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Shooting around OC Beach Cities

Shooting around OC Beach Cities

Whenever I visit southern California I like to shoot around the beach cities of Orange County: Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, and Huntington Beach. I have been shooting there for years and have some favorite locations. Since the MTV show Laguna Beach: The Real OC [Read More]

Two Simple Steps to a Healthier Diet

Two Simple Steps to a Healthier Diet

There are probably more diet books on the market than any genre. But a healthy diet can be simple. If you did only two things and nothing else you would be well on your way to healthier eating. The diet of most American contains all kinds of processed, unnatural [Read More]

First Sighting of Nathia LIU in Los Angeles

First Sighting of Nathia LIU in Los Angeles

Here is the first sighting of our new model Nathia LIU. She showed up one day at our studio in Los Angeles. So we dropped what we were doing and we shot her just how she came in, which was perfect. She was wearing a sexy denim mini skirt which showed off her legs to great [Read More]

Introducing the Roving Photographer

Introducing the Roving Photographer

Hello, Hola, Bonjour, Ciao, Guten Tag, Konichiwa, Szia, Dobry den, Ahoj! I am a photographer traveling around the world to every to every continent looking to discover new models. This is my personal column which I will be writing to chronicle my travels and document my [Read More]

New Discovery: Naoko CHIKAMATSU from Japan

New Discovery: Naoko CHIKAMATSU from Japan

Naoko CHIKAMATSU is a 21-year old student from Japan. She is working towards a PhD in particle physics. Naoko loves opera and theatre. She has a special interest in puppets and the National Marionette Theatre. Her favorite performances are of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and [Read More]

How to Come Up With Photoshoot Ideas

How to Come Up With Photoshoot Ideas

You have scheduled a photoshoot and want to create some interesting pictures. How to come up with ideas? Here is one way that is both fun and creative. Come up with two things: a character and a theme. Choose a Character First choose a character to portray. Choose clothes [Read More]

Two Things You Need To Succeed in Hollywood

Two Things You Need To Succeed in Hollywood

Every year thousands of people move to Los Angeles with hopes of launching a successful movie career. They come from Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Georgia, Louisiana–all over the U.S. and even from all over the world. Unfortunately, about 99% of the aspiring stars never find [Read More]

Ten Healthy Eating Tips from Chery

Ten Healthy Eating Tips from Chery

How is it that models always look so great? Well, a big part of it is good nutrition. The old saying is you are what you eat. So here are a few healthy eating tips from fitness and nutrition expert Chery Clark. Eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal along with a lean [Read More]

Gangsta Christine DANKOVA

Gangsta Christine DANKOVA

Another pictorial featuring Czech model Christine DANKOVA. Christine loves to wear hats and has lots of them. Here she is wearing a green corduroy engineer’s cap and a white designer tee shirt.Her tee shirt says “SKURVY” with a skull and crossbones and [Read More]

Five Bikinis for Valentines Day

Five Bikinis for Valentines Day

St. Valentines day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate a Saint’s holiday than to get a couple of new bikinis. We have selected five hot bikinis just for you from the Valentine Collection that are sure to warm you and your guy up this February 14th. For more [Read More]

New Model: Mariya ERMAKOVA in New York City

New Model: Mariya ERMAKOVA in New York City

Here is another brand new model to feast your eyes on. Mariya ERMAKOVA is an 18-year-old university student from Russia. We discovered her while she was visiting New York City last summer. She and a friend were staying at a youth hostel in mid-town Manhattan where we met [Read More]

The Best Season for Location Photography

What is the best time of year for location photography? Now! Models will often ask when is the best time for shooting on location in southern California. The answer is during the winter. January and February are the best months. Now I know it can get cold posing in a bikini [Read More]

New Model: Christine DANKOVA in Prague

New Model: Christine DANKOVA in Prague

Here is a brand new model captured for the first time on film: beautiful Prague native Christine DANKOVA. Christine was discovered by our staff photographer during a concert of the Czech Filharmonica at the Rudolfinium concert hall in Prague. Christine is 20 years old and [Read More]

New Website Announcement: Laguna Beach Bikini

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pictor Publishing Planning a New Website Laguna Beach, California (January 25, 2008) - Pictor Publishing is planning a new website. This is the pre-opening announcement of Laguna Beach Bikini the new website. Laguna Beach Bikini is about fashion and [Read More]

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