Unadulterated Ecstasy….

The last shot from our most recent test was inspired by trying to add a bit of a twist to what would otherwise be a standard beauty shot. I have always enjoyed shooting this kind of work ever since my early days when I was studio managing for a fashion / beauty photographer in Los Angeles. But in trying to keep it in the direction of our current work, it needed to be more than simply a beauty shot. So, toss in a little humor and commentary and presto….

Since I was nervous about having actual needles on the models skin (and strangely enough I seemed to be the only one…) we shot them slightly away and then composted a variety of hand positions to create the final image.

The wonderful retouching was again done by Lisa Carney.

Image © 2010 Dana Hursey Photography - Los Angeles

Three Stage National Tour from Resource Magazine and Hasselblad

Three Stage celebrates the release of Hasselblad’s new H4D line of cameras, featuring the innovative TrueFocus technology, and offer photographers a hands-on and interactive experience with this and other selected equipment, from computer to lights to photo software.

Attendees will be able to test the latest photography gear and software, discuss with company reps and fellow photographers, and witness and participate to live demonstrations.

The event will include “Three Stages”, three separate interactive shooting spaces hosted by world class photographers from different fields of photography. At the coming LA event, Joseph Cultice, Matthew Jordan Smith and August Bradley will be demoing the three studio scenarios.

Three Stage demos will take place from 2-7 and the event will end with a rocking Resource Magazine cocktail party bringing together the top photographers (7-11pm).

The coming tour dates are:

Los Angeles at Milk Studios LA – Thursday, 4/8
Chicago – 4/22
SF – 4/29
Toronto – TBA
Atlanta – TBA
Miami – TBA

Register at http://threestagetour.com