Portrait Wednesday: Pamela with LEDs
Dec06

Portrait Wednesday: Pamela with LEDs

With Wordy Wednesdays running so many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Gary Bernstein’s 1988 book Burning Cold decided to see how many Wednesdays I could publish a different portrait of the same model, in this case Pamela Simpson. Over the next who knows how many weeks I’ll be show-casing a diff-erent image of her that was made over the five years I’ve work-ed with Pam showing her many, many...

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Into the World of The Upside Down
Dec01

Into the World of The Upside Down

“I like to turn things upside down, to watch pictures and situations from another perspective.”— Ursus Wehrli Today’s Rant by Joe Farace In the Netflix series Stranger Things, the “Upside Down” is an integral part of the plot but I’m not sure I understand its application to the world of portraiture. What I’m referring to in another trend (read “Trends in Portrait Photography”) I’ve noticed in portraits displayed on the Internet,...

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Working with Kelvin, CRI and Mired
Nov28

Working with Kelvin, CRI and Mired

“You can understand perfectly, if you give your mind to it”—Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin I’m amazed at the misinformation about the Kelvin scale for measuring color temperature. On the Internet, a power company stated, “History of Kelvin temperature originally comes from the incandescent lamp.” Long before Edison invented the incandescent light, Lord Kelvin proposed a new temperature scale suitable for measuring...

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It’s Black & White Friday
Nov24

It’s Black & White Friday

“A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.”— Robert Frost Photographic umbrellas are the simplest and most inexpensive form of light modifier and that makes them the most popular too. Photographic umbrellas look and act like rain umbrellas except they’re reflective and light is bounced into or shot through them creating a big, soft light source that’s...

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Portrait Wednesdays: In the Pink
Nov22

Portrait Wednesdays: In the Pink

With Wordy Wed-nesdays running so many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Gary Bern-stein’s 1988 book Burning Cold decided to see how many Wed-nesdays I could publish a different portrait of the same model, in this case Pamela Simpson. Over the next who-knows-how-many weeks I’ll be showcasing a different image of her that was made over the five years I’ve worked with Pam showing her many, many...

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Use Test Shoots to Build Your Portfolio
Nov17

Use Test Shoots to Build Your Portfolio

“I have a personal philosophy in life: If somebody else can do something that I’m doing, they should do it. And what I want to do is find things that would represent a unique contribution to the world – the contribution that only I, and my portfolio of talents, can make happen. Those are my priorities in life.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson When working with models I haven’t photographed before, my first step is...

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Portrait Wednesdays: Leather in B&W
Nov15

Portrait Wednesdays: Leather in B&W

With Wordy Wednesdays running so many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Gary Bern-stein’s 1988 book Burning Cold decided to see how many Wednesdays I could publish a different portrait of the same model, in this case Pamela Simpson. Over the next who-knows-how-many weeks I’ll be show-casing a different image of her that was made over the five years I’ve worked with Pam show-ing her many, many...

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