Archive for September 2010

It seems there's more in the air than Autumn. (Fall, if you prefer.) What is that you might ask?

Discounts! That's what.

Ashley Karyl is offering his terrific ebook, "How to Photograph Nudes Like a Professional," at 25% off when purchasers use discount code PGSNUDES at checkout. (This comes right on the heels of my discount offer for "Guerrilla Glamour," detailed in my most recent update.)

Karyl's book ( 23 chapters and over 325 pages) is a thorough and comprehensive text covering most everything and anything you ever wanted to know about nude photography. Okay. I'm sure some of you could come up with questions not covered in Ashley's book. Even so, it's a terrific ebook on the subject, well-researched and filled with tons of great info and proven techniques and approaches for successfully photographing models in the nude, whether it's glamour, beauty, or fine art nude.

A veteran, professional, U.K. photographer, Karyl calls on his many years in the jungles of pro pretty-girl-shooting to provide plenty of insight and "how-to" info. If you're serious at all about photographing nudes and you hope to do so in ways that produce professional-quality work, Ashley Karyl's "How to Photograph Nudes Like a Professional" is a book for you!

Act now and you can purchase and download this incredibly informative book at 25% off the regular price using the discount code PGSNUDES at checkout. (The discount will be automatically applied to the purchase price.)

BTW, my 30% discount for "Guerrilla Glamour" continues till Oct. 3. Many have already taken advantage of this sale. You can too! Purchase "Guerrilla Glamour" now, till Oct. 3, using discount code WP92610 at checkout and instantly receive 30% off the already low purchase price of $9.95.

And be on the lookout for my new ebook, "Guerrilla Headshots," coming soon. Very soon!

Sorry if I'm sounding like a commercial. Just making sure anyone interested in purchasing either of these ebooks doesn't miss out on the great savings currently offered.

The pretty girl at the top is Sunny. I got a little tricky in post with the image. Something I don't often do. Thought the Fall color in the background works nicely for an update that mentions Autumn in the title.

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For the Women of Perfection model showcase yesterday, discount coupons for my ebook were distributed to all attendees at the door. This morning, I woke up and thought, "Why not offer the discount to everyone?"

Yeah. Why not?

So, I am.

From now, till October 3, 2010, you can purchase and download "Guerrilla Glamour" for 30% off the regular price of $9.95.

To the many who have already purchased the ebook, thank you for your support! And thanks also for the many positive emails and comments about it on forums and elsewhere!

To take advantage of this limited time offer, go to the Guerrilla Glamour website and click the "Add to Cart" button. On the order page, simply enter discount code WP92610 and 30% will be automatically deducted from your purchase price.

By the way, my 2nd ebook (as of now, I'm calling it "Guerrilla Headshots") will soon be available. Hopefully, I'll be finishing it and releasing it within the next two weeks.

Head shot photography, while rarely featured on this blog, is another photography genre I've worked at for quite some time-- Since about 1980, in fact!

Back in the 80s, I shot hundreds of headshots for actors and actresses and more. To this day, I still shoot headshots as part of my photo-repertoire. While I often still shoot headshots for performers, business people and others have become a big part of that work. As I wrote about with glamour photography as my topic, this new ebook is also filled with tips, advice, suggestions, and "How To" techniques for capturing headshots that, to put it bluntly, don't suck! My new ebook takes the same "Keep it simple" and "How to avoid multiplying difficulty beyond necessity" approach to the genre of headshot photography.

Headshots, whether they're for performers, business people, or, more recently, people simply looking for killer images to use with social media or online dating profiles, can and should be bread-and-butter work for many photographers, pro or not, looking to earn some extra cash with their photography.

Don't wait! You've got till October 3 to purchase "Guerrilla Glamour" at 30% off by simply entering discount code WP92610 on the Guerrilla Glamour order page. The 30% will be automatically deducted from your purchase price.

While you're at it, why not use your savings on "Guerrilla Glamour" to offset the purchase of Ashley Karyl's terrific ebook, "How to Photograph Nudes Like a Professional, " or any of Ed Verosky's popular ebooks: "10 Ways to Improve Your Boudoir Photography Now," or "25 Amazing Boudoir Photography Techniques," or his most popular ebook: "100% Reliable Flash Photography."

The beautiful one at the top of this update is one of my favorite models to work with: The Goddess of Glam and Playboy, Penthouse, FHM covergirl and more, Ms. Tera Patrick.

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Model: Maja Sashek
Clothes: Stilissimo
Photographer: Dejan Panovski
Make up: Caci Pakovska
Jewelry: Aleksandra Shekutkovska
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I wrote last time about my recent trip to Las Vegas and how I photographed a new model and had dinner with another one. Today, as promised, I’m writing about my visits with my good friend, Terrell “Big T” Neasley.

I go to Las Vegas primarily to visit family that I have in the area, but in the past few years, I’ve added Terrell to my visiting list as we’ve become friends. This trip was no exception. In fact, we were able to get together twice.

The first time we just met for breakfast, as usual, but also did something else – we then went to see “Avatar” in 3D at a movie theater. It was the first time that I’d seen the film and the first of the recent 3D films that I’ve seen that way. It was long but entertaining.

While waiting for the film to begin, we were talking about different things, many of a photographic nature, and I mentioned that I really didn’t know of too many locations to photograph nudes in the Las Vegas area. As we both had the time, Terrell was kind enough to take me to one of the locations he likes to use for photos out in red rock country.

We met again the following weekend, again beginning with breakfast. Terrell had actually written to a number of local models to ask if we could set up a photo shoot, but it was at too short a notice (my fault, as I’d originally thought of us doing something else), so again, Terrell took me out to some of his favorite photo spots. One was a dry lake bed in the Las Vegas area where I had actually photographed a model back in 2003. The other place he took me was in another part of red rock country, which really is spectacular.

So, I just want once again say thanks to “Big T" for being so kind as to share these spots with me. Perhaps one day I’ll actually shoot some photos at them.

You can see some more of the photos from our adventures below.

Remember how my electronic devices like the television set, computer and MP3 player went haywire on me earlier this year and had to be replaced? Well, the year isn’t over yet, as I’ve had more troubles.

First there was my iPod Touch, which I bought to replace the old MP3 player. I was downloading the new iTunes 10 software and for some reason it failed to install properly. I figured that I’d just use the previous iTunes, but unfortunately, it totally screwed up the iPod. It had to be restored, but then the restoration failed and the thing just became frozen. I couldn’t even shut the damn thing off. All that was visible was the Apple logo and nothing else, pretty much.

Finally, it did shut down, and when I turned it on again, after recharging it a bit, it asked to be connected to iTunes via my computer. This I did, and it was indeed working again, but it had been wiped clean and everything had to be reloaded. I was nearly late for work one day as I waited for a download/synch to finish before I could unplug it and head off to the office.

That story was the good news. The bad is that I finally signed up for Skype but have not been able to get a webcam working. I bought one on Monday, loaded the software and connected the webcam to a USB port. The result? The computer didn’t recognize the camera. It’s as though it didn’t exist.

Well, I figured that maybe the camera was a lemon, but as it was made by a reputable company, I decided to return it today for credit and bought another one of the same model. Can you guess what happened when I plugged in the new one? Exactly – the same thing as happened last time!

This time I contacted HP online and had a chat with one of their tech people. The result? He could find nothing wrong with my system and everything seems to be working fine on it. I checked the spec requirements on the box and my computer more than meets them.
So, I am just left to scratch my head and feel frustrated because I have no idea why the damn thing won’t work. I guess I’ll bring this one back and try another type, then cross my fingers.

Finally, I’ve got another reason to be upset – “Dancing With the Stars,” which began its new fall season this week. First off, why the hell is Bristol Palin on? What did she do to deserve being called “a star”? Having a kid at 18? Having a mother who couldn’t even finish her first term as governor of an underpopulated state? At least someone like Chelsea Clinton is more accomplished than a Bristol Palin.

Still, that’s not my main gripe. It’s that David Hasselhoff was eliminated in this, the first week of competition. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not a huge fan of “the Hoff” or anything like that. It’s just that his dance partner, Kym Johnson, is my favorite of all the pro dancers on the show. She’s a knockout with a fantastic bod and she certainly knows how to shake it to maximum effect. Sadly, for some reason, she was not on in the spring season of the show this year – and now that I was looking forward to seeing her week after week for a while this time, she gets booted off with her partner in Week One. @##$%%&!!!!!!!

On a positive note, Carlos Santana was really great playing “Oye Como Va” to begin the results show, and Kym was one of the pros who, together with the music, were super hot. I think I’ll have to watch it again on the DVR. (I'm not sure about the rest of the season.)

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Hello again, everyone. Yes, it has been a couple of weeks since I last made a posting here. That’s because I was away for about a week and a half visiting family in Las Vegas. I had wanted to make a post the day before I left, and had even thought of pre-scheduling some things to post while I was away, but I was just too busy getting ready and doing other stuff to do any of it.

Still, I am back home now, and though I’ve still got a lot to do tonight, I figured that I ought to take some time to do a posting for a change.

I normally try to photograph a model or two when I spend time in Vegas, and this time was no exception. I had two photo shoots planned, but only one actually happened. That was with a new model named Fiona Flowers, and you can see a couple of photos of her here. Getting behind that rock column in the top photo was her idea, I must admit, but I asked her to raise her arms as they’re seen here, so the image was a collaborative effort.

My second photo session was to be with Kelsey Dylan (aka Kelsey Zimmerman, or “Zimmy”), who I had photographed just last month in Ohio, as detailed in my last post. As it happened, Kelsey’s travels out west brought her to Las Vegas when I was there, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to work with her again, this time out in the desert.

Sadly, she and her travelling companion got into town behind schedule, which caused a conflict with our planned day and time, forcing us to regrettably call the session off. While she was available a couple of days later, I unfortunately was not at that time.

Time did at least permit me the chance to meet Kelsey for dinner one night, so I took advantage of that and was at least able to see her and chat for a while. You can see a couple of photos of her here at dinner.

A big part of the trip, I must mention, was getting together not once but twice with my good friend, Terrell “Big T” Neasley, who lives in Las Vegas. I always look forward to seeing him when I travel out there, and I’ll write more about our adventures next time.

Until then, be well, everyone.

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Model: Nadica Georgieva
Agency: Models In
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