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October 11, 2010

So I’m in hot water for mentioning the ABIA awards given to Allure Makeup.  So let me clarify a few things.  I was never claiming she won the award based on my photography.  My blog readers are sophisticated enough about the industry to know that clients vote on many aspects about vendors and with enough […]

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Congrats To Allure Makeup Of Australia!

October 3, 2010
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Detroit Michigan Beauty Photography by Mary DuPrie Congratulations to Me.  Based on this website I photographed most of the images that won her the honors of being voted #1 Australian Makeup Artist.  Hummm… only problem is it isn’t  true. This makeup artist went to my website and stole the images off of it.  I […]

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She Looks Like An Angel

August 13, 2010
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I first handled the Canon 85 1.2 when an attendee brought one to my workshop a couple of years ago.  I have to say I lusted after it.  It was heavy but in just the right way, balanced beautifully.  I use the lens every chance I get. This beauty headshot of Karolina was simply shot […]

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August 9, 2010
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Once you start shooting models simple things become a big deal.  Take great eyelashes for example. Great full bottom lashes are especially hard to come by and Andi has them to spare.  Andi’s a great test model because she can do her own makeup.  She definitely has a preference on how she wears her hair […]

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Cross Eyed

August 2, 2010
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I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.  Why “sometimes” Carly would look crossed eyed…hummm I mentioned it to another photographer and he said it was ironic that he was just discussing it with his assistant. It seems that the closer I stand with my 85 1.2 the model brings her eyes closer together to […]

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August 1, 2010
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I mentioned to a model the other day to Rolodex through a few looks.  It got me thinking, “does she know what a Rolodex is?” I mentioned it to another photographer and he said we don’t use them any more and lot’s of models might not know what it meant…hummm that makes a lot of […]

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Showing Too Much

July 18, 2010

I took at look at a website today and it was all over the place (i’ve seen much worse those).   I see photographers that are just starting out that have portfolios that are just too diverse. You can’t be an expert in everything, you can hardly be proficient at one thing when starting out. […]

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Model Testing

June 26, 2010
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Todays post is in response to Aurora V Photography inquiring about how I test with models. She mentioned there is not much online, but I do know it’s a hotly debated topic on Model Mayhem. For anyone who cares; I pick out all the images myself, I don’t offer the models choices.  I fully retouch […]

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