New Underwater Video Series on YouTube!
Steve Trapero's Approach to Underwater Photography
Part 1: First Things First
Part 2 Coming Soon...
Warm weather or cold weather... Hah! Not a problem anymore, as I now have access to non-heated and heated pools, year around (heated pools are available for an additional price)! NOW BOOKING! If interested, please send me a PM for my rates and details, for an underwater day shoot, an underwater night shoot, or a combination of both, in a heated or non-heated pool.
If you're seriously considering an underwater shoot, keep in mind the following—
• Do you swim well?
• Can you hold your breath and open your eyes underwater?
• Can you open your mouth underwater?
• Do you swim gracefully?
• Can you pose underwater?
• Can you make facial expressions underwater?
• Do you have stamina?
If you can't do any or all of the above, no worries!?! If you're paying me, hell I'll shoot with you, even if you're drowning underwater! Hehe
Want to know more or book a shoot, just send me a message!
Ch, ch, ch... Changes!
1) For more samples of my work, check out the link below!
Go to www.pinnacledesigncenter.com
and then go to the photography section.
You can find even more samples of my work within the only LIST I keep, which consists of images of mine on other's ports. Here's the direct the link... www.modelmayhem.com/list/376037
2) Effective immediately, I am no longer doing any TF shoots, and only taking on Paid Assignments. If you contact me for a shoot, you're paying for me, and a MUA. It's that simple. My rates are very reasonable, just ask me!
3) All of the wardrobe styling on my port was done by me and I have finally bit the bullet and created an additional profile for myself as a Wardrobe Stylist! Yah!?!
I have a fucking HUGE wardrobe collection at my studio including clothing, shoes, hats, wigs, accessories, weapon props, props, and furniture!?!
Go directly to my wardrobe styling port here: www.modelmayhem.com/wardrobeexchange
My Photography Bio
My name is Steve Trapero. I went to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and have been a graphic designer since 1991. On Dec. 31, 2007 my wife Yvonne and I opened the doors to Pinnacle Design Center. It combines 3 of our passions under 1 roof! Branding, photography and education. We are an award-winning design studio, photo studio, and a small art & design school. Curious to know more?
Go to www.pinnacledesigncenter.com
to find out the whole story.
About photography... I've always loved it! I've had the chance to work with some great photographers and photos throughout my design career, but didn't start shooting seriously until 2004. That year, my wife Yvonne and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon. Both of us forgot our film cameras
, so I bought my first digital camera and began what was a short hobby. I say "short" because photography soon turned into an extention of my graphic design career, and in 2005 I began licensing some of my images to publishers.
For a long time, I shot my wife Yvonne exclusively (who is shown extensively throughout my port). She got tired of posing for me ALL the time, especially with the birth of our first son Jordan on Sept. 19, 2007. We both agreed, I should begin working with other models.
On Oct. 8, 2010 our second son Taylor was born.
I heard about MM in the fall of 2007, and joined, seeing that it has the potential of being a great resource. Between then and now I have to say that this site has been very good to me! I am deeply grateful to all of my muses, models, hair & MUAs who I've had the pleasure to worked with, and with whom I continue to work with on a daily basis!
My List of Styles
I'm seeking to build a volume of work within the following genres; creative, dance, portrait, casual, fashion, hi-fashion, glamour, bikini, underwater, lingerie, pin-up, bondage, fetish, goth, horror, cosplay, body painting, uv black light, projection, implied nudes, nudes, and erotica.
Note- As you review my work, you will notice a lot of asian women on my port, and I mean... A LOT! I unabashedly have a strong attraction toward and admiration for asian women. I do not apologize for this, why would I? Having said this, I will and am interested in shooting women of all ethnic backgrounds, all shapes and sizes! I think every woman, not matter her skin color, eye color, and hair color is... beautiful, in her own way! I enjoy finding that beauty and bringing it out, thru photography!
The Way I Work
About my personality, and the way I work. I am very funny
, very sarcastic
, and very down to earth
. This said, at the same time I am very serious and passionate about my craft as a graphic designer and photographer. I am very detail oriented and a perfectionist when it comes to my work! I work very hard, and expect those working with me to do the same. I often have good, loud music playing in the studio while shooting, make people laugh a lot, and have a great time on each shoot!
Note- I used to be a Club DJ, and still have an extensive collection of music, but models, if you have music that you'd particularly love to shoot with in the studio, simply bring your fully charged iPod and we'll plug it into our DJ system so you can move to your own grooves!
I'm also a people person, and often have complete strangers feel so comfortable with me, that they end up spilling their emotional guts to me, telling me things only their therapists should know!?!
If you like what you see and are interested in working with me, just drop me a comment, tag, or message via MM. Ciao!