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  • Cats aren't tolerating new high protein food.
  • They refuse to puke in front of someone so we don't know know which is having the problem.
  • I'm deciding against a 3gig Macbook Pro (boo!) as it saves 575(!) dollars.
  • 1x2g 667 RAM is damn expensive.
  • I remember why I liked getting to work before everyone. It's quiet.
  • Lots of little things to do that don't feel important enough to do doing real work hours.
  • I took Fox's Mom's Xmess present to get framed. Frame guy gave me a 50% discount. 105 instead of 210.
  • It's this picture framed double matted 1/4 in dusty grey and 2 in burned orange to double the roof trim.
  • The frame is a warmer wood than I would have chosen but it works better with the matte overall.
  • Fox's Mom gets in Friday evening.
  • It's probably going to cost about 400 to frame seventyeleventy's paintings which I'm going to do next month.

Yet more photography blogs: http://theonlinephotographer.blogspot.com/

An entry on photographing hands. interesting timing on tis one. I had a problem with this 9still do really) both that I have no idea how to pose models but specifically in this picture (Fox in rope, no nudity). Her left hand was actually clenched such that it curved back into frame;it looked incredibly awkward. I painted it out because it killede the feeling I was trying to emphasize. But for you photographers and artists out there, how do you handle hands? Less specific, how do you interact with a model during a shoot? I feel weird moving body parts but can't describe what I want well enough probably as I don't know what I want.
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attackdesire From: attackdesire Date: January 3rd, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooooo! That is excellent. Might I swipe a copy? Not for any mony-making use.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 3rd, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, you can save the file if you like. It won't print at any decent quality the way I upload to Flickr though.

Whatcha going to do with it? :)
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: January 3rd, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your cats are rather polite, at least. I can only wonder what they used for the "protein."
abmann From: abmann Date: January 3rd, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lots of meat stuffs, according to the ingredient list. It was one of the Innova foods from Natura. http://www.naturapet.com/display.php?d=product-detail&pxsl=%2F%2Fproduct%5B%40id%3D%272%27%5D
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: January 3rd, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe your cats prefer McDonald's.

Actually, I kind of find this funny since I recently dumpster dived and found a pallet's worth of 9 Lives, which he considers "high quality". I have no clue since I don't keep cats, though.
nidea From: nidea Date: January 3rd, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that's one where experience will be your guide. You see your pics, then you can go to the next model and focus a bit on some aspect you'd like to change. Like the story about the groom; obviously at the time the photog. didn't notice... but maybe next time he will guide the model.

Instead of saying "try to relax" you might guide the model to tense everything, then let go. It makes a different reaction.
syzygy07 From: syzygy07 Date: January 3rd, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Perspective from the other side of the camera. Every photographer is different. I've had some that wanted to control ever angle and have models freeze frame in position. One in particular would make subtle adjustments and then have us hold them forever. Not a great choice, from a model's perspective, but it was never offended. I know he was just trying to get the just-right image. I don't think a lot of those images ever quite worked as well as they could. It really helps if you are not just a poseable figure, but a part of making the image come out. Just keep trying different direction and techniques. The one that works will surface.

It might help if you can share instant shots to show the model what you are trying to change, or if you have a (large) mirror available so they can readily review what the camera is seeing. It really helps to make those subtle adjustments. What feels comfortable/interesting may not look that way to the outside eye.
seventyeleventy From: seventyeleventy Date: January 3rd, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
$400? Daaaaamn.

I'd really like to see it when it's done and framed!

By the way, I've been enjoying the journey your self portraits have been taking.
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