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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Shooting Portraits by Holiday Lights
Nov27

Shooting Portraits by Holiday Lights

“Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you’re giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism.”—Caroline Kennedy The Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* for Canon EOS is designed for medium and longer distances and provides high-performance capture even when shot wide open and even improves as the lens is stopped down. Lens construction controls flare and ghosting artifacts, resulting in a brilliant...

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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: 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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Understanding Digital Exposure Techniques
Nov10

Understanding Digital Exposure Techniques

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”—Ansel Adams If you agree that the use of light is one of the key ingredients that differentiate a good photograph from a snapshot, it’s necessary to understand proper exposure. Even with today’s cameras, the ability to tweak the exposure at the moment of capture can make or break your image’s quality and content. Caption: This image of a Dodge...

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Portrait Wednesdays: Madame Butterfly
Nov08

Portrait Wednesdays: Madame Butterfly

“See, the night doth enfold us! See, all the world lies sleeping!” ― Giacomo Puccini 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...

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Portrait Wednesdays: The Lady in Red
Nov01

Portrait Wednesdays: The Lady in Red

“I’ve never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight”—Chris de Burgh, Lady in Red lyrics 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...

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