Teresa

3 12 2014

I shot this of my friend Teresa when we were in college at Pan Am in Edinburg, Texas. I was definitely on the Renaissance-romantic-princess-fairytale-vaseline-on-the-UV-filter kick in those days. Oh, and I always had to fashion headpieces of flowers out of mom’s flower arrangements to complete the scene. Teresa was a beautiful subject for my lens!

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RomanticTeresa





A very different Nicole

3 12 2014

I photographed my friend Nicole several times many years ago (in fact, one photo of her ended up as one of two selected by American Photo magazine in their 2nd Annual Readers Photos Contest—I had two out of the 146 published!—in the early 90s. That photo had her in her “natural state,” with gorgeous Rapunzel-like hair (all hers) in a flowy golden gown. For this session several years later, I brought out my bag ‘o wigs and we decided to totally switch it up. I thought she looked like a mysterious French actress. I did a soft-focus technique with vaseline smeared on a UV filter and also upped the ISO of the film (slide days) to create the grainy look.

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Nicole Gold Jacket 1 lorez





Random re-post: Nicole

6 11 2013

Originally posted 12.12.2009

One of my favorite portrait subjects—Nicole. 35mm slide scanned by ScanCafe.com

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In the studio: Marisa

23 07 2013

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Marisa Modeling 4-up





Marisa

17 07 2013

I photographed Marisa a few days ago and we just finished converting one of our favorite images to b&w using one of my actions from Florabella. I like the warm tint to this particular action. More shots to come…

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Marisa B&W





Re-post: Portrait of Nicole

2 08 2012

Originally posted 12.12.2009

One of my favorite portrait subjects—Nicole

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Vintage Laurie

20 07 2012

While Laurie was in town to see my show and be photographed for the Hearing Loss Magazine, we also had a fun modeling session one night. For this vintage look, I used the Musette filter from the Florabella Luxe Collection, with a few tweaks. For the gown underneath her shrug, I wrapped her with this cool bubbly-texture throw that I bought at IKEA, of all places.

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Come hither

19 08 2011

I found this photo in my archives yesterday. Although I had prepared several really nice photos of Karen from this session, I had overlooked this one! I used a Nikon soft filter when I shot it to give it that romantic, glowy effect. I told her that I did not do a lot of retouching on the final image (but I don’t think she believes me—and she should!).

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Margot

14 07 2011

I was going through my archives to find stock photos for a client and found this photo of Margot that I had overlooked during my initial editing of the session in April 2010. I want to get her and her sister back into the studio for some shooting play time—they both take direction well and are very photogenic.

See more photos from that session in the links below:

https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/margot/
https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/sisters/

https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/hannah/

https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/margot-again/

https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/this-ones-for-karen/

https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/and-finally/

https://cindydyer.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/karen/

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Holly

8 03 2011

I shot this portrait of Holly with a Nikon D300, Nikkor 105mm micro lens, and a Nikon Speedlight SB-800 with a RayFlash ringlight attached.

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Mamiya 645J archives: Kristen

31 12 2010

I shot this photo (original was in color; I converted to b&w digitally) of Kristen back in the 90s, using my Mamiya 645J medium format camera and Kodak VPS film. I worked with Kristen when I was doing freelance graphic design and photography work for the Visiting Nurse Association, but lost track of her a few years later. She was just as sweet, funny and bright as she was pretty—and she was the consummate model, even with no experience. If you’re out there, Kristen, give me a holler!

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Margot, b&w conversion

7 09 2010

Earlier this summer, I posted the color original of this portrait of a friend’s daughter. This one is on my top ten list of favorite portraits I’ve shot recently. When I shot film, I shot mostly Ilford b&w and loved the results I got with portrait shoots. I converted this image using b&w actions from a Totally Rad Actions set. Which image do you prefer—color or b&w—and why?

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Lauren

28 08 2010

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Martha & Corinne

26 11 2009

I photographed Martha and her daughter, Corinne, last December down in San Antonio when I was visiting my family. While I posted the “glamour sessions” with all my “models,” I didn’t post any of the mother/daughter duo shots. You can see the results of those glamour sessions posted here. Martha flew up two weekends ago to join us for our first-ever Tapas Party. She now has a whole new gaggle of friends in the D.C. area!

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