For these three images we used reflectors. I had the models in the shade with an assistant holding the reflectors to shine the light in the models faces. We did this to bring light into their eyes. For the last one we used the feathering technique so the light wasn’t as bright in their eyes.

These images we did outdoors in the sun without a reflector.  The light was more harsh on their face. I particularly like this for the effect. I wanted the models to look harshers like they had a long day working in the sun.

This image was taken with window lighting. We had a reflector shining on his left cheek. This light was also harsh but I wanted the side of the face lite in a soft shadow.

This image was taken outside with the strobe and in the shadows of the sun. The strobe was used as a filler for the continuous light of the sun.


These images were used with a strobe. The first four image the light was very close creating a strong shadows on the models faces. The last two images had the strobe further away creating a softer shadow and lighting.



These two images were created as ghost images. There was a long exposure and the models moved during the exposure creating a the ghost appearance. Both were taken with an LED light.


Day in the Life of Ren

Ren is my transgender sister who is full of love and life. She is an amazing person who loves cosplay, video games and pets.

Ren is helping his brother and sister’s renovate their family home as a surprise mother’s day gift. Her family has been renovating their home since she was nine.
Ren is pulling up a floor build up with her brother Mark.
Ren is going to put on her daily makeup using her eyeshadow case as a mirror.
Ren is applying her foundation with a makeup sponge.
Ren collects video games, Consoles and figurines to sell them in the business she started when she was just 18 named Renegade Retro.
Rens Hangs her Xbox controller’s next to her desk in her room. All are different versions and styles.
Ren is paying over watch on her computer that she made.
Ren loves eating Japanese foods. She took japanese language classes in college.
Ren makes cosplay costumes. Her completed costumes are inumuta- kill la kill, Wes pokemon Colosseum, Blanche- Pockemon Go and Ikoma- Kabaneri from the Iron Fortace. She is working on Sombra- Over Watch , gardevoir-pokemon.
Ren holds the wig that matches her Wes costume that she is wearing.
Ren adds texture to her new pads for her wes costume.
Ren is cutting out a pattern a new project she is working on.
Ren is sewing a liner for her Sombra costume.
Ren is a stereotypical white girl who loves her starbucks while listening to one of her favorite songs Dark horse covered by Jonathan Young.
Ren is showing affection to her bearded dragon dodongo.
Dodongs favorite thing to eat is iceberg lettuce
dodongo loves riding on ren’s shoulder. Ren absolutely loves animals.She has owned a toy poodle named shanell, a couple of hamsters and and a leopard gecko named rex. She has looked over over five litters of puppies from her family dog coco. She has been taking care of Dodongo for the past five years while she was in highschool and college.
Ren is 3D printing a Xbox holder she designed for a friend.
Rens 3D printer doing its thing.