Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Win a 100 Dollar gift Certificate!

Would you like a gift certificate for 100 dollars to Best buy.
Here is how....
-Share this photo on your page.
-Tag four of your friends in the post.
-Like Glaston Vallhall's Facebook page.
On March 24th 2015 someone will win the the 100 dollar best buy gift certificate

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This is me! Brian Johnson
I am the head photographer for Wreckless Life Magazine.
I shoot in Missoula, Montana, Portland Oregon, Seattle Washington, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and many other places. I shoot Fashion, Weddings, Boudoir, Portraits and I also teach workshops to photographers.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Glaston Vallhall- Wedding Photographer.


Feel free to share this with anyone who is getting married!
https://www.facebook.com/glastonvallhall




Thursday, February 12, 2015

Leica 60.

Yes. I am a huge fan of Leica's.



The Unboxing of the Leica M Edition 60 from Leica Camera on Vimeo.
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This is me! Brian Johnson
I am the head photographer for Wreckless Life Magazine.
I shoot in Missoula, Montana, Portland Oregon, Seattle Washington, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and many other places. I shoot Fashion, Weddings, Boudoir, Portraits and I also teach workshops to photographers.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Seriously, It's all about having fun!

                   Seriously, you shouldn’t always be serious.




Life is about having fun and taking time to laugh.One thing that is really important when photographing a person is to connect with them. As a photography I have to do this quickly. One way is to make others laugh.
I am constantly cracking little jokes and poking fun at things to get everyone around me to relax. I wasn’t always this way. I had to learn just like anything else in life. I didn’t come naturally.
Another way you can connect with other is by looking into their eyes. I have found that most people have a hard time doing this. This also something that I had to learn and practice. So how do you learn these things.
To be funny I researched comedy and watched videos on Youtube. I practiced. I still practice and learn more every day.
To look others in the eye is harder to learn. You feel uncomfortable at first but after a lot of practice you get used to it and  you understand how important it is to look at others. I started by sitting 5 inches away from a mirror and looking into my own left eye for 20 minutes a day. I do this every day now. When I go out with friends or on dates I practice. The thing is now it’s not practice, it’s me. This one little thing has done wonders for my photography and my life.
The thing others tell  me about my photography is it seems to capture a little something different than other photographers. I like to think it’s because I look deeper into someone and try to see they soul. The only way I can do this is by connecting. If you  want to be a better photographer consider working on a few things l like the ones I mentioned above. If they helped me they can do the same for you.
Heads up. I’ll be in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland soon to teach private lessons and to shoot. Message me if your interested in either. :)
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This is me! Brian Johnson
I am the head photographer for Wreckless Life Magazine.
I shoot in Missoula, Montana, Portland Oregon, Seattle Washington, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and many other places. I shoot Fashion, Weddings, Boudoir, Portraits and I also teach workshops to photographers.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tips for boudoir sessions. Things you need to know.(For the beautiful women)

Tips for boudoir sessions. Things you need to know.
Missoula-boudoir-photographer  1.  Be comfortable with yourself and your body.  I am a photographers and the other boudoir photographers that I know agree that this is the single most important factor in getting great shots.  Eat right, exercise, and be happy.  No one is perfect so accept the things you think are flawed because real beauty is always flawed and no one is perfect. You are perfect just the way you are. Love the life you live.  Don’t worry about me the photographer. I do this all the time. It’s another work day for me but I want to make it special for you.
2.  Get there 20 minutes early.  Don’t put stress on yourself. I know you are going to be nervous just by nature so, instead of rushing and speeding andmissoula-photographer having to deal with cops just plan to be early, You’ll be more relaxed and you more comfortable and you will have better shots. You won’t be sweaty and your hair won’t be messy and you’ll have a smile on your face instead if a ticket in your pocket.   
3.  Eat good food and drink lots of water for at least two weeks before your session.  Why? Your skin will look better, you will feel better and look healthier just to mention a few reasons.
4.  Hair! This is a special session to make you feel amazing and beautiful. You should consider having a professional do your hair and makeup before or even doing it yourself before you show up. Also make sure you bring the hair products you like and your own makeup.
5. Clear deodorant. Believe me. You don’t want white globs of deodorant in your armpits when you show up.
6.  Bring Music that you like.  You will feel more relaxed and a lot of boudoir photographers do this anyway, but if they don’t make sure you have your own. You can even ask your photographer what he/she has.
7.  Look around and find pictures and poses you like.  Do you have an idea? Share it with your photographer. You are a team and you work together to get you the shots you want. If your photographer gives you direction, listen up!  They have lots of experience and know best, and later you will be happy you listened because you will avoid the weird looking poses you can’t see from your angle.
8.  If your nervous about the whole things, bring a friend.  Here is the thing. Don’t bring them into the shoot. That’s weird. Have them stay outside . TheyMissoula-boudoir-photographer can hang out in the lobby or outside the door on in another room. If you the photographer your working with has a problem with you bringing a friend who is going to just be around.. Think twice about the photographer. You might want to find someone new.
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This is me! Brian Johnson
I am the head photographer for Wreckless Life Magazine.
I shoot in Missoula, Montana, Portland Oregon, Seattle Washington, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and many other places. I shoot Fashion, Weddings, Boudoir, Portraits and I also teach workshops to photographers.

Preparing your customers for a photo shoot. {Tips for getting ready for a Boudoir Session.)

I wrote this for women who are getting ready for a boudoir Session. The original post is on another blog.
As photographers we need to prepare the customers we have.There are several reasons why you should make sure all of the customers that come to you need to have information before hand.
1. They are more comfortable with you as a photographer when you give them advice and let them know what the day will be like. 
2. You get better shots because they will bring the right things and a better attitude..
3. You are the professional photographer. When you give advice it tells then you know what you are doing. 
4. When you do theses things you will get less no-shows and more referrals.
Those are just a few of the reasons why you should make sure everyone that comes to you for a photo session has advice from you on how to dress, what to bring, and information on how the shoot will go. 

1 What lingerie should you bring
When shoot boudoir always be prepared and bring a few different pieces of lingerie. Keep in mind that that if something is too tight it might not look as good. Be comfortable with your body and choose pieces that make you feel sexy and beautiful and work with your curves. Bring pieces that are safer and a little more racey and then you can decide what works best when you arrive at the studio.
2. On the day of….
Don’t wear tight fitting clothes and like bras or  belts  because leave marks on the skin!  Make sure you wear Clean deodorant. Show up early so you have time to relax and feel comfortable. A lot of times photographer rent hotel rooms to shoot in. Make  sure you feel safe and comfortable with the photographer.
3. If you have props bring them.
Do you have hats you like or are into hunting or football? Are the photos for someone in the Military? Do you have jewelry that is special to you? If so bring them.
4. Cleavage enhancers
Bring  a pair of cleavage enhancers. They cost around £5, and fill out bras so that you get the natural-looking contours even when you are lying down.missoula-boudoir-photography
5. High heels
Bring a few pairs of shoes. High heels make you legs look amazing!
6. Stockings
Bring a few pairs and check for runs and holes before you shoot.
7.  False eyelashes
False eyelashes rock – semi-permanent ones are best. Any make-up artist should have a supply and can help you with them.
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This is me! Brian Johnson
I am the head photographer for Wreckless Life Magazine.
I travel, teach and shoot professionally. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thank you!

Life can get a bit crazy sometimes and then it finally calms down sometimes you look at where you are and nothing looks familiar.
That’s my life for the past two years. Everything changed. My marriage ended. I moved into my studio. I left a religion that I had practiced my entire life. I lost most of my friends. I was in new territory. I felt like I had been dropped off alone in the Alaskan Tundra. Do you ever feel that way?
It’s not fun and it tears you up inside. I was all alone. At least I felt like it. There were times when I would be alone for a week at a time and not talk to anyone. I would sit at my house, Broken and penniless and get mad at the world.
The thing is you can only do that before so long and then you have to decide if you are beaten or you if you need to get up.
I decided I had to get up. I couldn’t be beaten. I had 3 three things that drove me. My Children.
Day after day I would miss them and dream of better days when we would go camping and travel and take photos and see the world.
I had up and downs and in and outs and all kinds of shit but the dream of spending time with them is what made me change.
That was just over a year ago.
In the last year a lot has changed. I have friends. I am learning to trust again. I have rules I live by.
I do my best every day. I am honest again. I understand what real love is. I look for the beauty that others don’t see.
Yeah, I was lost but I found a stream and followed it down through the fields and across the meadow and over the rocks and now I am home. I am happy and every day things look different and better.
I alway believed that you have to enjoy your journey but I didn’t really know how to.
The journey can be terrible and sometime you hate it but it’s not the bad day or the year you have. It’s about not letting life beat you. It’s about taking the leap of faith when there is no soft landing. It’s about learning to love who you are and learning how to love others. Most of all it’s about sacrifice for the ones you love and not putting things that should come first second.
So, I am here and everyday is a struggle but every day is also and new adventure.
I never want to go back and I wouldn’t trade my past for anything. It’s taught me who I should be and without it I would be a nobody.
To all my friends who stuck around and all the friends I have made. You don’t know how much you mean to me.
To my children. Someday I hope you know that everything I do is for you.
When it comes down to the skinny. Thank you to those who I love. You are the reason I made it!
Brian
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This is me! Brian Johnson
I am the head photographer for Wreckless Life Magazine.
I travel, teach and shoot professionally.