Portrait Photography Workshop

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Portrait Photography Workshop

A look into the photo shoots by students in our Portrait Photography Workshop! Students learn each week about all the basic lighting and into the more specific and advanced lighting techniques to step up their portrait photo skills. The students have plenty of time shooting our models with each of the lighting setups. This class, as well as all our specialty workshops have smaller class sizes so each student has plenty of shooting time with the model to try out their new skills. In addition, the students have one-on-one time with the instructor to ensure their understanding of what their learning and to get their questions answered!

 


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Strong Business Portraits!

Whether you realize it or not, your image is everything. This is especially true in business and attempting to sell yourself and services. Your photo can be used on business cards, websites, social media, political ads, and for the entertainment world…your headshot and resume combined are what get you an audition or meeting to book jobs. With this being said, your portrait or headshot should be done professionally and not a quick picture taken with a cell phone. We have years of experience with photographing business portraits and headshots for all fields of work, including this Business Portrait for a client.

 


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Class Reunion Shoot!

A behind the scenes look at the Orcatek photo shoot for the Sunnyslope High School Reunion of ’64, ’65 and ’66!!! These students still know how to party and have a fun time!

2014-10-18Reunion


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Holidays are already getting busy!

Did some more filming for the reality show as a photographer.  Hopefully I won’t end up on the cutting room floor.  I will keep you posted as to when it airs.

Had some real fun creating this maternity photo recently.   I am always looking for new ideas.

Baby Movie Poster Maternity

Baby Movie Poster Maternity

Also been shooting a lot of boudoir photography for holiday gifts.  Several have chosen to add some fine art nudes such as this one.

Fine Art Nude - Blonde on Brick

Fine Art Nude - Blonde on Brick

I also been teaching more classes.  Several introduction to photography classes and a Photoshop workshop.  December has a bunch more classes coming.  Check out my photography workshop site for more details.

 


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So much to tell

The big news is that I was part of a reality show this week.  I can’t reveal anything until it airs, sometime in December.

Pregnancy was the them as I have been very busy with some amazing future moms creating maternity portraits.    I love it when they bring in some new ideas.  Just when I think I’ve seen it all, they surprise me.

I was published again.  This time in a national fashion magazine called Eliza.  I did an underwater fashion shoot featuring retro swimwear.

Underwater Fashion

Underwater Fashion in Eliza Magazine

Some interesting boudoir photo sessions also added to my schedule.   Their custom books are going to arrive any day.

I also taught a lot of photography classes recently, including studio lighting workshop and fine art nude photography workshop.


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Another busy week.

This weekend’s introduction to photography class sold out early.  There is still some room in the introduction to studio lighting.  I also added two more introduction to photography class later in the month.

I shot some fun couples maternity photos this week.   I love to shoot couples as part of a maternity photography session.  It is great to show the love for a new baby.

Couples Maternity

Couples Maternity

Boudoir photos kept me so very busy this week.  Lots of amazing women came to the studio for the photo shoots.  Everyone wanted to remain private so I can’t show you any photos this time.

My favorite shoot was for Flashes of Hope at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.   A great cause that I love to volunteer for whenever I can.

Flashes of Hope

Flashes of Hope

Please visit their website to learn more.

 

 

 


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Pin-up was the big theme this week

This week it seems I was the Phoenix Pin-up Photographer of choice.  And it was a blast.

Vintage Vixens Pin-up Phoenix

Vintage Vixens Pin-up Phoenix

You never know where a shoot will take you with pin-up.  Seems like there is always a new prop or idea popping into my head to create something new.

I have another Introduction to Photography Class coming up soon.  Great way to learn how to get the most out of your camera.

I have some special Maternity Photography shoots coming up soon.  These are going to be fun.  Come back soon to see the results.


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Maternity, Boudoir, Headshots and Models

I photographed a lit bit of everything this week, which makes for a fun week.  As usual I got calls for headshots that were needed right away.  I usually can squeeze a session in same day if the client is flexible on time.

Several boudoir photography clients came in to create that special gift for the man in their lives.  One was a bride to be who wanted a bridal boudoir session to create a grooms gift.  Another was celebrating an anniversary.  And one was just about to turn 40 and wanted to get the photos done to celebrate.  It made for an amazing week.

Maternity photographs were also in high demand this week.  One of the lucky moms was going to have twins.  I’m looking forward to her return for her newborn photo session.

A new model came in to get some new photos for her portfolio.  She was just a beginner but was great fun to work with.

Portrait Photographer Phoenix

My new website for my photography workshops is finally available. Check it out.


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Fashion workshop and more.

This week I hosted the Scottsdale Community College fashion photography class at my studio.  The workshop was set up to provide the students an opportunity to work in an actual studio to create some fashion images for their portfolios.

Everyone had a lot of fun and created some great photographs.

I am planning several new photography workshops for the summer.  Send an email to workshops@orcatek.com to get on my mailing list.  Topics will include fine art nudes, boudoir photography, pin-up photography and automotive photography.  Workshops will be held across the country.

 

 

 

 


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Whew – it’s been busy

Finally got a few moments to update my blog.  So many shoots this week.  I’ve been doing a lot of shoots for 480 Magazine.   Lots of fun shooting the wonderful ladies that are part of this.

4 sexy ladies in a sexy boudoir bathtub by Orcatek photography in his Phoenix studio

480 Magazine

My boudoir photography experience came in handy for this shoot.

Lots of clients also rented The Studio this week.  I shot lots of behind the scenes photos.

Spent some time preparing for the Introduction to Photography Class coming up on April 16.  You can still register.  Call about the $29 special – regularly $99.  Be sure to check out our other photography classes.   Want to get on our list about workshops, just drop an email to workshops@orcatek.com.