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Lucinda Wedge
Posts: 4,220
Littlerock, California, US


I didn't realise this thread existed til the POD thread had to start over again - then I noticed it on the first page.  I'm sure others aren't aware of it as well smile  So BUMP!
Nov 18 07 07:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
EdBPhotography
Posts: 7,679
Torrance, California, US


How 'bout some from some of the latest winners?
Nov 22 07 09:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ward
Posts: 6,126
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Kaleigh Dey is a model with Elmer Olsen Models, Toronto, Canada (www.elmerolsenmodels.com). We were shooting images for her book and for the agency as a test. We'd shot all the images we intended to, but I loved this outfit and decided it would shoot well against the red seamless to the make the gold stand out. We didn't change her hair or makeup, as the series of photos needed to be consistent looks throughout the day.

This image was simply captured with an Alien Bee 1600 w/s strobe with a 24x32 softbox on a boom stand to her right. I had it raised about two feet higher than her - she's 6'-6'1" tall in heels. I angled the light slightly down to allow for a lot of fall off and to light the dress while still creating shadow, texture and not too much light on the seamless. The AB was metered for f~8, iso 100, 125th second.

http://img7.modelmayhem.com/070417/11/4624e7801d72f.jpg
Nov 22 07 09:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LeDeux Art
Posts: 50,123
San Ramon, California, US


Peeping Tom the first of a new series shot at leDeux Manor
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/tntart/20070708559web.jpg
This is an example of everything going right, the model was the escort to a model I was shooting, I fell in love and convinced her to put down the reflector and do a little modeling for me. she agreed and trusted me enough to go in the bathroom and undress while I creeped around the back of the house and shot her threw the window, to shoot a voyeur series you must voyeur a little, right ? shot with my fixed 50 mm lens with a f stop capacity of 1.8 and my lowlight soft box that I swung around the top of the bathroom door, I used the mirror and green walls as fill and that boys and girls is why the folks that dont allow escorts will NEVER have an experiance like the one I was fortunate enough to have
Nov 22 07 12:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LeDeux Art
Posts: 50,123
San Ramon, California, US


Lucinda Wedge wrote:
I didn't realise this thread existed til the POD thread had to start over again - then I noticed it on the first page.  I'm sure others aren't aware of it as well smile  So BUMP!

spread the word

Nov 22 07 12:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
EdBPhotography
Posts: 7,679
Torrance, California, US


LeDeux Art wrote:
Peeping Tom the first of a new series shot at leDeux Manor
This is an example of everything going right, the model was the escort to a model I was shooting, I fell in love and convinced her to put down the reflector and do a little modeling for me. she agreed and trusted me enough to go in the bathroom and undress while I creeped around the back of the house and shot her threw the window, to shoot a voyeur series you must voyeur a little, right ? shot with my fixed 50 mm lens with a f stop capacity of 1.8 and my lowlight soft box that I swung around the top of the bathroom door, I used the mirror and green walls as fill and that boys and girls is why the folks that dont allow escorts will NEVER have an experiance like the one I was fortunate enough to have

Ok, I wanna' shoot your escort.  smile

Nov 22 07 04:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Markcomp
Posts: 40,517
Royal Oak, Michigan, US


LeDeux Art wrote:
Peeping Tom the first of a new series shot at leDeux Manor
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee295/tntart/20070708559web.jpg
I used the mirror and green walls as fill and that boys and girls is why the folks that dont allow escorts will NEVER have an experiance like the one I was fortunate enough to have

This is a beautiful photo and if all escorts looked like her we would rather be robbed and killed than to miss that shot.

Nov 25 07 09:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Beach
Posts: 4,062
Charleston, South Carolina, US


Was sent to shoot a local boxing match for a magazine and was pretty unprepared from an equipment standpoint (Digital Rebel and my only lens faster than 5.6 was the EF 50mm f/1.8).

I bs'd my way down to the judges' table (the key is to just act like your supposed to be there..I just nodded to the security guy and walked right on in) and started looking for my shots. There were a few bouts on the undercard for me to practice up on, which was nice.

I opened the lens up, cranked up the ISO, and finally came to the conclusion that the ropes weren't going anywhere. So, just made them a part of my composition and waited.

Converted to BW in photoshop, partly because it added to the drama but mostly because of the extreme amount of color noise in the image.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/9234/71816481v7wan7lg121706zb5.jpg

more of those at http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=625747 if you're interested
Nov 25 07 10:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jessalyn
Posts: 21,433
Denver, Colorado, US


Lucinda Wedge wrote:
http://img6.modelmayhem.com/070326/19/460854835e86a.jpg
I was visiting my friend Swinda.  She's a clothing designer and I saw her newest gowns (in the picture).  I was immediately inspired by them.  I saw the shot in my head almost immediately.  I started going to the beach at different hours in the morning for the right blue color and I was hoping for fog, but it was the wrong season for fog.  I played with the gown and light in my studio prior to the shoot.  I looked for the right model and found her.  We all met at my house at 3:30 am for make-up and hair.  We had to be at the beach and set up by 5 am.  I knew (from going there) that we had about half an hour of the light I wanted to get this set-up and shot. . I had several photographer friends helping out.  We had it all planned out who would do what.  There's a very heavy double sided frosted plexi 2 inch thick 2X2X2 box under her with a light in it.  I had an assistant dress her on the box and twist the dress around to reduce the chance of the box showing as a square underneathe (from my testing in the studio).  She is also lit from the side, both lights were alien bee's with the battery pack.  There's a notch cut into the bottom back of the iced box she's standing on for the cord.  The box is on a large plastic tarp to keep the dress clean, so I had to photoshop out the tarp and the cord.  Otherwise there was no other photoshop.   I metered the ambient light and closed down one from that reading to make her pop a bit more and the sky to be a deeper blue. Then made sure my lights metered at one stop more than the ambient light.
I was lucky to have such a wonderful team of talented and helpful people with me.

well worth it, it's truely wonderful

Nov 25 07 10:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
R Michael Walker
Posts: 11,982
Costa Mesa, California, US


http://k43.pbase.com/o6/42/577342/1/85983312.GHJb8VUI.92007R.MichaelWalker.jpg

This was made back in 1983 with a Hasselblad and 50mm Distagon lens. I used a Gitzo tripod and a Pentax 1 Degree spotmeter. Another essential piece of equipment was my 400cc Scrambler which Juge (the model) and I rode 3 or 4 miles down this drainage area for some creek that empties into the Ohio river at Cincinnati. It was an over cast day and we were in open shade so the tripod was necessary. So was holding still. I made 5 shots to be sure I had one as she was not used to this sort of posing AND the water was a bit chilly. I got 3 good ones and this was my favorite until recently when I scanned the other two and composited elements out of all 3 into a new composition I now like better. I always loved the square format and wide angles. And back in my B&W days (OK I guess I STILL do a lot of B&W but I shoot color now too) I always went for long exposures and little to no sunlight. Then I could create the mood with my lighting, development and printing.
Nov 25 07 10:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Craig Seay
Posts: 8,606
Nashville, Tennessee, US


Nina Lynn approached me with the idea of shooting donuts and told me she would see if she could get Dunkin Donuts to contribute. A few days and 800 donuts later we did the shoot then won Pic of the Day with this shot. Thank you Dunkin Donuts and Model Mayhem's Pic of the Day. smile
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/071011/06/470dff200b17d.jpg
Nov 26 07 07:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Billy G Photography
Posts: 419
Bridgeton, New Jersey, US


Steve Thornton wrote:
http://www.stevethornton.com/MM_Images/photo-of-the-day/Star-Shaunda-Erin94-2204-Copyright_Steve_Thornton.jpg

I was shooting this test and I asked my Hair Stylist-M/U artist to use light to no make up. I had my wardrobe stylist go to the local outlet mall to find matching white tops. I waited till sunset & shot.

Steve Thornton
http://www.stevethornton.com/

Love this shot as well as all your work, Very Inspiring!! Thanks Great Thread

Nov 26 07 08:24 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Aesthete Studios
Posts: 2,088
Oakland, New Jersey, US


http://modelmayhm-2.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/071125/14/4749d13c2027b.jpg
I drive by this location on a daily basis...
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/465711701_d582c8101c.jpg
...& had been wanting to shoot there for well over a year...and found the perfect model in Giselle!
(www.modelmayhem.com/member.php?id=100321)
I really was interested in a larger field of view to take in the whole diner (there is another photo in my book here, more to edit) with the model posing dramatically in a silver, metallic dress.
I am such a headshot junkie that I decided to get in tighter and play with some of the reflective surfaces as a backdrop. Switched to a 60mm f/2.8...too tight for a 105mm and had Giselle move in against some of the reflective panels. When she moved into this corner and the grid of light was projected onto her face, I was stunned and excited.
This shot was taken 15 mins before sunset at metered and shot at f/4.0, 1/750, ISO 100. In post I cleaned up the skin a little
(great MUA: www.modelmayhem.com/member.php?id=152351)
and saturated the blues to add color to the backdrop.

--Thomas
Nov 29 07 04:15 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Krisha Ray
Posts: 98
Portland, Oregon, US


markcomp wrote:
I was at a festival listening to some live Scotish music when I saw this guy out of the corner of my eye.  I watched him listening to the music for a bit and at the point when he seemed to drift a million miles away I took my shot.


http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e38/markcomp/Ren%20Cen/RenFestSept162006076cmb.jpg

There is so much emotion in his eyes. I love the detail of the wrinkles. Fabulous capture.

Nov 29 07 06:23 am  Link  Quote 
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EdBPhotography
Posts: 7,679
Torrance, California, US


Beach wrote:
Was sent to shoot a local boxing match for a magazine and was pretty unprepared from an equipment standpoint (Digital Rebel and my only lens faster than 5.6 was the EF 50mm f/1.8).
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/9234/71816481v7wan7lg121706zb5.jpg

more of those at http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=625747 if you're interested

Amazing image.  As a fellow photojournalist, I love it.

Ok, who's next?

Nov 30 07 01:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lory
Posts: 3,751
SYLMAR, California, US


http://modelmayhm-6.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/070812/04/46becc56afaf9_m.jpg
i won this one 11/21/07

but it was shot in early august when i was going thru some personal trials and my life seemed to be coming down around me. i had shot with ezra before and i knew the image  i was going for so i called him and asked him if he was willing to try to shoot shoot this for me and off to his place i went. i laid out the sheets and tucked myself in and talked to ez about what was going on and just let out my heartache. im wearing mascara and lip gloss( i think my lips were sunburnt)... hes shooting with a borrowed camera (cause his took a dive into the pool during a shoot) and holding a single halogen flashlight over me. i did the photoshop work, which was a bit of desat and sharpening, and dimming down the back. its one of my favorite images to date and im really proud that it won because it has really reflected the pain i was going thru.

thanks to ezra mm#25940 for being able to shoot it even tho it wasnt glamorous or sexy
Nov 30 07 04:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
AMIEL Mr March 2009
Posts: 80
Greenbelt, Maryland, US


I dont know how you add an image in with your response!?!?!? Can some one tell me how so I can add one with my comment. You can email me directly.
Nov 30 07 04:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
EdBPhotography
Posts: 7,679
Torrance, California, US


AMIEL Mr August wrote:
I dont know how you add an image in with your response!?!?!? Can some one tell me how so I can add one with my comment. You can email me directly.

I sent you an email.

Dec 01 07 05:29 am  Link  Quote 
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K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,777
Peoria, Illinois, US


This one won a couple of days ago, November 30, 2007.  Last month, me and Meg decided to go to our local "Bark in the Park" that is held once a year to benefit the Humane Society.  Now you've gotta go to one of these things to understand the near impossibility of getting a planned shot.  There's Hundreds of Dogs, and to say they're a little jacked up would be an understatement. 

We got a whole bunch of just bleh snapshots, and then we came to a booth for a local organization that supplies companion dogs for shut-ins and handicapped people.  They had this guy (although PJB Archives insists it's me, LoL) and a big Sheepdog, and we started with the sheepdog, but nothing came of it other than a huge slobberfest all over Meg.  Then this guy enters the picture.  His owner held a treat just off camera right and had him jump for it, but the problem was, she wouldn't warn me before she'd have him jump!  It's a real bear to get the shot composed right when you sit around for 45 seconds with nothing happening, and then all of a sudden have the dog spring off the ground, especially when your laying on your stomach in the grass to get the shot, and other dogs coming along and crawling all over you.  smile  We walked away from the event having had a blast, but really dissapointed with our shots, and then when I got home and looked at the frames, I almost jumped out of my skin when I saw this one!  smile

Technically, pretty simple stuff.  Natural light, no reflector, just carefull prepositioning to make sure the Sun struck her right.  No skin smoothing, that's all Meg (and I think the skin looks so perfect because of the Sheepdog slobber, LoL).  The only thing besides contrast and colors done to the picture, was converting the image from raw at 2 different exposures of the same image, and overlapping them to get the sky exposed right with the rest of the image.  The clouds and everything are real though.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x180/yurphotoguy/Meg/Barking005.jpg?t=1196617438
Dec 02 07 01:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
K E E L I N G
Posts: 39,777
Peoria, Illinois, US


Bumping the thread!  smile
Dec 15 07 12:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Stephan of Boreal Light
Posts: 630
Grand Marais, Minnesota, US


Craig Seay wrote:
My favorite shot hasn't won the Pic of the Day yet but I haven't given up on it yet. I'll try again in a month or so.

This is a shot of Playboy's Reby Sky that I entered and won with on 6/6/07. She requested a cover shot for her upcoming classical piano cd. We also won with a second image from this shoot. I'll share that one later.
http://www.pbase.com/cseayphotography/image/80118164/original.jpg

I feel realy Odd and uncomfortable saying this to you as you are a amazing photog but I LOVE thsi shot of the piano player but would love to see that damn seam go away? LOL!! What do you think of that??

Dec 16 07 03:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
EdBPhotography
Posts: 7,679
Torrance, California, US


Ok, now I KNOW there are more stories than these...
Dec 18 07 08:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Farenell Photography
Posts: 17,954
Albany, New York, US


Ed Burns Photography wrote:
Ok, now I KNOW there are more stories than these...

Technically, I didn't win this shot, the model did. I just shot it.

http://img2.modelmayhem.com/050708/14/42ced48f3811b.jpg

This image was inspired by those ridiculously super-sappy perfume ads. When we ended up getting around to shooting, Benny was dating the other model (the lucky bastard...LOL). I just kinda gave them the big picture idea of what I was looking for, the two of them "into" each other, & let them kinda go on auto-pilot & me shooting in a photojournalistic manner, shooting what I saw. The end result is what you see.

Although it should be noted, that Benny beat me to the punch in the editing. Its a little more contrasty for my tastes but for me, the overall feel & whether it moves the viewer is more important, which I think it works.

In case anyone cares, here's my version:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/semi234/Benny%20Hayon%20and%20friends/Benny%20and%20Monique/00519inchesbw.jpg

BTW, everytime I got visit, he introduces me to all his friends as "the guy who shot (me) w/ the "almost kiss"".

Dec 18 07 10:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Steve Young Photos
Posts: 537
Belleview, Florida, US


Wow it's time for me to get out to shoot more!!
Dec 19 07 03:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vance C McDaniel
Posts: 7,606
Culver City, California, US


Well,
I just received the word of my 4th POD win.

First let me give thanks to all those who voted and more importantly to...

1. The Model.. Vermont. http://modelmayhm-2.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/080108/02/4783257118c77_m.jpg

She did her own wardrobe and props!

2. Hair and MUA.. Kurumi aka Sushi Mama! http://img9.modelmayhem.com/070719/18/469ff41250dac_m.jpg

The winning Image..
http://modelmayhm-2.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/080108/02/4783257118c77.jpg

We shot this in my studio..

I used two AB's and one photogenic light which I bounced off the ceiling..

1 AB was bounced off a white board on the side of the mask..

The other AB was used to light her face...

We only took a total of 146 frames...It was a very short shoot and we knew we had some awesome stuff from the start...

I have more showing the really cool dress as well.. But this image really jumped out at me.. Look at that wicked make up job..

I was certainly the weakest link on this shoot..

I suggest working with both of these amazing artist..

Last, I would like to say the POD is a great opportunity to showcase your work and participate in a wonderful competition.

It is not easy to win and I wish more people would submit images. I do not submit often because it is tough. Please continue to keep it's integrity in tact.

I am always inspired and even jealous of the images I see there.
A win there is a nod from your peers, so let's keep it real..

Keep it rockin and  Happy New Year..

Vance
Jan 08 08 03:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
EdBPhotography
Posts: 7,679
Torrance, California, US


Great job, and great image.  Ok, I still wanna' see the POTD Year in Review 2007 coffee table book.  Who do I have to sleep with to make this happen??
Jan 08 08 05:06 am  Link  Quote 
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Anthony Stubbs
Posts: 5,399


Jan 08 08 05:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Pfrangle Images
Posts: 3,587
Worland, Wyoming, US


http://modelmayhm-2.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/070829/09/46d584a58be7e.jpg

I feel so blessed to have gotten two POTD. 

This picture was taken in the early morning light.  My model Keshia was spending the night with my husband and I while her folks were away on business.

Keshia got up showered got her hair and make-up done and came in and woke me up about six in the morning.  She told me to get my camera she wanted to take pictures.  So I washed my face grabbed my camera and we got in the car and started to head for the park. 

My neigbor was out walking and flagged me down to talk and I told her what we were doing she opened the gates to her gated property and told me I did not need a park. She got the most beautiful property behind those closed gates.  I drive by the property everyday but had never been behind the gates.

The light was early morning light and perfect.  We shoot for about an hour and half and than I took Keshia to school.

Keshia to young to be on Model Mayhem but her online portfolio can be found here.  She was worked with some outstanding photographers.

http://www.onemodelplace.com/member.cfm?ID=249879
Jan 08 08 05:32 am  Link  Quote 
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Pfrangle Images
Posts: 3,587
Worland, Wyoming, US


http://img9.modelmayhem.com/070806/14/46b77d8972aa3.jpg

I feel blessed to have gotten two POTD. 

I have worked with Keshia for three years and this image was from the first shoot I ever did with her.  She was nine at the time this was taken.

Keshia's mom (Barb) had been a MUA, clothes stylist and hair artist in the modeling industry for 30 years.  Keshia's folks are a little older.

Dave Feiling a New York Photographer at the time (he lives in LA now) was flying out to Wyoming to shoot Keshia and wanted location and clothing images taken.  So Barb and I loaded Keshia up and went to the mountains to my dad's ranch.  The lighting was perfect and we put her on a big rock and I took this image high in the mountains.

Keshia is to young to be on Model Mayhem she will be 13 next week.  But she has a wonderful portfolio and it can viewed here.  She has been shot by some very talented photographers.

http://www.onemodelplace.com/member.cfm?ID=249879
Jan 08 08 05:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vance C McDaniel
Posts: 7,606
Culver City, California, US


Pfrangle Images wrote:
http://img9.modelmayhem.com/070806/14/46b77d8972aa3.jpg

I feel blessed to have gotten two POTD. 

I have worked with Keshia for three years and this image was from the first shoot I ever did with her.  She was nine at the time this was taken.

Keshia's mom (Barb) had been a MUA, clothes stylist and hair artist in the modeling industry for 30 years.  Keshia's folks are a little older.

Dave Feiling a New York Photographer at the time (he lives in LA now) was flying out to Wyoming to shoot Keshia and wanted location and clothing images taken.  So Barb and I loaded Keshia up and went to the mountains to my dad's ranch.  The lighting was perfect and we put her on a big rock and I took this image high in the mountains.

Keshia is to young to be on Model Mayhem she will be 13 next week.  But she has a wonderful portfolio and it can viewed here.  She has been shot by some very talented photographers.

http://www.onemodelplace.com/member.cfm?ID=249879

Can I just say your images with this lovely young lady are simply wonderful, I voted for you for Monday.

Keep up the awesome work...

Jan 08 08 06:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MARK ECCLESTON
Posts: 179
Weston, Florida, US


bump, i'd love to see more of these smile
Jan 17 08 12:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fernon
Posts: 1,544
Annapolis, Maryland, US


http://modelmayhm-2.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/071008/20/470ace18611f5.jpg

My second POD winner....This was my third photo shoot.   Leo C was hosting a beach shoot out at Dewey Beach, DE.   So, the location was already taken care of, this was Kate's 1st shoot.   There were 5 photographers and 5 models, we just took turns with models swapping them every once and awhile.    Kate is hanging off a Hobbie Cat on the port side.   I asked her to jump up there and play the part, snapped a couple and wha la!   No fancy equiptment, reflector, just me her and my kit lens smile
Jan 17 08 12:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fernon
Posts: 1,544
Annapolis, Maryland, US


My 3rd win!

My wife at her parents house, they have a private water front home on the Severn River in Severna Park, MD.    This is a popular land mark and drinking spot for the local kids.   They call it "Prates Rock"

http://a217.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/9/l_4328703979bc8c9bf684693a3c120ba0.jpg

This was some of my first work ever.   I used my 3.2 Canon powershot A70.  I just told her to go out there and look beautiful.   What else are you susposed to say to get your wife to pose for you smile    It was kinda dark, I think it was in the late afternoon, not sure though I was kinda drunk.   Some clouds were rolling in and we decided to stop soon after.    I'm not good at photoshop, I used some sort of filter on it and messed with the clouds a bit.   Oh yeah and used the selective focus thingy, to get some blur around her.   Its is one of my favorites; I'm in the process of blowing it up to a poster size for my living room.
Jan 17 08 12:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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xandx
Posts: 4,672
Jamaica, New York, US


http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/1300/bumpno2nc7.jpg
I was out of material so I cobbled this together instead, we Need HOTT postings! Visit the thread today...
Jan 17 08 12:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fernon
Posts: 1,544
Annapolis, Maryland, US


My 4th and most recent win:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/071217/10/476692911f00f.jpg

We were at my friend Russ's house in his backyard taking a cig break and telling jokes, she looked great so I quickly grabbed this one.   She has such a great smile, and was so fun to work with.   It was freaking cold outside BTW.  Thanks To everyone who has ever voted for my work, I'm just an amature and going on my 6 month of shooting; I'm so thrilled to be on the cool kids list of winners!
Jan 17 08 12:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Berlin Deveraux
Posts: 82
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US


Fernon wrote:
My 4th and most recent win:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/071217/10/476692911f00f.jpg

We were at my friend Russ's house in his backyard taking a cig break and telling jokes, she looked great so I quickly grabbed this one.   She has such a great smile, and was so fun to work with.   It was freaking cold outside BTW.  Thanks To everyone who has ever voted for my work, I'm just an amature and going on my 6 month of shooting; I'm so thrilled to be on the cool kids list of winners!

Wow! 6 months? You're work is wonderful, keep up the great work!

Jan 17 08 01:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
EdBPhotography
Posts: 7,679
Torrance, California, US


Fernon wrote:
My 3rd win!

My wife at her parents house, they have a private water front home on the Severn River in Severna Park, MD.    This is a popular land mark and drinking spot for the local kids.   They call it "Prates Rock"

http://a217.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/9/l_4328703979bc8c9bf684693a3c120ba0.jpg

This was some of my first work ever.   I used my 3.2 Canon powershot A70.  I just told her to go out there and look beautiful.   What else are you susposed to say to get your wife to pose for you smile    It was kinda dark, I think it was in the late afternoon, not sure though I was kinda drunk.   Some clouds were rolling in and we decided to stop soon after.    I'm not good at photoshop, I used some sort of filter on it and messed with the clouds a bit.   Oh yeah and used the selective focus thingy, to get some blur around her.   Its is one of my favorites; I'm in the process of blowing it up to a poster size for my living room.

This is gorgeous!  I must've missed that day of voting. 

Ok, folks, I wanna hear more.  Who's next?

Jan 18 08 12:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fernon
Posts: 1,544
Annapolis, Maryland, US


My 5th win:
http://a516.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/104/l_ba3bccf90a393de32939455522288f23.jpg

Stephanie, MUA Crystal Banks, my living room laying on my ottoman that I covered with a white table cloth.   This shot was taken next to my sliding glass window that the seal is busted on the inside, so the glass is fogged up.   It diffuses the natural light very nicely, she posed her self I took the picture.     Nothing to fancy, my work never is.
Jan 23 08 08:07 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Red Aurora
Posts: 292
Calabasas, California, US


Hmmm...how do I find a list of the past winners?
Jan 23 08 08:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LeDeux Art
Posts: 50,123
San Ramon, California, US


Ed Burns Photography wrote:
Great job, and great image.  Ok, I still wanna' see the POTD Year in Review 2007 coffee table book.  Who do I have to sleep with to make this happen??

Mr Burns, this is a lovely idea...how can we make this happen?

Jan 23 08 08:16 am  Link  Quote 
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