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Be True To Your School

Be True To Your School

A traditional school-uniform look on campus is popular. This Case Western Reserve student is wearing a pleated skirt, collared shirt and tie and a blue V-neck sweater. A red ribbon in her hair gives her just a dash of color. Very cute back-to-school outfit. So be true to [Read More]

How to Ask for Work

Model writes: Do you any advice on how to get paid modeling gigs? So how to ask for paying gigs in your area? Personal Selling Unless you are signed with an agency, you will have to find your own work. Approach modeling as your business. Like any business, a model needs to [Read More]

City Year

City Year

While I was visiting Cleveland I observed a group of young people exercising as group in front of the Town City Center in downtown Cleveland. Many were wearing red jackets or sweatshirts. The group turned out to be City Year. City Year is a corps of young people, aged 17 to [Read More]

Punk Girls in Ukraine

Punk Girls in Ukraine

Two pun girls in Lviv, Ukraine. Then the Ramones music video I Wanna Be Sedated. [Read More]

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

In small towns all across America Friday nights mean one thing: high school football. The local high school team gets out on the gridiron under the lights. In many towns, especially in Texas, every store and restaurant in town closes early and the whole town shuts down so [Read More]

Performance Guide for Macintosh

Performance Guide for Macintosh

Buying a computer for digital photography can be confusing, to say the least. Which model is optimum and how do you get the best performance out of it? Here is an invaluable resource for anybody looking to purchase a Macintosh computer. This report will help you: 1. Choose [Read More]

Key Tower in Downtown Cleveland

Key Tower in Downtown Cleveland

Here is my first contribution to the As-Shot section. Here is the story: I got a new full-frame digital camera from B&H Photo in New York: Nikon D700. It came by UPS about two weeks ago. I also ordered the kit lens which is a 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 VR. This lens [Read More]

Nikon D700 Full Frame Digital SLR

Nikon D700 Full Frame Digital SLR

I recently reported that I have been shooting with an entry level digital SLR for the past five years– a circa 2004 Canon EOS Digital Rebel. The Rebel has a cropped sensor which means it is much smaller than a standard 35mm film frame. Well I finally moved up to a [Read More]

New Category: As-Shot

New Category: As-Shot

As a respected news and information source, we believe in honesty and integrity in news reporting. Journalists and photojournalists must be seekers of truth. An issue that has surfaced is manipulation of photographs by prime sources as well as the media. One famous case [Read More]

Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair

Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair

Ukrainian teen model poses in Kiev's Botanical Garden. Then the Scott McKenzie sings If Your Going to San Francisco. [Read More]

Evolution of the Photo Studio, Part 2

In Part 1 I wrote about how my role as a photographer was to deliver a good negative or chrome. Someone else, either the finishing lab or a pre-press house did the post-production work. Kodak PhotoCD and Photoshop Photoshop came out around 1990. We started using Photoshop [Read More]

Dnipro Local Motion

Dnipro Local Motion

Alenka poses in an orange bikini at a sandy beach on the Dnipro River in Kiev. Doesn’t Alenka look a little bit like the 1960’s French pop singer Sylvie Vartan? Un des premiers scopitone de Sylvie Vartan . Sylvie twiste et chante ” Le Locomotion ” [Read More]

Zeiss Lenses for Nikon and Canon

Zeiss Lenses for Nikon and Canon

When it comes to optics, no name is more respected than Carl Zeiss. The  best lenses in the world have been made by the German lens maker Carl Zeiss since the 1840s. High end camera makers like Swedish Hasselblad have exclusively used Zeiss lenses for decades. And [Read More]

Midwest Campus Chic Fashion

Midwest Campus Chic Fashion

In September, university students across America return to college for the fall semester. In the American midwest, students not only are smart but look smart as well. This student from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland dresses up for the first day of classes in a [Read More]

Cleveland Rocks

Cleveland Rocks

The term Rock-and-Roll was coined by Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed back in 1951 when he would play black Rhythm & Blues records on the radio for a white teenage audience. Now Cleveland is home to the rock and roll Hall of Fame. So, yeah, Cleveland rocks! I am [Read More]

My Take on Shooting RAW or JPEG

My Take on Shooting RAW or JPEG

Photos courtesy of Amazing Travel Photos The question whether to shoot RAW or JPEG with a digital SLR was address in this article RAW vs. JPEG. The basic conclusion seemed to be that RAW allows more flexibility and theoretically higher quality, while JPEG is simpler and [Read More]

Daisy Dukes Ukraine-Style

Daisy Dukes Ukraine-Style

Inna is out in the botanical garden in Kiev. She is posing in her Daisy Dukes and a sparkly golden yellow tank top. Extremely short cut-off jean short shorts are named after the character “Daisy Dukes” from the Dukes of Hazzard television show. Just a good [Read More]

What Just Happened

What Just Happened

In a previous post I wrote about What Do Movie Producers Do? Here is a hilarious movie that shows what a movie producer’s week is really like. The movie is titled What Just Happened and stars Robert De Niro as a top Hollywood producer trying to save two of his [Read More]

Brick in the Wall

Brick in the Wall

Khrystyna stands on a pile of grey bricks wearing denim trousers and a classic blue denim cropped jacket acting like the quintessential high school punk. She don’t need no education! We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm [Read More]

Aperture 2 Showstopper

I am trying out the trial version of Aperture 2, Apple’s photo editing and organizing software. To cut to the chase, despite being an outstanding program, it does not work for us. We have been using Adobe Bridge from Adobe CS2 to work with Camera RAW files. (See Our [Read More]

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