Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Now Offering Comp Card Service


We are very excited to now be offering our own line of comp cards for models. A variety of styles with custom color combinations and font choices make each one a unique piece. Each is designed to show off your unique looks. We also offer custom "press printed" headshots.
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Monday, April 27, 2009

Andy and Nettie

Last week we had Andy and Nettie in the studio for their engagement photo session. We are looking forward to photographing their upcoming wedding.
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Friday, April 24, 2009

Zach Portrait Session

Yesterday we photographed Zach in and around the studio. Empire Agency recommended him to us. He has great potential! We look forward to watching as he progresses with his career in modeling.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ashley Came By


Ashley came by for her studio session today. She is starting a new business and needed some headshots for the web, business cards, brochures and other advertising. Kathy and I really thought she was wonderful to work with.
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Visit with John Hubler

Today I am showing John Hubler of Tonka Granite how to start his blog.

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Monday

It's Monday. A little rain is falling. I'm glad it's spring. Working in the studio this winter has been enlightening and fruitful, but long.........really long, just like the season. Being able to leave the doors open in the afternoon is inspirational. My spirits are rising, just like the first tulips breaking through in the garden. It can be hard to be optomistic these days and the warmth of spring helps to keep me feeling like there is hope for a bright future.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lindsey In The Studio


We photographed Lindsey in the studio yesterday. As always she knows how to flow through poses and best of all how to hold them. Great job! See my blog: http://jkcreative.blogspot.com/
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Composite of Ana

Every once in awhile it's fun to play around with a combination of images to create a soft collage effect. Often, it can add a sense of personality and animation to a portrait. By using various blending options and masking in Photoshop it is possible to make a fairly "seamless" combination of two or more images.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Dan In The Studio


Dan is working with our friends at Empire Agency. He had a terrific session in the studio today and we look forward to photographing him again soon. http://jkcreative.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ana From Columbia


Last night we photographed the very lovely, Ana, from Columbia, South America. She is assembling a portfolio to help her modeling and singing career. She was fun to work with and we are anxious to show her how beautiful her images look. http://jkcreative.blogspot.com/

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Saturday Session


Yesterday we had a portrait session with Curtis. He is well on his way to a great career in modeling. Kathy and I enjoyed working with Curtis and his agent. We look forward to following his progress.

Friday, April 3, 2009

What makes a photo perfect?

It is no suprise to anyone that knows me that I've spent nearly all my life in search of that one perfect photograph. I'm still searching. Don't get me wrong, I've been quite happy with some of the images I have taken over the years, but none has been "perfect" in my eyes. Perhaps it is no different than other things we seek in our lifetime. It better be about the search and not the attainment because I think nearly all of us would feel like losers, at least if we held high standards for acheivement.
There are incredible images of ordinary landscapes, portraits or other subjects. There are acceptable images of extraordinary landscapes, portraits or other subjects. These combinations make for very good photographs, but the key is to find that amazing place or moment or situation and photograph it in a beautifully lit and truly unique way. If all of the planets and stars allign then there is a chance, just a slight chance that a perfect photograph may be realized.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sometimes It Works Best In B&W

Today I was looking back through a few recent sessions and found this shot of Tatiana. Although I liked it, it didn't quite have the punch I was looking for. I worked it up in black and white and found that I liked it much better.