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Last week, we went to the theatre here in Asheboro and James had some models arrive for some portfolio shots.  All in all, it was probably one of the more hectic shoots I’ve ever participated in.  I had a really neat shot lined up but it appears that my lighting was somewhat off, so this is the best of my usable shots.


I really loved the setup.  It sucks that so many of them turned out to have motion blur.  Oh well, you live you learn.

Canon 40D


1/15 of a second.

White lightning and natural light.


Assignment 3 for Chuck’s commercial class was a bit of a doozy.  It’s an executive portrait… of Chuck.  Chuck, our instructor who grades everything we do. Chuck, the man, the myth, the legend.

So this is a photograph of my instructor, Chuck.  For the record, while he refused to sign a model release, he did give me verbal permission to put this up on my blog.  So he can’t sue me, right?

Here’s Chuck!

Look at him!  Loooooook!

Look at him! Loooooook!

Shot on a Mamiya 645 Af with a Leaf (Aptus Kit) attachment.

120mm lens

f/7.1 @1/125

*needs more cowbell*




Yeah… I don’t have the instructions to make these delicious almond-butter and macadamia nut cookies because Rob’s method of cooking is essentially finding a recipe, studying it carefully and then completely ignoring it and doing whatever he wants.  So I’m going to try and wing it based on what I remember.

Alright… so we’ve got some macadamia nuts… some salt and some baking powder, vanilla extract, butter, cane sugar, whole wheat pastry flour, some different cane sugar, and some almond butter.  I’m pretty sure that’s everything that’s up there.

nuts!Okay… chop the nuts.

mortar pestleSince cane sugar is so huge, we had to take it to a mortar pestle to get it down to a usable size.

sifting looks coolMix the wet ingredients (es) and then sift the flour on top.

doughAfter you mix it together, it’ll look like this.  Mixing takes a while.

cookiesheetForm the dough into little balls and put ’em on a cookie sheet.

cross-hatchUse a fork and do this thing with them… I’m pretty sure Rob called it cross-hatching.

Cookies!Bake for a pre-determined amount of time and then you’ll have cookies!  Yay for cookies!

Here’s a composite shot of the library at RCC.  This was a ton of shots that were merged together in photoshop.


That weird little bird sculpture was such a pain in the butt.

Wow, I totally didn’t realize how long it had been since I blogged.  Here’s a tasty picture of dessert to make up for it.

Chocolate Truffles

The ladies at Loco for Cocoa were some of the nicest ladies I have ever met.  I promised to get them a copy of the file but I think I’m going to actually print out a big one for them.


1/20 of a second.

Our latest assignment (and I have gotten sort of behind in posting these) was to make a model portfolio package for a hypothetical client.  I actually lucked out in a big way when my coworker Amanda agreed to be my victim.  I suspect the grand total of time we shot was around 8 hours, not counting the retouch work but overall, I feel like I came out with some really great shots.

Here are some of them.



I did a bit of filtering on her skin in the above shot to forgive any minor flaws.



The positioning was a little tricky with that shot just because she had to be perfectly within the frame.

This dress is misleading

This dress is misleading

Yeah… ummm… I’m sure you can tell the background is really white.

This dress is fabulous

This dress is fabulous

Had to do a bit of post-production on most of these but for the most part, nothing big.  Didn’t get shots of the setups (my bad) but otherwise, I’m happy about this.