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by Bobby Deal
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Please Welcome The New Owner of photoMentoris St3v3M
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Please Welcome The New Owner of photoMentoris St3v3M

Hello everyone, I would like to introduce you to the new official owner of photoMentoris, Steven Murray AKA St3v3M There is some technical stuff that has to happen over the next few days including relocating the site to a new hosting provider. While it is my hope that this goes flawlessly the site m...
by Bobby Deal
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Landscapes & Scenics
Topic: B&W deadwood
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: B&W deadwood

Nice capture Duck, looks really desolate a great subject for the black and white treatment. Perhaps a bit of dodging and burning and maybe a light vignette to draw the eye into the frame a little more?
by Bobby Deal
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Portraits & Head Shots
Topic: Fall Color and Family Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Fall Color and Family Photos

Have been crazy busy the past 2 weeks with family photos while the fall colors are at their peak. Sadly it looks like the season is all but over. We have had steady cold rain for the past two days and the prospect for the first freeze and snow of the season is on us here in NORTH EASTERN cOLORADO. H...
by Bobby Deal
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Portraits & Head Shots
Topic: He Would Be An Actor
Replies: 2
Views: 379

He Would Be An Actor

Dorian came in to create some new head shots to help him launch an acting career
by Bobby Deal
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Portraits & Head Shots
Topic: Corporate Work
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Corporate Work

Lots of corporate headshots on the menu lately. These are a couple from our last session
by Bobby Deal
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Portraits & Head Shots
Topic: Vintage Portraits
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Vintage Portraits

Lit with fresnel lights in our new (115 year old historic building) vintage studio space in Fort Collins CO
by Bobby Deal
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Portraits & Head Shots
Topic: Halloween portrait
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Halloween portrait

Duck, I like these quite a bit but am not crazy about the selective color. I think leaving the color mass in the image would provide a greater depth to the frame and give a stronger more dramatic feel to the finished image
by Bobby Deal
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Fashion & Editorial
Topic: Fantasy Storyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Fantasy Storyboard

I will be in Las Vegas next week to host some pM workshops and to do a commercial shoot for my biggest Colorado Client. These images were created as loose story boards and dress rehearsal to see how costumes would photograph for a advertorial series for their product line. The product is of course a...
by Bobby Deal
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Black & White
Topic: Fresnel Behind the Scenes
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Fresnel Behind the Scenes

Bobby, you can call it a marshmallow as loudly as you like, but when it hits you it is still a rock. Well then I guess we will have to respectfully agree to disagree. I work with these lights on a regular basis, I know what they can do and the quality of light they produce. If you disagree with the...
by Bobby Deal
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Black & White
Topic: Fresnel Behind the Scenes
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: Fresnel Behind the Scenes

A fresnel lens has one thing to do, the thing it was designed to do...make the beams of light as parallel as possible. That is why all the later lighthouses used them, so that a kerosene burning wick of only a few inches wide could produce a light seen 10-11 miles out to sea. What you see in the th...

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