Window light


August 9, 2010
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Once you start shooting models simple things become a big deal.  Take great eyelashes for example. Great full bottom lashes are especially hard to come by and Andi has them to spare.  Andi’s a great test model because she can do her own makeup.  She definitely has a preference on how she wears her hair […]

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Not What I Had In Mind

August 6, 2010
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Andrea, July 2010 Workshop During my workshops I have a certain idea what an image will look like.  Kevin mentioned he really liked an image that I had shot previously of Andi. We were at the end of a long day and this was a grab shot.  I had done this same location, chair and […]

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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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Quiet Beauty

July 26, 2010
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Andi, July 2010 Workshop I shot Andi for the first time about three weeks ago, a diamond in the rough.  She has a quiet unassuming beauty that I love and gravitate towards.    Andi is totally new to modeling and needs camera time which is really hard to come by in Detroit.   I invited […]

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Window Light

July 21, 2010
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Wow, I’m watching the new reality show Double Exposure while I’m writing this post.  I’m glad I don’t shoot with a partner.  Why they do it I don’t know.  They seem to bitch and argue constantly, it’s draining just to listen to.  It seems everyone puts up with it because they produce beautiful work, but […]

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Limited Time Only

July 1, 2010
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I realize I’m in a large building with some unusual benefits.  One of the best has been my neighbor down the hall, a high end upholsterer. Yesterday Andrea stopped by after a casting call across the hall.  I shot earlier in the day another model in this chair but when Andrea stopped by I thought […]

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Can I Jump In?

May 24, 2010
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Yes, please do.  You hear that on the set a bit when working with a makeup artist.  We shot this yesterday at my workshop.  I was working with Debbie Darakdjian for the first time, poor girl she didn’t know what hit her.  While jumping in I liked what I saw and asked her to take […]

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Birmingham Michigan Portrait Photography

April 24, 2010
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Birmingham Michigan Natural Light Portraiture Mary DuPrie I’ve been using my studio windows more and more.  I”ve never really utilized them as much as I should. Another under utilized tool are my black and white foam core panels.  I cut up a 4×8 ft. panel down the middle to make a 2×8 ft. panel.  I […]

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