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Addicted. I didn't know it then but when I first saw that first black and white print bloom in the developing tray, I was already hooked. I've been messing about with images for a while now; still haven't figured out much.
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  • Kiana in a stream by Ahem

    Thanks for viewing critically, reacting, and sharing your wealth of knowledge and expertise, Pamela and John. I really hadn't realized or heard that a prominent foreground object can be seen as a blocker. Interesting. I'll definitely need to keep that in mind...and keep shooting. Precarious is an apt description, in my estimation. A precarious hold on faith or proof of faith denies its purpose.
    • 19 Jul 2022 11:20PM
  • Amber by BarrieSpence

    So, it's like an offset clamshell lighting set up, correct? I can get the sense that the 48" octa is on the right because of the darker shadow on Amber's right shoulder/arm. The 40" soft box below softens or rids the shadows underneath her chin but I still find it hard to appreciate the subtleties. Would it be possible to have a comparison of images, especially when using reflective light modifiers like v-flats? The nuances/subtleties are hard for me to gauge. Comparisons, with/without v-flats, might be beneficial.
    By the way, I find all your images to be wonderfully lit.
    • 21 Apr 2022 7:06PM
  • Kiana's silhouette by Ahem

    Thanks for the awards. Thanks for looking.
    • 15 Nov 2021 12:43PM
  • Kiana by Ahem

    I sincerely appreciate you sharing your perspective on this subject, John. I often tend to think my way into a corner and try to satisfy myself with inaction; at least I'm doing no harm. I have to say that co-creating imagery with Kiana was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and would love to continue visually exploring the human form.
    • 31 Oct 2021 6:55PM
  • Jayme's form by Ahem

    Thanks so much, John. I truly appreciate your comments.
    • 17 Oct 2021 9:48PM
  • Bobbi by BarrieSpence

    Some off the cuff commentary - as far as Bobbi's pose is concerned, it certainly goes into the "if you can bend it, bend it" category. The soft angularity accentuates "feminine" lines. Bobbi's hair, the tendrilled mass of it, plays in contrast to those lines. I also think her jeans are an unique addition to the image. Peter Coulson could not do better.
    • 12 Sep 2021 2:38PM
  • Further through the wood by whatriveristhis

    This has the feel, to me, of W. Eugene Smith's, "The Walk To Paradise Garden." The dodging and burning of the image is what makes it.
    • 4 Sep 2021 12:05PM
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