Notes: First lovely day in Atlanta in a long time, brief break from the doldrums of winter. The park was packed, frisbees flying about and dogs of all coats and colors. Rode my bike around and around, cool in the shade, warm in the sunlight, just people watching. Reminded me of stuff, of growing up, […]
Random notes: …I’m no Henri Cartier-Bresson, but with my portrait photography I always try my best to capture the peak moment of the expression. Maybe it’s the same reflexes I devoted all those years to videogames, or maybe it’s because I simply care about the person and the image I’m making for them. You aren’t […]
Notes: …cold wet rain actually made for the best photos of the day. Wet pavement always enhances out of focus streetlights that add to the dreamy bokeh. I like doing inside strobist shots (since there’s music and heat), but it’s never replacing environment shots with just one camera and a lens. In the time it takes to fill up my […]
Notes: Strobist shots and photos taken with just the modeling light glow from the big studio strobes. f/1.4 is 1.4 regardless of make or model. X-processed some of the images to mimic the color cast of old film that I like. Nikon+Canon+Digital Photo Pro+Nikon Capture NX+Photoshop=low res .jpg for everyone to view. Hey, that’s photography these days. 🙂
Misc Notes: Water museum with oddly no water and Mall of Georgia, whatever’s close by. Too cold to get into a groove, but the manual focusing is getting better… 🙂 Used Silkypix for the mkII raws, and there isn’t much under the hood of those .cr2’s, at least not as much as what I believe can […]
Technical Notes: Nikon MF 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S on a Canon body. Focus ring is nice and smooth, and the glass definitely has the vintage look from that era. Bokeh is quite harsh and somewhat distracting compared to the newer lenses, and the lens aberrations can’t be fixed with the Canon software, but get over it, it’s digital […]
Notes: Thanks Von and Thip for the spur of the moment photo shoot…hair, make up, and location by them…me, I just show up and click a button. 😎
Notes: …was ridiculously cold and sleeting during the shoot, thanks for being a trooper!
…While I won’t be drawing much for awhile I guess I can still take photos…definitely actress material, very versatile…thanks for the talk on life and love over tootsie rolls…yep, I like ’em too. 🙂
Notes: Nikon plus 85mm f/1.4 / Sigma minus IR Filter
Notes: Oak Alley Plantation near Baton Rouge, Baby ‘Bel and her baby Holga. 😀 Lovely place, but full of gnats and mosquitoes. Man, it was sweltering that day…
With the recent demise of filmstock such as Polaroid instant film and now Kodak Kodachrome, I’ve been thinking about shooting more film. When I think back to random events in my life, I’m always glad that I carried a film camera around with Kodak black and white film, even when it wasn’t practical, […]
Notes: SB-800 Speedlight in a softbox, CLS triggered. Last minute notice on this shoot, so thanks to S.B. for backdrop. Dark as a cave in the lounge area, but the purple wall made for some interesting shots, also thanks to all the mua’s and stylists.
Notes: …Enchanté…Merci beaucoup…Hair blowing done with my air compressor. 🙂
Photos from the recent Atlanta Model/Photography Meetup | May, 2008. Been meaning to come out for a shootout for some time, but they’re always on a weekend, and of course I’m always goofing off on those days. Everyone did a great job, and it was fun shooting with people from different backgrounds and skill levels. I know we’re […]
Learned a thing or two in Miami and got a chance to try it out with my own setup. Thanks to others on the web, it’s quite easy to shoot using a remote speedlight (a flash) in a softbox. Now granted, these shots will never compete for any covers anytime soon, but I think it’s so cool that the technology […]