Here are some of the shots of my most recent photoshoot with my friend Will. There’s a few more shots that I still need to do some light editing to. I also have some shots of my friend Joa. That’ll be a different post. These portraits gave me the opportunity to do some practice with my Godox flashes. I was using my AD200, and my V860 II, with the X1T commander. A softbox, and some gels. I did have some technical trouble getting them to fire, but I think it was user error, just not being familiar enough with the controls. I’ll need to put a small cheat sheet together for the functions of the X1T. There was some good experimentation done. I used open source software Raw Therapee, and GIMP 2.9 to do the editing for these photos. I have more photoshoots coming up in the works, with different models that I’m really looking forward to.
It’s been almost a year since I’ve lost my older sister to breast cancer. She was hoping to get to Stage V, the cure. I have put up a memorial site to remember her, and share her memories. www.stage5thecure.com. She didn’t want to be remembered for her end life battle, but the work that she did for helping to protect women in impoverished nations. It’s unfortunate that our relationship was close to null when she had passed. There’s a lot about her that I didn’t know. She didn’t keep in close contact with the family, aside from our younger sister Chris, whom she was very close with. Here are a few photos from her Life Celebration gathering.
Since losing her, my sister and I have also been dealing with the continual mental decline of our mother. She has moderate dementia. Between these two life events, I haven’t focused much on building up my photography portfolio, this site, or branding a business as I had set out to do a couple of years ago. I’m trying to get back in the swing of things, and have just started to look for active gigs to start building a portfolio on. I also would like to do a long term editorial type project in helping the families of Breast Cancer patients remember their loved ones with my photography.
Here’s some shots from the carnival that rolled into Pawtucket RI this weekend. I spent about an hour there as the sun was setting. Had a fun time, and managed to keep myself away from the fried dough.
Here’s an interesting talk by Nina Paley, on copyright. Here’s the side of the story, that you do not often hear on copyright, and it’s downsides. What are some alternatives to copyright? Is copyright needed? How does it affect the artist?
Lot’s of trial and error, and minute touches with this wordpress site, but I think that I’m finding a decent way to display, and put my work out for sale. Mind you I’m not paying for any commercial licensees to use third party plugins, which would probably yield better results. I don’t see the point if the end result is the same, minus a penny saved. For now I’m happy, excepting a few tweaks to make.
I’m hungry, and the day is wasting away, so time to have that cheeseburger, and egg brunch, with aside of Avocado.
testing out various themes, please be patient until I find the right fit, with optimal compatibility that suits my vision.