Archives for 2013

Fascinating Ancestry

It’s funny how some stories come to you when you least expect it. I was chatting with a friend the other day after a photo session, and one thing led to another, and she told me about the story of Mary Jemison. [Read more…]

Blogging Restart (hopefully)

For the umpteenth time, I’m going to try to establish a regular habit of blogging.  For whatever reason I seem to have a hard time staying with it – which is a little ironic, because I actually like to write! [Read more…]

Some revelations regarding the modeling industry…

Well… I’m halfway through my second week of my two week vacation, and really nothing has turned out the way that I had planned it.  With two weeks off, I was certain I could complete a few photo sessions and get them checked off my list, but as it turned out so far, I haven’t shot a single one!  The one that I was really looking forward to, something a little outside the norm for me and had been planning the longest – totally fell through.  My model was eager right up until a few days before the shoot, and then suddenly can’t be found…

Bad move there! [Read more…]

Studio Lighting

In my quest for my own studio, I have also been on the lookout for lighting. There are a lot of options out there to choose from – different types of strobes, light modifiers, etc… But the choice that I keep going back to, that seems the most appealing to me, is LED continuous lighting. [Read more…]

My Quest For A Studio…

As some of my friends know, I’ve been on the lookout for a cheap studio solution. My quest thus far has been disappointing to say the least.  Trying to lease or rent a location is prohibitively expensive, and I don’t have a suitable location to use in my home either.  That leaves building a structure on the property to use specifically for that purpose, which technically is the most ideal solution as I can then set it up precisely as I want it, but this option is also expensive…  I’m thinking a 2 car “garage kit” would be ideal.  One half to be used as the studio itself, and the other half to be used as storage for props, lighting, equipment, and a small dressing room…  Hopefully someday…