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Custom Painted Photography Background Workshop… long overdue

September 5, 2011
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Custom Painted Photography Workshops by Mary DuPrie So it looks like I’m too busy to post… not true.  Just lazy and making excuses.  I’m as busy as I want to be.  I can find great excuses and crummy excuses, they’re easy to come up with.  It seems others let me off the hook and when […]

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My Favorite Corner

September 24, 2010
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Michigan Comp Card Photographers Mary DuPrie It’s great when a model can show up looking like this.  No hair or makeup, just walk in the door and shoot.  I like to keep things simple when testing so Andi would be high on my list when I don’t feel like going the full blown route.  I […]

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You Can’t Have Red

September 23, 2010
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Model Photography Workshops with Mary DuPrie The image of Andi was taken with window light and one TD5 Westcott Spiderlite.  The guys wanted to practice short lighting during the weekend so we made sure to keep that in mind.  certain hairstyles. vered her face too much, camera left,  the light left a bright stripe down her […]

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Pop Up

July 29, 2010
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Andi, July 2010 Workshop During the last workshop I mentioned to the guys when there was down time to take Andi around the studio and shoot her quick and easy with window light.  My studio is so overwhelming their minds go crazy with possibilities and they soon get off track.  There are so many backgrounds […]

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New Video Posted

June 22, 2010
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Congrats to Aurora V PhotographyAurora was the first entry I received for my latest blog giveaway (in the first draft I asked you to send me an email with your tips, so most of the entries are not posted…boo hoo.  I really don’t know what I was thinking at the time!?  Anyway, Aurora wrote an […]

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Cool Tips Giveaway

June 8, 2010
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HappeningsI talked with Ron Egatz of for an hour and forty five minutes today for my interview. He was great and said it should be out in a couple of weeks. It’s always interesting to see the writers take on an interview. Years ago I did an interview for a HongKong magazine, it was […]

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Gone Fishin

June 6, 2010
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Normally one item will set me off in a direction and this image is no different.  Pete had the white t-shirt and hat, it reminded me of an Italian fisherman, not sure why?  I went around the studio and found the leather fishing net and the pole.  I bought the net at Big Lots (for […]

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In The Round

June 3, 2010
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I think this set up has high impact for the money and time.  I went to Home Depot and bought a large round cheap light fixture.  You take it apart but leave the wires attached and simply plug it in.  The bulb doesn’t get that hot and the model can touch it.  The power is […]

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