Shooting a Rolleiflex with Studio Flash and Rolleinars

December 21, 2017  •  2 Comments
The Preliminaries In this fast changing age of digital photography, one ingredient missing is a full frame square format camera or digital back. Yes, you can always crop off for a square, but this is not the same as looking through a dedicated square format camera with full resolution. So, what does a photographer preferring the square format do? M...
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"Curly Fries" Selected for YUM Show

May 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Curly Fries, Calvery Georgia ©2009 Darlene Almeda YUM on display from May 17 - July 17, 2017 "Food has served as an inspiration to artists for thousands of years, from images of game animals painted on prehistoric cave walls to ancient mosaics of fruit and fish on the floors of Pompeiian villas. Seventeenth century Dutch painters masterfully r...
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Camera Bag Versatility

April 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
As I was assembling my Fuji X-Pro2 (XP2) kit, I began looking for a lightweight bag to store it all in. I wanted the bag to carry my lenses in cases, and be easy to work out of from the back of a vehicle. I also use the XP2 in the studio, so the bag had to offer something there as well. Would it be possible to find such a versatile bag? My Fuj...
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Light Spirited in Pink in the 2017 Creative Tallahassee Exhibition

March 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Light Spirited in Pink In January I purchased a large and somewhat exotic bouquet from my local grocer and made the beginning of a new series called, The Bouquet Project. I treated each flower type to a portrait while experimenting with a new lens. I was fortunate the flowers lasted as long as they did while I tried out unique themes. The flowers...
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Panorama in Pieces

March 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
While away on a quick personal trip to Marietta, Georgia, I tried using my favorite point and shoot camera, the Fujifilm x100t for panorama making. Earlier in the week I instructed my students to make a panorama using Lightroom (LR), vertical slice shots, and manual focus for their weekly shoot assignment. After a brief walk around Marietta Square,...
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