Model Test with Asia Armon

I found Asia Armon on Instagram and asked if she would want to do a test shoot while I was out in LA. I sent her my mood board, blending active life and architecture, and she was on board. When I shot at the LACMA with Natalie Duran, I saw some shots I wanted to try with Asia. So, instead of finding a new location, I came back to what I already had in my head.

Asia was so ridiculously easy to work with, incredibly professional and natural. It’s such a joy shooting with models like her, they make my job easy. Give her a follow at @asiaarmon on Instagram.

Studio Test with Eric Stumon

I just ordered an additional set of gels and wanted to play around with them in the studio. Eric and I had been trying to do a test shoot for a while. I’m loving the results.

Eric Stumon is an Art Director for Madelife and Creative Director for the Scott Alan Project, a suicide prevention non-profit.

“Scott Alan Project is a non-profit organization that aids in Suicide Awareness & Prevention. S.A.P strives to make a positive difference,change lives and help others. They raise funds with their fashionable clothing line that represents its cause to bring in motivational speakers & suicide survivors to speak to crowds / schools & let people know it is okay to talk about suicide, depression, anxiety, & mental health. Everyone goes through challenges & S.A.P. wants you to know you are not alone when facing them.”

Jade Around the Office

Jade and I had been trying to find a time to shoot with each other again after our shoot in my house a year and a half ago. Neither of us had a lot of time on this particular Saturday, so we ended up just shooting at my office. I knew I’d end up using that stairwell for something.

I’m still testing the Sony A7RIII, and have definitely been loving it. The dynamic range blows Canon’s out of the water. The face tracking and eye tracking autofocus is pretty amazing, even with wide Canon L and Sigma lenses. I replaced Canon’s 85mm f/1.8 with Sony’s and the difference really shows what’s possible with Sony Lenses. I will probably need to replace my Canon 70-200 f/2.8. The autofocus is…spotty. Sometimes it works great, and other times it can’t find focus for anything. We’ll see how long I can go without spending $2600.