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11 comments Friday, December 26, 2008

...I know, I am a bit late but I spent the last two days sick in bed. A decent explanation, I would say.

Have a great New Year!

23 comments Monday, July 21, 2008

From the VV Daily Press, July 15 2008

A new photography club is planning its second meeting and will focus on portraiture with a planned model photo shoot.

The club is being organized in part by Brent Wood, Victor Valley College Art Department Chair.

“We are moving forward; the group will grow as we do,” Wood said in a statement. “Thank you all for having an interest in this group and photography.”

Joan Sowinski, a local artist, photographer, VVC student and VVC adult volunteer, is providing the club with a building/studio, known as Burning House Art.

Interested photo enthusiasts are asked to bring a camera, tripod, orange extension cords and a hand-held light meter.

The next meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Friday. Prospective models and photographers interested in attending the club may RSVP via e-mail to

It has been a great opportunity to meet talented artists and friendly neighbours. The Club is growing and we are working on getting organized. I will be soon updating this blog with news about the club and working on a blog for the club. Thank you to everyone!
If you live in the Apple Valley area and would like to join, feel free to write an e mail to Brent or to me at

10 comments Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dont get scared by the first part, it gets better, not THAT much better, but better.
The word MASTER has always made me smile...including all the other words that contain MASTER, like MASTERCLASS, for example. It does sound ULTIMATE, like if there is nothing else beyond that point, like GOD, like CHOCOLATE.

One lesson is surely important: "Get the light close to the subject to get a more harsh effect" and at this point the lightmeter is questioning its importance in the "picture".

I do wish the model had a bra. Just for the sake of it.

My suggestion to the master is to sit up the model, because its ultimately the polite thing to do.

Another detail, the "look away" is not meant to be done that way, not to mention the orange skin in the color hi key....hhhmmmmmm...

The word "chocolate" is much better than "master".

2 comments Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My new web site is finally on, still missing the galleries but I am working on it.
I wanted some movement, so I decided to use Adobe Flash for the design and I have to say it has been a journey, since it was my first time using Flash. I am glad about the result and I am looking forward to have the portfolio pages up and running.

7 comments Monday, May 12, 2008

Framing a work of art can often become an excellent way to puzzle your mind. Sometimes the framing takes a second place in the creation of art, but it should't. Framing the art work is a very important and delicate creative process that should be done with the same intensity is done the work of art itself.You can find examples of framing variations at

9 comments Saturday, May 3, 2008

Ford's model explains few tricks on how to pose and look your best in front of the camera.