Would You Like to be a Muse?
Jun16

Would You Like to be a Muse?

A muse is a “woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.” When I’m testing cameras, lenses and especially lighting equipment, I need models to pose for photographs  you see on this blog and in the pages of Shutterbug magazine. With repairs to my home studio finally complete, I will be doing more and more studio shoots and need new models. If you have a friend (or maybe yourself)...

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Old School Hollywood Portraiture
Aug16

Old School Hollywood Portraiture

“It’s all so simple – no one believes me … you strike a pose, then you light it. Then you clown around and get some action in the expressions. Then, you shoot.” – George Hurrell Photographers get inspiration for their work from many places. One friend of mine finds it in old world master’s paintings; I get the inspiration from the movies. When watching Frank Capra’s 1937 classic Lost Horizon I was struck not...

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Photographing Models on the Runway
Jan16

Photographing Models on the Runway

Runway photography is more like shooting sports that studio fashion. Leggy supermodels move fast and like a wedding shooter capturing a bride coming down the aisle with her father, you only get one chance. Some fashion shows permit flash but many others do not. On the upside, some runways are  brightly lit with tungsten lighting for TV, not still cameras. Local venues vary greatly in configuration, where you can stand, and many  allow...

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