Tags archives: retouching

  • Crescent Curves of Luna

  • Luna, from Latin, meaning moon. In ancient Rome it was the name of the divine embodiment of the moon. I had that in mind when I was working on these photos. This shoot was sort of impromptu. We’d been trying to hook up for some shots for quite a while but could never make it work. So instead of w[...]
  • POW: David's back with some new tricks

  • What better way to announce a return than with a super hero pinup illustration? This is one of those shoots where I do the shoot with an idea of what I want to accomplish at the end, but don’t really know how I’m going to get to that end point. So the shoot just sits and sits and sits. How long [...]
  • Killer Curves and Fashion Photography

  • Here's a much more fashion oriented section from my shoot with Brooke. We did headshots on the portrait backdrop, then moved to dramatically lit, glamour shots on the red couch, and wrapped things up with some more high fashion looking shots on the white wall. It was like three shoots in one. It[...]
  • Of wood nymphs

  • Gah! It’s taking me way too long to get these posts up. Between getting my paying work done, back to school, the list of models that still want to shoot, and life in general I’m finding myself overwhelmed. When I finally do make time to work on what inspires me I find myself hobbled by artist proble[...]
  • A Word on 'Adrift'

  • ‘Adrift’ started as nothing more than an attempt to place my subject somewhere other than on a mattress in a studio. A week or so earlier I’d seen a photograph of a mother and son floating in a boat and the image stuck with me, so when it came time to relocate my model I set out in search of a b[...]
  • Stitched Together

  • I’m finding myself thinking back to the Academy of Arts a lot these days. My time there, however brief, taught me lessons that I’m only now taking to heart.   The first and most obvious lesson was that being the most artistic of your senior class in a dusty ag town doesn’t amount to muc[...]
  • Ice Personified: Illustrative portrait by David Noceti

  • I attended the Academy of Arts in San Francisco from around 2000 to 2002 at which time I dropped out to pursue a BA in English at CSU Stanislaus. Over the years I’ve listed many reasons as to why I made that change: mounting school debt, being closer to home, a passion for writing, and wanting full [...]