Monthly Archives: March 2011

Santa Fe, day 3, part 2, The Town

Our first location shoot of the class was at an amazing movie set of an old western town.  Movies like Silverado were shot there and actors like John Wayne and Henry Fonda had card games and shoot outs.  We arrived and got right to work, it was litterally the fastest four hours of my life. […]

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Santa Fe, Day 3, part one

So we’re still in the studio here, David, our instructor, gave a surprise assignment of photographing  body parts (sounds Dr. Frankenstien I know)  and abstracting them.  I used one light with a medium softbox behind the subject and then tinkered with my angle.   Here’s what came of that.  Thanks to Sarah and Randy for lending their […]

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Santa Fe Day 2, Self Portrait

So day two and we get personal.  It’s a strange thing taking pictures of yourself at least for me.  Had an idea and went for it but wasn’t prepared for how personal the images struck me.  Catching glimpses of your parents and your children in your face at the same moment can be a profound […]

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Santa Fe Day 1

I’m back from what was one of the best photographic learning experiences to date for me.   I must say the setting of Santa Fe holds a bit of magic,  royal blue skies perfectly compliment brilliant orange adobe.  Everything is radiant in the south western light, the same light that attracted droves of artists from […]

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