JCL Digital StudioPhotographer Male Pasadena, California, US
My Website: www.JCLDigitalStudio.comMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/JCLDigitalStudio
Mayhem # 388976
Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/jcldigitalstudio
MODELS I HAVE WORKED WITH (on ModelMayhem):
Tea Mak (BEST... MODEL... EVER!) http://www.modelmayhem.com/419137
Karoline Devine http://www.modelmayhem.com/2994657
Christin Gordon http://www.modelmayhem.com/383748
Bianca Belova http://www.modelmayhem.com/413099
Rosalyn Miran http://www.modelmayhem.com/504935
Mz HerShe http://www.modelmayhem.com/455982
The Panorama above is available in a 3 foot wide print. If you are interested in purchasing this print, e-mail me. More panoramas are available.
MY PHOTOSHOP SKILLS: I would rate myself: Experienced to Advanced. Recently I've gone back to basics, I PREFER NOT to spend a lot of time retouching a photo and making a woman look like an anatomically-incorrect, super-perfect, flawless, detail-less, plastic doll, although I CAN do that if you request. I am certainly going agains't the grain by saying I am against heavy-photoshop retouching, but just like people are now choose natural organic foods, there are other people who are disapproving of the false and unattainable sense of beauty that photoshop images create.
Examples: The Beauty Myth - Naomi Wolf - MUST SEE http://youtu.be/UJh8GEU2qik
Dove Natural Beauty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U
I have been using Photoshop since 1994 (started with Photoshop 3.0) and have excellent re-touch ("airbrush") and image correction skills. I can retouch body figures, trim the waist, remove defects: hair covering the face, remove distracting objects from the image (stop signs, cars, etc). It seems photography with overly-retouched images has become a photoshop competition rather than the model, photographer and location/setup. We are all entitled to our own opinion and this is my preference.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. " - Albert Einstein
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil--hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars--must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation." - Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength To Love, 1963.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The exact level of tyranny that you're going to live under, is the level of tyranny you put up with."
- Thomas Jefferson
"No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever."
- Francois Mauriac
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
- Mark Twain