David Busch’s “Nikon D7000 Guide to Digital SLR Photography” – Book Review

Nikon D7000 Guide, David Busch, Book Review, Cover, FrontWhether to purchase “Nikon D7000 Guide to Digital SLR Photography” by David Busch was for me a very conscious decision to more deeply appreciating nuanced complexities in my Nikon D7000 DSLR.

The excellent “Nikon D90 Guide to Digital SLR Photography,” also by David Busch, (see review by clicking here) was for me an invaluable resource to using my old trusty and now retired Nikon D90 DX format DSLR.

Today, I shoot a couple of D7000 bodies.

While the D7000‘s and D90‘s are indeed Continue reading David Busch’s “Nikon D7000 Guide to Digital SLR Photography” – Book Review

Tips for How to Become a Model

How to become a Model

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit

A lot of people want to be a model because it’s glamorous, sexy, lucrative and you might want to be recognised in the modeling world. However, it’s an extremely competitive and gruelling business that will more likely break you than make you. Here are some major truths about becoming a model, as well as some realistic advice to make it happen for you.But don’t forget to be true to who you are.

Steps

  1. Realize that there are qualities every model needs to have, depending on the type of model one wishes to become. Generally, any feature indicative of good health is a must – clear skin, a full head of hair, and overall symmetry. Other qualities such as height and weight depend on what you’re modeling. Consider working with a fitness trainer, especially someone who has a good reputation and experience with models. Tell them your modeling goals and how you aspire to look.
  2. Decide what kind of model you’d like to be. Technically, anybody can be a model. However, do remember Continue reading Tips for How to Become a Model

Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX ED VR Micro Nikkor Lens Review

Nikon’s 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX ED VR II Micro Nikkor Lens for crop sensor Digital SLRs is a sweet little lens.

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VR – II  adds a few extra stops (3-4 claimed stops) of motion blur stopping movement, on the Continue reading Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX ED VR Micro Nikkor Lens Review

“Posing for Portrait Photography, a head to toe guide” by Jeff Smith – Book Review

Posing for Portait Photography, Front Cover, Jeff SmithPosing is integral to the process of photographing people who know they are being photographed.

Know how to direct your models and clients through poses?

Posing for Portrait Photography“, by Jeff Smith, is a guide written primarily for photographers who will be directing poses of models, clients and the like.

If you were more interested in a guide to posing appropriate to both models and photographers, consider instead “Posing for the Camera,” by Shepard and Meyer, for review, click here.

If you are a photographer, “Posing for Portrait Photography” can be a pretty neat read.

Smith learned his craft running a very large and successful Portrait Studio in California.

In “Posing for Portrait Photography” Jeff shares the ‘secrets‘ of posing clients for salable portrait photos.

Jeff’s techniques of teaching are well honed by training his several newbie staff photographers in portrait photography posing over a course of many years in this business.

Newbie photographers are initially put into the enviable job of shooting Continue reading “Posing for Portrait Photography, a head to toe guide” by Jeff Smith – Book Review

Rich Meade small town photographer now residing in Georgia with NYC plans

Masked Face, Retouch, Glamour Makeup, Woman's FaceRich Meade is a Georgia based photographer who hails originally from rural Virginia,

“Western Virginia to be the tiniest bit more specific….

I first picked up a camera when I was around 10.

Just playing around with my father’s Canon F1.

I don’t recall if I ever processed any of the film.  I toyed with it on and off throughout high school, never really thinking anything of it other than ‘something I did’.

It wasn’t until College, the first time around, that I really fell in love with photography.

My fourth year, I took a Black and White photo course – shooting, developing and printing all on our own … it was the only class I passed that semester.

After that, was hooked.

I was thrown out of school (I didn’t like to attend classes), and really had nothing going for me except photography.

So I started working Continue reading Rich Meade small town photographer now residing in Georgia with NYC plans

“White Women” by Helmut Newton – Book Review

"White Women", Helmut, Newton, Front CoverWhite Women” is an oldie but goody going way back to 1976 and is one of the older original members of my collection and Helmut’s first book.

Newton is long known to be one of the modern iconic photographers of our age of the nude female form “White Women” was a pleaser Continue reading “White Women” by Helmut Newton – Book Review

“A Model Summer” by Paulina Porizkova – Book Review

A Model Summer, Paulina, PorizkovaPaulina Porizkova’s book “A Model Summer” is a look into the modeling world of young girls in Europe.

The main setting is the Paris fashion scene in the Summer of 1980.

Our protagonist is 15-year-old Jirina, pronounced Yee-Ree-Na.

Jirina is a Swedish born and raised ugly ducking of a girl.

She stumbles out of her element, ostracized for being a misbegotten immigrant ‘communist’  she is subject to teen age teasing, child of divorced dysfunctional Czech refugee parents.

A wisp of a girl with a miserable childhood … she stumbles and bumbles her way toward the possible discovery of her swanhood … or towards her ultimate failure and demise as the wretch her whole existence has to this point conspired to convince her of as her true self …

I bought this book thinking Continue reading “A Model Summer” by Paulina Porizkova – Book Review

Rein Brugman, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Rein Brugman is a self-taught photographer whose works are exhibited at several Dutch photo art galleries.

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In previous years he has won several prizes and nominations including those from Kodak Professional Portrait Awards and “Playboy“. Continue reading Rein Brugman, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands