Vaughan has been a photography enthusiast for a long time, ever since receiving a Canon A1 from his father as a high school graduation gift. He enjoys landscapes and has dabbled in macro, but portraiture is his first love.
Vaughan’s equipment includes a Canon 5D Mk III, a remote flash kit, various light modifiers, a softbox (StudioPro) and backdrop for his studio, and an assortment of lenses, to include his favorite portrait lens, the EF 85mm 1.2L II.
His inspiration is multifaceted. Vaughan is a student of the art and loves to experiment with
new techniques. He reads about in books and online. Vaughan finds inspiration in nature and in the ways, humans interact with it. But his primary inspiration during a shoot is always the model. His models come to a shoot with vastly different personal stories. Many are camera-shy, or don't believe that they are beautiful. It's Vaughan’s job to capture a glimpse of who a person really is. This takes time, because a good portrait starts with a relationship. He has to find a way to bond with his model to earn their trust.
He’s inspired by this challenge, and by the chance to create something truly special. It is