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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Another Successful Workshop

July 26, 2010
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I’m tired tired tired…but wanted to post the last setup from this weekends workshop.  I haven’t shot Chelsey for quite some time and she is always a pleasure. Chelsey is an absolute professional and a joy to work with.  Her posing and movement is superb.  The percentage of keepers is extremely high.  She is signed […]

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She Comes With Lunch!

July 24, 2010
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Our hot, sweet and considerate model Andrea whose mom made us lunch and home made brownies.  (The brownies were yummy) Dan painting the background with flat house paint.  White and gold poorly mixed. Second stage of painting the background.  I’m using white venetian plaster, smooth texture plaster and rough texture plaster kinda all mixed and […]

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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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Middle Of The Day

July 11, 2010
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Shot with the ring light camera right So Susan Ashe of Ashe Photography came to the studio today to do some testing.  Our model Andrea showed up right on time, 1:00pm.   I just have her come hair and makeup ready when I’m doing this kinda of testing.  We were going to do some hot (temperature) […]

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Two New Videos

June 11, 2010
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Thank You So Much Thanks everyone for the great feedback.  I’m still tweaking the video layouts so you might see a few changes here and there.  I’m working on a new layout to better identify and label the videos, so stay tuned.  (I have 13 more in the can!) .. . The Alligator Smile from […]

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Beam Of Light

June 7, 2010
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New Feature!This is a new feature of my blog, kinda a real time, what’s going on in my world.  A bit of bragging and what not, so here goes… I’m being interviewed by Ron Egatz of www.macgroupus.com tomorrow.  I hope everything goes great.  I’m kinda curious about the direction the interview will take. My new […]

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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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