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Sporty Themed

Just did a shoot and would like to share. CC welcome. First share too. :)

Nikon D700 + 80-200mm.
F3.5, 640ss, 200mm.
Godox ad600 on 90cm parabolic.

Latest Environmental Work with Peter Coulson

I was fortunate and proud to be able to host the incredible Peter Coulson ( ) from Australia for the first of several workshops in the USA at the Phlearn studio in Chicago this week! This image of the beautiful Haley Danhausen was taken today during day 2 of this amazing weekend session, and I can't express...

Natural Light.

In most of my photography career I've been a strobe junkie,I was almost solely dependent on artificial light in both indoor and outdoor situations.I guess you can paint that picture,that guy that always shows up with a big octabox or PLM umbrella,always distracting on the street,or having to get a permit in New York public parks,or even the...

Framed Beauty


I just joined FStoppers and I am excited to be a part of the community. I am uploading some photos I took in the Mojave desert.

Not really sure how this work, but feel free to tell me what you guys think. I am going back there in a few weeks to shoot again. So some ideas would be great!


City shooting and decided to use this architectural pillar under a footbridge in our CBD. I decided to use my strobe in the image and not light from the front as it blew out the lights from the structure.
Model Tamika Cooke
Makeup artist Kelly Lynch
Assistant Ray Deakin

Model: Ashley van Bree

Model: Ashley van Bree
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/500
Aperture: F / 2.0
Iso: 200
Lens: 85mm

Location: Philitelaan, at Strijp-S in Eindhoven.

The simplicity of a long street, direct sunlight is stopped by the...

Recent promotional shoot

I hope this is the right group I'm posting this in.

This image is from a recent promotional photoshoot I done in collaboration with a beauty salon owner and her popular product, and of course model DautarÄ— PauliukaitÄ—.

Shot through an 85mm Canon prime lens.
It was a one light setup, Octogon softbox was used in very close...

The Hayward - would like to hear critical analysis...

I tried to underexpose the background (it was strongly back-lit) a bit and filled the model with HSS. Wind served the hair blowing job naturally.

Even though it didnt do justice to boho look, it was an effort in styling.

Canon 100mm 2.8 on Canon 5DM3, f 2.8, 1/640, ISO 200, Godox AD200 as extra light source.

Opinion on Crops


I rarely shoot images of people, but had an opportunity last weekend to shoot some shots of my buddy, Will, while we snowshoed in Colorado. I took a shot of him that I really like and would appreciate your feedback. I'm torn if I should crop the image or leave it as is.

Please let me know what you think.


Renaissance Series

Taking another "creativity break" from my usual wedding work to dig up photos from a shoot I did last year with the amazing model Yoann Promonet (@yoann_savi on IG). This was shot in a park in a famous park in Montreal.Used an off-camera AD200 on a monopod shot through a softbox held by assistant on camera left. Post-processed and color-graded...

The Angled Block Wall

I've always been drawn to environmental portraiture and started making these type of portraits back in my Air Force day. Guys wanted their portrait made with an airplane in the environment.

Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham Alabama was a blast furnace that produced pig iron. Sloss was in operation from the late 1800s through to the 1970s....

Portrait Shoot - Fairy Tale inspired

Hi Guys,
Totally new to the group, well Fstoppers in general. I just did a shoot over the weekend and was super excited and wanted to share. It was a portrait shoot, out at the Sekrit Theater here in Austin.

Let me know what you guys think.


Melvin Schoenst

MELVIN SCHOENST has been a cattle auctioneer since he could first say “moo”. While other kids played cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers, he and his brother played “rancher and auctioneer”, with sticks and stones as pretend cows, trying to see who could get their tongue round the words faster. At sixteen he auctioned his first real cow. Now...