My Quest For A Studio…

As some of my friends know, I’ve been on the lookout for a cheap studio solution. My quest thus far has been disappointing to say the least.  Trying to lease or rent a location is prohibitively expensive, and I don’t have a suitable location to use in my home either.  That leaves building a structure on the property to use specifically for that purpose, which technically is the most ideal solution as I can then set it up precisely as I want it, but this option is also expensive…  I’m thinking a 2 car “garage kit” would be ideal.  One half to be used as the studio itself, and the other half to be used as storage for props, lighting, equipment, and a small dressing room…  Hopefully someday…

When your camera gets all the credit

“Wow!  Your camera sure takes incredible photos!”   Why do statements like this incite irritation in some photographers?  I mean as a photographer myself, I do understand the source of the frustration, there is more to a great shot than just having a great camera in hand, but then again I also have a “so what” attitude regarding statements like that too… If people like your photos, does it really matter? [Read more…]

A New Photography Season, and a New Gallery Theme!

Well, here it is almost the end of March, and a new photography season is almost upon us!!  Unlike a lot of photographers, I usually do not shoot much during the Winter months. My time, my season, is Spring, Summer, and Fall…  In honor of this, I have changed my site theme to something a little more lively and bright!!  🙂

I think, if everything goes as planned, I should have a very busy and fun season this year!!!  Model shoots, horse show events, a wedding, and of course all of my impromptu, spur of the moment, just for fun photo ops!!!

Fun, fun, fun!!!!  🙂

Hope to see everyone through the camera lens soon!  🙂

Athena – Holley Falls

I met Athena though Model Mayhem, to be honest, she is only one of a few from there that I would consider working with again.  She’s on time, devoted, and she prepares for the session.

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Michelle – Gillette Road, Bridge

This is my first real (real to me anyway) modeling shoot! The idea came about quite by accident actually. I’ve been taking my camera with me everywhere I go, and quite often I will just stop somewhere and shoot things that take my eye. 

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New Rendering – “Afternoon Pines”

My latest 3D rendering!  The foreground landscape is a Vue “metablob” with fractal displacement applied to it.  The figurine standing on top is Daz3D’s “Genesis” figure.

Render time was 1h:45m:20s

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New Rendering – “Mountain Vista”

New Vue 10 Infinite rendering. I would go to church here! (Of course, I would be staring and paying more attention to what was outside the window!!)

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New Rendering – “Ocean Storm”

New Vue 10 Infinite rendering.  My second attempt at using Vue’s “storm” settings on the water.  This is the first time I’ve used birds in a scene as well.  All-in-all, I think this is one of my best renders to date!

Render time: 2h:16m:36s

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