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Owen’s Graduation Photos

Owen’s Graduation Photos

Geeky and "Ungeeky" Photos for Owen

‘My mom wants me to get graduation photos.”  Owen never got them done last Spring due to all the Covid kerfuffle.  He asked me Saturday evening and we were going to shoot Sunday. Owen plays football on the school team and I wanted a few shots with his gear so we waited till Monday evening.  He was actually supposed to turn his gear in that day but coach was kind enough to allowRead More

Portraits

#portraits #gradphotos #graduation #seniorsphotos #seniors 

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Photographing Nudes

Photographing Nudes

Photographing the Nude

One the last few years I’ve come across a lot of superbly photographed nudes through Instagram, Pinterest, 500px and some other venues.  There are some really great photographers out there. 

Growing up and as I started creating with photography, if I wanted to find decent inspiration, I had to look in bookstores and magazines.  There were many, good and bad, but two fantastic artists come to mind that had wonderfully artistic eyeRead More

More Tasteful Nudes

 

#tastefulnudes #fineartnudes #nudes #artisticnudes

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1956 Packard Hardtop

1956 Packard Hardtop

1956 Packard

This is Chris with his 1956 Packard.  We were able to get some nice photos in spite of the rain. This was a luxury automobile in its time.  With a push-button transmission and torsion bar suspension, it was smooooth!  And nothing like a V8 engine when you have cheap gas.  Gas was $.23 (23 cents!!!) a gallon (a GALLON) in 1956.  I think when I started buying gas it was about $.35.  And we complained even then.   Pretty sure 1956 was Read More

For more portraits see my Portrait Section

#packardcar #1956packard #vintagecar #classiccar #moneypit #model #malemodel #blackandwhiteportraits

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George Hurrell Inspired Photography

George Hurrell Inspired Photography

George Hurrell Hollywood Style Photos

George Hurrell worked for MGM in the 1930s and 40s and photographed pretty much every star of that time. 

Joan Crawford and Humphrey Bogart & Marlene Dietrich, Veronica Lake, Robert Taylor, Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, James Cagney, Hedy Lamar, Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan), amongst dozens of others. 

HIs photographic style has inspired hundreds if not thousands of photographers since then.
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Lighting Techniques

Hurrell's and some other well known Hollywood photographers used some interesting lighting techniques.  Often one can discern from the photo what direction lights are coming from and how many lights, etc.  Much more difficult with many of these as you have other variables.  One, being the cameras used, and the other being the extensive editing on the negatives. My advice to someone trying to emulate this type of glamour portrait, is to practice.  Try different lighting set ups until you get one or three that that you really like, that communicates in a way you desire.   

For something different have a look at our David Bowie inspired photoshoot.

You read more about George Hurrell and see much of his work here!

#georgehurrell #hollywood #starlet #portraitphotography #portraiture

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Natural Portraits

Natural Portraits

Natural Portraits

The last few weekends, I’ve been taking photos of the actors in costume and make-up at Haunt Manor Niagara Falls.  One more weekend to go, starting this evening.  Great fun.  As I already had the lighting set up, i managed to get a few natural looking portraits of actors before make up and costume.  The line up is long and as taking photos of people in the studio is my happy place...
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#portraits #studiolighting #studioportraits #portraiture #blackandwhite #headshots

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Haunt Manor Niagara Falls – Halloween

Haunt Manor Niagara Falls – Halloween

Frightened Yet??

Haunt Manor Niagara Falls

If you are anywhere near Niagara Falls, Canada in the last part of September through to the end of October, be sure to visit Haunt Manor.  Located at Campark Resorts on Lundy’s Lane, just on the edge of the city.  You can’t miss the big red barn!  Inside is full of scary stuff.  And in saying, if you are near Niagara Falls, I mean a couple of hours drive is completely worth it, if that’s what it takes. 
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There are three pages of more of my photos on this website of the actors in make up and costumes.

Haunt Pages

Haunt OneHaunt Two  | Haunt Three

#hauntmanor #hauntmanorniagarafalls #hauntedattraction #hauntedhouse #portraits #dramaticportraits #costumes #cosplay #halloween #halloweencostumes

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Antonio and the Hat

Antonio and the Hat

Antonio and I met and became friends when I was at my son's wedding recently.  I immediately wanted to photograph him when we met.  Later when he was wearing the hat, well, that clinched it.  Here are three from the shoot.  That overcast northern California weather at the time was perfect for outdoor shooting. 

Some more recent portraits here

Here is a link To purchase a straw Trilby

#thehat #portrait #portraiture #headshots #portraits #strawhat #fedora #bilby

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Nicole and Spencer

Nicole and Spencer

Wedding

A few weeks ago my wife and I travelled to California to attend my son's wedding.  It was quite an event.  He edits films in Hollywood and the talks and songs and everything really, evidenced a quite creative crowd.  I was not the photographer but couldn't help having my camera along with me.  I got a few shots of the reception. The day after, with some great locations along the California coast we got some really exceptional photos.  Everyone involved was so creative.  I was looking for some, well, not normal emotions.  We all had fun.  

More Wedding Photography

#wedding #weddingphotos #bride #groom #californiacoast

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Music at Canalside Restaurant

Music at Canalside Restaurant

Mark Clout

Most weekends you will find some easy, mellow music at The Canalside Restaurant in Port Colborne.  The  town sits on Lake Erie and the restaurant views Read More

More Portraits here

#music #guitar #canalside #markclout #portcolborne #streetphotography #portrait #wellandcanal

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James B

James B

James The Poet

This is my friend James.  You can find him on Instagram: @poejob and on Youtube at James Owen Brown.

He does local gigs in the Niagara Region (Canada).  You can always see him and his lovely wife Autumn perform at Haunt Manor in Niagara Falls during the season in Sept and October.Read More

 

Click here to see some Hollywood Style 1940s photos

#portrait #streetphotography #portraiture #headshot

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