Nicole Dobbins

Nicole Dobbins

Nicole Dobbins works as a model in the San Francisco Bay area. We shot in Napa and in the Redwoods and she’s game to shoot most places in the region. She’s versatile and required little in the way of direction. I found that if I gave her a prop, such as a...
Salt Flats Photo Shoot

Salt Flats Photo Shoot

A salt flats photo shoot takes some doing.  The Bonneville Salt Flats are near Wendover, NV, but a bit over 100 miles from Salt Lake City.  If you want to shoot in the Salt Flats with a model, then likely you will be starting out in Salt Lake City.  In this shoot, we...
Wet Shoot Photo Session

Wet Shoot Photo Session

A wet shoot is what we scheduled.   I put water onto glass and shot through it, I shot the model, Hailey Hines, looking through wet glass.   I made it rain with a high pressure hose.   I captured her with wet hair. I captured her drenching herself.   All that was...
Connect with Models

Connect with Models

It pays to network to connect with models.  I attended a little fund raiser for the Runway Renegades and met Suzianna Crofoot and Colt Ward at the event.  As a result, I got the opportunity to shoot with them as a couple.  The first formal shots of them together....
Mechanic Shop  Photo Shoot

Mechanic Shop Photo Shoot

A classic pinup photo shoot is the mechanic shop photo shoot.  In this case, we’re at the wonderfully decorated Ray’s Truck Service & RV in Spokane.  I get my nursery box truck serviced here, and I knew it would be a fantastic location for a stylized...
An Artistic Shoot:  Painting and Photography

An Artistic Shoot: Painting and Photography

The best work comes when the photographer and the model collaborate on the piece.  In some ways, the collaboration is inevitable, given the grooming and posing and so on by the model and the lighting and framing done by the photographer.  However some shoots...