Versatile Photography, LLC: Blog https://www.versaphoto.com/blog en-us 2011-2021 Versatile Photography, LLC (Versatile Photography, LLC) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:25:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:25:00 GMT https://www.versaphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u690103022-o553241848-50.jpg Versatile Photography, LLC: Blog https://www.versaphoto.com/blog 120 120 A SunSmart Session https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2018/1/a-sunsmart-session For the first time since I've been photographing Miss Oklahoma preliminaries, the Miss Piedmont and Miss Northwest Oklahoma City pageants were held separately. Because I was unable to photograph the Miss Piedmont 2018 pageants, I invited the winners Samantha (Miss Piedmont 2018) and Abby (Miss Piedmont's Outstanding Teen 2018) for a sponsored session at my Oklahoma City studio and nearby downtown OKC. Because I know that Abby is a talented dancer (among other things), I elected to perform a more casual session to highlight her bright personality and dance abilities. I also had an opportunity to learn more about her platform, which promotes education about sun and UV exposure. Follow her platform profile for more information about living SunSmart https://www.instagram.com/livesunsmart_/

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Fifteen Years and Counting https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2018/1/fifteen-years-and-counting Just after Christmas in 2002 I purchased a ticket to visit my roommate Allen and his family in Laramie, Wyoming. During this cold trip, Laramie is surrounded by mountains on three sides, I saw this beautiful, pristine countryside that I wanted to take with me forever. With that in mind, I hurried to Wal-Mart, picked up an instant camera, and started snapping away. I didn't think that this spur-of-the-moment trip would be the start of a passion for photography. I've experienced so much in this first 15 years, and I'm looking forward to continuing my personal and professional growth as a professional photographer. 

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Unexpected Visitor 05-18-2017 https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/5/unexpected-visitor-05-18-2017 One recent evening, I was editing images at my studio, OK Visual Studio, awaiting a makeup training session to commence. Although I was performing my own work, I wondered 1) who the makeup artist, Michael Harris, had selected as the model for the evening and 2) what type of look he would be performing. When I heard footsteps coming up the stairs to the studio, I turned around and noticed a familiar face. This face was Triana Browne-Hearrell, Miss Oklahoma City 2017. Because Michael performed a soft, natural look that fit well with the makeup combinations I typically suggest for my headshot sessions, I took the opportunity to photograph the finished look. Here are a few images from my unexpected studio session with Triana. Other than the slight adjustments of exposure and color, I did not retouch these images.

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Michael Harris Michael Harris Beauty Miss Oklahoma City 2017 OK Visual Studio OKC headshots Oklahoma Oklahoma City Triana Browne-Hearrell Unexpected visitor Versatile Photography Victor Harris beauty photography headshot photography headshots headshots OKC makeup makeup artist model portrait photography portraits portraits OKC professional photography https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/5/unexpected-visitor-05-18-2017 Thu, 18 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Freckled Confidence 05-15-2017 https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/5/freckled-confidence-05-15-2017 In my beauty photography work, I enjoy working with faces that display strong and unique features like high cheek bones, strong jawlines, expressive eyes, and even freckles. I recently collaborated with another photographer as a second photographer for group sessions at my studio. As I finished up my final session, I noticed a unique face that I wanted to photograph. Although she is not a model, she wore her beautiful freckles confidently with little-to-no makeup. These are a few images of my spur-of-the-moment with Pebbles.

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) OK Visual Studio Oklahoma Oklahoma City Versatile Photography Victor Harris beauty photography confidence freckles headshot headshot photography impromptu portrait portrait photography professional photography spur-of-the-moment unique features https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/5/freckled-confidence-05-15-2017 Mon, 15 May 2017 20:40:15 GMT
Tough Broad, Tough City 05-12-2017 https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/5/tough-broad-tough-city-05-08-2017 I recently met the young actress, Tiffany, at a networking event. One of my professional photographer colleagues recommended that I work with Tiffany. With this recommendation, I decided to give it a shot. I took this opportunity to work on my editorial photography technique and develop a small story for our first session. I had some ideas for what I wanted to create i.e. night session with bright city lights and I developed these ideas throughout the session. I used Tiffany's own words "tough broad" as a central point to develop. I enjoyed this session and look forward to creating more lifestyle and editorial work in the future.

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Bricktown Oklahoma Oklahoma City Versatile Photography actor actress city lights downtown editorial editorial photography evolve female model model model photography modeling on location professional photography https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/5/tough-broad-tough-city-05-08-2017 Fri, 12 May 2017 21:33:35 GMT
AG365 Life Skills Camp Brunch 05-07-2017 https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/5/ag365-life-skills-camp-brunch-05-07-2017 The AG365 Life Skills Camp weekend finished with a fun brunch with Lamman Rucker and friends at Waters Edge Winery in Oklahoma City. Click the image to view the entire gallery. Thank you to the AG365 team for the opportunity to highlight this awesome event.

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) AG365 NCAA players NFL players OU Sooners Oklahoma Oklahoma City Versatile Photography Victor Harris Waters Edge Winery athletics brunch community community service event photography finale football football camp giving back life skills camp https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/5/ag365-life-skills-camp-brunch-05-07-2017 Thu, 11 May 2017 21:07:12 GMT
AG365 Life Skills Camp 05-06-2017 https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/5/ag365-life-skills-camp-05-06-2017 AGSC_396AG365-award-groupSome of the AG365 staff presenting a cancer-battling camp participant with an OU Sooners helmet signed by players themselves.

 

Highlights from the AG365 Life Skills Camp held at Woodson Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 6, 2017. View the complete gallery here http://www.versaphoto.com/p310650931

 

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) AG365 NCAA players NFL players OU Sooners Oklahoma Oklahoma City Versatile Photography Victor Harris Woodson Park athletics community community service drills event photography football football camp giving back life skills camp https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/5/ag365-life-skills-camp-05-06-2017 Wed, 10 May 2017 19:59:23 GMT
Fun Times With Miss Oklahoma USA 2017 https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/5/fun-times-with-miss-oklahoma-usa Because pageant photography is a staple of my business, I decided it was time to (offer to) work with Miss Oklahoma USA. After meeting Miss Oklahoma USA 2017, Alex Smith, at Tres Jolie, we found one date that worked for our schedule. With some styling assistance from Brady Balenti and hair and makeup services from Michael Harris, I had an awesome experience creating some fun images of Alex at my Oklahoma City studio, OK Visual Studio. Here are a few highlights from our session.

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Alex Smith Miss Oklahoma USA Miss Oklahoma USA 2017 OK Visual Studio Oklahoma Oklahoma City Tres Jolie Versatile Photography Victor Harris fun pageant photography professional photography https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/5/fun-times-with-miss-oklahoma-usa Tue, 02 May 2017 12:30:00 GMT
After The Fashion Show OCF Testing https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/4/after-the-fashion-show-ocf-testing Back in September 2015, I wanted to take my photographic technique to a higher level, and I began using a controller for off-camera flash. I wanted to light my subjects with a single speedlight while maintaining the lights in the cityscape of downtown Tulsa. During this test session, I accomplished my goal, and I have been utilizing off-camera-flash much more since then.

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Oklahoma Tulsa Versatile Photography Victor Harris cityscape downtown evolve fashion show lighting off camera flash on location photography portraits professional photography speedlights https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/4/after-the-fashion-show-ocf-testing Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:05:21 GMT
Headshot Development https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/3/headshot-development-okc Since becoming a member of OK Visual Studio in September 2016, I have completely revamped my headshot technique. Although I believe that my headshots were already improved from years prior, I wanted to be even better. Now I feel comfortable creating versatile, dynamic headshots for every client in any environment. I look forward to showcasing more of my work here and my other media platforms. 

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) OK Visual Studio OKC headshots Oklahoma Oklahoma City Versatile Photography Victor Harris corporate photography development executive portraits headshot headshot photography photography studio portrait professional photography self portrait https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2017/3/headshot-development-okc Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:37:06 GMT
Back to the Track https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2016/11/back-to-the-track Drag racing is near and dear to me. My Dad has been drag racing since before I was born, so my brothers and I spent a lot of time in the stands and pits seeing some of the fastest cars in the world. I actually gained my initial photo-video experience with drag racing as my younger brother and I used to record all of Dad's passes on our home camcorders. When my Dad said he was going to Thunder Valley Raceway Park's Thunder in the Heartland event, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to test my skills. Although I didn't get to photograph my Dad's passes, they started eliminations earlier than I expected, I captured some excellent images and networked with other professional photographers during this visit to TVRP.  TVRO_062TVRO_062

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) #RaceTVRP NHRA Oklahoma Oklahoma City Thunder Valley Raceway Park Versatile Photography Victor Harris competition eliminator drag racing dragster funny car injected nitro professional photography roadster sportsman stock super comp super gas super stock super street top alcohol top dragster https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2016/11/back-to-the-track Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:21:54 GMT
Ready To Share https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2016/11/ready-to-share After an extended period of lackluster posting, I'm now ready to begin sharing my work more consistently. Although Versatile Photography specializes in portraiture for pageants and business, I cover a wide variety of subject matter across many genres both in studio and on location. I will now be utilizing this blog to show more of my work, especially images that showcase my collaborative efforts and personal work. Here's a sample from a recent impromptu excursion in downtown Oklahoma City.  KPOA_01Air Force Monument in Oklahoma City KPOA_01Air Force Monument in Oklahoma City

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Air Force Kerr Park Oklahoma Oklahoma City Versatile Photography Victor Harris architecture art blogging collaboration downtown evening evolve in studio monument new work on location pageant photography portrait professional photography variety https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2016/11/ready-to-share Fri, 04 Nov 2016 18:27:07 GMT
Capturing Movement https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2016/1/capturing-movement Although I am highly experienced at capturing movements during live performances, I want to improve my dance photography skills, especially for talent performances in my pageant coverage during Miss Oklahoma preliminary events. For this task, I requested the assistance of a highly talented and experienced dancer who could perform specific techniques that would photograph well. After communicating my ideas to her, I arranged the lighting to create dynamic images that highlight her lines and freeze her movement. We created awesome images during a short period, and the following images are favorites from the session along with a pullback of the lighting setup I utilized.

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Miss America Miss America Organization Miss America's Outstanding Teen Miss Oklahoma Miss Oklahoma 2016 Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen 2016 Oklahoma Oklahoma City Tulsa Versatile Photography Victor Harris adept dance dance photography dynamic efficiency evolve fitness flash live performance pageant photography professional photography speedlites stage shots https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2016/1/capturing-movement Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:44:50 GMT
Progress Update https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/12/progress-update I am on a never ending journey to learn and apply my photographic knowledge. Since I cover a wide range of in my professional and personal photographic work, I am consistently presented with opportunities to test my knowledge. I, along with other people, have noticed positive changes in my work. I will be highlighting some of my favorite images over the next few weeks as a showcase of my growth. 

This was my first beauty session of the new year, which offered opportunities to photograph the work of an awesome makeup artist. I wanted to create different looks without losing the MUA's details. Here are a few of the finished images.

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Makeup by Charlie Oklahoma Oklahoma City Tulsa Versatile Photography Victor Harris beauty beauty photography bold colors close up evolve headshot professional photography studio photography support https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/12/progress-update Fri, 04 Dec 2015 21:05:22 GMT
2016 Season Update https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/11/season-update With Thanksgiving being tomorrow, I reviewed the Miss Oklahoma preliminary schedule to view the remaining events, and I found that there are only four preliminary dates remain. This season alone, Versatile Photography had the opportunity to photograph six events as the official photographer and two events as a guest. I captured beautiful performances at each event, I want each and every contestant to be able to have their highlight images as keepsakes from the 2016 season. 

Miss Piedmont 2016 - http://www.versaphoto.com/f860630857

Miss South OKC 2016 - http://www.versaphoto.com/f63358839

Miss Eastern Oklahoma County 2016 - http://www.versaphoto.com/f767258667

Miss Oklahoma State Fair 2016 - http://www.versaphoto.com/f861856636

Miss Tulsa State Fair 2016 - http://www.versaphoto.com/f284746883

Miss Moore-Norman 2016 - http://www.versaphoto.com/f515976725

Miss University of Oklahoma 2016 - http://www.versaphoto.com/f693884190

Miss Tulsa 2016 - http://www.versaphoto.com/f812583714

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Miss America Miss America Organization Miss America's Outstanding Teen Miss Oklahoma Miss Oklahoma 2016 Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen 2016 Oklahoma Oklahoma City Tulsa Versatile Photography Victor Harris pageant photography professional photography stage shots https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/11/season-update Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:33:15 GMT
Just In Time: Miss EOC 2016 Pageants https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/8/just-in-time-miss-eoc-2016-pageants After waking up late from my Saturday afternoon nap, I expected to miss the first few minutes of the Miss Eastern Oklahoma County and Miss Eastern Oklahoma County's Outstanding Teen 2016 pageants. I rushed out, made the drive to Choctaw, and luckily arrived with about five minutes to spare which provided just enough time for me to prepare my setup for the competition. I was able to photograph all of the onstage pageant activities, which culminated with Allie Renner being crowned Miss Eastern Oklahoma County 2016 and Olivia Kuester being crowned Miss Eastern Oklahoma County's Outstanding Teen 2016

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Miss America Miss America Organization Miss America's Outstanding Teen Miss Eastern Oklahoma County 2016 Miss Eastern Oklahoma County's Outstanding Teen 2016 Miss Oklahoma Miss Oklahoma 2016 Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen 2016 Oklahoma Oklahoma City Tulsa Versatile Photography Victor Harris pageant photography professional photography stage shots https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/8/just-in-time-miss-eoc-2016-pageants Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:00:00 GMT
Priceless Moments: Miss South Oklahoma City 2016 https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/8/priceless-moments-msokc I had the opportunity to photograph the 2016 Miss South Oklahoma City and Miss South Oklahoma City's Outstanding Teen pageants held on August 22, 2015. I captured images from every portion of the competition including the priceless reactions of the young ladies who were crowned on that evening. Devin Kerns earned the title of Miss South Oklahoma City 2016 and Kate Kemmet earned the title of Miss South Oklahoma City's Outstanding Teen 2016, and they will compete at the Miss Oklahoma and Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen pageants in June 2016. Here are a few of their priceless reactions to winning their titles. 

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Miss America Miss America Organization Miss America's Outstanding Teen Miss Oklahoma Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen Miss South Oklahoma City 2016 Miss South Oklahoma City's Outstanding Teen 2016 Oklahoma Oklahoma City Tulsa Versatile Photography Victor Harris emotional response pageant photography priceless reactions https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/8/priceless-moments-msokc Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:52:09 GMT
Me Editorially https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/7/me-editorially A step-by-step tutorial showing my approach to an editorial self-portrait.

Since this was an editorial/cinematic portrait with a more dramatic finished look, I chose a three light initial setup, 

Next, I adjusted the lens height and angle

Test the key light. For this shoot, I utilized a 22" beauty dish with a grid

Add the second light as fill. I used a 24"x36" rectangular softbox with inner and outer diffusion panels as the second light to allow easier feathering on or off of the background.

Add the third light to fill the shadow between my ear and temple. I used a bare speedlight so I could make fine adjustments for power and spread of light. 

I noticed glaring on the picture that was hanging on the wall, so I removed it. I also found that I preferred to face about 50 degrees away from the camera, which was enough to show my left eyebrow and possibly my left eye.

After the adjustments, I liked the two light setup better for the dramatic look. 

Here's the finished image with the light switch and sticker removed from the wall.

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) 7D Canon Oklahoma Oklahoma City Photoshop Versatile Photography Victor Harris beauty dish dramatic editorial evolve headshot photography professional photography self-portrait softbox step-by-step tutorial https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/7/me-editorially Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:30:00 GMT
FTK Fashion Show https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/7/ftk-fashion-show I recently had an opportunity to photograph a the For the Kids Fashion Show, which was a charity fashion show, raising money for Children's Hospital Foundation of Oklahoma. Thank you to everyone for participating and Dunlap Codding for donating the event space for this beautiful cause. http://www.versaphoto.com/p1048608731

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Children's Hospital Foundation Dunlap Codding For the Kids Oklahoma Oklahoma City Versatile Photography Victor Harris fashion show https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/7/ftk-fashion-show Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:17:22 GMT
A Change of Pace https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/6/a-change-of-pace I recently had the opportunity to photograph the Armor & Glory Life Skills Football Camp held at Putnam City West High School on May 30, 2015. With professional athletes and motivational speakers on the coaching staff, this event provided campers with a change of pace from most sports camps because it combined skills training exercises with faith-based, motivational speaking. I am thankful for the opportunity to highlight this event

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Armor & Glory May 30, 2015 Oklahoma Oklahoma City Putnam City West High School Versatile Photography Victor Harris change of pace faith-based football camp life skills motivational speakers professional athletes professional photography sports camp support https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/6/a-change-of-pace Fri, 05 Jun 2015 20:18:12 GMT
The Oklahoma Standard https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/5/the-oklahoma-standard On April 18-19, I volunteered to highlight the volunteer activities of Miss Oklahoma and Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen participants during their #MissAmericaServes project with the American Red Cross. On day one, they packed care packages for the attendees of the 20th anniversary ceremony of the Oklahoma City bombing and listened to first-hand accounts from survivors and responders. On day two, the queens handed out the care packages to the memorial ceremony attendees. By taking a little time out of my weekend, I learned a true meaning of the term "Oklahoma Standard" and gained a deeper appreciation for what these young ladies stand for as representatives of the Miss America Organization. Click on the images to view the individual galleries.

 

A Portion of the Care PackagesAlex showing off some of the care packages that were prepared for the attendees of the 20th Anniversary ceremony of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Day One - April 18th

Volunteering as OneMiss Oklahoma queens handing out care packages to the memorial ceremony guests.

Day Two - April 19th

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) #MissAmericaServes 20th Anniversary Alfred P. Murrah American Red Cross April 18 April 19 April 19, 1995 Miss America Organization Miss Oklahoma Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen Oklahoma Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Bombing Oklahoma National Memorial & Museum Oklahoma Standard Versatile Photography Victor Harris appreciation care packages federal building first-hand accounts pageant photography professional photography representatives support survivor tree volunteer https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/5/the-oklahoma-standard Sat, 30 May 2015 13:00:00 GMT
Unexpected Support https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/5/unexpected-support With the countdown to Miss Oklahoma almost over, I want to share a story of appreciation. I began photographing local and state level youth pageants back in 2010. After about three years of changes, I began to see the consistent results I wanted every time out. In 2014, I looked into transitioning to the miss and teen pageant arena, especially covering Miss Oklahoma events. Even with my knowledge and years of experience, I still doubted my abilities to properly photograph these events. That all changed after I attended the Wonderland Anniversary party for Liberte on June 11, 2014. I arrived at the party and noticed a young lady wearing a crown with people crowding around her. I found out that the young lady was Alex Eppler, who had been crowned Miss Oklahoma 2014 only four days prior. I strayed away from the crowd and floated around the store for a while only to have Alex come right over and speak to me. In our five minute conversation, I told Alex about my pageant coverage experience and my doubts about transitioning to miss-teen pageants. She assured me that I could do it. Those words of wisdom became the unexpected support that I needed to expand my work as a pageant photographer. Thanks Alex for the support, and I know that you'll excel in your future endeavors. 
Liberte Anniversary GroupI photobombed the image instead of participating with the group. Photo by Shevaun Williams and Associates via Facebook.

Photo by Shevaun Williams and Associates via Facebook

Alex and IAlex and I after volunteering with the American Red Cross at the 20th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Miss Oklahoma Miss Oklahoma 2014 Oklahoma Oklahoma City Versatile Photography Victor Harris appreciation consistent results conversation. excel expand experience future endeavors knowledge pageant photography professional photography reassurance self-doubt support transition unexpected support words of wisdom https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/5/unexpected-support Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:00 GMT
State of Euphoria https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/5/state-of-euphoria Last Friday, May 22, I had the opportunity to attend the Euphoria Artistry Show at OKC's Magnolia building. The event served as a showcase for models, photographers, artists, and entertainers in the Oklahoma City metro area. I attended the event to setup the lighting for the fashion show and live performances. Once I completed that setup, I took some behind the scenes images and additional details throughout the show. Even with all of the changes that occurred in the week prior, I enjoyed how the artists united to showcase an awesome event. Hopefully, we will be able to have more of these events in the future and bring more unity to the community. Follow this link to view the entire gallery http://www.versaphoto.com/p39452328 EAM_007EAM_007 EAM_028EAM_028 EAM_031EAM_031 EAM_088EAM_088 EAM_107EAM_107 EAM_118EAM_118 EAM_132EAM_132 EAM_156EAM_156 EAM_206EAM_206 EAM_258EAM_258 EAM_264EAM_264 EAM_274EAM_274 EAM_293EAM_293 EAM_065EAM_065

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Oklahoma Oklahoma City Versatile Photography Victor Harris artists body paint community euphoria artistry fashion show live performance models professional photography unity https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/5/state-of-euphoria Mon, 25 May 2015 23:23:00 GMT
Still Moving Along https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/5/still-moving-along I am happily updating versaphoto.com to improve the experience. Although it's taking more time than I expected, I am still moving along with the updates. I want to know what I can do to make your session experience as enjoyable as possible. Please comment or message me with your ideas, and I will take these suggestions into consideration. 

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Oklahoma Oklahoma City Versatile Photography Victor Harris changes are on the way evolve open to suggestions professional photography session experience still moving along versaphoto.com website update https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/5/still-moving-along Thu, 14 May 2015 21:23:10 GMT
My First Post https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/5/first-post ​After an extended period of thought, I decided to start blogging about my work as a professional photographer in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I expect these posts to evolve and provide more depth into my photographic process. 

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(Versatile Photography, LLC) Oklahoma Oklahoma City Versatile Photography Victor Harris evolve first post professional photography https://www.versaphoto.com/blog/2015/5/first-post Fri, 08 May 2015 21:53:36 GMT