113 – Model Hollis Ireland

October 13, 2011 Information

(26:38) Redhead traveling model Hollis Ireland joins Ron and Shawna this week and reveals the secrets of the globetrotting model. Recorded from Hollis’s front seat as she travelled for an authentic feel. Turns out those models who travel around shooting have secret lists. Ron found out he wasn’t on the good one. Luckily he wasn’t […]

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Composition – Rule of Thirds

October 11, 2011 Instruction

The Rule of Thirds is a classic rule for composition. In the shortest form, it says you should place things in your frame where they intersect the lines dividing the frame into thirds. Using this kind of goes back to getting your subject out of the center of the frame. The rule of thirds gives […]

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112 – Photog Tom Sparks

October 6, 2011 Photographer Interview
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(19:24) Tom Sparks is a Utah based photographer with a passion for helping new models. He’s shot lots of different things and many new models, so we had to have him on the show. He’s created a Facebook group for Utah based models that has spread beyond that state and he talks a little about […]

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Composition – Get Close

October 2, 2011 Instruction

Yesterday I mentioned putting the subject in the center of the image was bad and one of the most common mistakes I see in new shooters. Another common mistake I see is not getting close enough to the subject. There are two ways this is wrong, one I think of as a mistake and the […]

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Composition – Stay Out Of The Middle

October 1, 2011 Instruction

You know what the most common problem I see in new shooters? They put the subject dead center in the frame. Don’t do this. There is a no drama. The image is boring. There is no visual flow. Let’s consider two different crops of the same image. First is Virginia’s rear end centered in the […]

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111 – Weeee’rrrre Back!

September 30, 2011 Podcast
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(20:25) And Shawna is punchy. But not in the way that leaves Ron bloody at the end of the show. Find out what she’s been doing during our break that has made her funny all the time. We also talked about changes that are coming to Photographer and Model from Ron. The biggest change is […]

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Lenses and Angle of View

September 29, 2011 Instruction

Everyone is probably familiar with the idea of a wide angle lens showing more in the frame of your image, but do you think about the flip side? What is a Wide Lens? The 50mm lens is generally considered to be the angle the human eye sees. At the very least it is considered to […]

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Long Lens Compression

September 28, 2011 Instruction

When we thinking about long lenses verses short lenses, the first thing that comes to mind is how close we can get to the subject. Or really how far we can be from the subject while shooting. Look at these two images, shot from the same location, one at 70mm and one at 200mm. See […]

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Creating 3D

September 27, 2011 Instruction

How do humans perceive three dimensions? The first thing that comes to mind is we have two eyes. We see slightly different images in each and then our brains munge them together and we get 3D in our minds. And the only way a photographer can create that same thing is with special cameras and […]

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Thinking in 3D – Middleground

September 26, 2011 Instruction

Is middleground really the term for the thing between the foreground and the background? I don’t know, but it A) let me make a hobbit joke, which is cool, and B) explains where this part of the picture is well. This is where we put the subject. There’s the stuff in front of the model […]

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