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Tire Your Model Out

March 8, 2011
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Michigan Portfolio Photographers Mary DuPrie Here’s another shot of Andrea from Saturday Nights Meetup.  It was a long night as several new photographers were shooting and trying to figure out their cameras and how to tether on the LCD TV.  The last photographer of the night was up and I looked over and Andrea was […]

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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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Grid Grid Grid

July 5, 2010
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After shooting for some time your desire to light smaller and smaller eventually comes into play.  You need to own more lights, stands and accessories.  It’s hard to set and tweak everything yourself.  An assistant is definitely a big help when using several small light sources. I love small lights sources but the only problem […]

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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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Visit The Dark

May 12, 2010
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Working alone can be crazy for some setups. The smaller and more specific the lighting the longer the setup takes.  It can limit the models movements forcing them to pose  This is when a helping hand is invaluable or a model that is extremely patient.  When I start a shoot I often don’t know where […]

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I’m So Blue

May 3, 2010
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This set up is in my favorites and i’m asked about it quite a bit.  You do need quite a bit of studio depth to pull it off though I’ve taken 2 4’x8′ frosted acrylic panels, stood them on end, staggered them front to back about 4 ft. and clamped them to a bar.  Looking […]

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