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 [...]
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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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 [...]
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… ; ;
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 [...]
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 [...]
Overview of the minimum amount of equipment I take in my Think Tank bag to shoots. http:///www.facebook.com/kandidzportraits http://www.wootenweb.com http://www.kandidz.com
The Engagement of Michelle and Derrick from David 'Art' Wooten on Vimeo. In anticipation of Michelle and Derrick’s wedding next year, we did an engagement photo shoot in Muir Woods. The photos were put into this video and shown at their engagement party as well as on their Save the Date magnets.
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/
Long term review of the Lastolite All-in-One Umbrella
I wanted a way to get news out quickly. This is a very raw series of videos that we are calling KATNs. We produce them rapidly so we can get you the latest info as fast as possible. This KATN is about the new Adobe Nav iPad App “With Adobe Nav—a Photoshop Touch app for [...]
Subscribe to my podcast on iTunes or via the direct link. Our first episode is the follow up to the Windy Day episode. I show you how we took the 3 different sessions and composited the photographs into one image for a March magazine cover using Adobe Photoshop CS5. I would love to get your [...]
Set up and precautions for location shooting on windy days.
NOTE: not covered in the video is the fact that I use bb’s in my sand bags for extra weight.
When a young ad exec sees a photo of Oscar, he claims to have found a fresh face, and orders Felix to use him in a big cologne campaign.
Club photowalks are a great way to take a break from your professional work and keep fresh. Thanks to Jan Lightfoot and the members of the Exploring Photography Meet Up for a great day. We were given early morning access to the Schramsberg Champagne Caves in Calistoga, CA (Napa Valley) for some low light photography [...]
Images and behind the scenes from the latest Team Phenom shoot at Brentwood, California’s Trilogy at the Vineyards.