I remember back when I was MUCH MUCH younger, laying in bed, Staring at the window, and listening to the radio – feeling devastated and heartbroken over a lost love, that strangely I can’t even remember now who it was – so many years later.. When you’re young and heartbroken, you feel like the whole world is truly ending for sure….

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Model Casting Call: Cosplay – Harley Quinn!


ROLE: Female Character “Harley Quinn” from the movie “Suicide Squad”

PURPOSE: Just for fun, non-paying job. Basically, I just really love the character and look, so I’d love to shoot it and show off the results!

Notice, this casting call is closed! The results of this casting call can be seen here.

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OK, So I Have My Modeling Portfolio, Now What?

This question comes up a lot, and instead of reinventing the wheel here – the best advice I have is to look over these articles that are posted over on

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I learned the mechanics of proper exposure many, many years ago – back before digital was even invented, back when I shot with film with my old Pentax K1000.  So when I picked up my first DSLR a few years ago, I was ahead of the game somewhat from most.  People are buying DSLR’s today, and really don’t know how to use them beyond Programmed Auto mode.  As a matter of fact, until recently, I still relied on one of the semi-auto modes myself when doing my photography.

For action photography, like barrel racing, I knew I needed a fast shutter speed to “freeze” the action. So I would use Shutter Priority mode on the camera (“S” on Nikons, and I believe “Tv” on Canons) and manually set the Shutter Speed to 1/500 of a second, and then let the camera automatically adjust the Aperture.

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Success in Photography

Fear… Doubts… Procrastination… Not working hard enough… Not taking risks… All these things, and more, sabotage our efforts to succeed…

This video is inspiring to me…  I keep reminding myself to work at it harder!!!

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