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Gallery Show

October 17, 2012 Featured
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After moving from Houston to Abilene I started looking for a way to connect with other photographers in the area and ended up joining the West Texas Photographic Society. This group has been around for decades and has monthly meetings that alternate between instruction and photography contests. They also have an annual show at the […]

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119 Kevin Connery Portfolio Review

February 1, 2012 Podcast

On this episode we review Kevin Connery’s Model Mayhem Portfolio. We also talk G.I. Joe. See Shawna as Harley Quinn. And other completely non-photography subjects.

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118 Listener Questions

December 9, 2011 Podcast

(17:43) The Pod people are revealed in this episode, you can actually watch Shawna and Ron do their podcasting thing in this video episode. We answer your questions this week. Listener Question: “How do you know when a project is finished? Not a single shoot, where the goal is usually clear, but a collective, like […]

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How To Make Ray Gun Beams

November 29, 2011 Instruction
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I recently did a Space Girl photoshoot with model Annabell Bella and thought I’d share a Photoshop technique that I used. It was based on this YouTube video, but modified for my application. Here’s the final product: Here’s where I started: I did all of my normal retouching on the model part off it, but […]

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117 Steven Thompson Portfolio Review

November 17, 2011 Podcast

(15:00) This week Ron and Shawna talk smack about Steven Thompson’s Model Mayhem portfolio. Shawna talks about modeling when a photographer makes you look bad…on purpose. Ron says “I get where he’s coming from…” alot and mentions something models do that is annoying. Get complete information on the The Photographer and Model Podcast. Subscribe or […]

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116 Photog Paul Manoian

November 3, 2011 Featured
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(16:20) Michigan photographer Paul Manoian started out in portraits and moved into model photography. Listen to him talk about that change and how working with models is different. He also give tips on getting into secret places. In the banter we talk about movies we’ve walked out on. Paul’s Website Listener Questions None Mentions The […]

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Editing Starts in Preproduction with Digital Video

October 29, 2011 Instruction

I’ve been shooting a lot of digital video with my D7000. Maybe more than I’ve been shooting stills, but very little of it has ended up actually finished. Right now I have footage from a wedding I attended months ago, footage of shoes I made for a trailer concept shot before the wedding, and interviews […]

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115 Mike Roberts Portfolio Review

October 27, 2011 Featured

(21:17) We created a video of Shawna and I critiquing Mike Robert’s Model Mayhem portfolio. Something a little different. We tried to be nice, but Shawna had to do a voice imitation. You want to check this out. Listener Questions None…..Again. Mentions Mike Robert’s Portfolio The forum post that started it all. Get complete information […]

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114 Photog Robert Prophet

October 20, 2011 Photographer Interview

(21:17) Robert Prophet is new to the model photography scene but he’s going after it with a furor we haven’t seen in a long time. Blazing out of the gate and straight into the Girls with Guns hall of fame, Robert is the man behind tactigirls.com and the tactigirls calendar. He gives the perspective of […]

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3 Reasons Your Images Are Soft

October 14, 2011 Instruction

A friend and new model photographer called me the other day after shooting an event and wondered why his images looked soft. He’d shot with a number of different cameras and lenses, but his images still looked soft to him. While I diagnosed his problem I went through a few reasons this might be. #1 […]

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