A year ago, my life revolved around my badge, handcuffs and all the equipment needed to protect life and property, and my main hobby was photography...Now I get paid to do my hobby...not fashion, no runways, no headshots. But houses, yes houses. And I'm good at it! Thank God I already had the majority of the equipment that I needed for this, my D100 and D70s plus my two coolpix models E950 & E995 and most important...my wide angle lenses. (My next purchase will be for Pole Aerial Photography gear) which would set me apart from the other photogs in the area.Buyers love a different view point of the property. I mean wow, paid to take photos of a house. Booyah!
Wide angle step down just arrived from Amazon,
So much better, and the clients love it...not the usual "point and shoot" look...
everytime I leave the photography alone,someone pulls me back in! I will be working with a model named AJ, who was surfing the web and saw my work...WOW.
of course my shooting only tfcd may have a lot to do with that.
With the death of the North Korean "dear leader" gave me a moment to think back on my time in the DMZ...wish i would have taken more photos!http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1609530162143.78696.1352882335&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=1490088456175&set=a.1609530162143.78696.1352882335&type=3&theater
I have a maternity shoot Wednesday with Vanessa, with my new lights,strobes and backdrops!
I have a great feeling about this shoot,Vanessa was the first model that I photographed, and here we are,6 years later with a "mommy shoot".
I have several ideals and we should produce some great images!
Vanessa and I completed the shoot! I am rather proud of the images we made!
The only pall that was cast came from her man not wanting to join the shoot,(or even support her)Oh well,she did a great job and soon she will have her hands full of bounce-cee baby boy.
I have too much going on! several projects at once,But just realized that,even if i don't carry my DSLR with me all the time, I DO keep my phones with me,and a camera is a camera,1.3 MP it may be, but I will still make it work!
So I have dedicated a MI album only to cell phone pics! Using only the settings available on the phone,I want to see if i can make some art!
I just realized that I haven't fully utilized all my studio space, and I have a project in mind that should work out well.
I haven't shoot any nudes in a while because Ive been concentrating on events and my recent purchase of a 35mm camera...But I must "strike while the iron is hot"
and luckily for me,Ive never had a problem with getting a model to work with me on certain projects.
Lets see if I can bring my vision to reality.
It feels good to get away from the digital camera world for a while,I have plenty of film but find myself focused on getting the shot I want the first time I release the shutter,No room for mistakes(well maybe a few...the Ricoh Mirai is a HEAVY camera!)
I have a few shoots coming up with a local model,I have the feeling this camera will help me take some great images of her, But right now I think I'm going to shoot my current roll on landscapes and macro.(A great tele-converter lens came with the camera).
1988 Ricoh Mirai 35-135 camera with micro lens in perfect condition! (Craigslist)
Why 35 mm?? why not. Its still being produced and transfer from the negatives to digital format is easy.(at least for me)
I find that many of the older cameras perform just as well as some of the modern cameras in some areas. I know they seem to last longer,
But back to the Ricoh,I know its not the best basis to buy a camera,but it LOOKED cool,and when I saw it had all the accessories,I took a chance I wasn't going to end up with a "bookend" for my studio shelf.
But four AAA batteries and a good wipe down and lens cleaning later,It looks ready to go.(have to find a manual to download)
Well,might as well jump right in.
Ricoh Mirai (1988 model) Lens: Ricoh Zoom 35-105mm - 15 elements in 13 groups
F-aperture: F4.2 (Wide) to F5.6 (telephoto)
Filter size: 52mm
Focus: TTL (SLR) automatic focusing with manual focus option
Built-in auxiliary flash
special Ricoh only hot shoe for the optional external Speedlite SL-301
Shutter: 32sec - 1/2000sec
Dimensions: 135 x 126 x 81mm