My photo Suspended Swimmer just took second place at the Providence Center for Photographic Arts juried show in Providence Road Island. Came with congrats and a nice check. Made my day rain ponies. Photo was shot in swimming pool with shade and sunlight providing the atmosphere. Good model as well.
I frequently shoot with several other photographers. We share the cost of the models and studio or travel. I like shooting that way. Means I can work with the model for a few minutes and then let someone else take over while I think about my next set-up or what I want to shoot before […]
I’m amused at all the candid photos on Facebook that show people with the mouths open as if in surprise. Trendy? A reaction to older, more formal candid shots? There’s even an emoji with mouth open–also surprise. However, there is a big difference between an open mouth and a screaming mouth. Edvard Munch’s painting The […]
This photo was recently in a show at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. I went to the opening. Didn’t know anyone. That’s not unusual. No problem. It’s always easy to start a conversation with a fellow photographer. However, halfway into the evening, I noticed that some photographers wanted to talk about equipment. Some want to […]
I’m excited to have a piece in the PORTRAITS show opening this Friday at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Center has a national reputation. I’ve tried several times to get into one of their shows. This time I’m in the show AND I get to have a portfolio review […]
There are photographers who picture reality–gritty street scenes is one example. There are other photographers who go to great lengths to set up scenes often with disorienting, out of place aspects that jar the viewer’s sense of reality. Somewhere between those two extremes are photos that add elements–like the veil here–that create a mythic/storytelling quality. […]
The 2016 Body Form show is an exhibition of fine art nudes from local photographers at the Body Form studio and gallery at 1045 Pearl Street in Boulder on December 2, 3, 4. The opening is from 6:00 – 10:00 on Friday December 2, with viewing hours from 12:00 – 5:00 on Saturday and Sunday […]
I have no idea what makes a good portrait. Natural light is best, I think. Relaxed atmosphere–yes. Bottom line: I know a good portrait when I see it but not one moment before. I have a friend who has made a business out of portraiture, but even he goes into every session hoping some magic […]
Went on a photo shoot in Moab with Rick Cummings and several other photographers. Moab is Utah’s red rock playground. The scenery is spectacular. It is large. It can be overwhelming. The challenge is to make great photos that don’t allow the environment to take over. Actually, managing the environment is always a issue. Moab […]
The Trend Watching Blog has recently done a piece on the latest movement to use nudity as an activist statement, not to mention the growing interest in nudist restaurants. It’s part of “loving your body” idea. Check it out. Also check out Nude Yoga Girl who seems to be riding the same trend–very tastefully.
Noon and Midnight are times when most photographers don’t shoot. Midnight is obvious–little light. Noon is avoided because the light is harsh. However, I like to shoot at noon or near noon when water (ponds, rivers) are involved. The harsh light can sparkle the water and cast shadows that look like night time. Check it […]