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You guys know I write a blog, right? htt

You guys know I write a blog, right?

Join Me in Using Dropbox!


Do you use Dropbox? I do! You should too.

If you sign up using this link, we’ll both get extra space beyond what they normally let you use for free.

Dropbox, in case you don’t know, is a web-based file hosting service that uses networked storage to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. There are both free and paid services, each with varying options.

Always have your stuff when you need it!

My Sweet Oasis new URL!

I’ve taken this blog to the next level, moving it to self-hosted status. The new link is

Please revise your bookmark to and look there for future blog updates. Thank you!

Candace Rae Photo Shoot

Ah the memories. Good times in Atlanta, Georgia with the beautiful Candace Rae in her first professional photo shoot in 2006. Candace went on to appear as a Cyber Girl of the Week, as well as being featured on, UMM magazine, and Maxim.

Let me know if you guys like videos. I will make an effort to post more like this if you want.

Model Don’ts (and a Do)


Thought I’d share this great guide to posing that I saw posted on Facebook by fellow photographer Marcus Turner…


* Do not be a “no-neck monster.” Try to elongate your neck for maximum extension.

* Do not pose like a hoochie. (If you don’t know what a hoochie is, er…that’s probably best.)

* Do not be a limp noodle. Always pose with tension in your body completely from H2T (head to toe).

* Do not play it safe and stay in the same pose. Mix it up with innovative poses. Your wildest pose could be the one that’s picked.

* Do not show up to a photo shoot unless you are clean shaven, have a clean face, and clean hair.

* Do not let hating how your hair or makeup is done affect your performance. Model through it.

* Do not stare aimlessly when posing. Create intensity for the camera through your eyes. Smize (smile with your eyes)!

* Do not slouch on the runway; pretend you have a wire through your spine that is pulling you up to the ceiling.

* Do not be forgettable. Make an impression by showing your distinctive personality.

* Do request to have your favorite music playing when you do a shoot! The beat will kick your poses up 10 notches!

*Do have good skin. Care for it. It makes a difference

* Do study the models in expensive high fashion magazines.

*Do the work. Practice poses in the mirror.

* Be always conscious of where the key light is.

* Know that if it feels fake, it looks fake.

* Do remember to think of yourself NOT as just a “model” but a performance artist telling a story with your face and body.