Monday, August 31, 2009


Here are a few outtakes from the rollergirls shoot. There is a V flap outside the door with a bare strobe head firing into it and a small softbox on the left

Thursday, August 27, 2009

After doing some inspiration research, I "stumbled" upon these images. Even though the lighting is hard and there are areas with no detail, I still love it as a dramatic effect. It's beautiful and exemplifies the correct usage of contrasted lighting.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

i found great inspiration in the light and lines of the contemporary home i shot for our architecture assignment... the natural light was ridiculously fabulous!  i'm attaching a few of the more abstract ones here...

i am uploading a few of the photographs i've taken in between shooting for class assignments.  i love layers and texture, as well as reflections...  i've found that even a few minutes of shooting solely for myself lifts my spirit!

A little video about the subjects of tomorrow's shoot

Class stats

Here are the stats for class.

2 people currently have an A
1 B
1 C
2 D's

Email me if you're not sure where you rank but I think if you ask yourself honestly you can figure it out.

-- tmox

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dusdin Condren

Fell across this photographer, Dusdin Condren, on some blog. I usually like to post work by people with a style that I aspire to. This guy's work is not really a style that I can see myself ever going for, as a whole, but elements of his work really appeal to me.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

these are tastefully done, i think.  not propped, nice even lighting, and all about the subjects and their relationship.  the lighting complements the human folk as well as the animales... the photographer is karen morgan.

the first of these photographs is just too funny.  i love the motion/painterly feel of the photograph of the horses.  these images were taken by photographer steve grubman.

i get a lot of inspiration in nature and particularly in my small garden (that i have unfortunately lost to the squirrels and deer this year).  there are several things i like about the work of this atlanta photographer, brian woodcock...
the choice of subject and setting, the organic feel, and shallow depth of field in many cases.  love it!  :)

i've been practicing lighting for multiple subjects.  i took this photo using a beauty dish positioned just to the camera's left.  a bare head (because i forgot to check out any other "modifiers" -- tim, that word's in there for you) is illuminating the barely seen background.  i also attempted including the family dog in this shot... the shoot was crazy but fun! 

Friday, August 14, 2009

My Inspiration

This is the shot that inspired my high key shots from this last assignment. I don't recall who shot this but I had saved a copy of this in Lightroom. I didn't want my work to look as processed as these but I tried to match some of that intensity.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I came across this guy's site,, and i was intrigued by his long exposures of airplanes landing

Abandoned prison. The little bit of light that was leaking in gave the whole place an eerie feeling

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

David Bellemere

Somewhere on the net I fell across the work of David Bellemere. I have yet to find that much information on David but I find myself coming back to his work. One blog said that his concept includes "...natural light, architecture, mixing feminine sensuality and fashion in order to produce these racy, risque yet gracious images". It was hard choosing which shots to post which is why I posted so many images (sorry 'bout that).

I'm lovin' the way he displays the seductive and makes it beautiful and tasteful. I think that balance is one of the things that can pull me into a photographer's work.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

This week i reshoot my lumberjack picture using mirrors. I place a black card in front of a head with a grid on it and then reflected the light i needed to the side of the model and onto the axe head. I was rather pleased with the results.
(for some reason all my pictures look like crap on here)

Last night i did some longer exposure work. I used to do a ton of it back in that day but kind of lost interest in it after a while. I really want to get back into doing since i rather enjoyed it.

Light painting would also be really neat to get into. I may start playing with it in the coming months and see if i can get anything cool. Its a bit of a gimmick but i really enjoy the surrel effect it gives.

Julius Shulman

I have a passion for mid century modern architecture and furniture design, especially California style ranch homes. Some of my favorites are from the Case Study project of homes for Art & Architecture magazine. Basically during the the war you had a group of architects that were looking to shake things up and once the war ended were free to bring about a new vision of design. I recently learned that the photographer that shot a lot of these houses for Art & Architecture, Julius Shulman, died last month. He has been credited with branding a lot of the California image that exist.

The Los Angeles Times had one of the more complete obituaries that I had read. Here is the link.,0,1393680.story