Showing Too Much

July 18, 2010

I took at look at a website today and it was all over the place (i’ve seen much worse those).   I see photographers that are just starting out that have portfolios that are just too diverse. You can’t be an expert in everything, you can hardly be proficient at one thing when starting out. […]

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I Suck

July 15, 2010
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I was disappointed with  yesterdays testing but answers were right around the corner, or should I say a click away.  I was reading  awhile back about using the Profoto Hardbox on model mayhem,  (yes, I’m kinda a lurker) it finally inspired me to get it.  whoop whoop!  I’m sure it could be duplicated with $5 […]

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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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Summer Aged

July 12, 2010
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Image above has Photoshop action;  Smooth desaturation by Rocketlaunch I don’t use canned actions much because  every image needs and reacts differently to the action.  So the time involved going through them can be a bit off putting.  I tend to go in phrases and yesterday I decided to see what an action would do […]

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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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Fans Choose You

July 9, 2010
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“Fans choose you, you don’t choose your fans”. I heard that quote tonight and it certainly rings true. There are so many blogs out there now and many more to come.  I just watched the movie Julie-Julia about a blogger making all of Julia Childs cooking recipes.  She wrote everyday also. A few people have […]

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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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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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