Cute Vampire Girl Quick Post

Little Vampire Girl
A Little Vampire Girl at night in pink and ready for a night of devouring humans.

Just put this one up on my store. You can see it here.

She is one of my new Photoshop paintings from some set test photos from 2014 for some stock video I shot with a Halloween/Vampire theme.

We used some fake fangs – the cool ones that go on each tooth. 

The moon (showing the ISS in transition) and night sky star photos are from NASA.

Total time spent: about 6-7 hours over 2 days.

Stock-ing Stuffers

Techno Obscura Stock Circuit Board
Techno Obscura Stock Circuit Board with image file details.

I’ve posted hundreds of photos up for stock in the last couple weeks. I figured I would sift through my old files and see what I had in the vaults over the holidays. I also rediscovered some lost hard drives back in October and more in November that also had many terabytes of good, quality photo and video content. I knew I would find some, but I genuinely wasn’t prepared for the volume of stock that I found.

In all, I wound up finding over 350 images that met the criteria I was seeking. Beyond that, I narrowed it down to just under 300 after poring over some files that had serious (not feasible for fixing) issues which were not apparent on first review. Only when viewed at 100% was the issue apparent. Now, as a matter of course, I carefully examine each photo at 100% for detailed issues. Continue reading “Stock-ing Stuffers”

New Store and Survey

New Store

Savers Black n White Photo
Black & White photo of Savers on Broadway Perspective Shot

I finally did it. I made a store so I can sell my stuff. I’m still working on it and it’s nearly there. I may have to do some CSS, to which I’m not looking forward. I know I must. Onward!

Check the latest. I’m starting with some basic stuff while I figure out what I’m actually selling. If you would like something in particular, just let me know. I may actually have it.

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“The Wastelands” with Tiffany

Come see my latest photos from The Wastelands with Tiffany

Tiffany W in canyon Posing Against Rock

Tiffany W in canyon Posing Against Rock
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Tiffany W in canyon, posing for photos, wearing creative post-apocalyptic gear.


For this project, I decided to create a new world using story as a creative (and motivating) force. In this case, I came up with a short story – really just an origin story leading to the character “Danika.” The name means “Morning Star” in Slavic. Morning Star being the representation of beauty via Venus.

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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.