PhotoArt: General Photography

This page is dedicated to my dance and portrait work, along with animals, flowers, and the muchly feared “miscellaneous”.

Please check out my PhotoArt  on my Smugmug site: _daev’s photo archive

Quick Links:
Dance and Performance: Dance
People and Portraits: People and Portraits
Pinup, FineArt, & Erotica works (NSFW): Fine Art 

Photography Musings

I’m often asked what equipment I use, I usually say “My eyes and my brain”.
Truth is, a fancy camera isn’t the key, it’s understanding the look you want to achieve.

I primarily photograph people (art nudes, cosplay, portraits), concerts & dance performances, animals, and roses. These subjects all require very different set-ups, but way more important than fancy camera gear is a great subject, good lighting, and the ability to “see” a good shot.

All that said, my “Goto Camera” set is a pair of Canon 70D bodies, one with my trusty Canon 24/105 F4 L series lens, the other with either a nifty 50 F1.8 or a 70/200 F 2.8 L series telephoto. Translated, these are mid-range cameras and good glass.


Mina and her new Belly Dance costume. It’s sparkly!


Mina with Ring Light

These shots were taken with an LED “ring light, which produces a lovely light but also produces fascinating circular eye catch-lights.
For more shots, see: Mina Belly Dancer

Many moons ago (2012), I did a series of shoots w Analisa. Here’s a favorite.

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