What Did I Really Do This Week? – August 30, 2013


I posted a VLOG and several photos from my adventure in Flagstaff, AZ last weekend.
 
I talked about the newly-announced Canon Powershot G16 – the specs and my thoughts on it – in this video.
 

Last week, I started to show you how to do a boudoir shoot for anyone in Part 1 of Classic Boudoir for Everyone. This week, I posted Part 2, with new photos and videos for everyone.
 
The SnapChick Friday Morning Rewind was from a shoot I did with Kjirstin two years ago.
 
And you know me and my LEGO habit
 
I have lots of videos in the works for you guys – on topics like different kinds of lighting setups, creating beautiful landscape images with a basic DSLR kit, and exposure modes.
 
It’s First Sunday this weekend!
 
You can hear about all of that as I finish it by following me on Facebook here.
 
And you can see me talking through this recap of the week and more about First Sunday and next week in this video…
 



Classic Boudoir for Everyone – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I showed you classic boudoir portraits using low-key lighting. In Part 2, I went a little lighter and brighter.



Technical Specifications:
Nikon D800 + 50mm f/1.8
Aperture- f/2.8
Shutter Speed- 1/80
ISO- 400

In this video, I talk about creating a classic boudoir portrait with any subject. I also mention another of my videos, where I talk about dressing for boudoir photography. You can find that video here.
 
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What Did I Really Do This Week? – August 23, 2013

Ever wonder at the end of the week what you actually got done? Well, here’s what I did…
 
I started to show you how to do a boudoir shoot for anyone in Part 1 of Classic Boudoir for Everyone.
 
The SnapChick Question of the Day this week was about Long Exposure Noise Reduction – what it is, how it works, and when you would use it.
 
I explained how I did a photo shoot where I focused on tattoos. I had a gentleman into the studio and I took portraits where I concentrated on capturing his tattoos. In the video, I go through my process. Plus, in a video for VIPs, I give additional insights and technical details.
 
The SnapChick Friday Morning Rewind this week was from a shoot from two years ago, with Nicole Renee.
 
I posted some random things on Facebook… A photo of the disposable film camera I was playing around with, a pic of LEGOs, me relaxing by playing on my Nintendo 3DS XL
 
I posted a few VLOGs as well… in one, I took you on a tour of my town in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, another was about my get-off-coffee plan, yet another was about my progress toward my goal of getting off coffee.
 
I have plans for next week too… Part 2 of Classic Boudoir for Everyone is in the works. I have a video on exposure modes coming. I’m also going on an adventure this weekend… again! I’ll keep you updated.
 
You can hear about all of that as I finish it by following me on Facebook here.
 
And you can see me talking through this recap of the week, plus hear a bit more about next week here…
 



How to Photograph Tattoos

I had the opportunity to do some tattoo portraits recently – that is, photos of the tattoos themselves as the subject. In this video, I’ll talk through my thought process and how I set up and carried out the shoot, plus show off some of the results.
 
In the video, I talk about my inspiration for the look of the photos – a shoot I did two years ago called “Body Landscapes and Selective Lighting”. You can find the original post for that shoot here.
 
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Classic Boudoir for Everyone – Part 1

Everyone likes a good boudoir shoot, right? But not everyone feels like they can do a boudoir shoot, whether as the photographer or as the subject. In this shoot, I’ll show you how I went simple with both the equipment and the wardrobe. For example, the use of the sheet allows you to do this type of shoot for people of various body types by using the sheet to highlight their strengths and mask their areas of perceived weakness! In Part 2, I’ll post a video along with more photos! For now, take a look a this one…
 

 
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What Did I Really Do This Week? – August 16, 2013


My week started out at the Grand Canyon. I posted a VLOG when I got home and few photos throughout the week, like this one and this one.
 
I posted a couple Question of the Day videos… One for everyone, where I talked about my iPhone car mount. And one just for VIPs, where I updated them on another VIP’s experience in the studio with a model.
 
I also posted a video on the camera market – particularly what I’m thinking about DSLRs versus the new mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. You can see the video here.
 

The follow up to my last You Are the Artist video was put up today – You Are The Artist: Normal People Doing Normal Things Follow-Up There is a video for everyone where I talk about a few of your “normal people doing normal things” portraits that you sent to me, and also show you a few self-portraits where I tried my hand at the technique. There is also a video for VIPs, where I talk about some of the decisions I made in my photos – technical and artistic.
 
The SnapChick Friday Morning Rewind was from 2011! I used fairly low-tech equipment for a sexy boudoir shoot.
 
What else have I been up to? I posted a hilariously horrible self-portrait and a VLOG to go along with it, a few silly photos of cameras, like this one, and I showed you guys my bike hanging on my wall.
 
I have plans for next week too…
 
I’ve got a couple videos almost ready to go – one is about how I prepared for and executed a particular photo shoot. I also did a photo shoot this week. It was all about sexy. I wanted to do a super-sexy classic boudoir shoot with a modest twist. The photos from the shoot will be up this weekend. Watch for the sneak peek photo in the recap video.
 
You can hear about all of that as I finish it by following me on Facebook here.
 
And you can see me talking through this recap of the week here…
 



What Did I Really Do This Week? – August 9, 2013


These were the happenings this week…
 
First Sunday was last weekend. I used my Nikon 1 V1 with the 10mm f/2.8 lens on it.
 
I posted my latest shoot with Sandra. We did some shots in the studio but focused our time in the bathtub!
 
I posted another Behind the Artist video, where I talked about one of my viewers’ work. In this one, I showcased Henry Kyhos Photography.
 
The SnapChick Friday Morning Rewind was from a shoot I did a year ago in and around the pool.
 
I shared some other things too… a VLOG about a car repair, I got my third tattoo removal treatment
 
Nikon announced a few things this week… a new Speedlight, a new lens… 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6. Looks like it might be a kit lens… for a new body perhaps…?
 
What about next week…?
 
This weekend, I’m headed out on an adventure. I’m sure I’ll be taking lots of photos to share with you! I’m planning a photo shoot while I’m there too. I’ve also just finished editing photos from a shoot I did last week – of my hair dresser’s tattoos. I’ll be filming a video next week where I talk about how I did it.
 
You can hear about all of that as I finish it by following me on Facebook here.
 
And you can see me talking through this recap of the week, plus a few other random thoughts here…
 



Sandra in the Studio… and the Bathtub!

Sandra came into the SnapChick studio to help me with my latest project. We did some studio shots but the really exciting part was our work in the bathtub!! Check it out…
 

Technical Specifications:
Nikon D800 + 50mm f/1.8
Aperture- f/2.8
Shutter Speed- 1/125
ISO- 250
 
I talk about the shoot in this video…




 
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What Did I Really Do This Week? – August 3, 2013

This week…
 
I gave you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Framing Sunrise, featuring SnapChick and Eye-Fi Mobi.
 
I answered a VIP Question of the Day – I talked about getting good models into your studio.
 
I posted a few VLOGs, including one about my new iPhone car mount.
 
I also went on a shopping trip to experiment with new cameras. I posted a VLOG about it here. Then, I showed you my new purchase later in the week!
 
The SnapChick Friday Morning Rewind was from the first shoot I did in the studio with my Nikon D800.
 
I posted a Question of the Day where I talked about what lens to buy first after you get your first Canon DSLR kit. For you Nikon users, I answered this question last year. You can see the video here.
 
Some other things I did this week are… played Animal Crossing, repaired some pool equipment, and I had a boy into the SnapChick Studio! After all that, my home’s air conditioning went out and my website’s data host had issues! Everything is back in working order but what a week! On to the future…
 
It’s First Sunday this weekend! You can find out about my First Sunday Challenge here.
 
I’ve got lots and tons of work to do this week too! Two photo shoots to edit and several videos in the works! You can hear about all of that as I finish it by following me on Facebook here.
 
And you can see me talking through this recap of the week here…