Spring (…almost)

Notes: Forgot how much I like the 70-200mm f/2.8 for portraits.  Used a good bit of everything in the arsenal for all these, and wouldn’t you know it, didn’t even touch the 85mm f/1.4.  Pix below from the Foveon Sigma.  If only the files look like that out of the camera.  There is hope though, […]

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 […]

at.Lan.ta

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, […]

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. 🙂

Sonya

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

Photos: Oak Alley Plantation

  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…

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.

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 […]