RFP

Notes:  TFP? How about RFP? Rice for Photos…as in trading time and talent for fun and food…I know this post is somewhat unrelated to the pictures, but it’s still the same old story–how does one make a living off of art?  Honestly, I don’t think you can.  About the best we can do is make sure […]

Photos: Viet New Year 2010

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Coloring

Notes: Trying out Bibble instead of my usual Capture NX workflow.  All these applications have a different way of processing colors and the look of the raw files from cameras. They can also mimic certain film, and perhaps the feelings associated with them.  Can’t give special attention to every single photo that I take, but for some, it’s fun […]

Cars and Cameras

Cameras are similar to cars in that they are technical gizmos that most guys can figure out and judge because of their stats: price, power to weight ratio, speed, etc. But for real uses of the tools, one discovers that it is still more about the driver than it is about the tool itself. Like most […]

Randomness

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 […]

Sawatdee

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 […]

Kennesaw Photo Meetup

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. 🙂

Lindsey

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 […]

ATL Model Meetup

    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 […]

Photos: Von

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. 😎

Photos: LLB

Notes: …was ridiculously cold and sleeting during the shoot, thanks for being a trooper!

Photos: Chrissy

…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. 🙂

A Mess of Things…

…Season 5 Finale…well, this one ends sooner than I’d thought…thanks to everyone who have followed along over the years.  This time I truly feel that it’s time to hang things up…try and forget about this “theme” and begin a new one, or perhaps just do nothing at all.  I’m an artist that never really kept up a […]

Road Trip: NW Georgia

Random Notes: …that was a relatively long drive…photos somewhat mimic the plot in a horror movie, pass by the quaint small town, come across the looming power plant and fade into the infrared shots at a covered bridge, a la Tales from the Darkside.  One of the images also suffers from file corruption (a fitting transition into the […]

Sonya

Notes: Nikon plus 85mm f/1.4 / Sigma minus IR Filter

Gallery: Autumn

Notes: Not that it ever matters, but Nikon, Sigma and Canon with various lenses for these images.  See you out there…

Yonah Mountain

Notes: This year the Fall season snuck up on me again.  This past weekend was probably peak time for us, but the rain this week (and most of this past year…) knocked off most of the colorful leaves.  Still scenic and calming though as I made the drive to the usual spots.  Minnehaha Falls was picturesque but I doubt any “model” is […]

Photos: Oakland Cemetery in IR

Notes: Thanks to the Atlanta Model/Photo Meetup group, and of course Oakland Cemetery for allowing us to disturb this hallowed ground.  Apologies to the phantoms and spirits roaming around with all the clicking and stomping.  Infrared photos of Atlanta’s most famous cemetery, with a Sigma SD14 and 10-20mm.  For every 5 shots that other cameras get […]

Photos: E&R Marietta Wedding

Random Notes: Helped out a friend at a wedding.  Being a second option on a shoot actually allows one to be more free form and experimental since the pressures of delivering the exact shots are much less.  I took the opportunity to bring some “odd” gear as well, the infrared Sigma SD14, in addition to […]

Art in Progress: Brenda

Notes: Nib and India ink…this is how I used to draw a long time ago…backgrounds and everything, not the big empty spaces of color you mostly see now (a topic for another day)…metal nib, one of the most inexpensive art tools a person can buy and so versatile with its mark making ability, truly made for the meticulous […]

Lao’d and Proud

Notes: All the images are screengrabs (D90 Movies) from a few weeks ago at our local Korean coffee shop with ai Thavisouk…I’ve wanted to do this type of documentary work for awhile now, just gathering some like minded people and sitting them in front of the camera.  Granted the environment wasn’t the most serene, but when a […]