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Willie Thomas

Willie Thomas



Hello my name is Willie B. Thomas and I’ve been a working Photographer for the last Twenty-five years. I’ve worked in many diverse places and conditions from New York to the outback of Australia. My primary focus as a Photographer has always been people, but I can shoot a Still life when needed. For the last ten years I’ve run a commercial studio in Mannheim Germany that specializes in Business headshots. Four years ago I deicide to give stock photography a try and found out that it suited my life style.
  • Canon 5D II, Canon 7D, Mamiya RB67
  • Real cheap Sigma lens
  • Hensel lighting gear

Lost and Found behind the scenes

Published June 2nd, 2013

Over the last week I've been shooting a new series of images with my new favorite model. The series deals with things and beings found in the Forest when we're not there. "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

The workflow for this image was to shoot the base images with the camera setup on a Tripod. The main pose was picked because I just find it a bit scary to be moving around the woods with ones eyes closed. Once the images were picked in LR 4.4 I processed them underexposed by one stop. The three base images were than taken into Photoshop CS6 and I created three Layers groups, Base (images), Color & Light, and Texture. I finished the image by bringing it into Color Efex Pro 4 and applying a Film emulation filter Kodak Portra 160VC.

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Bare-Bulb Flash

Published January 10th, 2013

When I need to light more than one subject or area in an image I'll often uses the bare-bulb flash head technique. In the image below I had two models in the foreground and two in the background. The background was also fairly dark and I need to have some separation between foreground and background. The main light for the models in the foreground is coming from a window that was to the right of the models. The fill and separation light is coming from the flash-head place to the left of the models.

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The Muse

Published November 13th, 2012

Author Kally Sten saw one image from this series and told me it talked with her muse. Visit her site and maybe give her a few suggestions on a cool storyline

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