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Welcome to the Tumblrlog of Bobby Deal. Bobby is a Las Vegas Based Commercial Photographer and owner of Vegas Vision Studios
Noted for his glamour work Deal specializes in the art of photographing people including fashion, glamour pinup and corporate work.

This blog will focus mostly on the studio work in the glamour art and pinup genres with a smattering of lighting and photoshop ts and tricks thrown in for good measure.
~ Tuesday, January 3 ~
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Forging New Markets In Commercial Photography IPhone Cases

Now Available from Real Deal Photo - Custom IPhone Cases featuring any Real Deal Photo. You can view our current stock collection of cases at the link above. If your favorite image is not shown as a case just shoot me an email and tell me what image you want on your case and we will set it up for you

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~ Friday, December 30 ~
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Real Deal Photo Model Of The Day

Stephanie Ann Cook

This whole week at Vegas Vision Studios has been devoted to Beauty Photography as we submit images for cover consideration by Harpers Bazaar

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~ Monday, December 26 ~
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Real Deal Photo Model of the Day 12/26/2011

Model: Tana Ashlee

MUHA : Olive Olson

Location: Freight Elevator Emergency Arts Building Downtown Las Vegas

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~ Wednesday, December 21 ~
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Bambu Suicide 

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~ Monday, December 19 ~
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Real Deal Photography Model Of The Day December 19, 2011

Miss Siah 

Makeup and Hair: Olive Olsen

Location: Vegas Vision Studios

Not to long ago I had the pleasure of shooting some new magazine submission content with the Sexy and Beautiful Miss Siah. What an outstanding model to work with. We had a great shoot and gained some excellent content ion the process so today I would like to share a peak into that shoot with you.

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~ Sunday, December 18 ~
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Portraiture with the Versatile Beauty Dish

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The beauty dish is perhaps one of the most versatile and often reached for tools in my lighting kit at Vegas Vision Studios This is a quick and easy lighting setup that can be used for head shots and portraits. The gear required is minimal and the space needed is even less.

This setup can be effectively utilized in a very small space. The quality of light from a beauty dish is crisp and contrasty and really brings out the character in a face. It is also a modifier that can provide a nice moderately narrow cast of light with controllable fall off that can be further narrowed with the addition of grids or softened with a nylon diffusion sock over the face of the dish.

The lighting chart shows the setup with a beauty dish on the key light but you can easily substitute a small soft box, shoot through or reflective umbrella if you do not have a beauty dish. The quality of the light will of course vary a bit with each modifier but the end results from all 3 can be perfectly acceptable. 

So let us take a look at our chart.

Due to the elevated position of the key light stacked over the camera and reflector the chart appears a little tight and the beauty dish is offset and does not show the downward angle but on the set you would be shooting from a position under the key light.

The elevated key light is going to create a butterfly effect on the subject. This means we will have a shadow under the nose and chin. We also want to be careful not position the light so high as to create deep shadows in and around the eye sockets resulting in a deeply sunken look also commonly referred to as raccoon eyes.

It is because of these shadows that we will add the reflector under the model and angled up so as to fill these shadows. This reflector can either be secured to a stand or may simply be held in position by the subject. Be aware of position as the shoot progresses especially if the reflector is being held by the subject as it is easy to flatten it out and thus reduce the effectiveness of the reflector in filling these shadows.

The addition of the hair light above and behind the subject serves to provide us with just a touch of rim light. This rim light will allow for the capture of some detail in the hair as well as separating the model from the unlit background. If properly positioned and not to narrowly restricted with the grid the light can be set in a way that half of the light output from this source serves as hair light and half of it will pass over the model and strike the reflector adding another touch of soft fill if desired.

Position of the key light is of course variable depending on how dramatic you would like the end product to be. From a straight on position the lighting will be full and rather flat. As you slide the key light either camera left or right you will create proportionately more dramatic shadows on the opposing side of the face.  A similar effect can be created by re-positioning the subject to the light as well. This simple setup is the foundation to a great many lighting techniques used in the studio today and with minor adjustments to elevation and angle of key light, hair light and reflector you can actually utilize this set up to produce a version of all the classic portrait lighting styles for your subject. Those styles include Butterfly, Rembrandt, Short side, Broadside and Split lighting. It is this versatility that makes the beauty dish one of the most frequently used lighting modifiers in my studio.

Here are some examples of portraits shot with the beauty dish as the key light.

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Real Deal Photo Model Shoot of the Day 12/18/2011

Anabel and Gear Ritual Suspension

Models: Anabel and Gear

Suspension by #SwingShiftSideshow

In my blog post yesterday I mentioned this ritual suspension shoot which was done at #VegasVisionStudios I know many people struggle with the whys behind this type of activity but lets face it this has been going on since about the time we gained consciousness as a species. 

It is one of those activities that tests the spirit and heart of a person as much as the sheer strength and will of them. It is not about physical pain but rather about awaking and awareness. Lacking the ability to medicate the body the mind will seek to meditate and look inside the spirit giving the participant being suspended the chance to really come to know the strength of their inner being rather then just their outer being. While our outer being is very often led by ego and pride our inner self knows none of these flaws so by finding a peace within one actually comes to know themselves better then before and can begin to live a life led by the spirit rather then by self.
While I have yet to do a suspension myself it is on my short bucket list for the next year or so. 

This images where originally shown in the Gallery Art Show “Another Way” At Lenticular Arts Alternative Arts Gallery in Las Vegas.

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~ Saturday, December 17 ~
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Pinup Photo by Bobby Deal - Real Deal Photo created at Downtown Las Vegas Retro Furniture store Retro Vegas published in the Nov-Jan 2012 issue of Las Vegas Bound Magazine.

Model : Stephanie Ann Cook

Makeup and Hair : Sabrina Tannehill

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