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Category Archives: Portrait

All of my work relevant to professional portraits, headshots, or casual portraits.

Male Portrait: Justin de Maio

Last weekend, I ran into a long-time acquaintance of mine during one of my regular nightlife assignments.  I’ve known him for a for about 5 years now, but we’ve never really worked together.  He mentioned that he needed some head-shots for a talent agency up in LA. *Side note – January has been FILLED with […]

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Elle Moral - Great job. Love it. I’d like some portraits like this!January 13, 2013 – 3:28 pm

Molly D. - Tim,
Justin looks great!! Good job!January 21, 2012 – 7:46 pm

Justin Douglas - These portraits are GQ worthy! I’m glad I read your post also because I’ve been debating about magic sharp.January 16, 2012 – 10:17 pm

Tim - @Maria – thanks! I currently have White Lightning 3200′s, but for studio portraits, I think 1600 or even 800 watts would be enough. For this specific shoot, I actually just used 1 strobe, but 2 would be optimal.January 16, 2012 – 2:28 pm

Maria - Great portraits! And a very helpful post too. I’ve been wondering how the beauty dish works. I’m thinking of getting studio lights, could you remind please which ones you have and what did you use for this shoot specifically. Thank you!January 16, 2012 – 2:23 pm

Tim - @Dustin, for sure man! Looking forward to seeing the posts!January 16, 2012 – 2:15 pm

Dustin - Looks good Tim. I love the final setup you came up with and I like all the different poses. I might have to use some of those poses for guys if that’s ok?January 16, 2012 – 1:18 pm

Emilia Jane - These are awesome!January 16, 2012 – 6:10 am

Brooke Schultz - Whoa, I LOVE these. Different from your usual stuff, but still very “Tim King.” Great work!January 16, 2012 – 6:01 am

Portrait practice and the KEY reasons to have a photog friend on yo’ level

When Maria first brought up the idea of the trip to Russia to me, I completely dismissed it. Russia?  Me? Not anytime soon.  (Or so I thought.)  I’ve always had Russia on my bucketlist, but for some reason I’ve always considered it to be something I would do a few years down the line.  I […]

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I got your back if you got mine » Be My Light Photography Blog - [...] recently did a blog post on how important it is to have a fellow photographer who you can trust with your clients and [...]January 7, 2012 – 7:58 am

Dan Dilworth - Great post Tim. I’m loving that quote “Happy people never look at their watch” :) I’ll have to remember that one.December 30, 2011 – 10:19 am

Natalia - Tim!

What an amazing post!
I was in Russia in 2007. And it was a shock for me too, but pleasant one. Everything was different comparing with Europe, but at the same time there are a lot of things in common.
I adore St. Petersburg and its bohemian, full of history places.
Moscow impressed with Red Square (I really loved!), Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Bolshoi Theater, Novodevichy Monastery… history was written in these places.
I would go one more time to Russia …only for food probably. It is really delicious and unique! And of course, bread bear! :)
It’s huge country and undoubtedly there are so many places to see and new things to experience.
Thanks a lot for sharing! Wish you new interesting trips!
:)December 27, 2011 – 1:06 am

SarahV - Tim, be my BFF and let me in on your secrets of photography, posing and post-prod and I will be happy fo’eva. Awesome as always!December 23, 2011 – 2:49 pm

Ryan Lum - Nice photos as always Tim! Great post that obviously took a good amount of time to write. Awesome to read about that couchsurfer web developer. Sounds right up my alley!

Now I REALLY want to go to Russia.December 23, 2011 – 1:37 pm

Justin Douglas - Man I want to have a photo walk with you!! Come to Austin, Tx bro. Those menus were insane and that dude unibrow was CRAZY!!!!!! And Masha………….. nice photosDecember 23, 2011 – 1:02 pm

Surf & Sand Full Day PR Shoot

A majority of my work outside of weddings is public relations – and they’ve served as a great tool for getting creative “on the spot”.  As in, the shoots consist of a collection of ideas they’ve gathered to promote seasonal packages or menu items – but some kind of tie-in for the hotel. Just recently […]

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Maria - Awesome food shots! Did you use your macro lens?
Great job thinking outside the box for your last shot, perfect lighting for the look you were aiming for.December 14, 2011 – 1:30 pm

Lisa Faulkner - I love the first & third yoga shots cuz I’m a sucker for being on the beach during the magic hour and these two make me feel that. Sara! no need for a vacation come to the beach with me and do sensual yoga/S in the sand (or photograph me and whoever I convince to join us!)December 13, 2011 – 10:16 am

Mioara Dragan - Wish I got to hang out on the beach / at the pool / eat delicious grub during MY shoots… >_<December 12, 2011 – 9:36 pm

Sara Wilbur - Annnnddddd I’m booking a vacation, like first thing tomorrow morning.December 12, 2011 – 9:15 pm

Tiffany Manning - Those were awesome! I really enjoyed your descriptions too! And what kid wouldn’t love a tent in a hotel room? Brilliant!December 12, 2011 – 12:04 pm

Ryan Lum - Everything looks so delicious! Except the pictures of the women and children. That’d be an awkward statement.December 12, 2011 – 9:05 am

Emi Bloom - Your blog is one of the things I check every morning so I’m loving the 30day blog challenge.December 12, 2011 – 8:12 am

Jessica - Wait. Do they have smore’s tents for adults? Because I’m all in.December 12, 2011 – 6:59 am

Lori Ivey - LOVE – what lens did you use on the food shots? Just beautiful!December 12, 2011 – 6:57 am

Bombchell - wow I feel like i can pick up the food in the hungry 1st tim shot. lovely pics. I also preferred the pic the client did with the food by the pool.December 12, 2011 – 6:50 am

Rico de Largo – Las Vegas

Over the past few years working in the nightlife industry, I’ve met a few types of unique entertainers.  While a great DJ can really get a club going, I feel that these guys can really give a venue that extra edge in terms of making an impression on someone. To name a few, Nick Ivory […]

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Justin Douglas - This is sick post!! I hate my life right now that i had to back out! I SHOULD”VE BEEN HAD BLOG, call me out and I’ll post your linksDecember 12, 2011 – 11:35 pm

Sara Wilbur - Sexy. Just so sexy. The subject AND the lighting.December 10, 2011 – 10:09 am

Jessica - That last one is gorgeous…well really of them are. But that last one. well done.December 9, 2011 – 9:47 am

Erin Oveis Brant - These shots are killer! If you ever need someone to carry your bags I would love to tag along and see how you set up your lights for a shoot like this.December 8, 2011 – 4:52 pm

Mirian Silva - I think you are the lighting guru. Love the shots!December 8, 2011 – 2:43 pm

Tim - @Maria – used a softbox with 2 external 580′s sitting on the couch with him for the first shot, then for the desert, one main softbox as there was too much wind for other lights to stand aloneDecember 8, 2011 – 12:52 pm

Maria - Great character. Great client. Great story. And just like Ashley said – BADASS shots! You did a great job with the studio light too. What did you use? flashes, a soft box?December 8, 2011 – 12:34 pm

Marci - Nice job, Tim, love the lighting, you rocked this one. :)December 8, 2011 – 12:29 pm

David Pascua - Great share, Tim. What hits home with post is that I, myself, am a trumpet player. I might have to ask one of my photog friends to do a shoot with me…December 8, 2011 – 9:01 am

Ashley Goodwin - These are badass! Not your typical trumpet player! :)
Very well written too, my friend!December 8, 2011 – 7:50 am

Bringing you up to date!

So as you’ve noticed, I’ve been caught up and torn away from my love for my blog the past week – clients have been very demanding, and eager to hire me for gigs :) While I’d LOVE to do a full post on all of these, I don’t think I’d really have the time/spread in […]

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Erin Oveis Brant - Couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried. You’re the man, no doubt! Great work!! And I pretty much want to be you when I grow up ;)May 31, 2011 – 9:07 pm

Jennifer - You rock, Tim! It is such a pleasure to work with you. Thanks for all your amazing work. So many more projects to come…May 18, 2011 – 10:55 pm

Christy Cropper - Hot damn! You are good at what you do, Tim King! Seriously, every single image blows me away. Glad to hear you’ve been busy! xoMay 17, 2011 – 2:10 pm

Dana Laymon - goodness you ARE one busy guy! every shoot is just amazing and you’re great at capturing so many different settings! i LOVE the Solo glasses shoot. You capture people so naturally. I don’t know when you sleep.May 17, 2011 – 1:39 pm

layton - that cinco demayo photobooth is amazing.May 17, 2011 – 10:46 am

Ashley Goodwin - DUDE.
Seriously. I’m speechless.
Not only are ALL of these blowing my mind, but holy shit you HAVE been busy! I can’t hate on our lack of skype dates then, huh?
I am sure you had a great time at the WSJ meetings picking up every tidbit you can from those billionaires! & shooting for Susan G. Komen, what an honor and humbling experience!
The cheese plate shot looks so appetizing, you truly are so good at everything. It infuriates me. Haha. You’re incredibly talented on so many levels, so excited for what’s in your future!
Hey! Hook a sistah up with those wooden shades!
Oh! How do you get these edited so quickly?May 17, 2011 – 7:32 am

Bombchell - In Atlanta - lovely pictures. You’ve definitely been busyMay 17, 2011 – 7:23 am