Monday, February 15, 2010

Pentax 645D...coming soon.

This should be really cool and interesting. Pentax is bringing out a Medium Format camera sometime this Spring. It's been a long awaited camera since its idea inception. They say full frame is the APS C and Medium Format is the New Full Frame. With this camera Pentax will be ahead of the game.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Big City in a Small Town

Downtown looks big but its so small. It's nothing like New York City or Los Angeles. It takes about five minutes to drive right through downtown if you miss all the lights and don't look around at the distracting bars and clubs around. But its growing bit by bit and the skyline really adds a dimension with its shapes. Architecture can be so interesting especially in black and white
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fun with Fashion...Nailuj Villarroel Couture

Pentax *istDS -SMC 18-55 DA
I'm trying to recapture the fun element in life. I want to get back to taking more shots like this. This was a very fun shoot but I realized how badly i need an assistant. With so many different lighting changes and different locations. This was done at the top of a parking lot. The model is fashion designer Nailuj Villarroel, wearing her couture.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

The Perfect Model...Man's best freind.

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When you can't find a model to shoot, shoot the Puppy. By far one of my cutest subjects to date.

Macro Studio and Picasa EXtreme

All shots: Pentax *istDS - Pentax-a 35-80 Smc F 35-80/4-5.6 Macro Zoom
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Getting back to it all i forgot how much fun photography can be. All these pictures were taken using a desk lamp with a 5600k fluorescent bulb in a home made macro studio. I then ran them through picasa and had fun. I didn't have to work with people just a full session of creativity.

I really do feed off doing things that are new and on the edge. When i first got my cameras it was like this for me. A joy because everything was new. But doing photography on a daily basis things just get so trite. Even looking at other people's work and magazines you see its the same style same lighting everyone doing the same cookie cutter work out there.

It's interesting how the light can engulf a subject, how the light can hit it an angle and create shadows. The last one was inspired by Melissa Rodwell. I saw her video tutorial on shooting a model and she had a blurred image like this with her model. It came out really good.

All these pictures were taken with a Pentax ist DS. I have a newer one and i'm selling the older one. The camera has really been there for me. And who knows where the new kx will lead me. I find I spend more time just reading about the camera than actually using it but the weather has been bad and I've had my weekend occupied my too many outside forces. Hopefully i will find my balance again and start having some fun.