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“Art of Portraiture” Workshop at Brooks

This past weekend Brooks Institute of Photography held an “Art of Portraiture” seminar/workshop instructed by Joyce Wilson at the Santa Barbara “Cota” campus.  Joyce is a well known and respected photographer, author, lecturer, and producer of portraits.  Though she made … Continue reading

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Soot, Dew, Waves, and No Birds

This week the Spring Semester officially gets underway with preliminary interminable but mandatory meetings then classes start next week.  I was desperate to get out and do something, anything, with a camera that was a little more interesting than shooting … Continue reading

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Petzval Test #3: High Key Portrait

Last week (the previous post) for my portraiture class I did a low key portrait demo of a male subject using the Lomography Petzval Lens.  This week as a demo for the class, I did a simple high key portrait … Continue reading

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Petzval: Something Old Becomes Something New. Part 1

Prior to 1840 the lenses used in the embryonic field of photography were so “slow” (poor at light transmission) that even bright outdoor exposures could be from 30 minutes or more.   That was not a problem for landscapes (except perhaps for … Continue reading

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