Archives for April, 2011

It’s A Lock…

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

…An old canal lock, that is.  A canal used to run through this old area near my childhood home.  The remains of one of the locks is still there.  Natural rocks can make a great background for figure photos, but man-made rocks can work as well.  I spent most of the day yesterday editing just […]

available light, Brooke Lynne, figure in nature, nude | 2 Comments

Home on the Rocks

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Brooke is here visiting.  That makes me happy.  I work with quite a few wonderful models.  They are all special, but Brooke is more special than any other model I’ve ever worked with.  She’s my favorite.  I guess I shouldn’t say that and I hope that none of my other models feel bad because I’ve said that, […]

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Another Answer

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

After all that stuff about techniques to fix photos taken in “challenging” light, there is really a very different approach that is the one I most often use and that is much more likely to succeed, if I can manage it.  It’s much better to simply find the place where the light I’m struggling with […]

available light, Char Rose, figure in nature, nude | 1 Comment

Software Alternatives

Monday, April 18th, 2011

I’ve been working on finding better ways to post-process photos done in bright sunlight.  I think I’m beginning to improve the results.  I talked with my old friend, Tim Black, about my problems and he suggested I try the Nikon software to process the RAW files.  I’ve had bad experiences with Nikon’s software in the […]

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Spring Has Sprung

Friday, April 15th, 2011

I know it’s spring here in Ohio because I’ve already shot the first frozen model of the year here.  Thanks to Angie we slipped out to our favorite local waterfall for a shoot earlier this week.  We got a later start than we had hoped for, and, of course, the sun was out full force, […]

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Another of Char

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

It’s way too nice a day here for me to spend much time at the computer.  I need to go clean up the yard and I might even mow part of it for the first time this afternoon.  It may get up to 84 degrees today, which will set a record if it happens.  This […]

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More Char…and a Movie Rant

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Wow, there must be a lot of Char Rose fans out there.  I don’t follow all that closely how many people visit my blog, but I couldn’t help noticing that visitors almost doubled after I posted that last photo of Char.  Since I’m not really saying anything of note here, it has to be Char […]

Char Rose, nude, rant, studio | 4 Comments


Monday, April 4th, 2011

Here’s another studio photo of Char Rose.  I don’t shoot this sort of thing in the studio very often because, in general, I’m just not interested in this kind of classical figure study photography.  It’s pretty much been done.  I have a studio and a bunch of lights, so creating a setup like this isn’t […]

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Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

As I’ve said before here, I’m tired of winter and bored with working in the studio.  One of the things I do when I get bored in the studio is bring out my old soft-focus lens and shoot with it.  I’ve had this lens, a single-element lens in Nikon mount, for more than 30 years.  […]

available light, blur, Char Rose, digital Holga, nude, studio, weather | 1 Comment

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