park in Tucson, AZ a few days ago.

This park is one of the very first parks I was able to explore when I began shooting this type of photography not long ago.

It has seen its share of trouble over time. For a while, the water that clearly defines this park had gone away. The water table had dropped too far in too short a time, causing the dual cool and hot springs to leave the park dry after more than a century. The county is pumping water back into the location, but the original springs are all but dried up. Very sad because I know the county won’t dump cash into anything for very long.

So, let’s shoot this before it’s gone! I love shooting fantasy, sci-fi, horror and just plain portraits here. Got an idea? I’ll help with it!

Enjoy this short video showcasing Agua Caliente Park.

Photo Gallery from the video:

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Vail Abandoned Warehouse Photo Scouting/Shoot

This site is just  incredible. It’s huge like an aircraft hanger. It’s got the vertical beams keeping it all up, though. Meaning no big wide wings is all. Not sure what the warehouse was used, but it’s pretty vast and really close to the train tracks. Some type of shipping or receiving building? Someday I will research it.

So, for the Abandoned Vail Warehouse, I first did a short shoot with my wife helping. I took several reference photos and did a quick round with my camera as a video camera. That preceded the other shoot by about a week.

Here is the short video I put up on Youtube for the same day’s shoot. I didn’t give it any music. Photos are below that.

Here are the photos from that one:

 

Sarah Slaykitty

So, next I got Sarah Slaykitty to help me with some modeling. She is an amazing model, too. She always surprises me.

Here are the photos from that trip:

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