Instant Film Weekdays on Patreon

I’ve been thinking about how to grow my Patreon and some of the surveying I’ve done says people are  largely interested in the trippy instant film work I do.  I planned on doing mostly instant film work anyways during 2018- I have an animated show I’m work on, and so for sanity’s sake any still work I do needs to not involve a lot of Lightroom or Photoshop- so to that end…
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INSTANT FILM WEEKDAYS at a $15 “Bulldog” level.  This will be a single  featured instax or polaroid shot, Monday-Friday, every week, throughout 2018 and presumably beyond.  
Saturdays are still model set releases and Sundays will be art video and/ or tutorial drops.  That means content every single day on my Patreon.  
Predicting some questions:
Do I have enough instant film work to populate this?  Hell yes I do- it’s programmed for 4 months already!  There is a ridiculous amount of work I’ve never posted anywhere.
Are they all model images?  Around 90% model images.  9% my daughter Maggie.  1% other things.
Are these just a bunch of boring nothingburgers instant film pictures of a girl and empty space?  No- I work very hard to make all my photos interesting in one way or another.  Just because you’re using instant film is no excuse to have them have zero inherent creativity.
Are you selling any of these instant film shots?  Yes, if I still have them or am not holding on to the originals for a gallery show.  I have an eBay with several instax for sale. 
Bulldogs also get weekly model sets and access to all my photography/ videography/ animation tutorials- have a gander here!
 
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The Making of Road Rage with Kaila Stone

Let me tell you how I did rear projection in this indie film project with model Kaila Stone and stylist/ mua Lux Tango, shot in my studio in Tempe Arizona! We took huge influence from James Bond, Danger Diabolik and the amazing Danger 5 tv show.

Help support nutty short films and animations at our Patreon http://www.patreon.com/davidmiller and check out further tutorials at http://www.skillshare.com/r/davidmiller

Road test of Lightroom CC in Costa Rica!

In this lesson we see how LR CC can function during a travel photography shoot in Costa Rica and Los Angeles. I tell you what worked and what didn’t work for me, and give tips on effectively backing up your work to the 100 gb of Creative Cloud space Adobe gives LR CC users!

Help support the work of Primordial Creative studio at Patreon and see our in-depth tutorials at Skillshare!

Photo Zines – How + Why To Make Them

Photo zines! Small, self published presentations of your photographic works – how and why to make them? I tell you about my experience with copy machine photo zines and Blurb trade books and show you samples of both, then get into why zines are a great option for presenting your photography in a physical way to your audience.

Help support our studio with tutorials and model sets for subscribers at our Patreon and view more tutorials on our Skillshare channel!

New Work W Jenny Strebe!

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Hope everyone is enjoying Halloween, the fall, Thor Ragnarok, the Mueller indictments etc.  It has been over 3 months since I’ve done any kind of creative shooting, though I’ve had plenty to make with all the stuff shot earlier this year and animation projects and tutorials, there’s something about shooting new work that really gives me an energy boost towards all those other things.  Like, I can’t finish old work unless I’m making new work at the same time, if that makes sense.

This week I have 4 shoots and the first was yesterday, working with a local hairstylist Jenny Strebe.  I collaborated a bunch with Jenny 6 years ago, then at a certain point she wanted to start a hair blog called “The Confessions of a Hairstylist” and I pointed her towards other photographers who were more suited towards clean fashion stuff.  Fast forward and Jenny’s blog/ YouTube/ IG etc. has a following of 500,000 people and she’s been on tv shows and sponsored tours etc.  It’s pretty insane but awesome that we still kept in touch and got to bust out some cool video work yesterday at her studio in Scottsdale!

The model we used is a local named Haley, or @halhaus on IG, and this was 1/2way through the process of a color/ cut.  Videos should be done before I leave for LA and Costa Rica.  The look of this is accented through the use of a ring light, which Jenny had and I have never used outside of a couple failures in 2010.  You can guarantee the ring light is on my X Mas list though!

Instax Mini Art Model Sale!

I’m on my way to Costa Rica with my family and to help out with the trip, I’m running a massive instax mini sale through Halloween!  It’s 50% off my normal price – each instax is $7.50, 8 for $50, 20 for $100- featuring indie model greats like Thumbelina, Mosh, Anastasia Arteyeva, Devi, Corrie Shannon, Kelly Eden, Glass Olive, Sierra McKenzie, Cacia Zoo, and many many more.  Message any interest at dbmillerphoto@gmail.com!