Ecology starts with self control and consideration

We took a trip up to Los Padres National Forrest, a lot of it was beautiful, but there were also things that were disappointing. We go to enjoy nature, and the quiet. One of the places we visited was this water fall. It took about 45 minutes to hike up there. It was cool and …

Why Nude?

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I read a recent article about pinups had some statement that bothered me. It talked about pictures in the past objectifying women, and presented the idea that it was changing now due to there being more female photographers. I don’t really think this is fair to either the photographers, or the models, present or past. …

He’s taking a picture of her ass

I was shooting at Hermosa beach pier yesterday. I had shot some beach scenes, children playing at a distance, birds. boats, sun on the water, and life guard towers. I was lined up to get a shot of a volleyball game, one of the buildings in the background, the players, net, and sand, waiting to …

Finding and working with Models

San Pedro California

  One of the reactions I frequently get from amateur photographers is envy. There are questions like “Who is she?”, “How did you find her?”, and on some photos, “Is she really nude?”. The last one I have always found to be a strange question. Yes, she really is. One of the obstacles that some …

Male or Female Photographer?

Implied Nude Malibu Hills California

Particularly with nude, lingerie or boudoir shoots, conventional wisdom says there may be a preference for the gender of the photographer. It seems logical that a woman may feel more comfortable having a woman shoot if she is going to be partially dress, or entirely undressed for the images. This would make her more comfortable, …