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Mar 21 / admin

Welcome to Austin Glamour Portrait Photography

Would you like some really beautiful portraits of yourself?

If so, you came to right place because that’s exactly what I specialize in; taking really beautiful images of people.

I’ll take photographs that make you look your very best.

Instead of being formally trained in photography, I’ve taken half a bazillion fine arts classes and have years of experience in studio fine arts as a painter.

There are great photographers who really know how to use a camera but lack even a basic class in art design theory.

It’s the attention to detail that makes the difference.

From selecting the best color scheme to flatter you, to selecting poses which will enhance your figure, to selecting a location that will integrate you beautifully into the scene.

So why hire a “photographer” to get good photographs when you can hire me to put you in a work of art?

Welcome to my website. On this website you will find 100s of example photographs of my work, information about the services I provide, beauty tips, tips for photographers and artists and tips for aspiring models.

Mike Williams
Austin Fine Art & Glamour Photography

May 15 / admin

Natural Light Beauty Portraits w/ Amber

These are portraits of Amber using natural light to bring out her beauty. Both color and black and white photography was used. These pictures were taken a greenbelt in South Austin and a Penn Field complex in Austin. Penn Field was a airfield during World War I which offers some seriously cool architecture and great photographic opportunities.

Mar 31 / admin

Austin Beauty Portraits of Nikki

These are beauty portraits taken of Nikki. The colors of her skin tone and hair are fabulous for on location photography in Greenbelt in South Austin. Of particular note the colors in the cheetah print dress perfectly matched her natural tones. In the bright light against patches of dried leaves you can see just how effective the camouflage effect of the cheetah’s markings really are. The bright yellows of a sun bathed creek bed also perfectly harmonize with her hair color and create a wonder color scheme.

Mike Williams
Austin Fine Art & Glamour Photography

Mar 27 / admin

Beauty Intimates with Amber

Amber and I were originally planning on shooting outside but the weather in Austin, Texas is quite unpredictable and ended up being a cold rainy day. What’s a photographer to do?

Sometimes simple things can be beautiful. These photos were taken using nothing but a camera, a tripod and window light on a rainy day. Technically these would be boudoir or intimate photographs.

The soft lighting is partially due overcast rainy day, shooting in extremely low light and by using shear sheets which would absorb and further diffuse the light, we get a soft angelic look.

Mike Williams

Austin Fine Art & Glamour Photography

Mar 19 / admin

Barton Springs Glamour Photography w/ Adrienne

These are photographs that I recently took with Adrienne at Baron Springs Greenbelt here in Austin, Texas. This was an out of the studio, on location shoot using natural light only and the reflection of the sun light off the water in the stream.

The combination of the water, lighting, white dress and hair and skin tones, made for some very beautiful shots. We additionally took some very colorful bikini swimsuit shots.

Water is one of my absolute favorite settings to photography someone in.

Mar 14 / admin

Color with Kayleigh

There really are a million different colorful photographic opportunities in Austin. Kayleigh and I fooled around taking pictures for a few hours yesterday afternoon and here are few pictures from the adventure.

The blue and purple wall photos were taken at Penn Field which a few block from my studio near Ben White and Congress.  In the pictures where she is sitting on the railing of a house, that house is actually a Wells Fargo Bank on the corner of Congress and Oltorf. The remaining images were taken at Butler Park on Lady Bird Lake.

Mar 12 / admin

Natural Light Beauty Shots by Austin Glamour Photography

These are photographs from what I would call a typical “Beauty Shoot”. The total focus is on making the subject beautiful.

What’s really nice about these photos is the wide variety of lighting effects utilized. Natural light is used to it’s full advantage to take beauty or glamour shots. In my opinion the photographs are more alive and more intense than the typical in studio portrait.

I also used a variety of tones and colors as well as black & whites.

These photos were shot in a greenbelt and Penn Field in Austin, Texas.

Mar 11 / admin

Glamour Shots and Water

Probably one of my favorite settings to photograph someone in involves water. It could a stream, a lake, a swimming pool, sprinklers, a fountain, rain or even a bathtub.

Water presents interesting photographic opportunities. Water is beautiful, it reflects light and yet it is transparent. It shimmers, it glows, it ripples and myriad of other interesting effects which can enhance a photograph.

Additionally, it’s quite surprising the huge variety of colors water presents in photographs. In some cases it’s blue; in others it because yellow or green.

Here are some different glamour shots I have taken people in water setting.

Mar 2 / admin

A Splash of Color w/ Hallie

These are pictures out of the studio and on location at Gillis Park in South Austin. This shoot was done to help Hallie expand her model portfolio.

Mar 10 / admin

Valentine’s Day Pin Ups

Unlike roses, a photograph can last forever.

These are all photos I did for Valentine’s Day.  These photos are really a combination of beauty photography, boudoir and classic pin up style. The perfect gift for any woman to give her significant other for Valentine’s Day.

Feb 27 / admin

Black & White Glamour Photography Shoot 2

Feb 26 / admin

Black & White Glamour Photography Shoot 1

A mostly black and white photo shoot with model Janelle. These images were taken in a grave yard in Austin, Texas.

Mar 14 / admin

Austin Fine Art & Glamour Photography

Where Fine Art & Glamour Photography Come Together

Austin Fine Art & Glamour photograph is literally just that, it is fine art glamour or fine art beauty photography.

With an extensive background in visual fine arts and painting, I apply the basic principles of visual fine arts to take photographs that integrate you into a work of art.

The emphasis is always on beauty.

As an example, one of the fundamental principles of art is correct color scheme.

My photographs are not your typical glamour shot taken against white or black backdrop in a studio. Instead, I do on location photo shoots at different strategic locations around the Austin area to integrate you fully into setting which will enhance your natural beauty.

My basic philosophy is providing excellent service to clients at a reasonable and competitive fee and ultimate the highest quality photographs possible. Compared to a typical glamour shot type service, my clients receive better quality, greater quantity, more quickly and it cost less.

I offer a large variety of potential styles of photography.

Portraits & Head Shots

Before photography was invented, people would hire professional artists and painter to create portraits. Head shots are typically used by actors and actresses to attach to resumes.

Beauty Photography

A style of art photography where the photographer attempts to make his subject as beautiful as possible by controlling a large number of factors such as; lighting, color scheme, facial expression, background setting, pose, etc

Pin-up

Based off the 1950s pin up models, this is style of photography all in its own. Pin up shoots are usually themed, cute, naively innocent with a tiny hint of sexual suggestion. Most pin up lingerie shoots are less revealing than a typical bikini shoots.

Boudoir and Intimates

Think Victory Secrets here. This level is high quality glamour lingerie photos. Sometime times this style is shot with the same lighting and posing as art implied nudes or art nudes. Poses in this style emphasize beauty and are generally not sexually explicit.

Welcome to my website. You will find a great many photographs on this website. This is intentional to demonstrate both the quality and consistency of my work.

I hope to make some art with you soon,

Mike Williams
Austin Fine Arts & Glamour Photography