Welcoming a 5Ds into the Studio, First Impressions & Review
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Hey friends, so I’ve been on the fence about making the jump to medium format or waiting for a high resolution EF mount full frame DSLR. After handling a 645Z at WPPI I was very tempted to sell my glass and make the switch. Well Canon changed the game and made this a much easier decision with the 5Ds. I was really impressed with the 645D and 645Z but with what I have invested into Canon glass, speedlites, brand specific Pocketwizards,  and platform familiarity its far more convenient for me to stay with Canon. I’m coming from the 5D Mark III and the layout and functionality is basically the same, only perfected with a few more options and over double the image size. While we’re talking about image size… the full resolution RAW 50MP files at 8688×5792 weigh in at at around 55-70mb depending on ISO. Let’s just say I’ll be using some of the smaller image sizes when my clients’ don’t need the full 50MP.  So there are 2 other RAW sizes… 6480×4320 and 4320×2880.  The JPEG options are very similar.  I usually opt to record a medium compression/size jpeg to SD card and full resolution RAW to CF but I plan to adjust depending on […] Read more!
Real Wild & Woody Beer Festival
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Thanks to the folks at Mother Road Brewery I was able to attend the 2nd annual Real Wild & Woody Craft Beer Festival at the Phoenix Convention Center on Saturday and cover the event for them. Tons of great beer and awesome passionate people.  Mayor Stanton was there to show his support and tap the first cask and toast to the local economy.   I had an awesome time meeting all the brewers and trying everyone’s awesome new brew recipes. See images below, for the full gallery visit: http://projects.rwalshphoto.com/Events/Real-Wild-Woody-Beer-Festival/ Share this: Read more!
NAHA 2015 Awards, Creative Presentations
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We just got back from covering the prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for the Professional Beauty Association. Here are some shots from the creative presentations at NAHA 2015 by Alan Pereque, Redken, and Aveda. Share this: Read more!
ROADTRIP!!
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We just got back from a long over due vacation and had to share some of our images from the incredible journey. We traveled from Phoenix up through Flagstaff and northeastern Arizona into Utah through Monument Valley, Canyonlands, and Moab. We stopped in Grand Junction for the night to stay with family before passing through Glenwood Canyon and the Colorado River trails up to Denver. We stayed at a really awesome bed & breakfast called the Queen Anne. I highly recommend it! We took a similar route on our way back to Phoenix and stayed at Moab Under Canvas for some “glamping”. Another spot that I would recommend to anyone who loves nature. I will be offering a limited run of large format specialty prints. Contact me for pricing. Share this: Read more!
Dramatic Beauty Editorial with Brielle and Morgan
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Here are some of the moody goth beauty editorial shots I captured with model and makeup artist Brielle Bishop and hair stylist Morgan Couture. Brielle also created the horn sculptures and I also attempted to make a crown from 8 gauge copper wire but it didnt work well with the horns structurally or creatively.  Share this: Read more!
Sunrise at Papago Engagement Photos with Kiara & Kamel
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I had the wonderful experience of capturing engagement photos for this beautiful couple Kiara & Kamel at Papago park during the “golden light” of sunrise.  The images turned out just exactly as planned and I just had to share them! Share this: Read more!
Fashion Lifestyle Shoot for Diego Milano
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I had the privilege of working side by side with the photo shoot production team at Diego Milano for the second time this week!  Our shoot for their first line was such a success that I wasnt sure we could top it, but I think we managed.  A huge thanks to the crew at Aero Jet Services for hosting us at their private hanger in the Scottsdale Airpark and all of their cooperation with their incredible aircraft.  Makeup provided by Double Take Artistry, Hair styling provided by Lauren Bates.  Thank you all for helping bring this vision to life.  Truly next level images that we’re all very proud of. Checkout this behind the scenes video and more images from the shoot below!  Also, their full “DARK” denim line is available for purchase on their website. Share this: Read more!
Vampire Makeup Tutorial Photo+Video Shoot with SN Makeup Artist
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I had the pleasure of working with my friend and extremely talented makeup artist Stephanie Neiheisel on this project for her vampire makeup creation.  We shot a bunch of dramatic still shots and recorded this video tutorial. Checkout the video here, filmed by us and edited by Stephanie! Here are the stills, captured with one of my new favorite light shapers… the Elinchrom “Fireball” Maxi Lite. Share this: Read more!
Avalon Makeup Class Video Feature
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Checkout this video feature we filmed earlier this year with MUA instructor Stephanie Neiheisel promoting the Avalon Advanced MAC Makeup Class with photoshoot experience. Share this: Read more!
Spring 2014 Beauty Link Cover
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Stop by your local Beauty School and checkout our work on the cover of the Spring issue of Beauty Link Magazine.  Hair, makeup, and styling by Avalon School of Cosmetology (Phoenix Campus) student Ann O’Neil and model Christina Reinsch. Share this: Read more!
Select 1 Group at South Mountain
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This was one of those ‘up before the sun’ shoots prepping and scouting and staging areas with officials to get everything just right.  Working with big rigs is much different than your typical automotive work.  Wider glass or long glass from a distance, combined with sunrise hard backlight glow, curvy tight two lane roads through the mountains, working with the drivers to coordinate when, where, and how to drive to get the video and still sequences we need can all prove to be challenging. This set was shot in collaboration with the video production team from Southwest Post.  Special thanks to the Park Rangers for all of their help and the Select 1 Group drivers for their patience and cooperation. Share this: Read more!
Model Spotlight: Lindsey Renee
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Lindsey and I have worked on numerous shoots together both on freelance collaborations and with the Avalon Makeup Class students.  She always brings an unrivaled intensity to the set that always shows in the images.  She is constantly moving and making small adjustments while maintaining poses to match overall styling.  She maintains that balance between youthful appeal and edgy avante garde with her angular full body posing. For booking and availability, contact us and we’ll put you in touch with Lindsey’s Agency. Checkout some of the work we’ve created together… Share this: Read more!
Model Spotlight: Abby McAlear
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I’ve been working with Abby from the very start of the first Avalon Makeup Class photoshoots at the start of her modeling career.  Its been my pleasure to watch her progress and be muse to many makeup artists over the last 3 years and her increased versatility as a model.  So many beauty models have 1 or 2 looks but Abby completely takes on the styling of each look she wears and makes it her own. She can pull off fashion catalog-print styles, sultry smokey retro beauty looks, youthful lifestyles, and dramatic stage looks. For booking and availability, contact us and we’ll put you in touch with Abby’s Agency. Checkout some of the work we’ve created together… Share this: Read more!
Model Spotlight: Kristan Glover
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Kristan and I have been working together on the Avalon student photo shoots for over 3 years. I’ve watched her progress and discover her looks and develop into a versatile model capable of soft youthful catalog looks to gritty high fashion sophisticated styles perfect for editorial. For booking and availability, contact us and we’ll put you in touch with Kristan’s Agency. Checkout some of the work we’ve created together… Share this: Read more!
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