You’ll Love Pie Charts!

October 10, 2010

Detroit Michigan People Photography by Mary DuPrie So I totally got carried away on Skype tonight with Aurora V and missed my class reunion.  I didn’t remember until 11:30pm.   We both can gab.  First we start off typing with one another and then one of us figures out why don’t we just call!?  Dahh, […]

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Wear This Ugly Jacket

September 29, 2010
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Detroit Michigan Modeling Photographers Mary DuPrie I’m not much of an artsy fartsy photographer but Andi has such a great editorial face.  I hand Andi this atrocious jacket to wear and say “don’t worry, it shoots great”.    It’s so ugly and matronly in person it’s actually funny.  It’s kind of a mother of the […]

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Mistakes Are In Fashion

September 25, 2010
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Michigan Model Portfolio Photographers Mary DuPrie With all the shooting at my workshops I forget how much work my lights have to do.  I blew the capacitor on my Elinchrom 1200ws mono light for the second time… boo hoo  I’ve had it repaired in the past and I believe it was around $250.  I blew […]

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Reconstructing The Shot

September 14, 2010
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Oakland County MI Portfolio Photographers Mary DuPrie I always tell myself to take behind the scenes pics, but unfortunately, the shoots been long over.  Even if just for myself.  Sometimes I look back at some of my images… hummm, I wonder how I shot that.  It’s just not in my work flow. I tend to […]

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Welcome To Detroit

August 11, 2010
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I did a commercial shoot a couple of years ago for Greek Town Casino.  It was right up my ally, attractive models smiling, not trying too hard, being warm and friendly.   My “hey” and “alligator” smiles are my signatures and I truly feel I get hired because of them.  The majority of commercial work is […]

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August 10, 2010
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Having a “non-model” client pose in a model way is no easy task.  To get the face and emotion right and then ask to do awkward body positions is hard. Mike is standing with his weight all on the front foot to thrust the body forward, what I call “turtling”.  The camera flattens you out […]

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Pretend You’re On Vacation

July 28, 2010
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Chelsy, July 2010 Workshop So we were rushing drying times on this background during the workshop.  I used smooth and rough texture plaster for the first time on the canvas which I’ve never tested, let alone on still damp canvas.  You can buy a 2 1/2 gallon container cheap from Home Depot or Loews.  It’s […]

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Hot Chicks

July 23, 2010
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I want to know why my readership spikes when I post an image of a hot chick!? Should I post one every time as a lead in? Kinda like having desert first Still testing hard light and B&W.  The resulting B&W above is from a set of Craig Miniellys actions called I-Tones.  He sets up […]

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