Posting these all at once because I’m so glad I got to finally meet and shoot this beautiful woman. Cam’s an incredible talent and just a lovely person and brilliant soul all around. I fucking adore her.
Throwback Thursday to that time Vivka and I drove way out of LA to shoot her as Bulma from Dragon Ball Z for Cosplay Deviants.
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Asked by tripkittn
I mostly shoot with prime lenses, right now I use a 35mm f/1.8G. I used a 50mm before that. I have an 18-200mm VR II as well but I’ve always liked prime lenses more. Just felt they give a much sharper picture and are useful for any setting. I need a new zoom lens though.
Lighting-wise I use Alienbees and have a bunch of setups and modifiers for that, and I’ve done that pretty heavily for years, but I started getting really bored of it and in the past year and a half or so I’ve focused way more on getting solid at natural light. My studio in Portland is kind of made for it with huge garage doors we put light-diffusing panels into, so I might as well take advantage of it. Plus it’s way easier to do outdoor shoots that way. The right setting can still make me bust out my lights outside, particularly for shooting glamour, but I just like the mood natural light sets. It can be tricky though because you’re always having to fiddle with camera settings as the light and model position changes. I’m getting it down though. Much of my recent work is natural light.
I’ve been a photographer for about nine years and am 100% self-taught. No classes, no background in it, just me fucking around with my camera settings and practicing in Photoshop until I created things I was happy with. I got my start when I was interning for a magazine in Eugene, OR while I was still in college. I have a degree in magazine journalism, though I wish I had done photojournalism obviously. It just wasn’t the plan at the time. Anyway I was doing music articles for their arts section, and they needed photos of the bands to go with the articles so I bought a Nikon D50 and started taking it around with me. I picked up a couple more local magazine gigs and started doing live show photography for punk, metal and hardcore shows, which has been my scene since I was a kid so that was a blast.
But in the end live photography isn’t a huge money-maker, so I started casting calls in early 2007 on Myspace (lol) for pinup models after noticing that industry really growing in popularity. Got a few responses and went from there. I used Model Mayhem as well early on to show off my portfolio and network, though I’m not terribly fond of that site anymore. I use this site and Instagram more so nowadays. Since those early days it’s just been an adventure of upgrading my gear, experimenting, traveling and getting better. Finding genres I like to shoot and meeting really wonderful people. Traveling helped a lot. Especially to LA where I do a lot of work now and where many of my industry friends are located. I also enjoy working in Seattle, it’s nearby and several of my closest model friends are there.
Thank you for the compliments and questions.
Asked by tripkittn
Thanks! I use a Nikon D300, 12.3 MP. I don’t have any preference between Canon/Nikon or anything like that though, I just bought a Nikon D50 on a whim eight years ago and have stuck with the brand ever since.
Which reminds me, I really do want to upgrade soon. Damn money issues.