Hawley Penfold

The Hawley Penfold Shoot – Part Two

The whole shoot with Hawley Penfold was simply awesome. The awesomeness comes from the collaboration between the subject (Hawley), the makeup artist and the photographer. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a talented makeup artist like the talented Cory Taylor Bryant. A great makeup artist will reduce post-production work in Photoshop and ensure that the hair and skin are looking their best. You can check more of her work out at make-up-by-cory-denver.com. More great images of Hawley   Another very important item is being able to direct your subject. I’m of the opinion that most clients need …

Hawley Penfold

The Hawley Penfold Shoot – Part One

I had the pleasure of shooting the lovely and talented Hawley Penfold last week. If you have not heard of Hawley Penfold, you should check out her music video. This photo shoot was very fun with multiple outfits and professional hair and makeup provided by Cory Taylor Bryant. I did the shoot at The Studio in Denver, Colorado which is a natural light studio, but I decided to shoot these professional studio strobes. To me, natural light is too unpredictable and if the light can’t be controlled I cannot deliver a quality product. I decided on using two different backdrops, …

The Studio

Denver Glamour’s New Studio Space!

The Search Is Over! Finally, the search for studio space is over for Denver Glamour Photography. I am now a member at the “The Studio Corp” which is a fantastic natural light studio. No, I have not given up studio flash. Professional studio lighting will always be part of my main foundation of creating and shaping light. Besides, what would I do if it is dark or cloudy? Cancel a shoot? No way!  Anyway, “The Studio” is a perfect place to do photo shoots. With three locations in Colorado, two in Denver and one in Colorado Springs “The Studio” brings …

Boy looking in wonder of his Christmas gift

No-Nonsense Tips For Better Holiday Photos

No-Nonsense Tips For Better Holiday Photos Whether you are at your work’s holiday party or you are opening gifts Christmas morning, these tips will make your photos more real and engaging. Since you most likely won’t be hiring a professional photographer on Christmas morning, you will need to do the photography yourself. Make sure your background is well lit or crank up your camera’s ISO Having a well-lit room is important because you will want to be able to capture your loved one’s opening their gifts on Christmas morning. If your Christmas tree is in an area with no natural light …

Denver Libary

Tips on Photographing The Holiday Lights

I love shooting the holiday lights because it is fun and rewarding. The reward comes from overcoming the technical challenges such as cold weather and very long exposures.  With a little preparation, I find that I can manage all these issues without too much effort. These tips will make your own holiday light photographs look like a pro shot them. I will use two Denver landmarks, the Denver Public Libary and the Daniels & Fisher Clocktower to illustrate my tips. Denver Public Libary The Denver Public Libary is always immaculately decorated for the holidays in Christmas themes. It is just a …

Five Things Every Client Should Do Before a Shoot

Five Things Every Client Should Do Before a Shoot Get Plenty of Rest This can not be overstated, if you are tired during your shoot you will look tired in your photos. Sleep is so important because it affects your eyes and even your skin. Moisturise You Skin The worst thing you can do is use products that dry out your skin to deal with acne. The problem is retouching becomes much more difficult to accomplish. The best thing you can do is use moisturiser twice a day for two weeks before your shoot. Smooth Lips Fixing dry lips in …