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 [...]
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 [...]
Images and video from the rain inspired shoot with Shanza… Shanz of Showerz from David ‘Art’ Wooten on Vimeo.
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 [...]
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 [...]
I get a lot of questions about my lighting and many say they would love to use Profoto and my modifiers but they are just too expensive. Well for this video, I shot all the images with a basic strobitst kit – 2 flashes and two light stands. Beautiful light is not expensive Katelyn Kline [...]
Test shoot I did for a new model named Corrie J.
Test shoot with the lovely Shanice Watts in Benicia, CA More @ http://www.facebook.com/kandidzportraitsBlog @ http://www.wootenweb.com/
Images and behind the scenes from the latest Team Phenom shoot at Brentwood, California’s Trilogy at the Vineyards.
Last week’s shoot was a favor for a friend and brought us to San Francisco Sports Cars in San Bruno, CA. With the exception of a few supercars, they had just about every sports car I have driven or dreamed of driving. It was like Top Gear heaven. While I would have preferred to shot [...]
This is a high key portrait of the beautiful Kim Lefebvre in a linen and satin lace corset. As often happens this image came towards the tail end of the shoot and evolved as we began experimenting with poses and setups. The space we shot in was fairly small so a backdrop was out of [...]
A year ago I started Kandidz with a vision and little more. 1,000 Facebook Fans, 1,100 Tweeters, 134,000 Flickr Viewers, 2,500 Blog Subscribers and 9,449 photos later I am a wiser and happier than I have ever been thanks to my supportive family, friends and team mates. Thank you all for a great first year. [...]
http://vimeo.com/16083166 Used footage from the Cherish Armour shoot to play around with the new iMovie ’11 from Apple.
Melissa Sweeney is one of my favorite muses. So when we finally found a date that worked, I jumped on it. Our first shoot was a night session during a full moon in Berkeley. I used Canon Speedlites that evening but found the resulting images to be a bit grainy. So this time we decided [...]
Model: Ebony Camille
Producer & Photographer: David ‘Art’
Shot on location in Walnut Grove, CA
In preparation for my recent road trip to the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and then Las Vegas, I toyed with the idea of bringing my studio lights. They weren’t that heavy right? How much would the airline overcharge me to bring them? Maybe I could ship them ahead of me via FedEx? Maybe I could rent them there? But after considering the effort, security of the places I would be staying and practicality I opted for my speedlites (4 x 580EX II) instead.
As stated earlier I am a bit compulsive. I was brought up to believe that you can learn anything if you apply yourself and that anything worth doing was worth doing right. So since beginning my pursuit of photography professionally a year ago I have tried to absorb every bit of knowledge on the subject [...]