Leila LoFi – Model and Photoshop stuff

I was playing around in Photoshop a bit and trying some stuff and remembered I had these photos lying in last years Lightroom library. One thing added to the other and bandaning badabum we have a nice LoFi (80s/VHS) effect.

Model Photography – Svitlana says a quick hello

As so often these days the model shoots are quite short notice and spontaneous. So Svitlana joined me for a portrait session a few weeks back. Kindly enough a friend of her joined too and we shot a nice set of beauty portraits. For the most part we used the triangle of soft-boxes that I have used for some time now. Think of it as stretching your photography muscles a bit. The photos of Alina will be coming up soon.

Car Photography – Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The beast, the car that Chris Harris basically called an Aventador killer. an elegant and classic front engine rear wheel drive design and all the fantastic goodies a modern supercar needs. Fabian and I had a a couple of hours to spare, an underground garage and a whole lot of fun. Not much more to say at this time besides enjoy and stay tuned for more F12 and Ferrari goodness. Teymur       

Model Photography – Latex Ladies

I have posted a few Teaser shots over the past few weeks and I am happy to show you the final results now. When Tina contacted me about a spontaneous shoot with two of her friends and had some ideas what they wanted and needed I was very happy to get away from all the cars and shoot some human models again for a change. I love shooting both as you know, but it’s the mix that makes it really fun. So we have three wonderful and very different female models. Two nice and also very different Locations and two…

Car Photography – Bentley Continental GT Speed

Who doesn’t love the Continental GT? Well… there are enough people out there, but I have always loved it bulky, bulldog exterior. Though it is more like Batmans Tumbler. Just from the size to performance ratio. just feeling wise. The interior on the other hand was so much nicer in the pre-VW days. So much nicer! Anyways. The driver that brought the car was quite a bit late and we already only had one day to shoot, so we ended up with a few hours only, but I am very happy with the results.

Model Photography – Cassidy Rose and Frollein Miez

It was a very spontaneous shoot, only took about two hours and we had a lot of fun. It was Cassidys birthday, the weather was fantastic too and went down to the Rhine as the ladies had some swimwear the wanted to be shot in. I normally am very well prepared, especially equipment wise… well… lets say I ended up with some completely wet pants. Really pleased with the results though and hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. Spontaneous people FTW!!! If you want to see more of Cassidy Rose and Frollein Miez, just follow the links….

Car Photography – Jaguar F-Type

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of giving the brand spanking new Jaguar F-Type a spin. Jaguar Germany had invited us to a small airport out in the countryside. We got the chance to drive the car on a handling course with some instructors first and then enjoy the fantastic road in the area. As always, I am no car tester, but a car enthusiast so I will keep it very simple. This car is a lot of fun! And an absolute beauty! On top of that the sound this car produces is just completely crazy. No matter if its…

Model Photography – Joyce – good bye (slightly NSFW)

Some shoots really give you a lot of opportunities to shoot a lot of different styles and so on, but it also lets you discover new techniques, materials you can use for a variety of things, like backgrounds, gobos etc. In this case I fell in love with the concrete wall in the room as a backdrop. So calm, still not bland and so many ways to play with it. So I chose the wall as a backdrop for the next photos, a three light set up, shaped as a triangle slightly turned towards Joyce, a variable ND filter and…

Model Photography – Joyce

And we are getting close to the last set of my shoot with Joyce in Paris. After the red something more plain and simple. Its nice to challenge yourself with restrictions like only using one specific lens, not using the artificial light or just using artificial light or just limit your location and try to get the most out of it. You can use textures, shapes, colors, perspective, props and so much more. And I think post production is also a good way to spice it up. I never have been a huge fan of photoshopping your photos to death,…

Model Photography – Joyce in the corner

We are still in the same room, with the same model, we only have a different lens, perspective and lighting. We had to try a few things out till we got here, but that is also always part of the fun, the improvisation. As before, Luca has a great behind the scenes look of the shoot in his blog post, so check it out.    

MixedBag – Vienna Edition

So on Saturday we did a little test shoot and I actually just tried one setup really, but I got some interesting results. I used two strip lights coming from top and and to the sides down on our very kind model Mo, plus one flash coming from the front with a gridded snoot.at some point I took the grid away and replaced it with two strips of gaffers tape and these are the results you see. Really sweet as I think. though the right one didn’t find as much approval as for example the left one, though I like…

Model Photography – Joyce – slightly NSFW

Joyce and I obviously shot more than one set. And sometimes lighting gets as easy as a on-flashhead reflector with a grid. The hotel room was so tiny and full of gear, baggage and three people that actually anything much more elaborate would have become much more complicated. Luca provided some more of his beautiful behind the scenes shot also on his blog, so make sure to check out his point of view and more of the BTS photos. So hopefully you’ll enjoy these too and have a great weekend. Teymur.  

model photography – joyce – paris

So, back in december, if you guys remember, I shot the speakers gallery at Leweb Paris. I stayed in town a few days longer as I was also meeting a few of my good friends, so I also organized a photo shoot with a model. Joyce came up on my search on Model Mayhem and I think we were a good team and I am very pleased with the results. Also always a great challenge to shoot in those small Hotel rooms. Luckily my good friend Luca was there, too. He assisted me a little and mainly shot the most…