Not Lighting Something

November 19, 2010
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Detroit Michigan People Photography by Mary DuPrie I shot this image of Rochelle a couple of years ago.  It’s not typical for me because she has her legs open.  I knew I was going to shoot it dark so it wasn’t going to be too risque, but I have to say it’s still uncomfortable.  It’s […]

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No Way What-So-Ever

October 22, 2010
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Michigan Modeling Photography by Mary DuPrie So I took Dee Dee’s advice and responded back to Dreamna.  Short and to the point.   I didn’t want to based on previous experience, but I thought, hey, why not!?  Her response… Do you know how to put a lock on your page?  I know there are people out […]

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Profoto Hardbox

July 14, 2010
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Today I was testing my Profoto Hardbox on my Profoto 1200ws monolight.   Anthony came by for a quick couple of hours.  It’s still hot in Michigan so today had to be a studio day. Today was like shooting film, I thought the images were going to look a lot better than they did.  The […]

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July 12, 2010
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Sometimes it pays not to get what you ask for.  I was shooting a comp card with a female model in the left image location.  The location is Birmingham which is a big dog walking community, the shops leave  fancy and fun water bowls on the sidewalks for them.  It’s a beautiful boutique style downtown […]

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Headshot First

July 6, 2010
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I always shoot my “headshot” first.  I put that in the can,  covered.  But I’m always thinking headshot even during subsequent looks.  This shot of Anthony was actually the third and last look of the day.  I have to say I prefer this image over my intended headshot. Anthony didn’t need time to warm up […]

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Commercial Model Headshots

July 6, 2010
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The importance of taking a great commercial headshot for agencies is critical.  Understanding what makes a great headshot is part of the equation.  It’s not just a pretty picture.  The image can further a models career, slow it down or stop it completely.  This shoot was Andi’s first to test the waters so to speak.  […]

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Stripped Bare

July 1, 2010

You just never know what you’re going to get when a new model walks in the door.   I’ve been fooled many times in the past so when I see a new model I don’t form an opinion, the camera decides. I gained this attitude from shooting twins years ago.   Upon first seeing them I decided […]

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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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