Kelly + The Lego Shoot

Kelly Eden + The Lego Shoot – let me tell you all about my attempts to make Lego clothes out of Lego Friends pieces for a photoshoot with model Kelly Eden!  Kelly is a model known for a very particular vibe/ color scheme, and this was definitely a shoot where I played off of a model’s pre-existing style rather than building it from the ground up.  It’s also an opportunity to make use of all the Lego Friends Legos my daughter had laying around.

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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!

Preview of October model sets on Patreon!

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Coming in October on my Patreon!

..photosets with Glass Olive (18+), Maryjane Mclain, Lillie Monster (18+), and Lux Tango/ Lacheln
…video art piece with Ana Corbi
…the rest of my Learning Lightroom tutorial series, and the start of my Adobe Illustrator Shading/ Depth series
…plenty of Halloween-themed material from my Scream Queens series..
 $1 pledge to access the PG posts, $5 for 18+ photosets, $10 for videos and tutorials!
My Patreon is now several months deep in model sets and programmed through January, so if you’re on the fence about supporting a creator because you think they’ll flake on content- this one is chock full and will remain regularly updated with no breaks!

Design + the dancer

I wanted to post a few recent images I did with dancer/ stuntwoman Alana Schoen in LA.  Probably my favorite styling to work with is a black turtleneck and leggings; I’ve done it many times with many different models and it always comes out with a super clean design that appeals to me.  Alana (228 of 513)-Edit

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Maryjane / Bar Fashion

These images were “round 2” with Portland model Maryjane McLain, which is to say, the second time I got to work with her in the last 6 months or so.  We had access to a dive-y bar which all kinds of psycho stuff written on the walls, and it was a complete blast to shoot amongst the bar patrons and in the creepy, ratty basement.  I have been a recent admirer of the South African rave-rap group Die Antwoord who have a similar rat-like vibe thanks to their frequent collaborations with photographer Roger Ballen; it’s not quite the same as shooting with a stylish Maryjane but you can see where some of the influence comes from.

Bring Out The Details With Tone Mapping In Adobe Photoshop – a Skillshare tutorial

I have yet another Skillshare Tutorial up on my channel – this one regarding Tone Mapping in Adobe Photoshop.    We cover Nik software’s HDR EFX Pro, Photoshop’s own tone mapping functions, and making the whole image gel.  Here’s the trailer…

…and here’s the signup!  See you in class!

13 Years of Illuminated Breast Inspiration

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The image up top was shot October 2014 with model Genevieve Liberte in my backyard… image down below, shot 2001 at an Iowa City rave.  I’ll never forget the gentleman who approached me with illuminated boobs, or at least, I’ll never delete this photo from my hard drive.  Funny what inspired ideas 13 years on.

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