Monthly Archives: December 2011

“Lighting for Nude Photography” – by Rod Ashford – A book review

Published in 2002,  ‘Lighting for Nude Photography‘ is a timeless treatment of how to light the nude by some of the finest fine art nude photographers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. 159 pages in paperback, at 10.75 x 9 … Continue reading

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Nature Nude Art Model Mila of Marquette, Michigan

Much of Model Mila Avani’s work is art nude. Her settings are often in remote nature. There is a feeling of beauty and freedom, of courage and honesty to her work which serves to both uplift and inspire viewers. A … Continue reading

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‘Superbeauty’ by Photographer J. Stephen Hicks – Book Review

 ‘Superbeauty‘ by J. Stephen Hicks is a 160 page hardcover volume of photographs of beautiful nude women. If you have ever seen some of Stephen’s video of his photo demonstrations, he is a master of outdoor lighting setups for a … Continue reading

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Kat Kalashnikov, Charlotte, North Carolina’s answer to the Alternative Fetish Model Question

Kat Kalashnikov is an alternative fetish model who also styles wardrobes through her Crash Trash Designs persona. The looks Kat portrays are blends of captivatingly edgy with creatively unique. A number of the ensembles she is sporting here are in fact … Continue reading

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“Lighting Notebook, 101 Lighting styles and setups for Digital Photographers” by Photographer Kevin Kubota – Book Review

If you photograph women, “Lighting Notebook, 101 Lighting styles and setups for Digital Photographers” by photographer Kevin Kubota is a great book choice to learn about lighting. With Kevin Kubota as author, it’s not a great surprise “Lighting Notebook” is … Continue reading

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Amelia Simone, Exotic Model residing in San Deigo, California

San Diego based model Amelia Simone is curvy, busty and beautiful. While modeling for less than a year,  she has achieved full-time professional status. How has she achieved this? Amelia is a 24-year-old all natural beauty with a body toned by 8 years of … Continue reading

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Different Photographic Subjects Require Differing Tool Set Considerations

One of the things about photography that keeps it new and interesting for me is how very much there is to know about any particular niche of photography. And, beyond any given niche, how varying from a niche is very … Continue reading

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‘Karsh Portraits’ by Yousuf Karsh – Book Review

For aficionados of Karsh’s portraits, ‘Karsh Portraits‘ by Yousuf Karsh is the must own volume. We have also reviewed ‘Karsh, A Fifty Year Retrospective‘, which is far more biographical, click here to see review.  If you wish to know more about Karsh’s life, ‘Karsh, … Continue reading

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Nikon 300mm f4.5 AI-S Manual Focus Lens – Key features: inexpensive prime lens with hard focus stop at infinity – Lens Review

The Nikon 300mm f4.5 AI-S Manual Focus lens is one of the few manual focus lenses I actually have occasional use for. As I have written, I am not a big fan of manual focus lenses as they are difficult to focus … Continue reading

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Painterly Styled Artistic Photographer Bill Resto of Pixel Elegance, San Diego, California

Bill Resto is a photographer and digital artist based in San Diego, California.  His company is Pixel Elegance. The craft, character and unique style of Bill’s images is immediately obvious and yet of a depth which transcends anything akin to … Continue reading

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‘Alvarado’s Classic Modern Pin-ups’ by Photographer Robert Alvarado – Book Review

‘Alvarado’s Classic Modern Pin-ups‘ just arrived in my mail and it’s cover to cover a collection of Alvarado’s modern take on the classic Pin-up theme. I have long been a huge fan of Robert Alvarado’s work.  In fact, Robert was … Continue reading

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