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Howdy the names Aaron, and this is my attempt at taking a photo a day and posting it here for everyone to see starting january 1st 2010. I know, I know it’s not original.

UPDATE: Ok, so I'm not getting one out everyday anymore. But hey at least I'm still working at it!

Bit about me and my life of creating images... I’ve been taking photos well back into the days of film. I’ve spent a couple years shooting only black and white and developing in the dark room and loved it. Fast forwarding to the days of the pixel I’ve since abondoned film and have gone all digital (Sorry film! I will always love you, I’ve been seduced by the instant gradification).

Recently I’ve been becoming obsessed with studio and strobist lighting.

Camera and glass...

  • Canon 40D
  • EF 50mm 1.4
  • EF 100 2.8 Macro
  • EFS 17mm-85mm 4-5.6

Lighting etc...

  • Ultra White Ligtning 600
  • 2 540 EZ Speedlights
  • Pocket Wizards

Goodies I like to use...

  • Alien Bees Beauty Dish with 40° grid
  • Umbrellas
  • 5 in 1 reflector
Tag: Self Portrait
aaron payne and Tom Cruise

Me and Tom Cruise on the red carpet. We are super tight if you couldn't tell.

hand with the rock on symbol

This warmer weather makes me excited for concerts this summer.

Guy looking into a bag to potato chips.

So there I was eating chips... You finish the sentence and tell me what happened.

Portrait of Aaron Payne

My hair's getting long... It's a lot of hard work you know. Anyways here's a portrait of me using one light with a beauty dish blasting the side of my face and another from behind for the hair.

Big eyes portrait

Yay it's friday!

Gun with a gun pointed at viewer

I was inspired to take a photo like this because of the video game Modern Warfare 2. I Had to take quite a lot of shots to get the gun and my face just right. I think I look pretty crazy, so I think I hit the mark. Sorry camera for pointing a gun at you. It wasn't loaded, I promise!

self portrait black and white lighting study

This was just some lighting studies that I was messing around with.

Beer drinking belt

Yay! it's friday, get your drinking lips on, time to party! Not really. Anyways, I was talking with a buddy about The Rolling Stone's greatest album Sticky Fingers. The cover is a closeup of a dude in a pair of pants and was actually done by Andy Warhol. So that was kinda what I was going for plus the beer drinking weekend thing.

School photo Self Portrait.

Ahh yes, Photo days at school. I hated those days, having to wear nice clothes and having to comb my hair. Thank god I'm older now and don't have to deal with any hair combing or fancy-pants clothing. Anyway, yesterday's photoshoot inspired me to do the real thing and reproduce my old school photo. The only problem is that I'm a bit older and maybe a bit goofier.


So I was thinking today about the school photos that were all the rage for all of one year maybe, back in 93 or so. Kinda inspired me to do something like that. Except a little less cheesy... or more cheesy, I'm not sure what to think of this photo.

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