In the studio: Maria

12 06 2019

Maria Keffler was my first official portrait session in our first month (May) in the new shared studio space (with my friend and photographer Michael Powell).

Maria is a published author and a very talented fiber artist/pattern maker as well. Read more about her here. Purchase her books on Amazon here. She also sells crochet and knit patterns, and several of the pieces she is wearing in the photos below were designed and created by her. You can purchase her designs on Ravelry here. Find her on her Maria Keffler Books Facebook page here.

Michael and I are subleasing with another creative on a six-month basis. The price was right for a short-term commitment (and shared with Michael, for whom I am extremely grateful for helping make it happen) and I hope to shoot many more sessions during this time—and possibly be able to continue the experiment! It’s the first time I’ve had a studio space outside the house.

I’ll be announcing some studio portrait specials soon, so stand by! Visit Michael’s blog here to see his wonderful wildlife photography as well as educational and amusing narratives.

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White Bleeding heart

18 05 2019

White Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’)–this is the first time I’ve seen this flower in white!

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. Nikon D850 with Nikkor 105mm micro

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Iris versicolor

18 05 2019

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. Nikon D850 / Nikkor 105mm micro

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Peonies

18 05 2019

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Blooming in my garden: Bearded iris ‘Bewilderbeast’

18 05 2019

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Siberian iris

18 05 2019

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Tulips

6 05 2019

Tulips in my garden (Nikon D850 with the 105mm micro lens)

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In the studio: Monica

27 02 2019

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.  (Nikon D850, Nikkor 85mm)

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In the studio: Monica

26 02 2019

Just finished a really fun photo session with Monica. She works at an Apple store and when I saw her the first time, she had her hair pulled back and I thought to myself, “she sure would make a great photo subject.” The next time I saw her, she had her hair loose and natural like this and I was compelled to ask her to pose for me. I’m so thankful she did, because we just got some really great shots. She’s never modeled before, but she’s a natural at it. More shots to come! (Thanks for modeling for me, Monica. I’m so pleased with the results!) Nikon D850 and 85mm Nikkor lens

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In the studio: Charles Mokotoff

25 11 2018

More shots from my studio session with classical guitarist Charles Mokotoff

Visit http://www.charlesmokotoff.com to hear his music!

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In the studio: Charles Mokotoff

21 11 2018

My friend Charles is a classical guitarist. I photographed him playing his guitar for his website and this was one of the head shots I did at the end of the session.

Visit http://www.charlesmokotoff.com to learn more!

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Marvelous Marva Laws

6 11 2018

More shots of Marva Laws from our photo shoot for the article written by Nancy Dunham for F&I and Showroom magazine…

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Published: F&I and Showroom Magazine

5 11 2018

Thanks to my dear friend, neighbor and talented writer, Nancy Dunham, for this photo assignment for F&I and Showroom magazine. Nancy interviewed Marva Laws for this cover feature and I shot the accompanying photographs at Volvo Cars Annapolis, where Marva works.

Read more of Nancy’s work here: https://nancydunham.journoportfolio.com/

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In the studio: Victoria

27 07 2018

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In the studio: Victoria

27 07 2018

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In the studio: Victoria

26 07 2018

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In the studio: Victoria

26 07 2018

I had a great photo session last night with my friend Katye’s daughter, Victoria. She just finished her first year in NYC studying at AMDA (American Music and Dramatic Academy). Students usually spend the first two years in NYC, then transfer to AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Victoria is so ahead of schedule in her skills that it was recommended that she move on to LA after just one year for further training! I used an LED ringlight as my main light and two LED lights overhead for hair highlights. These were shot with my Nikon D850 and a Nikkor 85mm 1.8 lens.

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Japanese iris

20 06 2018

Playing around with very dreamy and shallow depth-of-field in this shot of a Japanese iris (Iris ensata ‘Variegata’); Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens set at f/4.5, ISO 100, 1/100 sec

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Cosmos

19 06 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro; 1/125, f/22, ISO 400

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Skipper butterfly on chive bloom

26 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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Red Passion Flower

26 05 2018

Red Passion Flower (cultivar unknown), Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens

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Japanese water iris ‘Silverband’

26 05 2018

Japanese water iris (Iris ensata ‘Silverband’) Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro

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Geranium

23 05 2018

Geranium (Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/16, 1/100 sec, ISO 200)

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Love-in-a-Mist

23 05 2018

Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena) Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/18, 1/100 sec, ISO 250

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Chinese Ground Orchid (Bletilla striata)

23 05 2018

I had the most fun shooting this particular group of blooms of a Chinese Ground Orchid (Bletilla striata). The plant is appropriately named–they only grow about 1-1.5 feet tall. They were in the hosta and fern shade garden at Meadowlark Botanical Garden and the bright green sunny, dancing shapes in the background made the hot pink just pop. I spread out a trash bag because the area was quite muddy and I had my tripod way low to the ground to get the shots. I think it was well worth the effort! (Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/9, 1/160 sec, ISO 320)

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Iris versicolor ‘John Wood’

23 05 2018

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/14, 1/80 sec, ISO 400

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Allium Bulgaricum

22 05 2018

Allium Bulgaricum (Nectaroscordum siculum). This ornamental allium is easy to grow, deer-resistant, and hardy to zone 4. They thrive in sunlight and bloom in May and June. Also known as Mediterranean Bells, Sicilian Honey Lily, Ornamental Onion and Sicilian Garlic; native to the Mediterranean.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, f/11, 1/100 sec, ISO 200

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Peony ‘Cora Louise’

20 05 2018

This one’s for you, Lisa Russell Jackson! ITOH (intersectional hybrid) Peony ‘Cora Louise’, photographed at Green Spring Gardens this afternoon. Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/80, f/22, ISO 250

If you visit Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA, check out Lisa’s wonderful gift store. She has my greeting cards available, and one of the newest cards has two of these beautiful blooms on it.

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Love-in-a-Mist

20 05 2018

Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena)

Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro, 1/80, f/14, ISO 125

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Siberian iris

20 05 2018

Iris siberica (Nikon D850, Nikkor 105mm micro lens, 1/80, f/11, ISO 250)

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