Category Archives: portraits


Caroline Diep of Ford Models came in to the studio today for some new beauty shots. I’ve worked with Caroline a bunch of times before and it was great to work with her again.  Diane did some amazing work with Caroline’s makeup and hair.  I also had Angie from yesterday’s class there to assist.  It was a good day all around.

© Copyright 2007 Mark Wallace/SnapFactory

© Copyright 2007 Mark Wallace/SnapFactory


I had another great session with Teresa today.  Diane did some great work and I really like the images we captured.  Here’s one of my favorites.

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I had the privilege of photographing Teresa in our studio today.  Teresa is a new model to us and I couldn’t have been more impressed.  We only had a limited time to shoot today but we’ll have her back as soon as possible.  Look for more photos of Teresa in the future.

© 2007 Mark Wallace/SnapFactory

Cool new video and fun workshop

I’ve been working on some videos to help people understand what our workshops are all about.  The first video has been posted and it’s ready for prime time.  I just ordered some new video equipment and I’m anxiously waiting for it to arrive.  In just a few months SnapFactory will be able to produce high quality digital video for web, DVD or other media.

Click here to take a look at our new Digital Photography 101 video promotion.

In other news, we had a terrific studio lighting workshop this weekend.  We had a great group of students and we
had a lot of fun playing with the lights.  Below is a photo taken by one of our students, Dana Repak.  Way to go Dana!  The model is Amanda Jo Lynn, a regular in our studio.

© 2007 Dana Repak

Busy, busy

Our new weekend workshop is approaching quickly.  I’ve been busy building all of the PowerPoint slides, gathering new photo samples, editing workbooks, and all the other tasks associated with building a great experience.  Our new A/V equipment is going to take our workshops to the next level, but it’s a lot of work getting everything put together.

We’ve also been talking to some photography stores in other states who are interested in me coming out to teach some workshops.  If things go well I’ll be making regular visits to southern California beginning this spring.  There have been a lot of requests for our workshops to be filmed and distributed via DVD.  We decided we’d do some trials and see how things go.  We ordered a nice wireless mic setup so we can take our video gear to locations and still get great audio.  Look for some workshop videos to hit our web site later this year.

In addition to that we’ve been busy shooting a lot of portraits for Valentine’s Day.  Lucky for us we’ll be taking a break on Sunday.  Tomorrow I have another portrait session while Diane is out on location doing makeup and styling for Lane’ who we shot just last week.  Whew!

Speaking of Lane’, here’s another shot from our session last week.

© 2007 Mark Wallace/SnapFactory


I had the opportunity to shoot a new model yesterday.  Her name is Lane’ Jo and she’s just terrific.  Diane played with some makeup and I got out the ring flash.  We had a lot of fun.  It was a short session and we plan to work together again later in February.  If the initial shoot is any indication we should get some stellar shots.

© 2007 Mark Wallace/SnapFactory