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Papadosio in Los Angeles.

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Goth problems

shitgothssay:

Remember that time in high school when you were told to go see the counselor because of obscure writing or art?
Not suicidal, teach…I just liked dark stuff dude.

One of my poems got accidentally turned in once. A day later i was in front of the councilor trying to explain it wasn’t a suicidal poem but about desires for personal growth and strength. They didn’t trust me and made me show it to my mother and have her sign it as proof.

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Mmm lighting

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

calamity-cain:

theblacklacedandy:

cosplaygen:

(via Cosplay - Captain Jack Sparrow by Slava-Grebenkin on deviantART)

YO DUDE I SAW THIS ON DA A FEW WEEKS AGO AND I WAS LIKE “WHY DID SOMEONE SUBMIT SCREENSHOTS OF THE FILM?” BUT THEN I WAS LIKE HO SHIT IT’S A COSPLAY!!!!! THIS PERSON IS PERFECT

this is cosplay

THIS IS COSPLAY

THIS

IS

COSPLAY

how

O.O

I seriously thought that these had to be pics from the films when I first saw them…

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The importance of a trained photographic eye

The photography business is more challenging now then ever. Everyone seems to have a camera. Plenty of those people have a better camera then my little Nikon D90. So I present to you the reason why paying more for an experienced photographer is worth it. The first photo is straight out of the camera. The second photo features controlled lighting, prop styling and editing. Both were shot on my Galaxy S 2 to prove that expensive camera equipment doesn’t make a photographer, knowledge of light does.

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Oh man. This is honestly my biggest hurdle to being a good portrait photographer. It’s that i’m weary of making a connection like this with a stranger.


Ezra Pound by Henri Cartier Bresson (1971)
"I’m always nervous when I go to take a portrait, because it’s a new experience. Usually when taking a portrait, I feel like putting a few questions just to get the reaction of a person. It’s difficult to talk at the same time that you observe with intensity the face of somebody. But still, you must establish a contact of some sort. Whereas with Ezra Pound, I stood in front of him for maybe an hour and a half in utter silence. We were looking at each other in the eye. He was rubbing his fingers. I took maybe altogether one good photograph, four other possible, and two which were not interesting. That makes about six pictures in an hour and a half. And no embarrassment on either side.”

Oh man. This is honestly my biggest hurdle to being a good portrait photographer. It’s that i’m weary of making a connection like this with a stranger.

Ezra Pound by Henri Cartier Bresson (1971)


"I’m always nervous when I go to take a portrait, because it’s a new experience. Usually when taking a portrait, I feel like putting a few questions just to get the reaction of a person. It’s difficult to talk at the same time that you observe with intensity the face of somebody. But still, you must establish a contact of some sort. Whereas with Ezra Pound, I stood in front of him for maybe an hour and a half in utter silence. We were looking at each other in the eye. He was rubbing his fingers. I took maybe altogether one good photograph, four other possible, and two which were not interesting. That makes about six pictures in an hour and a half. And no embarrassment on either side.”

(Source: languidsoul, via cypressphoto109)

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theantidote:

Coffee in the shade (by Izabela Zagaja-Florek)

This sexy photo shows how a great photograph is mafe by using highlights and shadows to define shape.

theantidote:

Coffee in the shade (by Izabela Zagaja-Florek)

This sexy photo shows how a great photograph is mafe by using highlights and shadows to define shape.

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foodografia:

Cherries

found a great example of how setting can positively effect an image. This is also an example of how food styling comes into play wutu which way tue stems would face, even the choice to keep stems intact.

foodografia:

Cherries

found a great example of how setting can positively effect an image. This is also an example of how food styling comes into play wutu which way tue stems would face, even the choice to keep stems intact.

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Welcome to another far and in between bout of photography research from your dear Caffeinated Coconut (who can normally be found by the alias Jessica Socorro Lopez)

My next gig shall be photographing mini cheesecakes. I’m excited to work with my client and help them get a good running start (at least photographically) with their business. In my pursuit to created the best images I can for them I have been analyzing cheesecake photos and will share some of those findings with you.

First up I poured over the sweets from The Pacific Cheesecake Company. The photos on their website embody almost every reason a professional photogy would sit someone down and gently tell them how hiring a professional would greatly improve their images and give a better representation of their product. This image utilizes available light. This type of lighting can be flattering with it’s soft shadows, but here it also lends to the murky color. Photographing on a white surface is not easily done. And in this case the camera appears to have been on auto and did it’s best to do a good overall exposure which sadly left the cookies bits underexposed and loosing their potentially tasty cookie crumbles. They’re using a brand name cookie so that cookie should be prominent through good lighting. The cropping obviously shows that the cheesecake is on a plate by showing the rounded edges in the corner. The photos from their website do their job in showing the viewer their wares but in my opinion they do not evoke any hunger or interest.

The second photo here is the Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake and was taken from The Cheesecake Factory’s website. What first sets this image above the previous one is the sense of setting given in the image. It looks like you can reach over for the fork and take a bite. The name of this cheesecake capitalizes on that it includes a brand name cookie as well. The lighting used gives dimension to all the surfaces; everything rough and crunchy like the cookie crumbles, the smooth chocolate chips on the outside and the smooth tower of whipped cream. The great lighting also gives a unique color to every shade of chocolate in the photo, ensuring that nothing is muddy.

I’m definitely excited to be working with desserts soon and I’ll share the scrumptious results as soon as i can. Alright till next time!


- Caffeinated Coconut

(aka Jessica Socorro Lopez)

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high speed flash photography without any sort of trigger except human error

high speed flash photography without any sort of trigger except human error

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"Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary."

— Oscar Wilde (via likeafieldmouse)

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via omoirphotography)