Tristin Huntamer is a very pretty 25-year-old red-headed nude model residing in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Her eyes change color, I think … They seem a lovely bright light blue in many photos, gray in others, and then perhaps with a greenish cast in yet others. Given the right lighting, they even seem dark.
In any event, her sensual eyes grab attention, gazing at you in brilliant color contrast with her very red hair.
Yousuf Karsh is the photographer whose portraits etched in our minds the character of the mid 20th century’s iconic personalities.
Is there a photo stuck in your mind from this period that screams character, like Winston Churchill, Jacques Cousteau, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein?
If yes, there is an excellent chance that the portrait was taken by Karsh.
Karsh was born in 1908 in Armenia. A boy during the turmoil of World War I, Karsh lived through, though not all of his family survived the atrocities. Thankfully, by 16 he had managed his way to safe refuge in Ottawa, Canada.
It was 1941 in Canada where Karsh first photographed the soon to be iconic portrait of Winston Churchill.
Before this succeed with Churchill, Karsh shares how his first sitting with the rich and famous family members of a friend resulted in a bit of fumbling and ended rather poorly.
Luckily for him, the same subjects gave him a second, more successful opportunity for a sitting.
These beginnings lead eventually to the opportunity with Churchill.
Success with Churchill flowed rather more quickly into work with the famous and powerful movers and shakers among the Allies during World War II.
After the war and decades thereafter, for people of character, whether rich, powerful or famous, a portrait by Karsh was a hallmark symbol of passage.
Aside from just the fact that success breeds success, Karsh’s images have a way of dripping with character. His lighting is often hard, showing textures, lines, tones … character.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Speedlight and a Speedlite?
Trivial camera question right?
When I heard the question, I had to know.
Before I heard the question, I didn’t even know there was a difference.
Like in high school, when I had to sound out the word light for my English class… L I T E, right? Or is it R I T E …
Now that I know the difference between Speedlight and Speedlite, it’s something to stump photographer buddies with at the bar while sharing our latest portfolio images on iPads and betting beers on the right answer.
When I get it working right, I like the pictures I can take with it.
It is one impressive performer, working along in conjunction with the Nikon CLS (Creative Lighting System or i-TTL Setting on Nikon DSLR Camera Bodies).
Frankly, the i-TTL settings are the only way I used these, or other speed lights.
In fact, the Nikon CLS feature is one of the reasons people buy Nikon. Nikon’s CLS is arguably one of the most accurate exposure systems for on the fly shooting on the planet today. It’s uncanny, I get great results with it most of the time and with very little exposure muss and fuss.
Other than the SB-600 the other speed lights I use, and prefer are SB-800‘s.