jess shudup

jess shudup

Lives in United States The Southwest Desert, United States
Works as a retired (once a work-a-day pro)
Joined on Apr 18, 2010

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  • Replied in Who is Mark?
    I had a friend named Mark. A really talented airbrush artist. It is really cool that so many cameras remember him by name. He's gone, but his name lives on. :)
  • And you don't need any camera in particular. 1) Limit exposures to 36 2) Do not change ISO or light balance 3) After shooting 36 exposures (or multiples) set yer camera down 4) Or take it with you ...
  • Spending time in a "darkened room" didn't involve a monitor... And the shot's outcome wasn't known until the film was processed (regardless of what the Polaroid showed)... Unless you had a "lab ...
  • Replied in Kowa Six MM
    I had two with 85mm "normal", and a 55mm (wide angle) and 150mm (short telephoto), a prism 'finder, hand grip, and lotsa accessories. Thought I was quite the photo guy. I made some $$ anyway...
  • Created discussions It wasn't black and white,
    but that's what happened. Go left ... :)
  • Many issues to resolve, but he's at least (at last?) sticking his neck out... Hey there- I missed focus on his eye, his legs aren't out, and he has a dent in his shell. Oh well- A reshoot has been ...
  • The formal portrait is coming soon, as I work out the set and lighting. And get Mr. Tortoise more relaxed in front of the camera... As a desert tortoise eats greens, fruits, and veggies, I will ...
  • He's getting better in front of the camera, but still a ways to go- Cheese?  I don't eat cheese ... :) I just stuck the camera in his face (I'm way too old to get down to "ground level") !
  • Thanks for your appreciative comments (and to the others who said kind things about this photo). Light is really cool, and some attempts are more successful than others. Without light... things ...
  • It was such a b***h to light, I'm getting a new coffee cup... :)
  • Ahh, that would be a different shot, wouldn't it? :) Started on black, went to white for the shadows and shapes. The light was gorgeous and everything followed... :)
  • I was once a photographer, studio manager, artist's representative, and technician; competitive runner and 'cyclist- currently retired and trying to figure out which end is up. Or something.
  • Created discussions A little bit o' light
    A little bit of light goes a long ways- My coffee cup I've admired my coffee cup's lines for years, and enjoyed a lotta good brews... so I had to give it a go (photographically speaking). :)
  • This version was "cross processed", and had some grain added- And this one is kinda the way it looked (same background, just not lit)- And the pepper moved toward the camera... :)
  • Created discussions I'm still using the V1
    But I'm not a serious photographer- truth be told, I smile (and laugh) when I shoot, sometimes. Other times, not so much. I had fun making this one- Figure study :)
  • Since I started setting the shot up, my clothes are (even more) out of fashion and I moved into a new age-group... For best results work slowly and deliberately, I was told. :)
  • The fruit was fresh when I started (not)... just a bit o' goofing on the usual "pretty fruit" shot. ;)
  • Created discussions I think I took too long
    Spent some time setting this up- too much, maybe?... mmm- fresh fruit :)
  • Created discussions Black & white and-
    Red, like a tomato. Vine-ripened and ready to go :)
  • You will get more response if you post this in a more appropriate forum- Open Talk, Beginner's, or one of the brand-specific Forums. News and Rumors Forum is for (ahem) photo news, announcements, ...
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