The Arizona Shootout, April, 2018

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The Arizona Shootout

April, 2018  NSFW

 

The Arizona Shootout is a very large group photography event that's been going on for over 20 years.  It brings professional models and photographers together in a sunny desert setting near Wickenburg, Arizona.  In most years it's held in both the Spring and Fall, when the desert weather is ideal.

I attend for three main reasons:  First, it's good to get out of the rainy Pacific Northwest and soak up some desert sun.  Second, I get some great images that I can share with you or sell to collectors on Bentbox.  The third reason is the amazing desert light.

Most of my AZSO photos are taken indoors with window light, or outdoors in the shade.  The sun is reflected off the sandy desert surface and reaches into shady areas to provide a soft, warm light that is ideal for portrait photography.

The models are great to work with, but I have to pay them to pose for me and of course photographers pay a substantial fee to attend, so it can be an expensive event.  That's why I'm happy that I can sell my images on Bentbox.  If you click on the model's name below each photo, the link will take you to the high-resolution photoset of that model which you can purchase if you wish.  Your support is much appreciated and will help me create more sexy images for your future enjoyment!

 

 

Celeste Rasmussen at AZSO April 2018Celeste Rasmussen at AZSO April 2018Celeste Rasmussen at AZSO April 2018

Celeste Rasmussen

 

There are roughly a dozen old buildings available for photography, as well as the open desert itself.  The buildings are filled with old machinery and general antiques.  It's like doing a nude photoshoot in a museum for three days.  

 

Natalie Watson, AZSO April 2018Natalie Watson, AZSO April 2018Natalie Watson, AZSO April 2018

Natalie Watson

 

Corrine Carrie, AZSO April 2018Corrine Carrie, AZSO April 2018Corrine Carrie, AZSO April 2018

Corrine Carrie

 

Tori Nikitin at the April 2018 Arizona ShootoutTori Nikitin at the April 2018 Arizona ShootoutTori Nikitin at the April 2018 Arizona Shootout

Tori Nikitin

Sara Gramm at AZSO April 2018Sara Gramm at AZSO April 2018Sara Gramm at AZSO April 2018

Sara Gramm

 

Ivy Lee at AZSO 2018Ivy Lee at AZSO 2018Ivy Lee at AZSO 2018

Ivy Lee

 

Nicole Rose at AZSO 2018Nicole Rose at AZSO 2018Nicole Rose at AZSO 2018

Nicole Rose

 

Raven Lynette

 

All but one of these photos were taken using available light and they were all done with my trusty Canon 5D Mark IV.  Mostly, I used the Canon EF 24-70 F/2.8 Mark II as my lens of choice.  I love prime lenses, but this zoom is so amazingly sharp that I tend to just leave it on the camera unless I have a creative idea that needs a telephoto or a large aperture prime.

Want to see more?  Here is a free gallery with some more photos from the 2018 AZSO.

Thanks for dropping in to visit the Beyond Boudoir Photo Blog!


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