If  you don’t already know…DEADPOOL is awesome. While often confused with, the not as cool, Spiderman…he is not Spidey. DEADPOOL is awesome.

Via Wikipedia: Deadpool is a disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary with the superhuman ability of an accelerated healing factor. He is known as the “Merc with a Mouth” because of his talkative nature and tendency to break the fourth wall, which is used by writers to humorous effect.


This fangirl is totally excited about the movie and if you are not… I will be personally offended … (Just kidding… maybe…) When I messaged Michelle about possibly working with me on this shoot – which I may have done while on a cappuccino buzz and bouncing like a toddler with to many gummi bears- I was freaking excited. Michelle was all for it.

Michelle is who brought on Rebecca as our model. Let me tell you, this girl, she is amazing. They both humored me as I ranted about DEADPOOL and made then watch clips release from the movie…coming out next year. It just made me <3 them even more.

Body Painting: Michelle Syfert Weis
Model: Rebecca Taylor Flint
Photography: Me / Photographs Humans Shoot
Date: April 4th, 2015  

Deadpool-113 This is Rebecca’s face… it will be the only one in this post you see. We were meanies and made her wear the DEADPOOL mask the entire shoot.


Michelle at work doing the base to Rebecca’s Deadpool attire.



Deadpool-224 Fun Facts: Body Paint took 6+ hours, of which Rebecca had to stand or lean the whole time.

Gear Used

Camera and Lens: Nikon D810, 24-70MM

Lighting: Photek 60″  Umbrella (BUY @ OutdoorPhotoGear.com ) Photography Umbrella type Softbox 24″ x 36″ (This thing is perfect for a flat light to separate the subject from the background…its simple CHEAP and effective. BUY @ Amazon.com)


Super Girl • Concept Art Photography

A few weeks ago a local came over and we talked about her shooting a test shoot/application shoot for the Suicide Girls. They are a super alternative site with beautiful sexy women. Some of the images on the site are waaaaay out there. Further, then I would ever go. However we started talking about an on location shoot and then it melded into something theme-ish and fun.

I kept looking at her blue hair and awesome glasses and we came up with Super Girl. It was meant to be a hint of theme, just enough to be obvious and not scream SUPERMAN. Some images…especially with the undies are obvious….

Fun Fact #1 : They were boys undies, it is quite difficult to find cute Superman girl undies!

I decided to go with a newspaper background. I love texture and adore when it breaks the light. It took Husband and I about an hour to get the newspaper on the wall. We did our best to not have to many large text headlines or bold graphics right behind her head.  At first the side panels were more of a stage curtain and it was driving me nuts. I hated how it was effecting the light. So I moved it back and taped the edges to the existing newspaper on the wall. This made the wall bend forward, allowing for the contrast and shadowing with out making it have sharp vertical line shadows.

Fun Fact #2: The stool that shows up in a few images, has actually set outside at a farm for years. I didn’t want anything extremely shiny to reflect and take your eyes off the model. 

While shooting I went with dramatic lighting it was rare that I actually placed the light right in front of her. We also had to watch for the glasses leaving shadows and blocking the eyes.

I used a 24-70 2.8 to photograph this session. I rarely use anything else, unless I want the extreme shallow depth of field. For this is was a perfect lens. I also used the warping while zooming to make her 5foot frame look taller. I love her natural curves and tattoos, so we totally used these in our favor!

Super Girl • Photographs Humans

Super Girl • Photographs Humans

Model: A.Z.

Makeup & Hair Done by Becca Sturgeon

Set Styling: Photographs Humans

This is what the setup looked like. I blocked out my windows, so that I wouldn’t add light to the background. Also note the space heater! A warm client/model is a happy client/model.SuperGirl-BTS-CameraSetup

Superman is trademarked and owned by their respective people. I have nothing to do with the brand/trademark.