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I photograph people and document life.

Lights… Camera… Action…

Here are a few images from when I had my studio back in Longview.

Action shots are my favorite, even in the studio.

I like how it brings a whole other element to a portrait.

Something A Little Different

A while back I was killing some time and I was playing with the Snapseed app. If you are not familiar with that app, it’s basically a photo editor.

I’ve been mostly a portrait photographer over the years, however, for the last five or six years I’ve really started photographing anything I find interesting.

So while playing with Snapseed I combined portraits with other images I’ve taken and here are the results.

A Little Bit of Scary and A Whole Lot of Nice.

Earlier this year I joined a single parents group on Facebook to connect with others who are in similar situations raising children. Recently I got asked by a lady in the group if I would do a Halloween shoot with a group of ladies who are in a single working moms group. I agreed.

This was a super fun photo shoot and I met some very awesome ladies. Before we wrapped up the shoot they suggested I get a photo with all of them. That’s actually something that I’ve been wanting to do with all of my clients but ends up slipping my mind. I’m glad I got this photo with them.

Just Dance Customs Photo Shoot

I recently booked a shoot with Just Dance Customs, a company that designs and makes custom dance wear. Studio shoots are my favorite and it had been a while since I’ve shot any studio work. We rented a local studio in Hurst, Texas called The Covenant Studio. This was such a fun shoot and these were great people to work with.

One Camera. One Lens. Two film stocks.

As of late, I’ve seen many people asking online if they could only have one camera and one lens, what would it be… After some thought I came to the conclusion that licking just one camera and one lens would be very difficult for me as I like a variety of different types of photography. But if I had to pick my favorite combination that provided a look that I really liked, I would have to choose the Bronica ETRS 645 medium format camera and the Zenzanon Bronica 150mm f3.5 lens. I just absolutely love the look this combination gives for portrait work.

I decided to do a photoshoot using this camera and lens combination. I also decided that since I had not shot Kodak TMAX film since my college days back in the late 1990s to 2001, that I would pick up a couple rolls and put them through the camera. I also shot a roll of one of my current favorite films which is Fomapan 100.

Here are the images from the shoot…


This last one was shot with Fomapan 100…

Watch “Pentax ZX 50 : My First Camera” on YouTube

Portraits by Scott Alan : Blurb book

I just finished my magazine. It includes over 200 pages of my favorite portraits that I’ve made over the years. While I don’t plan to sell many copies, if any at all, I mainly created this so that my children, grandchildren, and future generations would be able to see some of the work I’ve created. I am pretty excited about getting the hard copy in my hands. For now only the digital version is able to be viewed, purchased and downloaded. If you enjoy my work as well as my blog or youtube channel my purchasing a digital copy you can help support what I do my photography endeavors. Thank you all for being so supportive and encouraging over the years 🙏✌️

https://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/8742419/51176c764143424fa9a557ff4236381584621bc2

A lighting set up…

Several people have asked me about how I did the Yoga portraits I recently posted. Here are a few of the photos again along with the basic set up. I made this shot before I had the lighting exactly right but you can at least get the idea of how it was set up.

Lighting doesn’t have to be expensive. This whole set up is less than $200

A Yoga Portrait Session

I recently did photos for a yoga instructor. We had access to a few different spots in the physical education building at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. We decided to do the shoot on one of the raquet ball courts. The head shots were made in a hallway near the raquet ball courts.

All images were created with:

Canon 60D

Canon 50mm f1.8 lens

Yongnuo 565 ex II Speedlight

Vivitar 285 hv Speedlight

60″ Neewer octabox

Camera settings stayed constant at:

ISO 100

1/250 sec

F11

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