More Real Estate

May 27, 2010
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“No thanks.” I said.  I can see her eyes just fine. Not really understanding what Claude was asking.  The Claude I’m referring to is Claude Jodoin.  I’m fortunate to know Claude and asked him to assist me with a shoot awhile back.  Claude is a photographer’s consultant and educator and Technical Editor for Range Finder […]

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May 20, 2010
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My peony tree is in bloom this week, the flowers are as big as saucers.  They last such a short time it’s a shame.  So once a year I can get this shot. When workshop students ask my advice what to shoot I always mention high key.  I find it so refreshing and so do […]

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Wide Angle

May 19, 2010
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I used my 16-35 wide angle lens today for a glamour shoot.  The model wanted to feature her shoes and legs.  I laid on the floor and shot straight up. I wish I could remember to use my wide angle more.  Because I shoot comp cards and head shots where you don’t want distortion I […]

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Double Gold

May 17, 2010
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My mom called me from the local summer flea market trying to explain what she thought was a great find.  I couldn’t really picture it so I got in my car and drove over.  What I found was a dealer selling all kinds of belly dancer belts for $5..  It just seemed like a lot […]

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Your Light Is In The Shot

May 16, 2010
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Your light is in the shot!?  Ahh, yes? And your point?  I realized when I had another photographer drop in while I was shooting that the idea of shooting with lights coming into the image was so foreign to his style of shooting.  As a portrait photographer there are formulas that you just don’t break.  […]

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Party Store Finds

May 14, 2010
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Yesterday I wrote about snippets, just bits of information needed to suggest something.  Lauren has a fabulous face and I love to shoot her straight on.  The agencies love this shot because it really shows her face to potential clients.  Makeup artists want to test with her because she has  great lids for eyeshadow and […]

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Turning Things Upside Down

May 13, 2010
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As a photographer we sometimes have tunnel vision.   I try and view my props and wardrobe without tunnel vision.   To shoot the same piece of wardrobe in a new and unique way.  To turn things upside down, sideways or inside out, whatever it takes. Because I do a lot of beauty work I only […]

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Fun Fun Fun

May 8, 2010
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Once in awhile you have a shoot where you make suggestions and the model says yes to everything.  If the model is eight and you already know him it makes it easier.  I did have to coerce him into wearing the shorts, he knew they were from my models wardrobe and they were huge on […]

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