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Sean Watson Photoshoot

Posted on: March 1st, 2015 by admin | No Comments

Sean Watson, Master of Illusion, hired us once again to do a photoshoot for promotional purposes (some of his previous images are in our facebook page). He’s looking to update his website ( and also do promotional prints such as posters, banners, postcards, business cards, etc (all of which we are able to do through our sister company,

I had set up the studio the night before, created a light set up based on what Sean and I had discussed over the phone. This lighting set up had to be tweaked quite a bit once he came in, as he’s about 4-5 inches taller than me and this required re-positioning some lights as well as the camera to fit him in the frame. We started taking some shots and tweaking a bit more until we finally got the look we wanted. This also gave Sean time to loosen up and become more comfortable with all the flashes, but it wasn’t until we started taking his photo with his fiance/assistant that he finally was 100% comfortable.

The two looked great together and we got some very interesting and fun shots. After a few hours of trying different poses and outfits, as well as a lot more light tweaking, we finally got everything we needed in the studio and it was time to drive to our location for the extra shots we had planned.

Since Sean Watson is a magician, we thought it’d be cool to make a composite shot, of him levitating Darby (his fiance). We got to the location and set up the lights, using our Paul C Buff battery pack (this thing is awesome, it even powered our continuous light which we used to shoot a bit of video). Once everything was ready, we took a shot of the background without Sean or Darby in it; then a few different poses for Sean; and finally, the hard part. We started trying to figure out how to best pose Darby, in a way that would look cool, but also a pose she could hold without falling off the ladder we used to hold her. This proved a bit tough at first, but after a few tries and some help from Sean holding her, we were able to get the pose.

We had a lot of fun with these two, check out the finished product below and let us know what you think!


Sean Watson Magician

Sean Watson Poster

Sean Watson and Darby

Sean Watson and Assistant Darby


Sean Watson Graffiti

Sean Watson Graffiti

Sean Watson Magician Poster

Sean Watson Poster


Levitation Photography

Sean Watson Levitation shot

Levitation Photography

Sean Watson Levitation shot in B&W

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Inspiring young photographers

Posted on: January 2nd, 2015 by admin | No Comments

Inspiring young photographers
I took my little sister out on a Sunday to Red Rock Canyon. She wanted to learn a bit about photography. So on the way there, I talked to her about what photography is and the 3 elements of exposure: Shutter speed, aperture and ISO.
When we got there (had to make 2 U-turns as I passed the exit twice) we went down the trail with the plan of getting to a big rock that I believed would give us a great view of the red rocks one way, and of the sunset the other. When we made it near the rock, we realized it was impossible to get up there, so we had to change our plans. It was getting dark quickly and I wanted to teach her a bit about flash photography as well, so we had to hurry.
I taught her about the rule of thirds and she took her first few landscape shots (not bad for her first time). Then, as it got darker, we fired up the flash, I showed her how to use it and had her take a few shots of me, I think they came out pretty good.
It’s awesome to see I’m inspiring her with my work and making her want to learn a bit about what I do. She’s even joining us again soon for a photoshoot we’re doing, she will be learning a bit about lighting and studio photography.
Quote of the day:
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
“Aaron Siskind”

Landscape Red Rock Canyon

Landscape photo by Luana Lopez

Learning Photography

Luana and Lucas learning photography

Night photography

Martin in front of landscape

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