Model of the Day »

[21 Jul 2014 | 19 views]

Model of the Day

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Books »

[22 Jul 2014 | 476 views]

 

GinaH explores her erotic side in this black and white artistic erotic collection.
Over 66 pages of photographs.
These nude, full-frontal images include fetishism, bondage and masturbation.
Simon Q. Walden and GinaH have worked several times exploring a side of photography that looks for a sophisticated angle on sexuality and eroticism.
 
Available only from Amazon for Kindle.  Kindle software is free for iPad,iPhone, PC and Mac – full high resolution pictures make the most of these larger displays.
 
Amazon.com for USA
Amazon.co.uk for UK

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Critiques »

[20 Jul 2014 | 284 views]

 
Rich recently had a one-on-one session and sent a few images for critique following the session.  This post session review is included on all our workshops, both individual and group workshops and is a vital part of the learning process.
 
 

 
Looking closely you can see that there is a lack of definition on the chair and on the hair.   The light to the left of the image could have been moved just to bring out those details a little more.   The rim light on the legs is really nice, but not …

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General Photography »

[19 Jul 2014 | 397 views]

Have a potter over to this page and have a laugh – guaranteed to cheer up your day (unless you’re one of the featured photographers!)
http://pregnantchicken.squarespace.com/pregnant-chicken-blog/2010/12/10/awkward-pregnancy-photos.html

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Q&A »

[18 Jul 2014 | 263 views]

 
Q: “I’ve been trying to fix different cookies onto my flash unit to make interesting shadow shapes, but the shadows are really soft, not hard edged like i want them.   What am I doing wrong?”

 
Ooh, tricky question.  Ok first let’s define what I think you are asking.
 
Let’s say you want to create the effect of window blinds being shadowed onto a wall behind a subject (I’m sure I’ve got a picture somewhere, but I’m darned if I can find it).
 
So you put a flash some window blinds and you see …

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Photography Tips »

[17 Jul 2014 | 223 views]

 
 
1) Use an ultra-wide lens for fun
 
By ultra-wide I mean 24mm or less – all the way down to a full 180 degree fish-eye.  Now when shooting this wide you get lots of distortion, so the trick is to frame and compose to make the most of that distortion.   What is close to the camera will look huge, what is even only a little distance away will look absolutely tiny.
 
2) Use a long lens for portraits
 
Somewhere along the line it became “common knowledge” that a 50mm lens is the correct …

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