As much as things change they seem to stay the same in the seaside town of Capitola and at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Image from last weekend’s photowalk with my Fujifilm X100S.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
One of the toughest parts of my job is convincing people to allow me to shoot them as they are, in their environment. Since my style is very editorial, capturing a sincere moment is essential to my art. However most people are so accustomed to snapshots and posed photography wearing their ‘Sunday best’ they do […]
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 […]
Used footage from the Cherish Armour shoot to play around with the new iMovie ’11 from Apple.
Model: Ebony Camille
Producer & Photographer: David ‘Art’
Shot on location in Walnut Grove, CA
After testing it is our assumption that when the Acute 2R fires, the flash heads power draw is so great that the BatPac can not supply enough electrical charge which effectively turns off the Acute and the built in Pocket Wizard receiver. With the receiver memory now cleared, during re-charge the Acute pack has to re-learn the Pocket Wizard transmitters code again. FLASH, nothing, learning, nothing, learning, nothing, learned, FLASH, unlearn, nothing… You get the point. Perhaps this is a defective BatPac and Profoto USA is looking into that possibility but if not Houston we have a problem that will have to be addressed.
The majority of models I work with are 5′10″ or taller and size 0 to 4. The reason being is that they photograph tall filling the frame and fit the sample sizes of the designers I work for with little to no adjustments. The majority are hard working, fairly humble and want to produce beautiful […]
February 27, 2010 Oakland, CA by Mario B. Productions PHOTOS+MOTION=FUSION Fusion Video by David ‘Art’ Wooten
This week will mark my second issue as 110 Magazine’s Chief Contributing Photographer. Though I got good feedback, I was not happy with the January issue at all. My images were not technically good, they lacked impact and were not on par with my peers at Diablo and San Francisco. So I vowed to raise […]
While photographing LA Boxing in Brentwood for a 110 Magazine feature story one member of their staff really took to the camera. In image after image it was apparent that Katrina was a natural. When I asked her how long she has modeled, she laughed and said that though she was a NOS Girl she […]
After deciding that I know longer wished to stifle my non-creative side, I quit selling software and moved behind the lens. This video is a compilation of my first 6 months of shooting professionally. The future is bright and frightening and untold… but I am running toward it with anticipation of what’s to come.
Shot in the early evening, there was not enough light in the house to go natural and wide open. So after playing with lamps, the overhead spot light seemed to the best option. Using a Canon 5D Mark II with an L-series 70-200mm lens, I move the female subject so that the ceiling spot would […]