Diego Milano “Dirty” Fashion Lookbook Photography
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We had an awesome time shooting these last minute lookbook fashion images of the Diego Milano Luxury Denim Dirty Collection; photo shoot produced by company President Amelia Walsh with models, Titus Fauntleroy, Talina Talburt, and Lauren Mary from The Agency AZ. Production team includes: Makeup by Kindra of Double Take Artistry and Courtney Larsen, Hair by Drew Noreen and Crystal Dailey.     Read more!
In Print Now: Cover for Salon Today Nov/Dec 2015
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Here is our latest project in print that we shot for Salon Today magazine featuring industry experts Bonnie Bonadeo & Alejandra Crisafulli. Read more!
Diego Milano Fall/Winter 2015 Lookbook Shoot
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We wrapped up this shoot several months back for the Diego Milano’s Fall/Winter 2015 Luxury Denim Collection appropriately titled “The Cultured Rebel” and I’ve been anxious to share them with you all.  Their collection is now hitting shelves in boutiques and select retailers so I’ve been given the green light to share them! It was an absolute pleasure to be on-set at the historic Ice House here in Phoenix with models Danny from FORD RBA and Morgan from The Agency AZ. Makeup artistry provided by Kindra Oshrin and hair styling by Lauren Bates, accessories provided by Felicitas.  Thank you to everyone who helped pull off this shoot. You can shop their collection and checkout more great images we captured here: http://diegomilano.com/aw-2015/ Read more!
Canon 5Ds with 100mm F2.8L IS Macro, Sample Shots
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When I upgraded to the 5Ds I was really worried that some of the lenses wouldnt be able to keep up with sharpness for such high resolution images.  I researched my list of lenses on DXOMark for their sharpness rating which they conveniently rate in MP.   Since they dont have the 5Ds included in their charts I used the 5D III ratings.  Here is what I found: Canon 15mm fisheye:  Not Tested Contax Zeiss N 24-85mm (converted to EOS mount by Conurus):  Not Tested Canon 100mm F2.8L IS: 18MP DXO Sharpness Rating Canon 85mm F1.2L II: 18MP DXO Sharpness Rating Canon 70-200 F2.8L:  16MP DXO Sharpness Rating So far all of these lenses, even the 15mm (non L glass) have yielded extremely sharp images. Here are some samples with the 100mm F2.8L IS Macro along with the 1:1 100% view at focus point. The first two were shot at 28MP and the second two were shot at 50MP. These were very informal, shot in our office space in dim ambient light from the desk lamp, all shot at ISO 1250 Read more!
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/ 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. 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. 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.  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! 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. 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. 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. 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. Read more!
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