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Thursday, February 28, 2008

i love glass


no, i'm not just looking around the room and saying i love glass. i love glass! especially the kind that's in my 85mm 1.2 lens.
it became my favorite the day i added it to my bag. photographers, if you have one, you know what i mean. if you don't have one, get one. rent it, buy it, enter a drawing for it, trade a kidney for it. whatever you have to do, try it.
it is amazing what you can do with a fine piece of glass.
before i go any further i will show a little compasion by saying, if your name is aaron you should probably look away at this point. sorry buddy.
as i am working my way through pending files i finished these up and thought i would share. enjoy.
last chance aaron. :)

































































81 comments:

Dawn Malone said...

I try not to covet...but I love it!
lol! :)

Melissa Koehler said...

YUMMY! SO pretty!

Shannon Lott said...

Not even funny how beautiful those images are! They look like they belong in a magazine. Top notch:)

Melissa McClure Photography said...

mmm I'm drooling.........I never really needed that kidney...

Armin de Fiesta said...

Yea man that's a sweet lens. I rented one once and LOVED it! Great shots by the way :)

Lisa Gisczinski Photography said...

OMG!!!!
Those are so beautiful!!! I'm sure the glass had something to do with it but your photography rocks!!!

jen harris said...

WOW! Crisp, smooth! WOW!

ashley & jeremy parsons said...

OH MY GOODNESS..take me, Jesus, take me now!!!!! These photos are off the freaking hook stunning. Honestly, no wonder you think you're so high above me - because you ARE!!!!!!! ;)
I can't believe we're BFF with magazine photographers because THAT is what you guys look like here - the most high quality EVER.

Jasmine Marie said...

These are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Honestly, one of the best I've ever seen.

Wow... *mouth wide open*

Rachel Brooke said...

ok, so i'm considering selling a kidney for that 85mm and because you've just confirmed that it might be worth it!

These are beyond words. Better that HD tv, that's how clear they are!

Dustin Izatt said...

holy sweet moses, you have some mad skills my friend. I just got my 85 1.2 not too long ago and absolutely love it.

Stephanie said...

OMG!!!!! Yes the 85 1.2 is sweet, but it isn't snapping the pictures!! WOWWEEEE!!! These are incredible! Make me look like that!

Mark Brooke Photography said...

Seriously DAVID! this is some of your best work yet!!!!!!!!! skin tones are primo!

-mark Brooke

p.s. see you day after tomorrow!

Yannah said...

All stunning. Your pictures are just unreal. I want to get married again and hire ya'll! Make me a supermodel :)

serena said...

seriously! i LOVE that lens!! i almost never take it off my camera. and when ppl ask me for lens recommendations, i only want to recommend that one, except i feel bad b/c i know it costs a pretty penny.

great pics, btw! i'm finally getting around to editing some of mine from the shoot.

kymberli q. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gor...... Seriously. Gorgeous!!!!

Angel said...

I don't know anything about the glass, but the pictures are beautiful!!! Not to mention, you have some beautiful models! Can you make me look like that?!

Susie said...

Which magazine will I soon be seeing these featured in? They are amazing-wowee!

Kathleen said...

Oh My Goodness!!! Had to comment on these.

Can these pictures be any more GORGEOUS!?!?!

I agree you need to submit these to a magazine.

These look like high end fashion ads! Wow is right!

Beautiful work as always.

micah said...

DUDE!! THESE BEAUTIES HAVE TO BE STOKED WITH THESE SHOTS! EPIC SHOTS DUDE, EPIC!

Anonymous said...

David, Kim, April & Rain. I'm so hiring you guys!! Does your poochie Kona shoot too?! ha-ha!!

These are just fabulous and definitely belong in a magazine! I'll be waiting patiently for the issues :o}

*~~~Linda~~~*

Damion & Julie Hamilton said...

Man...these are Ridiculously awesome dude!! Yes...the 85 1.2 is a precious piece of glass one of my favorites as well. Thanks for braggin on it...its well deserved!! :) Fantastic work man.

april rosburg said...

AprRos/Sys: Just became self aware. I think it is my job to destroy you at taking Trash the Dress pictures.

http://aprilmariephotography.blogspot.com/2008/01/trash-dress-salton-sea.html

aaron and samantha said...

Its not the glass, its the photographer! :)

Nataly Lemus said...

I. LOVE. THEM. ALL. Seriously, these are off the hook! I love them!

Anonymous said...

Add me to the these should be in a magazine!! Stunning, stunning images.

Sara <3

Anonymous said...

I was directed here by a bride you photographed named Teegan. I am just IN LOVE with your style! I'm not getting married till next year, but I will definitely contact you when I'm ready to hire you. I have another friend getting married this October in Houston. She has a photographer in mind, but if you'll travel I'll let her know.
Talk with you soon!

Heather Leivas

desireehayes said...

WOW!!!!!! These are fantastic!!!!!! The light is just amazing as well. L glass is yummy but you still have to know how to rock it and you certainly do!!

Beadale Photography said...

Poor aaron! :-(

Ok on with the glass...Holy Shat! These are incredible! I can't believe the crispness. I had to scroll through twice just to believe my eyes. WOWzers!!!!

I'm totally loving the pink parasol too. The combo of the blue sky, the brunette model and the pp.

I hope you two have a wonderful weekend!

Nely said...

hey! i left a comment last night! did you guys not approve it?

drooling here...over the glass AND the images!

i agree with aaron. it's not the glass, it's the photographer(s)!

Marlene said...

Love the 85!!! Fab job on these!!! You are so awesome!!!!!!

gabriel ryan said...

you might have just convinced me. i thought my next hit was going to be the 50 1.2, but your buttery soft, wickedly sharp images may have just changed where i am going to spend my cash... shoot.

Nudrat Shams Owens said...

OMG - this is making me sick(in a good way)... I can't take the super sharp beauty of these images! Simply Gorgeous! I want
that glass too.

Brittany Leigh said...

sooo...the 85 1.2 is definitely my FAVORITE lens!! :) (besides of course the "phantom" 50 1.0....that I actually get to use often ;) )

I have a few short lenses, a macro, and a fisheye and such, and i rent what i need normally...but I think the 85 is going to be my first super-sweet baby. it will compliment my new mark III quite nicely I think!

hope your family is doing well david! :) let me know if i can come shoot with you sometime soon!!!

~b

cesar perez said...

WOW! These are gorgeous! I love the 5th one! Great work

kristin said...

Long time looker, first time poster! Very pretty images, very crisp, I love it.

http://kristinrogersphotography.typepad.com/

cynthia said...

beautiful.
super sharp!
it's definitely not just the glass,you have to know how to work it...and these are proof!

Tim Halberg said...

Great images!

What a beautiful background in those first several pictures... do you mind sharing where those were taken?

Myself, I've never been a huge fan of the 85 1.2, maybe if I was a ff shooter?

Eddie Bojorquez (Studio 512) said...

Oh my gosh, I think you're about to break a comment record of some sort!

These look amazing so how can we not say so. Great job on making these images bold - yet serene. You've inspired me to finish going through my Salton Sea images too.

Yer the man!
-E

heather said...

unbelievable! take my picture please!!! :O)

i just had to say my word verification was tirdz! haha. sorry.

kristin said...

Just wanted you to know I gave you a shout out on my blog!

http://kristinrogersphotography.typepad.com/

aboutimage said...

I've only heard great things about that lens. Mmmmm, maybe my big purchase this year.

You're images are stunning!

Kelly Park Photography said...

Wow, these are absolutely beautiful!

Leah said...

these are breathtaking. Sharp and look at the baby soft skin feel they have.

Karey Michelle said...

freaking awesome. these are just ridiculous in the best possible way. it was so great to meet you today, and looking forward to the workshop in vegas to hang out more! hope your fam had fun at disneyland too :)

AHS Photography said...

soooo insane! it was so good to meet you yesterday. your work is so inspiring. cant wait to see you again soon. -Aaron

Marlin Munoz said...

mmm....glass is good!! Seriously, great photos!

rowena said...

Oh stop, it's not the lens, it's the photographer!!! Okay, next time I see you have that 20 ready. hee hee. Seriously, one word.... YUMALISHOUS!

amber dawn said...

Uh, wow.
I hardly think its the glass though...you guys ROCK!!
Okay, the one with the blond sitting on the sand looks like it came straight out of some high-end Fashion Wedding Magazine!!! AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

Ummmm...could these be any more gorgeous?! Love your comp and color is incredible! These are just stunning!

Leesa

scott said...

Simply amazing images! Stunning stuff! Was that done with available light or did you use a reflector or lights? I guess the white sand kicked up a good bit of light as well.

Thanks!

Scott
web: scottpiner.com
blog: scottpiner.bigfolioblog.com
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marqui said...

YOUR work is really at the TOP! I am impressed. Really, I cannot believe how many fantastic shots you got and how beautiful they look with your touch. You have a new fan. I want to do one of my rain-cancelled projects with you exclusively. No more of this group thing I think. When you find someone with this kind of talent, you don't need the numbers.

Let's Keep in touch.

Marqui
MARQUI ARTISTRY
ExQuisite MakeUp Design
www.MARQUIARTISTRY.com

katy said...

gooooorrrrgeous! nice work david (and david's 85 1.2 lens) hehe.

Lisa Carpenter said...

That is a beautiful piece of glass and so are these images!!!

ashley & jeremy parsons said...

It's amazing the results you can get when you set your camera to the little green box.
;)

Ruby said...

DAYUM!
WOW!
GORGEOUS!
UNBELIEVABLE!

They say if you type in all caps that you are yelling those words. Well I am! ;)

Anonymous said...

You're hired! I was directed here by Sarah. I am so serious too! As soon as I get my fiances date approval. I just can't believe pictures could look so fabulous. I just love the look of these so naturally beuatiful.
Can you make men look this good! hehe ;)

Marianne Juarez

Nina_VK said...

Um, I don't have any more to say---everyone has said it already!! WOW these shots are amazing!!! amazing job!!

Denise Neufeld said...

Beautiful Images David, my next purchase will be the 85 mm....

Denise Neufeld Photography

C.J. Scott said...

Ooooh...soooo beautiful! These images are so fresh, crisp, and clean...just the way I like 'em! I've always been curious about the 1.2, and while I don't doubt that I'd love it, I always hear differing opinions on it. Anyway, if I had the dinero, I'd so buy it tomorrow.

neysaruhl said...

Absolutely FABULOUS! I love the coloring in these photos.
thanks so much for the comment on my blog!
Your work is amazing!
Neysa

jeannine said...

Unbelievably stunning work!

Ricki Ford said...

That first shot is awesome love it but they all rock. Love checking your blog allways something new and fresh.
dude 63 comments way to go!

Mark W. said...

Hi David and Kimi - Just got back from vacation so I am getting back to my blog stalking. Great work as always! - Mark

Jeret Slack said...

those are awesome.. wow.. what can I say

Staja Studios said...

David, I love the images and that lens. those pictures are SWEET.

However, I was wondering if you have had any problems with the focusing. Ours is as slow as a tank for some reason. When locked in though, it is amazing.

Courtney Craver Photography said...

I love this set! The colors are so clear and bright. You have a great style... I can't wait to see more!

Anne Nunn Photography said...

Those are AMAZING! And...I want that lense! :)

K. Crafton said...

OH wow......just wow! Those are ALL so sharp and gorgeous!
(I'm dying to have that lens too. LOL!)

Dawn Malone said...

Can you squeeze another comment on here superstar! LOL It was good to see ya on Sunday, missed you Kim, I understand Mickey takes priority;).
Can't wait to see what you come back with from Vegas. :)

Jasmine said...

Freaking AMAZING! You ROCK!!!! :)

Ginger Murray said...

These are absolutely stunning. Nothing short of perfection. Amazing x500.

Melissa E Earle said...

Alright! ALRIGHT! I will so try to stop drooling now.
Cheerio
-Melissa E Earle
PS 76th comment I am? Must say...most impressive ;) (how much did you pay everyone else! I think I need to get in on that pot of cash too lol)

Janet said...

Uh holy crap! These are off the hook!

Wayne Toshikazu said...

WOW. These are AMAZING.

Um, did I mention how amazing these shots are?

Okay, let me say it again. AMAZING!!!

John & Lauren said...

How 'bout sharing some tips on those awesome shots?! =) haha. Awesome work!

Chris Harvey said...

One word: ridiculous!

ShutterBugFoto said...

Aye My LORD... What cover are you shootin for! LOVES THESE! Fricken Phenom.

Daniel Galang said...

wow. these have to be one of the - if not - THE best sets of images from a session i have ever seen... i am very humbled and impressed! i've shown this particular set to a few friends and their jaws just dropped.. i said... "i had the same reaction"...

anna joy said...

oh, my, GOSH these are ridiculous! i love them! your lighting is so cool too, are you using a diffuser or anything?

Tanya Sharkey said...

I'm drooling! Love these and can't wait to get a new lens!
T