Lisa in the Weeds

June 2nd, 2017

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Lisa Everhart is quite an icon in the world of figure models and photographers. She is a beautiful woman, a talented model and she spends quite a bit of energy advancing the world of fine art figure photography and helping other models.

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I’ve been familiar with Lisa’s work for years, but we hadn’t crossed paths. Last June when I was down in Florida I saw that there was an opportunity for me to visit her, so I contacted her and we set it up.

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My original thought was just to meet her for lunch and get acquainted. But Lisa wanted us to do a shoot. How could I say no to that offer from such an amazing lady? So we met and then wandered out into the swampy forests of central Florida and did a few photos.

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I think we both had a good time and ended up with a few nice photos. It’s my hope that this initial meeting and shoot will be the first of many in the future.

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Thank you, Lisa, for a fun shoot, and for all the great work you do in support of so many other artists.

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More With Areia at Starved Rock

May 30th, 2017

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Here are a few more photos from the shoot I did with the lovely Areia as we wandered around Starved Rock State Park.

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Starved Rock is an incredibly beautiful place and Areia is quite a lovely model. She’s a lovely person as well, so it is a very real pleasure to work with her.

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This is the end of this set of photos, but I do hope to work with Areia again this summer.

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Back to Starved Rock

May 23rd, 2017

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These are some photos of a lovely model, Areia, who I’ve worked with a few times. She and I spent a day wandering around Starved Rock State Park near Chicago.

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Starved Rock is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.

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Add a beautiful, talented model and some nice photos are bound to be the result.

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We happened to be working on a sunny day. There are many places where the sun does not reach down into the canyons here…but when it does, it’s sometimes fun to play with the light and shadows.

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That’s the end for this post…but there is more to come.

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Liv on the Spot

May 20th, 2017

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I have a favorite spot in Blackhand Gorge where I’ve done photos of all the models I’ve shot there. It’s a pretty place and I challenge each model to see what they can come up with for poses there. Liv Sage, of course, did a fine job with the challenge.

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There’s a waterfall hidden back in a corner of the gorge that is also a favorite place to challenge models to invent poses that work. Liv again rose to the challenge.

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And, there’s one very special place that isn’t always there. This pool of water only appears in the spring and after a good rain. But when it’s there it can create some lovely reflections. And with Liv there we got something pretty amazing. This is my favorite photo from this day of shooting. Thanks Liv!

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Twister with Liv

May 17th, 2017

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Liv Sage was in a twisty mood when we were shooting at Blackhand Gorge, as you can see in these photos.

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Liv is certainly a very flexible lady along with being quite lovely. Have I mentioned that she’s a really nice person too? And a dedicated, hard-working model.

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That’s the end for today, but there is lots more to come in future posts. Stay tuned.

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Liv at Blackhand Gorge

May 14th, 2017

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I worked with Liv Sage/ASmallWoman a lot last year. I wish she still lived nearby so I could keep doing that. But I still get to shoot her every now and then when she visits.

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As you may know if you follow my blog regularly, for some years now I’ve been working on a series of photos taken at Blackhand Gorge, a beautiful natural area near where I grew up. I went there as a kid and a teenager and decided to return to use it as a setting for my work. Last spring I took Liv there.

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The spot you see here is one where I’ve tried for years to get a successful photo. It is a sort of pedestal that seems a natural place for a statuesque model to stand. The problem is that there is an overhanging rock that makes it almost impossible to stand straight up. So this is another reason I really like short models. Liv was able to produce not just one, but several successful poses in this spot, as you can see.

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Lots more to come from this shoot with this extremely lovely and versatile model. Thanks Liv!

 

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Liv Through a Pinhole

May 10th, 2017

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During this shoot with Liv Sage/ASmallWoman last year I did a few pinhole photos along with the regular photos.

For the one below I asked Liv to move her head during the long exposure.

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It doesn’t matter what sort of lens or non-lens you point at Liv, wonderful photos always result.

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Coffee With Liv

May 7th, 2017

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A few photos from a shoot with the lovely Liv Sage aka ASmallWoman back in March of last year. When I finish posting from this shoot I think I’ll be less than a year behind on my editing. I’m actually gaining ground. Might even catch up someday since I’m not shooting all that much lately.

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These were shot in Liv’s apartment back when she lived in Columbus. I’m still mad that she moved away and I don’t get to shoot with her as often as I used to.

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But at least I have these photos from the good old days to enjoy…I hope you enjoy them too.

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I’ll have more from this shoot in a future post.

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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

April 30th, 2017

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Today is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day so, of course, I made some pinhole photos.

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My friend Ayn was kind enough to take some time out of her busy day to pose for me with my pinhole.

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I haven’t decided which of today’s photos will get uploaded to the Pinhole Day site, but it will be one of the three above. Let me know if you have an opinion on which one I should upload.

I used my Panasonic GX8 camera with my trusty old Pinwide wide-angle pinhole.

I don’t upload nudes to the Pinhole Day site because there are a lot of young people participating in the day, but that is no reason not to take a few nudes and share them here.

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Thanks Ayn!

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Reveille In Focus

April 28th, 2017

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As promised, here are some photos of Reveille taken with a “real” lens.

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I was using my old 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor for these photos, playing around with depth of focus.

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That lens is definitely not sharp wide open at f/1.4, but stopped down one or two stops it gets very nice.

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Reveille looks great in or out of focus.

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All the photos above were shot at f/2. For this last one I stopped all the way down to f/4 for a different look.

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Another reminder: Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is Sunday. Get out there and take some pinhole photos and upload one to their website, just for fun.

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Photos and comments by Dave Levingston. This is the place to see my most recent work which may include nudes, dance, landscape, nature and whatever other kinds of photos I feel like taking.

Since it does contain nude photos, this blog is not intended for viewing by anyone under the age of 18.

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