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How to Recruit a Styling Team

Images like these, the ones that instantly blow my mind (even though I took the picture) require a team of individuals to create.  In this case it was Keith Bryce for the custom designed collar, Steven Robertson for the amazing halo-hair-pieces, and Paula Dahlberg for the absolute genius makeup.  Everyone brought a piece of their vision to the table allowing us to create something much, much better than any one of us could accomplish individually.  When that happens you know the collaboration was a success... yet not everyone has access to this kind of collaboration... so how do you get it? Here's...

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Public Shoot at Trolley Square!

Have you ever wanted to watch a fashion shoot from start to finish? Or maybe you just wanted to peek in and check it out just a little bit... Well, you are in luck.  We have compiled an amazing set of styling teams including hairstylists, makeup artists and two amazing fashion designers along with nearly half-a-dozen models for a shoot the public is invited to watch, every step of the way! As part of fashion month (which includes a several images by Jake Garn) at the Hive Gallery, on the second-floor of Trolley Square Mall, we will start styling at 4PM inside the gallery. As models...

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The Trouble with Pet Peeves

Neck wrinkles in photos is my number one Pet Peeve Neck Wrinkle (n) The overlaps in skin caused when a person's head is turned with a seemingly unnatural angle relative to the neck. Even though most photographers and models will create images that avoid overlapping wrinkles of skin somehow neck wrinkles pop up in professional fashion and beauty photography not commonly, but definitely not rarely.  There are neck wrinkles in a book titled "Fashion Photography" for crying out loud! I don't know why I allow myself to be so bothered by them.  Maybe it's because it's so easy to make posing adjustments...

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Test Shoot: Deanna May

I was so excited to catch her while she was visiting Utah! Equipment Used for this Shoot: Camera: Canon 5D Mark II Lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM Strobes: 2 Elinchrom 600RX Monolights Light Modifiers: Large Photoflex Softbox & Medium Photoflex Softbox (both with grids)

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Test Shoot: Kimberly Smith

Equipment used for this session. Camera: Canon 5D Mark II Lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM Strobes: 2 Elinchrom 600RX Monolights Light Modifiers: Large Photoflex Softbox & Medium Photoflex Softbox (both with grids)

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Test Shoot: Ashli

Ashli is adorable, both in appearance (obviously) and personality!  I had an absolute blast photographing her for the first time and hopefully we get to do it again! Equipment used for the test shoot Links take you to B&H where you can purchase it directly. Camera: Canon 5D Mark II Lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM Strobes: 2 Elinchrom 600RX Monolights Light Modifiers: Large Photoflex Softbox & Medium Photoflex Softbox (both with grids)

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Photoshop Forensics Part II

After the popularity of Part I of the Photoshop Forensics exercises I have decided to do it again! I used a couple very simple techniques to create these images and rather than offer a post-processing tutorial I’m going to turn the challenge back onto you, my blog readers. Sometimes the best way to learn your tools is to imagine how other photographers are using them, so in that spirit look at these images carefully and leave a comment describing the post processing techniques you think I used to create these images. What parts are real and what parts were created in post processing?...

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Ask Me Anything

I've been having fun with a little site called Formspring. Anyone can ask me a question and I'll send you an anser! Read past answers at http://www.formspring.me/jakegarn or ask your own!

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