A big thanks to A Photo Editor for showing my promo kit to all his followers.
This is the kit I sent to interested companies. Cards, button, fold out poster – lots of little things that showcase my work, all wrapped up in a nice metal customized tin. Always give them something to keep. Even if it’s just a card. Give them a leave-behind.
If you aren’t following A Photo Editor, it is an invaluable resource for photographers. Bookmark the site. Visit often.
I was having a really bad week and nothing was falling into place and I was frustrated and sick and upset and felling, well, pretty shitty. I was feeling bad about my photography, and then I noticed I was getting a little incoming traffic from somewhere and followed the link, and suddenly I felt a little better about myself.
Photographer Will Neder was talking about light and lighting and dropped my name in. That’s pretty awesome.
Will said “. . . I reference your site all the time to photographers looking for ideas about how to master strobes while keeping their images both meaningful and interesting.”
You never know who’s talking about you. You never know who’s appreciating what you are doing. Keep making awesome work. That goes for me too.
I love the 1979 movie Alien. It’s one of my favorites.
Toy maker Super7 just came out with these retro-style “ReAction” figures from Alien. I had to get the figure for Kane and take a photo of him.
This image was made using little colored finger lights I got at the dollar store, and cut up clear plastic water bottles for the “walls”.
I wanted something dark, with just a kiss of light on his helmet so you can see his face. The finger lights bounce off the water bottles and give the little color highlights.
before I chopped open the packaging.
April’s DEDPXL post is up! I hope you enjoy it!
I need more photo books.
A while back I picked up “Hollywood Frame by Frame: The Unseen Silver Screen In Contact Sheets, 1951-1997″. It’s a wonderful book full of contact sheets from Hollywood photographers not only showing you “the shot” but also the other images from the sessions. Ever want to see what a contact sheet of movie star portraits looks lik? This is an awesome visual example of seeing what was chosen over the others.
Pick it up over at Amazon: Hollywood Frame by Frame