David J. Crewe

Getting Colorful with J Word & Yev Z

Starting with the awesome J Word, i’m going to be sharing pretty much all of my shoots over the last few years (and moving forward) on my blog here. The posts, will evolve based on what you want to see and your questions naturally.

This series was put together by my friend Yev Z Photography with Jewaun Word of TNG Models in Las Vegas with styling by Lisa Munns. Yev invited me to come help on the shoot and to create myself, and at the time I had been in a creative funk so welcomed the opportunity to help, shoot, and create something vibrant.

Between Lisa and J Word, and then the goofiness of Yev and Myself, we started doing some pretty crazy experimenting with looks, colors, and expressions getting some pretty incredible images as you can see below!

My only issue when working with Jewaun though….is he’s so freaking tall! Lemme tell you it can give a guy a complex hahaha. I actually…this is no joke…had to stand on an apple box (sometimes 2) to maintain eye level with this man for our shoot! later in the set you can see we talked him into sitting down so Yev and I could get eye to eye with him ;) hahaha. J is actually so much fun to work with. He’s so easy to create with and it’s VERY hard to actually get a bad shot of him!
As you can see we created 5 or 6 looks and got a boatload of images from them.

Here’s a complete list of the gear used:

And the Technical & Editing details

Here’s a BTS showing our light setup. 1 B2 above in a Photek Softlighter with the reflector propped directly below, a 2nd B2 camera left and in front of the model feathered in another Photek Softlighter. The Last light is behind the model in a 36” Octobox Camera Right for rim.

J Word BTS

So what do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Leave a comment below!

Exclusive Deal from Picr for Freelance Photographers! ONE DAY LEFT!

Okay, this is rushed but it’s important! In celebration of Picr exiting their Beta Phase, they’re offering a LIFETIME membership / access for an insanely low price! How insane? The packages are over 80% off!!! What is Picr? Well, to put simply, it’s the first e-commerce platform for photography services.

So let’s get right to the good stuff…Here’s the link to get 80% off LIFETIME access:

http://bit.ly/2JrC3ht

Now onto the what’s so great about this service!? As my friend Frederick Van Johnson said, “Meet the “Shopify” for Photographers.” Now i’m only just in the beginning stages of setting my account up with Picr, but with just the minor features i’ve setup it’s improved my workflow and client leads immensely! They are quite effectively reinventing the way photographers do business by placing all the tools you’d need in one place online!

My favorite feature is the connectivity with your clients through the Picr Messenger. When you set this up on your website, potential and existing clients can connect directly to me, (or my team), through the desktop AND/OR Mobile app!

Depending on how you set it up, your new clients can contact you and ask questions via email and a direct message through the mobile app for Picr. I’ve got them setup for me to show up like text messages so I’m notified immediately and can then choose to respond accordingly via email or creating a “chat” through the app and picr messenger.

This feature alone has helped my grow my client base a bunch!

The stuff that i’m now just getting into and i’m super pumped for, is how you can create service packages so your clients can buy directly on your site…but that’s not all. You can also enable your calendar to be live so that clients can see conflicting dates in real time and book you when they need. The Picr system can even handle taking payments & deposits AND automate your contracts & countersigning!

Seriously, there’s more (as if that’s not enough), that Picr has to offer and i’m already overwhelmed in a good way. I’ve already pretty much sworn away the rest of my week dedicated to setting up everything I can!

We have ONE MORE DAY from the time I got this post live.

The Deal Ends Midnight Wednesday, Oct 31st, 2018!

Magazine Publications and where to buy them!

In 2018 I set a goal for myself to get at least one magazine publication. I had no real clue where to start other than to create new images and see where it lead. Well, as of the publication of this blog post, i’ve managed to get over 17 magazine publications with at least 3 covers, not to mention an article in Maxim!

The year isn’t over, and there are more publications on the horizon, so stay tuned and check back often. For now, have a look through the gallery and click the links to pick up some copies for yourself!

Check out some of the images here and check the links below to buy a copy for yourself!

Kansha Magazine featuring Zuzana Varkondova and Oly in Wonderland

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1522842

S-Nation: Fashion Model Showcase - Zuzana Varkondova http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1500917

Surreal Mag Issue #534 with Alexandria Eissinger

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1493039

Maxim Italia - Featuring Zuzana Varkondova

https://www.maximitalia.it/zuzana-varkondova-anni-di-battaglie-per-i-suoi-sogni/

Art of Nude - Issue #1 with Oly in Wonderland

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1504327

Elléments Magazine Body Issue #3 with Oly in Wonderland

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1492348

Imiragemagazine #245 with Chelsea Coury & LenaG Beauty

https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1487228

Elléments Magazine Summer Issue 2018 with Chelsea Coury & LenaG Beauty

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1481427

Imiragemagazine #224 with Jewaun Word and Vanessa Greene

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1476259

Art of Portrait - Issue 15 with Shyllon Melatti Chelsea Coury Blair Edwards Rachel Koch Alexandria Eissinger Cinnamon Alexandra and LenaG Beauty

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1479215

AVANT GARDE Magazine - Las Vegas May/June Issue 2018 with Miguel Cortes Katherine Taylor and more!

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1471703

Boudoir Inspiration - July 2018 Issue with Chelsea Coury and LenaG Beauty

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1480147

Imiragemagazine #143 with Angelica Acevedo and LenaG Beauty

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1415255

Imiragemagazine #142 with Angelica Acevedo and LenaG Beauty

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1414165

Imiragemagazine #186 - Sacramento Fashion Week with Susan Varkondova and Alysia Tavidagian

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1450127

ELEGANT Magazine - Fashion #17 (March 2018) with Alexandria Eissinger

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1441433

Provocator Mag No. 2 Vol. 5 with Jewaun Word

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1423942

First "Mega-Lapse" Reel

So after shooting a new time lapse clip and putting some music to it, I felt the music was just too good to be used for a single timelapse track, so I went and assembled a "mega-lapse"(as Joe Ercoli called it), of my travels around the US over the last year or so. 

The assembly of this was trying as my computer actually can't handle many of the clips in their native resolution....so a lot of the assembly was done sort of "blind"....eventually and over time i'll re-do this video to match and I'll be working on a lot more videos moving forward!

Time Lapsing has been a passion and hobby of mine since meeting Michael Shainblum a few years ago, and i've been creating content since then, but have never really pushed the content out anywhere....that changes as of today!  Hope you enjoy this and keep coming back for more.