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The Value of a Muse

The Value of the Muse muse: Classical Mythology, -n a goddess that inspires a creative artist. A model shows up on time and well prepared for a shoot.  A good model takes direction and looks like a natural in front of the camera.  An excellent model makes any photographer they work with appear even better than they actually are. Then there is the muse.  The muse is the rarest of all models.  They are all of the above but they somehow inspire the photographer to search for reasons to pick up the camera, any reason at all.  They participate in the shoot unlike anyone else and share the passion...

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4 Hours | One Girl | One Stylist

The beautiful Alexa was lucky enough to receive a stellar 16th birthday present from her parents, a four hour photo-session with on-set professional styling.  So how much can we accomplish in just over 4 short hours? Here is your answer. Hair & Makeup by Steven Robertson Equipment used to achieve these images Links take you to B&H (the premiere online photo store) where you can view more details about each of these products, or purchase them. Camera: Canon 5D Mark II Lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM Tripod: Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod Grip: Manfrotto Ballhead (322RC2) Memory Card:...

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4 Hours | One Girl | One Stylist

The beautiful Alexa was lucky enough to receive a stellar 16th birthday present from her parents, a four hour photo-session with on-set professional styling.  So how much can we accomplish in just over 4 short hours? Here is your answer. Hair & Makeup by Steven Robertson Equipment used to achieve these images Links take you to B&H (the premiere online photo store) where you can view more details about each of these products, or purchase them. Camera: Canon 5D Mark II Lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM Tripod: Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod Grip: Manfrotto Ballhead (322RC2) Memory...

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Inspiration vs. Mimicking

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Yes. Sometimes it's annoying to see someone post work showing off their skills when clearly they're making a full fledged effort to mimic somebody else, but the fact of the matter is we are all doing it. That doesn't mean we're all consciously trying to be like someone else but every artist in the history of time tries to relate their art to the world around them, the only difference between good art and bad art is how successfully the artist hides it. For instance, when I take a photo that is an original idea, say a model shooting herself...

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Chameleon Series – Gallery Opening

For Immediate Release: A solo exhibition from fashion photographer Jake Garn exploring the merging of style and identity in a culture of mass production.  Proceeds from print sales will benefit the Humane Society of Utah. Opening Reception July 16th, 2010 | 6-9pm | (a)perture gallery 1617 s. 900 e. | Salt Lake City 801.953.0109 | aperturegallery.org rsvp info@aperturemktg.com Food generously donated by Corbin's Grille | Printing and Framing by Replicolor of Salt Lake City

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Trolley Square | Lighting Diagrams & Video

Behind the Scenes at Trolley Square Mall As part of The Hive gallery's fashion month we did a live shoot at the mall (during open hours) for the public to come watch!  It was tons  of work, tons of fun and we had a great turn out of spectators!  Here is a behind the scenes look with lighting diagrams (click them for a full size view) and video which will give you some real life peeks at how everything was set up!  Enjoy!

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Trolley Square | Lighting Diagrams & Video

Behind the Scenes at Trolley Square Mall As part of The Hive gallery's fashion month we did a live shoot at the mall (during open hours) for the public to come watch!  It was tons  of work, tons of fun and we had a great turn out of spectators!  Here is a behind the scenes look with lighting diagrams (click them for a full size view) and video which will give you some real life peeks at how everything was set up!  Enjoy!

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Enlightened Collection – The Story

Enlightened Collection - The Story Part 1 The Story behind the scenes of the Enlightened Collection We shot these in November, and for those of you that aren't familiar with the Salt Lake City area in November I'll spell it out for you, it's not warm.  Which meant we needed a heated pool or a plane ride out of Utah. The heated pool sounded cheaper. We planned to travel south to St. George, Utah; an hour-and-a-half north of Vegas, which is close enough to taste yet far enough that you don't get that Vegas after-taste, in other words a perfect place for this photoshoot. Coordinating...

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