Photo Shoot at a Scottsdale Home (June, 2018)

Crystallina by the pool.
Crystallina by the pool.

This was such an amazing shoot! We had so much raw talent and passion for images. I can’t thank everyone enough.

The shoot was originally a no-go for me as I was slated to be out of town with my wife. Well it was going to be easier to have me remain home due to space constraints (only room for 3 and I was 4).

Once I found I could do it, I dove in. Arranged by Sarah Slaykitty for a private home in Scottsdale (Phoenix area).

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Project Brief: Sexy Swim

Model: Amanda C
Amanda C under a tree with wine by the pool

I’m so happy to announce a new modeling opportunity: Sexy Swim! This is the first project I’m officially attaching to EasyTrade. What does that mean? It means, this project will be used to trade (barter) service for service. Really it’s a way for me to get several models together for a single project and be able to get a good feel for the different talents I will see as a photographer from Tucson.

If you haven’t already seen it, check out this recent post: The EASYTrade™ Program Announcement. There is still much more to do for this project, but I’d like to see how it will work small before I take it big.

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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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