Model Portfolio Photos!

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Model Portfolio Photos!

Here’s a behind the scene’s look at the Orcatek photo shoot for a private client’s modeling portfolio! Don’t just trust anyone with your modeling, acting or business photos. Especially for the entertainment industry, your photos, headshots and portfolios will either book you a job or get you passed by and onto the next model or actor. With your image and work on the line, give yourself a leg up above the rest of your competition by showing up to all potential jobs with a portfolio of professional photos from Orcatek!


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Miss Arizona Shoot!

Fun times! A behind the scene’s look at a private photo shoot for Miss Arizona! Your image is everything and it is so important to trust in a professional photographer when it comes to your business and professional photos.

 


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Models Everywhere

This week was full of models coming in for portfolio updates.  Some were experienced and some were just beginners.

Model Zedcard

Modeling

In between I managed to shoot a few headshots for a couple of executives.

Over the weekend I taught my Introduction to Photography class.  It was a huge success and I got several emails from students telling how I had helped them.


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Man it’s hot

Summer is here and it is hot, hot, hot!   To start it off the week I shot some fitness photos of a model for a calendar.

Harold Allen

Harold's Calendar

And of course to keep the heat on we had plenty of boudoir photography sessions taking place.   This shot of August was just a little tease.

August

Just teasing

And to end the week a fun newborn photograph is always a favorite.

Cute Baby

Newborn Cutie

I will teaching my Introduction to Photography Class this weekend.  I always have a good time teaching.


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Model Updates her Portfolio

Had a great week shooting a lot of models for a local modelling agency.  You will be seeing a bunch of photos from these shoots.   Here is is one of my favorites shots from a recent shoot.

Model Shalea Portfolio Photo shot in Phoenix

Model Shalea Portfolio Photo

I really liked how the light catches her face in this photograph.


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What a fun week

I had an amazing array of clients over the past week.  I have numerous students take private photography lessons.   I really enjoying helping other photographers develop their photography skills.

An old friend from high school need senior portraits for her daughter.  We did a mix of location and studio shots.  It was fun to catch up while her daughter was changing outfits.

Outdoor senior portrait

Also this week a shot a great deal time enjoying time as a pin-up photographer.   Pin-up is always a lot of fun for everyone involved.  Lots of laughing going on as we try to capture those flirty looks of classic pin-up.

Sexy cook checking recipe in here cookbook in this retro pin-up art © Orcatek Photography - Phoenix

I take the base photo from the shoot and convert it to an pin-up illustration using way too many steps in Photoshop.  I like the end result, so I will keep doing it.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.   I know I ate too much.

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The Magic of Retouching

An example of portrait and headhshot retouching by phoenix photographer, Orcatek.Most high end photography today is retouched.  The amount of retouching I do really depends on the type of photograph.  For example an actor’s headshot will get a retouch which just does a basic clean-up.  An actor needs to look like their headshot when they come to the casting.

Now for family and senior portraits the retouching can be a little bit heavier.  Some extra polish on the skin, removal of scars and softening of lines.

Of course the most retouching can be done for boudoir photos.   These photos are about fantasy and glamour.  So super smooth skin and even sometimes some digital plastic surgery all in line with creating that final look.

Great retouching makes the difference between a snapshot and a photograph.   Today retouching is done in Photoshop.   In the past it was done in the dark room.  Hollywood had teams of retouchers that would hand alter negatives of the stars to create the famous glamour photos.


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Sexy Boudoir Photography and Model Portfolios

So many fun shoots this week I thought I would share two of them.  The first was a photo shoot with model Oksana who need commercial photographs for her modeling agency.  We shot a wide variety of sets both in the studio and on location.   Here are a few of shots created for her modeling portfolio.

Another great shoot was a boudoir photography session in an amazing hotel.  The idea was to create sexy photographs that appeared as if the light was streaming in thru the window.  With a few photographic and lighting tricks, this image was created and she agreed to let it be shown in the blog.

It is going to get busy when the holidays arrive, so book early and save.

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Great Week, Published and more

This week my big news is I have another cover on the newsstands.   I photographed Elle in a very sexy and intimate set of photographs for College Gentleman magazine.  The shoot was all about glamour and teasing, never showing too much.   Have to leave something to the imagination.

Elle in College Gentleman Boudoir Glamour Sexy Lingerie Orcatek Photography Phoenix photographer Dean Farrell

Elle didn’t even complain when we ran out of hot water – LOL.  What a trooper she was.

Elle gets wet College Gentleman Boudoir Glamour Sexy Lingerie Orcatek Photography Phoenix

This week I also taught several photography classes.  I enjoy working with other photographers to help them get better at the art.

Next week is going to be full of surprises.

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Glamour, Maternity and Headshots oh my

I just realized that it’s already July. Where has the time gone? I know my time has gone into creating some amazing photographs for my clients. One of the shoots I had some fun with was creating some glamour images for a young model name Lizzie.

She is just starting out as a model and wanted to try a few things out to see what styles of photography she liked.
Lizzie Boudoir Photography Phoenix Arizona Pin-up Photographer Scottsdale AZ Orcatek I liked the wind in her hair on this photograph.

Another future mom chose me has her photographer for her maternity photo book. She was 8 months along and looked great. Pregnancy so often can bring a special something to a woman that just needs to be captured in a photograph. She brought her husband to the shoot and we got some great couples shots for their book.

A few people came in for headshots for their business cards and websites. Clients like to see who they are dealing with. It provides a feeling of trust since.

Hopefully the heat will be gone soon, but I know it will be at least 6 more weeks. We did get a bit of rain this week which was nice.