My team is working on sorting and organizing the hundreds of images we took at the 2013 Spectrum Fitness NPC Governor’s Cup event in Sacramento, CA. For those who have pre-ordered, the link to the images will be posted here in less than 10 days and forwarded to you via email. For those looking to order images [...]
I am a huge fan of #vanityfair. The writing and visuals are some of the best in the industry. However this month’s trite fashion ads, ho hum editorial photos and Swift editorial were underwhelming…
During my interview for an article on beauty lighting in next month’s issue of Popular Photography, the editor asked me for tips on positioning and equipment. I gave him an array of suggestions but the most important thing I told him was the relationship between the subject and I.
I first met Lauren when I booked her for a hair shoot. As she was leaving she asked me if I could help her create additional photos for her portfolio. Here is video and stills of what we came up with over the course of 4 months.
As stated in an earlier post, for this session we shot in the salon as we had 4 hair stylist and models and wanted to give the artists access to all their tools. Also I did not want to shuttle the subjects back and forth from location to salon. I used a simple three light [...]
It has been a while since I have photographed Elizabeth Cruz for a series of bikini images that were VERY well received. After texting back and forth the night before we decided to get together and shoot despite the weather. Weather? Well I am a location shooter and the overnight frost warning did not bode [...]
For this session we shot in the salon as we had 4 hair stylist and models and wanted to give the artists access to all their tools. Also I did not want to shuttle the subjects back and forth from location to salon. I used a simple three light setup of Profoto Acutes on the [...]
My hair stylist wanted to do a quick shoot with her daughter this morning. I didn’t want to overwhelm Kie Kie with studio light and such, so I used natural light. I think it was a great first effort from a young woman who is more comfortable behind her video camera I get request [...]
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Inspired by the work of Joel Grimes and my friend Patricia’s iconic photo this is my interpretation of the female shoulder pad football image. My work has been described as sensual and intimate, this image I believe has both. The original photo of Alyssa was shot on Adorama Seamless Background Paper suspended from a Manfrotto [...]
I am a big believer that the best way to get better as a photographer is to simply shoot more. And so I am constantly looking for models that will allow me to use them as muses where we can simply experiment and try different concepts. Kristina Love contacted me during the week and wanted to [...]
It has been a while since Christine and I have shot together. I decided to change that. In looking at her Facebook page I saw she had a Hello Kitty fetish and a theme was born. While we were shooting, we came across an old boat sitting in a yard. I had her quickly jump [...]
On my first full day in Paris I grabbed my 85mm f1.2 and 17-24mm f2.8 and took the open top bus tour. It’s a great way to scope out a big city in a hurry for future shoot days. Europe Day 2 – Paris Tour from David 'Art' Wooten on Vimeo.
Well I am trying to think what is the best way to show you the 10 days I spent photographing in Paris, London, Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Marseille, Cannes and Barcelona. I am leaning towards doing lil videos with commentary and/or captions. If you have suggestions please let me know. In the interim, here is [...]
The folks at Wind River Systems have been trying to schedule me to re-shoot their executive photos for almost a year. The goal was to get them while at the corporate HQ. Though we came close a few times, it always fell through at the last minute. To be honest, I expected as much. I [...]
Images and video from the rain inspired shoot with Shanza… Shanz of Showerz from David ‘Art’ Wooten on Vimeo.
As a follow up to last week’s posting, I have received the Carry Speed and Black Rapid camera straps. Here are my thoughts… ; ;
I was a big fan of the Crumpler line of camera accessories. I used the Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home Photo Bag to store my lenses and the Crumpler Industry Disgrace Camera Straps to hang my cameras. They are well made products and quite comfortable…IF. If you have a leather neck and carry small cameras [...]
A buddy of mine is a master of first impressions. With his great attitude and passion for life he can win over potential clients at the initial meeting. And so it is no surprise that his business had grown so well domestically that he began looking oversees for opportunities. On a recent trip he took [...]
Another behind the scenes video. Probably the most requested model in my portfolio is Beth Cruz. Reggie Rucker’s client wanted to do a New Orleans style Fat Tuesday poster for there annual event Central Valley event. I think we NAILED IT Behind the scenes of Tresetti’s Fat Tuesday Poster from Luis Alcazar on Vimeo. [...]
Nice behind the scenes video of the Lucky Fest Promo I shot. We photographed everything near the event location as the creative director needed stills of the street and venue then images of various actors and models so he could composite it all afterwards. After the dawn street session we erected a white backdrop in [...]
So I was recently sent by my one of my publishers to shoot a portrait for a financial services client. The executive wished to run an ad in the next issue and wanted a new head shot. Normally we send one of my peers to shoot these, but at the client’s and ad sales manager’s [...]
My agent Ronald Bolden found us a new client last week in American Basketball Association’s East Bay Pit Bulls. After meeting on Monday we sketched out a tentative shoot schedule and some collateral needs for re-branding the team. However right as we were wrapping up, the team’s owner Debra received a call from the New [...]
When on location conditions are not always optimal. For this shoot with the amazing Jennifer Roberts we where faced with a low ceiling, huge floor to ceiling windows and a narrow room. Because Jennifer is like 5’10″ and I wanted to upshoot her to create a bit of drama and a feeling of sitting in [...]