Pixel-Magic PhotographyPhotographer Male Chicago, Illinois, US
My Website: D. S. Tong Photo AlbumsMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/PixelMagicPhotography123
Mayhem # 140708
My photography is all about versatility. I have a very well equipped Attic studio and for outdoor shooting I'm conveniently close to various parks, and Lake Michigan. Like many, but not all photographers, I do my own retouching and in addition I use 3D graphics for some projects.
WHY I JOINED
The usual reasons -networking to find easy to work with models, as well as talented makeup people, stylists who want to create great photos. I like all kinds of photography -just about everything from still life, kids, pets, portrait, fashion, to fine-art. I've made some wonderful friends at MM.
The work speaks for itself. Ask me for my very affordable rates -you will be pleasantly surprised. At this point, TF projects are very, very limited and only for very special projects.
HOW I WORK
I'm very fond of the Golden Rule -treat others the way you want to be treated, and I hope, that you also subscribe to this approach. Because, I view working with people as a collaboration, I will be asking you lots of questions. This means that before we do any work together, I want to discuss what kind & styles of photos you especially admire, what special talents & interest you have (that might have a bearing on the work) and we go on from there to plan our photo-shoot.
Photographers often claim that they have a special, unique view of their subjects. Is this real? I invite you to check out my photos of MM models with their portfolios which show how other photographers see them.
You can also find me on Thumbtack:
http://www.thumbtack.com/Pixel-Magic-Ph … ce/1361839
If you are too lazy to fill out the CREDIT under each photo in your portfolio then you're not the type of person I want to work with. Giving credit to all of the people who work on a shoot is part of showing respect and appreciation for their contribution.
Having an MM link makes it easy and convenient for the viewer to find their portfolio. If the model or other collaborator is not an MM member -simply fill in their name as part of the title. That's what I do.
A quick word about the large obtrusive watermarks/signatures on my MM photo samples. Rather than posting smaller, low resolution photos, I prefer to post large high quality samples and therefore to discourage (reduce the likelihood) stealing and showing up on some one's website as their work I put these obtrusive marks on the photos. Models also appreciate not having their stolen images appearing on the net.
**Friend requests will not be granted if I don't know you (I have not looked at your work, or we have not talked, and or you have not bothered to look at and comment on my work).
EXTERNAL SAMPLES OF SOME WORK
Kerri in tall grass:
Kerri in the Fountain:
Selection of the Nadya Clothes from several Fashion Shoots:
The Incomparable Julia wearing Nadya's Incredible Limited Edition Clothing 2006 (made in Bali).
Indian Boundary Park -makeup by MakeupEnvy
Amanda Nature Girl
Amanda Flower Child
Stock photos at (search for _04)
Model -Letitia (MM#159071) June 10, 2006
Stylist, MUA -the amazing Letitia Winn, clothing provided by AKIRA, Chicago
Model -Michelle (MM#139809), June 25, 2006
MUA -MakeupEnvy (MM#139071)
Model -Gosia (MM##39601) July 09, 2006
Model -Danielle Jo (MM#38676) July 09, 2006
Model -Kerri (not on MM) July 09, 2006
Model -RachelJ (MM#178099) Sept 09, 2006
Model -JuliaL (Madcitychel MM#92811) Sept 17, 2006
Special thanks to Sebastian Garavaglia for assisting
Model -JuliaL (Madcitychel MM#92811) Sept 30, 2006; Oct 1, 2006, clothing by Nadya
MUA for Oct 1 shoot only by MaekupEnvy MM#139071 Special thanks to Mark Whitfield for assisting at playground
Model -Angela (Angela Crystal McAdrian MM#150171) Sept 30, 2006 clothing by Nadya
Model - Teresa (rain on tin MM#197168) Oct 6, 2006 at the Seneca Hotel, Chicago, clothes by Nadya,.
Incredible Clothing provided by the Nadya Collection Limited Edition Clothing 2006 www.nadya.com
Models - Kerri Carnahan (MM#171910) and Monica Komperda (MM#371818) April 7, 2007 at Pixel-Magic Photography Studio. Makeup and clothing by the models.
Model - Amanda Leigh (MM#531421) July 22, 2008
Model - Amy Beers (MM#756887) April 26, 2009
Makeup by Starry Eyes_SparklyLips (MM#1023945)
Here are some of my forum threads I encourage you to visit:
Post your Mother & Child Photo
Post your "Black is Beautiful Photos"
http://www.modelmayhem.com/posts.php?th … amp;page=1
Single Light White Background Technique
Art of Cropping -links to 2 very instructive articles w examples
Canon 5D MarkII 30pfs stills
Want some laughs, and a chance to exercise your funny (humerus) bone?
Go to the thread called Request a Title Service
New research points to the importance of Vitamin D. Virtually none of us have enough vitamin D.
Impression of MyPublisher book format photo album:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/p.php?thread … amp;page=1
World Press Photo -Winners Gallery
http://www.worldpressphoto.com/index.ph … width=high
Archival factors of CDR, DVD-R media? A report written for Librarians and Archivist by the National Institute of Standards & Technology.
Micro Payment Agencies - Some Alternatives
A wonderful perceptual illusion (moviing color afterimages)
includes a detailed explanation.
What is information? A brilliant essay for the curious
Very useful links for newer photographers:
Shooting w white backgrounds (1 stop lower than subject)
A highly recommended backdrop support system. It is relatively inexpensive and allows for rapid changing of backdrops.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … ost6943560