Ranzino Redux

I am loathe to take a self portrait. Honestly, I'd much rather sit through the weekend showing of a Drew Barrymore rom-com film festival than get in front of the camera. To give you a frame of reference, the last time I did this was three long years ago. On the rare occasion the lighting bug strikes me, my immediate family is usually less than cooperative on the modeling front. Who can blame them? They do have a camera in front of their face half of their waking lives, why make the process MORE ...

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Window Light

Good ol' natural window light.  It's still my favorite. You can set up all the fancy flashes, umbrellas, soft boxes, and fill cards you like.  I'll take light streaming in through a window seven days a week and twice on Sunday. To me, it always represents the closest after-the-fact reproduction to what your eye is actually seeing, and it looks fantastic to boot. Oh, and did I mention it's free, unless of course you don't have a window. You could always ask to borrow someone else's, so you' ...

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A reject from my attempts at satisfying last month's assignment for the Lancaster County Photography Meetup: DIY Lighting.  Lighting isn't my strong suit, so this month's photos were a bit of a stretch for me.  In my opinion, the candy doesn't have a really strong anchor so once you get beyond the nice mix of color there's nothing to keep your eye on the image for an extended period of time. Despite my shortcomings, I enjoyed trying to come up with different scenarios and objects to light ...

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