Random Mischief

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Scratching a Creative Itch

Every so often I get bored, I take an image from a past shoot and see what I come up with in Photoshop. You may be wondering, how could I get bored. I photograph beautiful people! For the most part you are correct, I do work with interesting and unique people.  But I am very client based, fulfilling their photographic needs. As an Oklahoma City portrait photographer, I am used to working under constraints. Tell me what you don’t want and I’ll produce […]

Bikini Shoot Choctaw by Subtle Shades Photography

Bikini Casting in Oklahoma City

I was really disappointed that Glass Hat Magazine, L.L.C. did not do a bikini calendar this year. Apparently projected sales of last year’s calendar were lower than the company’s targeted goal. So they are planning on doing something completely different for 2015. I cannot wait to see what the company comes up with. As soon as I find out, I’ll let everyone know. It is good to know that this artist focused publisher’s mission is to promote small time artists, […]

Norman Portraits

Photographer in Norman

Subtle Shades Photography conducts portrait photography sessions in Norman, Oklahoma to include in and around Campus Corner. Photographer in Norman, Oklahoma The name Subtle Shades Photography came from countless hours with an art professor trying to understand the concept of shading in art drawings. “The darker the shading, the deeper the depth.” Transferring the skills of shading to photography can add dimension and depth to a shot, making the image pop off the screen. Established in 2006, Subtle Shades Photography […]

Fallout Fems

“What’s the mask for?” She asks timidly. Her bravado from the bar is gone now. She’s fidgeting with her gold necklace as she stares at the mask in my hand. I swing it back and forth by the strap, smirking at her.“The mask,” I pause as I step toward her. “Makes it better for me. It might make it better for you, but that’s not the point.”  She looks up at me. We are so close I can feel her […]

Asia Abendroth Nude Model

Shooting from the hip with Asia Abendroth

Several months ago I was glancing through my portfolio and noticed that I didn’t have any Asian models. Being half Filipino and Chinese, I thought that was odd. So I was on the look out to add one to my portfolio. In February, I was coasting through Model Mayhem, commenting on other photographer’s images, I ran across Asia Abendroth.  Her portfolio was superb. Her profile stated she is a traveling model. Well I’ll be! She is also coming through Oklahoma. I […]

Image of my muse Busy Bee Brunson by Subtle Shades Photography

Busy Bee

Bee Bee…I was introduced to Busy Bee Brunson back in May of 2012, when I was commissioned to shoot the 2013 Bad Kitty Promotion Bikini Calendar. She had never been in front of a professional camera before and was extremely nervous. Bee believed that she would not look good in front of the camera. But about 3 minutes into the shoot, I had her laughing and relaxed. She took directions well and together we loved the shots we came up with. […]

Portrait Photography in Oklahoma City

In 2006, I decided to head back to college. Not sure where I was headed in life. I decided I would focus on things that were fun for me. I thought life as an artist would be peaceful, more and likely low paying, but it was something that I enjoyed. I signed up for a Multimedia Communications & Designs degree. It was so much fun. I took drawing classes in the morning and finished the afternoon with photography. This was […]