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Lakefront Brewery Extended Play

I used a small desk lamp placed behind a cut-out of a beer bottle I drew on piece of white cardboard. The white background produced too much glare behind the bottle when the light from the desk lamp shone through as well as a holo around the bottle. I taped a black sheet of 8x10 paper to the back of the cut-out to reduce the glare and eliminate the halo. I lit the front of the bottle with a floor…

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Painteresque

I recently discovered the Painteresque app while read a blog post on PhotoJojo's iPhoneography web site. The web site had a listing of that site's Top 3 Artistic Photo Filter apps for Android. The app had one feature; a filter then renders any image into a painting. This filter is based on a model of the eye developed to enable an artificial intelligence to see. We asked it to show us what it sees, and this is what came out.…

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January 29th, 2011 - Lighting techniques with Frank Veronsky

I spent my morning with a number of other photographers learning lighting techniques at Frank Veronsky's carriage house studio in Belle Meade. Frank spend two hours ( maybe more ) teaching us how to make the best of available light and the proper use of reflectors. Frank has been a photographer for over 24 years and is an excellent teacher. One of the photographers brought his daughters with him. They were gracious and patient, posing for our eager cameras. This…

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My first portrait shoot

As my photography has improved I've shied away from doing portraiture. As my photography has improved family members have been handing me their point and shoots or DSLRs and asking me to take portraits. I've been telling them that I'm just not good at it. And while that may be the case, the truth is that I have not tried. My wife recently decided to return to the world of work for pay — she's been a stay-at-home mom for…

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