Sassy Sarongs Product Photography

This week the most fun I had was as the photographer of product shots for Sassy Sarongs.  A great company which produces an amazing variety of sarongs.  Lisa is always great fun to work with on her projects.  Each time she gets a new batch of sarongs in, she calls her favorite photographer – me.

We started the day with some photography of Lisa for her marketing materials.  Her sarongs made for some very colorful and interesting shots.  She was a great sport about trying various things to get a large variety of photographs to work.  As usual, my photographers eye saw some great opportunites to create some amazing photographs.

After the headshots were done, we moved on to the product photographs.  The shots were targeted for her website catalog along with some printed materials.  Once again there was a large variety of sarongs to shoot.  The colors and quality of these sarongs is amazing.

We ended the day by shooting the full body promotional materials.  These photographs will featured a beautiful model posing in a gentle breeze.  Getting the sarongs to behave in the breeze to was a challenge, but as a photographer I’ve learned a few tricks to get it to work.  The final photographs will be used in magazine, posters and other marketing materials.

I look forward to working with Lisa and Sassy Sarongs again on their next project.

Orcatek Photography Phoenix

Boudoir and Fashion – Sex Sells

Boudoir and Glamour Photographers can often look towards fashion to create beautiful and sexy photographs.  Men’s magazines are not the only place to find inspiration.  As we all know, sex sells, and that exactly why you can find so many ideas for boudoir photography in fashion magazines.  A fashion ad will often be very sexy, but never push into the realm of men’s magazine look.

And don’t only look at lingerie ads.  Sure Victoria’s Secret is full of sexy shots, but that is does not make it the only source.  Almost everything in fashion is sold with sex at sometime.  Take this example photo.  It could be used to sell sunglasses.  It also makes a great boudoir photo for clients who want something a little different than the typical glamour shot. 

Fashion and Boudoir - Sex Sells

Fashion and Boudoir - Sex Sells

Perfume, make-up, hair products are all great places to look for inspiration.  It’s not about cloning these ads, but developing a new way to shoot sexy boudoir photographs.  The photographer should note how lights are used to set moods, hands are positioned and how the body is concealed and revealed at the same time.  Train yourself to see the glamour in these ads.  Think about how to apply this style to your boudoir shots.

If you want to continue to shoot the same old boudoir and glamour photographs, keep looking at men’s magazines, but if you really want to take your work to the next level take a look at the latest in fashion.

Orcatek Boudoir and Glamour Photography – Phoenix, Arizona

Headshots in Black and White

Kandiss Black and White Headshot

Kandiss Black and White Headshot

With almost everything being in color in photography today, the fine art of a great black and white headshot is slipping away.  It seems that photographers are usually reserving it for fine art photographs.  Whereas I include it in my glamour and boudoir work, black and white also has a place in portraits and headshots.

The tonality of a black and white image adds a special depth to the images that just can’t be done with a traditional color photograph.  It is even more important that the photographer control the light with black and white to create those moods.

Color has become a crutch for some photographers, so worried the perfect red they overlook the other key elements to a photography.  Black and white, with the constraints it poses, forces the use of all a photographer’s skills to get a great image.

Digital photographers have it even tougher.  A portrait / headshot shot in black and white digitally does not have the same available range as film.  Some of the typical techniques to work around this in landscapes such as HDR, do not work practically with a person whose expression and eyes are key and move just the slightest bit between the frames.

There are other techniques that a skilled digital photographer can use to work around this, but it is a skill that takes time to learn.

Orcatek Headshot and Portrait Photography – Phoenix, Arizona

Sassy Sarongs Product Photography

This week the most fun I had was as the photographer of product shots for Sassy Sarongs.  A great company which produces an amazing variety of sarongs.  Lisa is always great fun to work with on her projects.  Each time she gets a new batch of sarongs in, she calls her favorite photographer – me.

We started the day with some photography of Lisa for her marketing materials.  Her sarongs made for some very colorful and interesting shots.  She was a great sport about trying various things to get a large variety of photographs to work.  As usual, my photographers eye saw some great opportunites to create some amazing photographs.

After the headshots were done, we moved on to the product photographs.  The shots were targeted for her website catalog along with some printed materials.  Once again there was a large variety of sarongs to shoot.  The colors and quality of these sarongs is amazing.

We ended the day by shooting the full body promotional materials.  These photographs will featured a beautiful model posing in a gentle breeze.  Getting the sarongs to behave in the breeze to was a challenge, but as a photographer I’ve learned a few tricks to get it to work.  The final photographs will be used in magazine, posters and other marketing materials.

I look forward to working with Lisa and Sassy Sarongs again on their next project.

Orcatek Photography Phoenix

Boudior and Glamour Photo Sessions in Phoenix

Leave something to the imagination - Boudoir

Leave something to the imagination - Boudoir

Every women has her own special beauty.  Famed Hollywood glamour photographer George Hurrell said, “Bring out the best, conceal the worst, and leave something to the imagination.”  And I live by this when I photograph the many wonderful woman I have worked with.   A glamour / boudoir session is fun way to bring out the your best for that special someone – celebrate your sensuality.

A session is designed to create images that evoke emotions with the photographs.  A photograph that almost shows something is much more enticing than one that leaves nothing to the imagination.  Be as sexy as you want.  Create romantic and intimate images that make you look fabulous.   Soft and subtly sexy are what great boudoir is all about and we will help you create those prefect picture.

Not comfortable posing nude – not a problem.  It is what is not shown that can make an image extra sexy.   So bikini and lingerie can create those dreamy photos like those seen in  Maxim.  

Feeling more risqué,  then Playboy style photo shoot may be perfect for you.  That sexy look with soft lights and the flawless look can be yours.  Having photographed several women who have posed for Playboy I know what real life looks like and how to get that ultra sexy fantasy look from the real women of the Arizona.

Dean has found that people tend to be most comfortable in their own home.   Sometimes your home is difficult to get the privacy desired, so the studio or a nice hotel may be a better solution.   Whichever is best for you – its your choice.    We travel to Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and the rest of the valley in our standard fees.  A reasonable travel charge is required for visit to areas outside the Phoenix metro area.

Orcatek Glamour / Boudoir Photography – Phoenix, Arizona