Want to offer your significant other a gift that is unprecedented and uniquely you, why not give them a set of beautiful photographs they will cherish for years to come. Give a gift that you cannot purchase in a store, something personal and one that will last. DeHaven Digital Photography is offering a special photography package deal celebrating Valentine’s Day!
Take this opportunity to demonstrate love for your significant other with high quality boudoir, glamour or pin-up style photographs that preserve your beauty and vitality, show your partner just how much you love them with this intimate gift.
Package deals start at [this special has ended], including makeup by renowned artist Lindsay Ambrosio and captured by Jeff DeHaven of DeHaven Digital Photography. Your photos will be expertly edited and retouched, printed on professional photo paper or canvas, at any size you desire. Base package includes three edits, one printed on 8×10 photo paper. Additional edits and prints are available, including framing, photo books, calendars or whatever your heart desires. You choose your best shots via an online proofing gallery.
This limited time offer ends February 7th.
P.S. You can even order a video slide show like the one below!
DeHaven Digital Photography, LLC was recently commissioned by a team of makeup artists and hair stylists comprised of Lindsay Ambrosio (MUA), her assistant Rhi Aragorn, Ed Gillespie (Hair) and Bobby Mitchell (Hair), to photograph submission shots for the North American Hairstyling Awards.
“The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, celebrating the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry. Each year, individuals are recognized in 14 categories of excellence during a star-studded Awards Ceremony.”
The photographs represent a style of beauty with a touch of glamour, focusing on the hair and makeup with a splash of color added by the red glove theme throughout.
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DeHaven Digital Photography, LLC along with studio partner Tim Morehead of Visual Ramblings produced the above video with Aerialist Katie Brunner using 60FPS slow motion photography shot with the Canon 5D MkIII and Canon 7D. Music by Redmann.
DeHaven Digital Photography, LLC was recently hired to produce commercial photography work for Centennial Airport based “International Jet” an executive private jet charter reaching over 5,000 airports in the United States.
The scope of the project involved showcasing many of the private passenger jets, the facilities, hangar, and key personnel, along with demonstrating their signature personal touch given to each and every client. Built in 2003 International Jet is the largest private facility at Centennial Airport.
In order to capture the best tonal range between the sky, airplanes and vehicles for the beauty shots, the photographs were taken using bracketed exposures with intent to tone-map HDR (High Dynamic Range) combined images. The process involves setting the camera (Canon EOS 5D Mark III) to capture seven images using bracketed exposure mode which varies the shutter speed for each photo exposure to control the amount of light let in to the camera’s sensor. The aperture must remain the same to keep the depth of field consistent throughout the shots. Afterward, the images are combined using an application like Photomatix Pro to merge each of the different exposures into a single image with all the tonal range information from the varying exposures in-tact.
The action shots with the models and personnel are captured using a more conventional method—a slight amount of fill flash set to match the ambient light to remove harsh shadows and bring the subjects into clear view.
Local models Caleb Gardner and Erin Kelley were hired to play the parts of businessman, husband, wife and mother respectively. They brought their best and the resulting photographs are a testament to their professionalism.
During this shoot, the Eye-Fi Pro X2 SDHC card was utilized to send small JPEG files wirelessly to a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that the client was holding, watching the photographs appear as they were shot. This allowed the client to see the shots on a larger high quality screen and become an active participant directing the shoot.
DeHaven Digital Photography, LLC is proud to showcase yet another satisfied client and a very successful collaboration with a multitude of individuals. Photography is our passion, our business, and our motto “Look Your Best” applies to everything we produce.
Cosni International LLC recently contacted DeHaven Digital Photography LLC requesting a license to commission a photograph for use in three trade shows, brochures and for their website. The photo was printed for the NACDS (National Association of Chain Drug Stores) and COSMOPROF trade shows in Denver and Las Vegas on an 8’ by 20’ Vinyl banner for use at booths in both trade shows showcasing product lines they represent and are distributors for.
The Denver trade show for NACDS was shown at the Colorado Convention Center located in Downtown Denver in a 584,000 sq. ft exhibit space, then at Las Vegas – Mandalay Bay for the COSMOPROF conference.
Cosni International LLC represents product lines for Vanilla Sugar, Tubbie, COCOCHE Cosmetics and NG Next Generation Perfumes for customers in drug, mass, grocery, dollar and specialty stores with top performing products at affordable pricing.
DeHaven Digital Photography, LLC is proud to showcase yet another satisfied client. Photography is our passion, our business, and our motto “Look Your Best” applies to everything we produce.
DeHaven Digital Photography, LLC was recently hired to produce photos for Littleton, Colorado based restaurant Phở Bowlevard Vietnamese Grill. The scope of the project was to shoot four of the main dishes and condiments intended for large window decal prints that face Platte Canyon Road aiding in the restaurant’s curb appeal along with visibility from the roadside.
Phở Bowlevard Vietnamese Grill is a family owned and operated business located at 5950 South Platte Canyon Road, Suite A-1 in Littleton, Colorado. They are open every day from 11AM to 9PM. serving a wide variety of traditional Vietnamese Cuisine all the way to Japanese Sushi. Phở Bowlevard Vietnamese Grill isa highly recommended healthy restaurant with something to offer everyone, also a personal favorite of DeHaven Digital Photography and staff. They are a sponsor for many local events and organizations like FeedLittleton.org and every year put on quite a Dragon Dance show for Chinese New Year (Spring Festival).
The window decals were printed and installed by Shane Reynolds, owner of Image Wraps, specializing in wide format printing such as vehicle wraps, custom graphics, wall murals, banners, decals and canvas printing.
DeHaven Digital Photography, LLC is proud to feature yet another successful collaboration and satisfied client. Photography is our passion, our business, and our motto “Look Your Best” applies to everything we produce.
I finally received the Canon EOS 5D MkIII after ordering mid-April. There are plenty of technical reviews available on the web, so I thought I would share my first impressions from a photographer’s viewpoint and one upgrading from the 5D MkII (Which I still have, but will transition more to use as a second camera and backup).
The first thing I noticed was a button on top of the mode dial switch that keeps the current selected mode locked in. This is a welcome change that was initially introduced by Canon as a send in addition to the 5D MkII and the 7D. Often times I have had the mode dial move from M (Manual) to B (Bulb) mode when the afore mentioned cameras were slung over my shoulder and moving around caused the dial to brush up against hip and thigh. A few years ago I ran into an Associated Press photographer that had created a makeshift shield around the mode dial to prevent exactly the same behavior. With the new mode lock button, these unintentional adjustments are a thing of the past.
The overall layout is similar to the 7D, with the on/off switch positioned just behind the mode dial, where previously it sat near the bottom back right along with the multi-function lock switch. Also included is the Q (Quick Menu) button, which was previously (on the 5D MkII) accessed by pushing in the Multi-Controller button. Also borrowed from the 7D is the Live View shooting/Movie shooting switch with the recording start/stop button in the middle. The magnify button now relies on the top main dial to zoom in and out once pressed. I have seen a number of reviews where the reviewer(s) were unhappy that the top two buttons are no longer associated with zooming in or out. Perhaps it was due to reading these reviews before receiving the camera and it was not a surprise, however; I find this change a welcome one as it is not necessary to use two separate buttons that are roughly in the same vicinity as the dial button—I can simply dial right or left to zoom in or out.
The viewfinder is bigger and shows a full 100% view of the frame—no more guessing about the outermost edges. There is no longer an option to change the focusing screen, as the MkIII includes an LCD layout with various overlays (focus points, grid displays, etc…). In essence Canon has taken the best features of the 7D and incorporated it into the 5D MkIII – including the design and contour of the hand grip.
I could go on and on about the controls, the addition of the 7D’s M-Fn (Multifunction button), the much smarter placement of the DOF (Depth of Field) preview button to the right side, but the immediate reaction and revelation I had was once the shutter button was pressed. The Canon 5D MkIII is FAST—like a hair trigger pistol! Shutter lag has gone from 73ms down to 59ms. Seeing that number on paper, one would hardly think a human being would perceive the difference of 14 milliseconds—but it IS more than noticeable. Combine this with the (at this time) most advanced 61 point autofocus system in a 35mm DSLR and you have one solid performing reliable image capturing machine.
Also noteworthy—and perhaps this applies more to portrait and model photographers like myself—the addition of a “Rating” button that applies a one to five “star” rating to the image EXIF data has proven tremendously helpful while showing the subjects the preview images on the back LCD screen. The results can be seen in Adobe Lightroom, Canon’s Digital Photo Professional, presumably ACDsee when an update comes out for the 5D MkIII raw format, or any other application that reads standard EXIF data. I have seen a number of reviews cursing this additional button as useless, but I beg to differ.
The shutter itself is quieter along with a jump in burst mode from 3.9fps (frames per second) to 6fps. Not quite as fast as the 7D’s 8fps, but for a full frame high resolution (22.3 up from the 5D MkII’s 21.1 megapixels) camera, it’s a significant increase.
There are far more in-depth and technical reviews available, however; my first impressions both in the studio and outdoors for the few days I have owned it thus far have more than adequately squashed any notion or hint of buyer’s remorse. The auto focus, low light focusing capability, reduction in high ISO noise, improved ergonomics and just the “feel” of this new addition to Canon’s lineup make a superb choice for professional photographers in a wide gamut of genres, from the studio to the streets and beyond.
Oh, I am still waiting on the BG-11 battery grip/vertical shooting handle which should be available at the end of May—this will make the ergonomics more than perfect.
- 22.3 Megapixel CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) sensor.
- Digic 5+ imaging processor.
- ISO 100 – 25,600 (expandable to 50 – 102,400)
- High density 61 point reticular autofocus.
- 100% viewfinder.
- 6.0fps (frames per second).
- 3.2” ClearView II LCD.
- Dual CF (Compact Flash) + SD (Secure Digital) card slots.
- Multiple exposure capable.
- HDR in camera shooting.
- Dual-axis electronic level.
- Ability to micro-focus adjust both wide and telephoto ends of zoom lenses, along with serial number recognition for specific lens corrections.
- Peripheral illumination correction along with color-fringe (chromatic aberration) correction based on lens data.
- Embedded time code option for video (SMPTE).
- Stereo headphone jack (monitor audio levels while shooting video).
Jeff DeHaven of DeHaven Digital Photography has partnered with Colorado Photography and Video Workshops, (www.cpvw.net) joining a team of world-renowned photographers, videographers and industry professionals.
Jeff DeHaven is offering two courses regarding digital retouching and workflow aimed first at beginning and intermediate photographers or editors, then an advanced course complete with color management, custom color calibrated camera profiles and final output.
The first course “Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Retouching for Beauty” is set for April 23rd from 6PM to 10PM at Blue Silo Studios, 4701 National Western Drive, Denver 80216. Price: $150
This one day workshop will cover the basic principles and tools used to retouch images to create stunning beauty and glamour portraits. It is intended for beginner and intermediate users of Adobe Photoshop.
The workshop will begin by photographing a live model in studio and will continue through the retouching and exporting of the ready-to-print file of that model.
Topics to be discussed in this workshop:
- Make-Up for Glamour and Beauty Photography
- Basic Beauty Lighting
- White Balance
- RAW vs. JPEG
- Using the Histogram
- Capturing the Image In Camera
- Color Space
- Adobe Photoshop CS5 and CS5.1
- Retouching Tools (Healing Brushes, Clone Stamp, etc…)
- Removing Blemishes
- Adjustment Layers
- Dodging and Burning Using Curve Adjustment Layers
- Balancing Highlights and Shadows
- Selective Color Correction
- Basic Workflow Tips
Students are required to bring a laptop with Adobe Photoshop loaded.
A demo can be downloaded from Adobe’s website here: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=photoshop
It is recommended that you do not install the demo until the night before.
Beauty photography or “Beauty Shot” is probably best described as a subset of fashion photography with emphasis on the face, product, makeup and style. Jeff DeHaven of DeHaven Digital Photography specializes in a very bright, distinct style of beauty as seen in the examples on this page.
Whether for your modeling portfolio, makeup portfolio or just for your own personal enjoyment, you too can have a series of photographs that look like you’re fresh off the cover of a magazine or product ad. Contact us to reserve a photo-session and makeup session with one of Colorado’s best makeup artists (www.makeupmadame.com).
Here we feature a recent shoot with Maxim “Home Town Hotties” Finalist Jordan Wright, representing Surprise, Arizona. Originally from Denver, Colorado—Jordan was in town during the holidays and booked a photo session with DeHaven Digital Photography.
Lindsay Ambrosio (www.makeupmadame.com) was on hand to provide her expert makeup services. We started out with beauty shots using a four light system and reflectors, and then moved on to glamour shots on a bed set made in the studio. Finally we ended with some beauty/glamour shots in the hallway using a technique of lighting that looks like natural sunlight.