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Montana

Published January 21st, 2013

I'm always up for a creative shoot when I'm not working. It gives me a chance to work on creative ideas, develop future concepts and a release from work. Yes, when I'm not shooting for clients or giving workshops I still find time to shoot for myself.

Montana and I decided to do a sunrise shoot. I basically picked out a location via google maps (without actually seeing it first hand) and we went for it. When I showed up I was thinking there would be more beach, but it was rocky and no beach. "Who cares, let's shoot the damn thing and have fun"

I was thinking I would do all natural light but it was cloudy and I couldn't get my scrim to light up the way I wanted. So, I broke out the beauty dish and ring flash. I used a 24-70mm lens (I wanted to use my 105mm but I elected to shoot wide to break out of my habit of going long).

The vibe was cool. One creepy fisherman came up and started asking questions "you shootin' a model? damn, my son is gettin' in trouble lookin' at yer model!" I quickly said, "I'm working...can I help you?" He buggered off.

We had to work quickly. With no assistant, I just went for it. I never spend too much time on one shot. Get the shot or don't get the shot...keep moving is what I say.

Enjoy!

Mikey

PS My 2013 schedule is about to be released. I'm hitting the following cities:

Dallas

Tampa

Miami

NYC

LA

London

Amsterdam

Medellin, Colombia

Email me if you are interested in one of my events.

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palm

hair in the face, why not!

  • January 21st, 2013
  • NIKON D700
  • 40mm / f/2.8 / 1/250 sec
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cubism

At first I wanted to do all Cubism style shots, but I realized we needed more nakedness. Maybe another shoot.

  • January 21st, 2013
  • NIKON D700
  • 58mm / f/2.8 / 1/320 sec
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natural light

exactly how I wanted it to turn out. I wish I had played more with this.

  • January 21st, 2013
  • NIKON D700
  • 24mm / f/2.8 / 1/320 sec
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dish it

Beauty dish it and fire

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hooker heels

Montana spotted the tiles...coolness.

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set up shot

  • January 21st, 2013
  • NIKON D700
  • 24mm / f/2.8 / 1/250 sec
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poses

I don't really pose my subjects...I just move them.

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fall off

Fall off is a tricky thing...I'm the master. You need to spend several days with me so I can show you all the tricks up my sleeve.

  • January 21st, 2013
  • NIKON D700
  • 48mm / f/2.8 / 1/250 sec
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ring

Make your model hold the light for a headshot. hahaha.

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  • January 21st, 2013
  • NIKON D700
  • 62mm / f/2.8 / 1/320 sec
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  • January 21st, 2013
  • NIKON D700
  • 48mm / f/2.8 / 1/250 sec
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  • January 21st, 2013
  • NIKON D700
  • 40mm / f/2.8 / 1/250 sec

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Awesome Account
Michael Sadler  almost 5 years ago

as always fantastic work Mr. Slinky.