Sunday, October 28, 2007

Derick Orton

Several months ago I wrote about the Orton effect -- achieved in film by sandwiching two slides together, one slightly out of focus and over exposed -- and recreating this effect digitally.
The image to the left is another example of this technique applied to an image of Derick from last week's shoot.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Another Door Opens

From time to time I work with models on a trade/test basis. Basically they trade modeling services for free copies of the images that result from the shoot.

The photo at the left is from a trade/test last Saturday. I "met" the model on one of the many social sites for models and photographers. This one is called Model Launch. The site allows models and photographers to post examples of their work and network with one another.

Although Derick is not as muscular as my usual models, he is well defined and has an undeniably beautiful face.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Alex in Red Light

These are two images of Alex shot on Kodak HIE, an infrared film. Just got the film back from A&I yesterday and scanned it.
As usual the IR shots are some of my favorites from the shoot. Part of the reason is that I love the grain, the glow and the contrast. Also, in this shoot I didn't start with the IR film like I normally do, which means both Alex and I had time to warm up, making the poses more creative.
The reason I usually shot the IR first is because it needs to be loaded in complete darkness, which makes it difficult to do in the middle of a shoot. I usually load it in my darkroom before we start. This time I loaded it in the darkroom, but used other cameras until we warmed up -- a lesson to remember next time.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


This image of Alex shows his grace of movement during the studio portion of our recent photo session.

Friday, October 05, 2007

This image was taken with Rollei's near IR film. The tint was created by lying to my film scanner. I told it that the film was color negative even though it was really black and white. The scanner attempted to compensate for the usual orange mask on color negative film and created the tint.

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