no. 11

Model: Cammy MUA / Hair: Nhi

Vintage

Notes:  In drawing class, if the model can’t make it, students are usually given an assignment to just draw each other.  Same thing in photography.  But that’s not really what our fake modeling is all about. 🙂  I’m grateful to anyone who has ever given me or loaned some camera gear that’s sitting in their closet.  To some […]

Ring Light

Model: Frannie MUA / Hair: Nhi Lighting Assistance and Props: BRC and PT I draw, I take photos, I write about it.  Thanks to the team for all the help.  Thanks to BRC for letting me take his ABR800 ring light out for a test drive.  It definitely produces some blinding light.  Even shooting through its “portal” has […]

Kennesaw Photo Meetup

The reason I bring so much glass to these informal shoots is to further familiarize myself with the strengths and weaknesses of various gear in my toolset.  While almost anything can be used to make an image, we each have our own opinions as to which are the better tools to help us achieve the […]

Team Neekon

Notes: I don’t know if any studying really gets done at a coffee shop, but I would have to say these “workshops” work best when you combine talking about cameras and photography with pastries and drinks.  No need to pay somebody to stand in front of a class, just create your own Team “Neekon.”  Ironically enough, all […]

Dolls

Technical Notes: Stylist and MUA: Nhi, Trying out a couple of different ideas all at once for this shoot.  Obviously the goal is to have fun, and supply flattering images for people, but learning the strengths of weaknesses of different gear is always a tertiary goal.  Natural light low ISO is in the wheelhouse of the […]

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 […]

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!

Kodak Black and White Memories

    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, […]

Photos: Wild Bill’s

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.

Photos: D3

Here are some photos of my new friend, the D3.  No, not the Nikon (I wish…), but a foldable bicycle, the Dahon Curve D3. 🙂 Best thing about this bike is that it folds into something that can fit in my trunk.  And I’ve gotten compliments from random strangers as well as lil’ chillren that want […]

Atlanta Model/Photo Meetup

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 […]

Photos: Macon Cherry Blossoms

Macon, Georgia is one of the cherry tree capitals of the world.  If you guys go down now, you can still catch the beauty of the city, with nearly every single block covered in the distinct white and pink blossoms.  If only the city of Atlanta adopted an urban renewal plan that reflected the South’s original […]

Happy Leap Day

If anyone wonders where these “exotic” locations are, the pix were taken, ahem…in front of a Mexican Restaurant, an office building, and in front of a Wendy’s!  🙂