Monthly Archives: May 2011

“Alberto Vargas: The Esquire Years, Vignettes” by Michael Goldberg, Vol. I – Book Review

“Albert Vargas Vignettes” is a thin soft cover book. It’s sized like a small post card with 64, 4 inch by 5.5 inch, pages. It’s a cute little blue book of about 30 Vargas images, and is very suitable for … Continue reading

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Multi Media Makeup by Freddy Lopez of Santa Rosa, California

Freddy’s multimedia makeup is an immediate visual grab fest.  Soon as I saw a sample of his black shoe string laces over the eyes makeup, I was after him to share with us something about his makeup creations. Mr. Lopez was first interested … Continue reading

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UHS Speed Class 1 SDHC Memory Cards Tested, Delkin 8GB Elite 633x Secure Digital UHS-I 95 MB/sec vs SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB 45MB/sec

The Nikon D7000 does choke and get its memory buffer full when rapidly shooting series of shots using standard SDHC cards. This can create an inability to take follow on shots while waiting for the Camera’s in Body Memory Buffer to … Continue reading

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“Vargas” by Alberto Vargas and Reid Austin, with Foreword by Hugh Hefner – Book Review

“Vargas,” Gotta have Vargas if you’re going to be shooting pinup, or glamour, don’t you? After all, Alberto Vargas is the father of photo realistic airbrush glamour pinup. His images were of  such fine detail as to be almost confusable, particularly from a distance, for photographs. … Continue reading

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Before and After Retouch, How to retain bright natural looking eyes, with sparkle using PS CS5

How do you enhance by retouching using Photoshop CS5 a great photo of a beautiful girl? Starting with a great photo, what we have done here are:

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Catch Sea Birds in Flight shooting Nikon D7000 & 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II Zoom-Nikkor ED-IF Lens with SanDisk UHS-I Speed Class Memories

If you shoot action, you know, it’s a whole lot of waiting … then some furious clicking here and there. If you are ready to shoot, and the camera is not, moments are missed. Using a Nikon D7000 along with a … Continue reading

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Outdoor Nudes by Natural Light Swedish Photographer Peter Janhans

Peter Janhans is a photographer from a small city in Sweden with an eye for the nature nude. Many of his shots, as here, are shot outdoors in natural light, which he enhances on occasion with flash, but mostly, he just … Continue reading

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“Garage Glamour” Digital Nude and Beauty Photography Made Simple by Rolando Gomez – Book Review

“Garage Glamour” was one of my first photographic book acquisitions in my recent reincarnation of glamour photography. Rolando Gomez has a formulaic way of producing photography books. So, many of his

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7 Photos of Unique Model Shivabel of Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Shivabel is a 22 year old model, artist and performer from Switzerland. A rennasance model, she also runs the musical project Rosae Rubae et Aureae Crucis.  This project mixes esoteric themes, psychedelic-ambient and neoclassic industrial music together with some well-known artists

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