Category Archives: Self Promo

Farm & Food Portfolio

Recent portfolio images: Farm & Food 2012. See more here and here

In the Garden

Here are some images from a recent fashion shoot. Beads, feathers, bamboo, gold, guitars and greenery… Thanks to model Katie Robinson, MUA Lex Ewing and my mentors, Joey and Jessica Seawell for collaborating with me on this project.

                                                                              All images ©Eric Waters 2012

Retro Fashion Editorial

My awesome model for this self-promo found me on Model Mayhem recently. I am so happy she visited the RCC studio and helped me with this shoot. I got lots of fun images and will share more later. This one fit best for my self-promo as a retro fashion editorial piece.

©Eric Waters 2012

Beauty Pose

I wanted to shoot a beauty session, focusing on a model’s make-up and styling. Thanks so much to Sara Allman for being such a beautiful model – and to Molly Mullin and Holly Rose Mann for creating the “look” on hair and make-up.

©Eric Waters 2012

Day of the Modeling Dead

Halloween is on the way – and at the end of our photo shoot last weekend, my friend Laura Smearman was exhausted enough to lay on a bench in UNC gardens and “be dead”. Not sure she looks quite dead in these, but they do have some weird spooky mood and lighting to them. so Enjoy!

©Eric Waters 2011

RCC Photo Student for Mayor

For one of my self-promos, I decided to photograph a political campaign-style portrait. First year student, Lewis Perkins agreed to pose for me (as the candidate) and we shot outside the Asheboro City Hall. I underexposed the background to make him stand out and shot from a low angle to give him a sense of power.

©Eric Waters 2011

Here is a behind-the-scenes idea of the set-up. I had one strobe on a battery back with an umbrella and the awesome Courtney Satterfield assisting, holding a fill Unlike this picture, the strobe was on Lewis’ left in the final shot. Thanks to Lewis and Courtney for helping with this image!

Self-Promo Preview

Here are a couple of previews of an Anthropologie clothing shoot that I am working on. Enjoy!

©Eric Waters 2011

Fashion Flare

In the studio, I wanted to experiment with some high-key individual model fashion style shots. Caroline Simmons (a talented recent RCC graduate herself) agreed to model and we tried some different lighting styles and looks. I ended up liking the two shots below- envisioning it as a mock double page ad for a designer eyewear company. Thanks to Caroline for modeling while also giving lighting assistance on the set!

©Eric Waters 2011

Read A Book!

For one of my self-promotions, I shot a few images with the idea of a reading campaign in mind. Thanks to Lillian Higgins and Trey Lovelady (RCC newbies!) for doing a great job modeling.

©Eric Waters – 2011

Here was my studio set-up: