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Wen and Only Wen

Posted in Equipment, Lighting, Post-Processing, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2012 by projectxo

Wen by Sheng Huang (projectxo) on 500px.comAbout a month ago, I had the chance to spend a weekend in Taipei.  To kill time, I decided to scout for models via Modelmayhem.  Since I was traveling, I was only able to bring limited gear.  The other restriction was location;  the temperature outside was 90+degF with high humidity.  Given these two challenges, I decide to do a glamour set in my hotel room.  I chose Wen because her portfolio shows she is experienced with my theme;  sure enough, she did not disappoint me.  She is full of energy and always excited to improvise on my ideas no matter how dumb they were.  The excitement she brought made the shoot extra fun. Continue reading


Liz Ashley in Jeans

Posted in Equipment, Lighting, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by projectxo

Liz AshleyFrom my second shoot with fabulous Liz Ashley.  I wanted to create a set with tight pants and tied top.  Liz didn’t disappoint me. Continue reading

Simple Still Life Setup

Posted in Equipment, Lighting, Post-Processing with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2011 by projectxo

This picture combines two things I am very passionate about: a) photography, and b) disk drives.  One pays for the other;  if only I can get that reversed…  But I digress.  In this post, I am going to show you how to do a still-life product shot quickly. Continue reading

DLWS Kauai – Surf’s Up!

Posted in Lighting, Personal, Post-Processing, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2011 by projectxo

Our assignment for 3rd day morning was to take portraits of each other with and without flash.  Now this is more in my alley.  Our group decided to pool together our Nikon speed lights; this way, we would be able to overpower the ambient light and cycle really fast if we needed to. Continue reading