This is a question I often ponder. Should models shoot with hobbyist photographers? What is a hobbyist photographer and should they expect to be shooting say, agency models, or fashion models? Food for thought. Here are five points I’ve come up with.
This article is designed to recieve your thoughtful comments on this subject.
1. Does it help or hurt the model?
This is the question I’d like answers to in general. Some models I’ve known have been very picky about photographers they work with and some want to shoot with as many as is humanly possible. Some models take into consideration the money being offered and some would rather just consider the quality of the photographer’s work. Another factor that is often considered is if the work will get published in any high profile publication and also if the photographer has good Continue reading
Here are three of my favorite cheap old cameras: A DSLR, Film SLR and a Range Finder. I have provided some points and some images by each, all based on my own experience. This is meant to be a very condensed introduction to my 3 favorite cheap cameras. I have one camera that I really love but did not include because it’s not cheap, even tho it’s old, and that’s my Hasselblad.
My Favorite Cheap Digital SLR: Nikon D1x
Things you should know about this camera:
- Only takes 1gig CF cards or smaller as is (without firmware upgrade which mine doesn’t have)
- its old! 2001, and some of them have been heavily used by professionals
- it sold for $6,000 new
- it has some of the best body features ever put into a dslr camera but small monitor
- it has a slow burst speed compared to the Nikon F5 film camera of that time.
Shots from the D1x:
A few independent observations about the artistic process
Artists show others how they see something in the world, independent of how they are told to see that thing.
An artist’s hand is connected to his or her brain and these two agents perpetuate one of the most intimate and complex relationships known to mankind.
It is up to the artist to ultimately decide how to interpret what the senses intake, and process into the brain and filter through the muscle memory and coordinative execution.
The artist is learning about the self during the creation process, and desires to be honest and pure in his or her discovery so that a worthwhile experience can be gained based on truth. This is all done intuitively. Continue reading
Photography is perhaps the most general area of discussion on the planet because it’s subjectivity spans from deliberate design to accidental capture. There are many ways to organize the points of photography, but perhaps the least frustrating is to first define the end user objective. This author’s vernacular will be expressed from somewhere in the middle of technical to layman’s terms and is intended as a spontaneous article based on personal experience. I write an article about every day, without much ad-hoc research, other than past experience.
(ALL PHOTOS BELONG TO THIS AUTHOR)
This is my pal Sierra Missed smoking in front of my house. Sierra is moving this week over to my side of the state. She’s excited and so am I. I love her pretty face and all her amazing talent and ambition. She’s transfering from Aveda in Orland to the one in Clearwater. Too bad Aveda moved from St Pete. I don’t know why they did that. I’ll have to find out. I guess this gives me a reason to travel over to Clearwater and branch out. Party fun time. I hope she sews with me. She can sew, and sew can I. We’re artsy like that, or crafty like that. Welcome over to Pinellas County Sierra!
When I was very young, I had a good family, but longed to able to have family all over the world one day, when I grew up. I knew music would be the way to have that. It isn’t always pleasant or perfect, far from it sometimes. But I’m finding I wasn’t far off from how I thought it would be. Maybe it depends on how you project your dreams into your path as you grow. Here are some ways music makes us family wherever I have traveled or strayed. Continue reading
I was attacked by a full grown mountain lion when I was 12 years old. Actually there’s more to the story. This story is true, even tho it may sounds really rediculous. But truth is often stranger than fiction. I have a lot of really crazy stories to tell. This is one. I’m only going to reveal details relating to me, and the cat.
It was a summer day out in the country in FL. A friend and I were riding in his mom’s car to visit with his extended family. Shortly after we arrived, I saw this cage with a full grown panther looking animal pacing back and forth. Someone was about to feed it. The man opened the gate and prayed the cat with a hose as he put the stainless steel bowl of food on the ground. Why they had this caged beast, I still don’t know Continue reading
This gallery contains 13 photos.
Photos of Razor Candi I took over the years. I wish I had been a better photographer! She has amazing style and an amazing look, always one of my favorite central florida goth goddesses.
For the last few years, I’ve gone through a lot of growing experiences. I’m just glad I’ve survived the dark clouds with my freedom and health. I wasn’t always free or healthy in the process. I may be more free and healthy and able than ever now. I feel like I’ve been running from a bull forever now. Maybe I’m out of the woods now. I’ve always had a dark cloud over me, and maybe i can breath now a little bit. It seems I was always being terrorized by the system. One thing after another. And health issues, and relationship stuff, career stuff, etc. My family has been strong for me. Many friends have come thru for me. I just feel like maybe I’ve got that second wind. I don’t know how to define it tho. Continue reading