Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Paul Johnston
Photographer - Fashion, Glamour, Musicians, Events, HDR
Photographer - Fashion, Glamour, Musicians, Events, HDR
About
Paul's posts

Post has attachment
Fashion Shoot With Sonja !

Recent high fashion/glamour shoot in the studio with Sonja.

Additional strip of sheer shiny fabric was wrapped around model's waist to give the illusion of an outer skirt around model's dress.

Catalog style lighting on white seamless background was accomplished with seven studio strobes.  Five Einstein 640 strobes with  CyberSync™ CSXCV Transceivers were used plus two White Lightning X1600 strobes with CyberSync™ Receiver Plus - CSR+ were used to remotely control triggering and individual strobe power levels.

Each strobe power level was initially set with the Cyber Commander™ . This unit could be used on the camera hot shoe but was set to the side and used to modify lighting intensity of individual strobes throughout the shoot.  Actual triggering of strobes was done with a CyberSync™ Trigger Transmitter.

Left/right front lighting was accomplished with Einstein 640 strobes using 86" Extreme Silver PLM™ Umbrellas with white diffusion fabric.

Center left/right side lighting ( set slightly behind model and pointing to models side and back) was accomplished using the White Lighting X1600 strobes and a Paul C. Buff 10" x 36" foldable strip light.

Rear left/right seamless paper lighting was accomplished with Einstein 640 strobes with eight inch reflectors  pointed at background.

Overhead lighting was accomplished with an Einstein 640 strobe and a Paul C. Buff 24" x 36" foldable softbox.  Support of light was accomplished with C stand, Avenger boom and a Matthews baby drop down pin.

In general, background, side strip lights and overhead hair light were set to about one half f-stop higher than front lighting.

After exposure was set, a reference Whi-Balance card shot was made for setting color temperature in post processing.  Initial processing was done in Lightroom and final tweaks in Photoshop.

Ultimately, seamless white background was substituted with a white background using Photoshop by extracting the model and placing on another white background.  This was done because during shooting process the seamless on floor had become dark from soles of shoes and background was not uniformly white.

Credits:

Model: Sonja Mlenar - https://goo.gl/3X4PA9

Makeup/Hair Artist:  +Sabrina Lotfi

Photographer's Assistant/Studio Owner:  +Juju Smith

Photography Studio:  +jujufotofactory

Photographer: Paul Johnston

#fashion   #glamour   #modelshoot   #studiophotography #sonjamlenar #fashionshoot
Photo

Post has attachment
Belly Dancing - Texas Style !

Some Texas ladies really know how to belly dance as Model Sonja, shown here.

To show off her natural beauty, she has Texas sun for back lighting, just a touch of fill flash from the front as well as some reflector light from the front right.  

To keep things cool, we have stepped out into the San Marcos River in San Marcos, Texas.  This was a really hot July day.  It was about 100 degrees F when we finished shooting.


Processing was done in Photoshop.


Credits:

Model, makeup, wardrobe, concept: Sonja Mlenar - https://goo.gl/3X4PA9

Location: San Marcos River - https://goo.gl/4LLYGn

Photographer: Paul Johnston

#fashion #glamour #sanmarcos #newsstory #austinnewsstory  #bellydancer   #bellydance   #model   #modelshoot   #sanmarcostexas  
Photo

Post has attachment
Elegance With Big Beautiful Eyes !

Model Rachel looking good with beautiful makeup, hair, wardrobe styling and accessories!


Credit:

Model: Rachel Calloway

Fashion Designer: Laurie Mont

Organizer: +Juju Smith

Hair Stylist: April Fowler of Blo Blow Dry Bar

Makeup: Timmissy Lisenby Nyberg of ForBiddeN Glo

Fashion Events Coordinator: +Jessica Bean

Photographer: Paul Johnston


  #model   #fashion   #fashionshoot   #glamour  
Photo

Post has attachment
Model Sonja in The Garden of Eden !

One summer Sonja contacted me about doing a shoot with a python. One of Sonja's friends had a pet Ball Python available on a particular date. I knew nothing about shooting with snakes and certainly did not want anyone to be bitten for whatever reason.

Sonja assured me that her friend could wrangle the snake if there was any trouble. She had shot with the snake before and said there would be no problem.

True to Sonja's prediction, the snake, Monty, Monty Python - who else, was a charmer! Between wardrobe changes, Sonja's friend would place Monty in her purse while we got set up for the next round of photos.

Sonja added green moss to her swimwear to go along with the "garden" outdoor look. Throw in an apple, snake and her beauty and we have a "Garden of Eden" theme going!

This was an outdoor shoot along the San Marcos River in San Marcos, Texas.

Sonja was standing in front of a green heavily wooded area. Lighting was supplied by two Nikon SB 800 strobes on portable light stands. One strobe with a Lumiquest Ultrasoft diffuser (http://store.lumiquest.com/lumiquest-ultrasoft/) was placed to the right and slightly behind Sonja. The other SB800 was slightly left of the front of Sonja, just above eye level and pointed slightly downward. This second SB 800 was shooting through a white umbrella. Triggering of strobes was accomplished by Pocket Wizards.

Processing was done in Photoshop.

Credits:

Model, makeup, wardrobe, concept: Sonja Mlenar - https://goo.gl/3X4PA9

Snake: Monty

Location: San Marcos River - https://goo.gl/4LLYGn

Photographer: Paul Johnston

#model #fashion #glamour #sanmarcos #garden #newsstory #austinnewsstory 
Photo

Post has attachment
Texanna Gypsy !

Model Valicia, aka Lisi, gathered her wardrobe and props to come up with a gypsy outfit, Texas style catalog shoot.

 Her dress is made by the Texas +Magnolia Pearl,  an eclectic clothing artist. (http://www.magnoliapearl.com/)  Lisi also appears in a Magnolia Peal commercial titled "Serenade of the Winged Victrola"   See - http://youtu.be/Rgr3rklPuM4

The above image was taken with 7 strobes - 2 large diffused umbrellas, front, left/right; 2 strip boxes left/right slightly behind and shooting toward model's back and side; 2 bare bulb strobes left/right pointing back to seamless paper background and flagged with black cine foil; 1 small overhead softbox on boom for hair light.  The background and overhead lights were set at about a 7/10th  stop brighter than the main two front lights.  The strip boxes were set about 1 stop of light less than the front lights.

In taking this image, things other than the background (strobe and lighting equipment) appeared in the image so, Lisi was extracted and placed onto a white background.

Basic tweaking was done and a separate layer was created to add a subtle shadow along the bottom edge of the pillow, dress and boots. A Gaussian blur was applied to shadow.  Because the image was evenly lighted originally, the shadow was made very faint.

Processing was done in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Credits:

Model/Wardrobe:  Lisi Faye
Dress Designer: +Magnolia Pearl
Makeup/Hair:  +priscila bustos
Studio Owner/Photographer's Assistant:  Monica Smith
+Juju Smith / +jujufotofactory
Photographer:  Paul Johnston

#catalog   #fashion   #model   #modelshoot   #MagnoliaPearl   #glamour   #gypsy
Photo

Post has attachment
Texanna Gypsy !

Model Valicia, aka Lisi, gathered her wardrobe and props to come up with a gypsy outfit, Texas style catalog shoot.

 Her dress is made by the Texas +Magnolia Pearl,  an eclectic clothing artist. (http://www.magnoliapearl.com/)  Lisi also appears in a Magnolia Peal commercial titled "Serenade of the Winged Victrola"   See - http://youtu.be/Rgr3rklPuM4

The above image was taken with 7 strobes - 2 large diffused umbrellas, front, left/right; 2 strip boxes left/right slightly behind and shooting toward model's back and side; 2 bare bulb strobes left/right pointing back to seamless paper background and flagged with black cine foil; 1 small overhead softbox on boom for hair light.  The background and overhead lights were set at about a 7/10th  stop brighter than the main two front lights.  The strip boxes were set about 1 stop of light less than the front lights.

In taking this image, things other than the background (strobe and lighting equipment) appeared in the image so, Lisi was extracted and placed onto a white background.

Basic tweaking was done and a separate layer was created to add a subtle shadow along the bottom edge of the pillow, dress and boots. A Gaussian blur was applied to shadow.  Because the image was evenly lighted originally, the shadow was made very faint.

Processing was done in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Credits:

Model/Wardrobe:  Lisi Faye
Dress Designer: +Magnolia Pearl
Makeup/Hair:  +priscila bustos
Studio Owner/Photographer's Assistant:  Monica Smith
+Juju Smith / +jujufotofactory
Photographer:  Paul Johnston

#catalog   #fashion   #model   #modelshoot   #MagnoliaPearl   #glamour   #gypsy
Photo

Post has attachment
Bill Kirchen - "It's Christmas Time, Baby!" - 2016 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar !

[Check out the cool dancing in the aisles at 2:09 and 4:06 !]

+Bill Kirchen , "The Titan of The Telecaster", performing Christmas Eve at the 2016  Armadillo Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, 12-24-2016.

Closing down the +Armadillo Bazaar  was twang-banging diesel powered Bill Kirchen and his flaming hot guitar! On stage with Bill was Rick Richards on drums, and David Carroll on bass. Leeann Atherton later joined Mr. Bill for a Christmas song. Kicking off the show was a troupe of little youngsters joining the band for some children's Christmas spirit!

"Bill Kirchen is an American rockabilly guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a member of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen from 1967 to the mid-1970s." Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Kirchen

If you are a fan of Hot Rod Lincoln, then take a listen to Bill's version, particularly listen to all the guitar styles his is capable of playing. Yep, non better than Mr. Bill! - https://youtu.be/gsLdufJePz0


Helpful Links :

Web Page - http://www.billkirchen.com/home

Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/billkirchen

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/therealbillkirchen


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar:

Web Page - http://www.armadillobazaar.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/armadillobazaar/


Austin News Story:

http://austinnewsstory.com/

#billkirchen   #rickrichards   #davidcarroll #armadillochristmasbazaar   #austin   #texas   #newsstory   #austinnewsstory   #chamberofcommerce  

Post has attachment
Jai Malano ! - 2016 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

+Jai Malano  performing the afternoon show at the 2016 +Armadillo Bazaar on Friday, 12-16-2016.

"I AM JAI MALANO
Texas native. Florida girl with Louisiana roots.
Singer-songwriter for Roots-Blues, Blues-Rock, & Rock 'n' Roll.
This is my life. These are my stories. ." Source: http://www.jaimalano.com/

Jai gave a wonderful performance at the Bazaar. After chatting briefly with her before the show, I was amazed at her enormous talent! "Joy" is the word I would use in describing her stage presence! So much so, that it is what I felt coming right through the camera lens. It is what makes photographing such a performer such a pleasure! Mark my words, she is destined to be one of the Great Ladies of blues, jazz and soul!


Helpful Links :

Web Page - http://www.jaimalano.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jaimalanomusic

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Jai+malano

Instagram - http://instagram.com/jaimalano


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar:

Web Page - http://www.armadillobazaar.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/armadillobazaar/

#armadillochristmasbazaar #austintexas #jaimalano #austinchamberofcommerce #austintexas #austinnewsstory #newsstory
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
2016-12-30
11 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
Bill Kirchen - "The Titan of The Telecaster" ! - 2016 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

+Bill Kirchen  performing Christmas Eve at the 2016 +Armadillo Bazaar  on Saturday, 12-24-2016.

Closing down the Christmas Bazaar was twang-banging diesel powered Bill Kirchen and his flaming hot guitar! On stage with Bill was Rick Richards on drums, and David Carroll on bass. +Leeann Atherton later joined Mr. Bill for a Christmas song. Kicking off the show was a troupe of little youngsters joining the band for some children's Christmas spirit!

"Bill Kirchen is an American rockabilly guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a member of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen from 1967 to the mid-1970s." Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Kirchen

If you are a fan of Hot Rod Lincoln, then take a listen to Bill's version, particularly listen to all the guitar styles his is capable of playing. Yep, non better than Mr. Bill! - https://youtu.be/gsLdufJePz0


Helpful Links :

Web Page - http://www.billkirchen.com/home

Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/billkirchen

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/therealbillkirchen


Armadillo Christmas Bazaar:

Web Page - http://www.armadillobazaar.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/armadillobazaar/

#armadillochristmasbazaar #austintexas #billkirchen #austinchamberofcommerce #austintexas #austinnewsstory #newsstory
PhotoPhotoPhotoPhotoPhoto
2016-12-26
9 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
Santa's Little Helper !

Model Dawn brought her wonderful fashions and costumes for a studio photography shoot. She looks pretty cool as Santa's Little Helper !

Lighting is the same as described in this link: http://bit.ly/1wfBjkz


Credits:

Model: Dawn

Makeup/Hair Artist: +Sabrina Lotfi 

Photographer's Assistant/Studio Owner: Monica Smith (+Juju Smith)

Photography Studio: +jujufotofactory 

#fashion #glamour #modelshoot #modeling #studiophotography #pinup
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded