Archive for November, 2011

Sandy Johanson’s Photo Jewelry

Posted on: November 30th, 2011 0

Today I want to introduce y’all to a good friend of mine, Sandy Johanson. She was extremely helpful to me when I was learning film photography at Brookdale, especially when it came to printing in the dark room. Beyond that, she is without a doubt THE most prolific artist I know. Every time I’d show up at Brookdale she’d have another set of images, gorgeous images as it turns out, that she was working on.

All of that is well and good, but the reason I wanted to do this article about her is because she has come up with a very unique and wonderful idea… made from camera parts! I know at least some of you are thinking, “How gimmicky.” Well, I dare you to think that when you see the pieces she makes, some images of which you can see below.


The Latest Advertising Trends

Posted on: November 22nd, 2011 0

OK. This has nothing whatsoever to do with photography, but I love this!

White “Knock Out” Background – Take 2

Posted on: November 14th, 2011 1

You may recall I wrote an article on how to photograph an object against a white…..and I mean pure white…..background using gear that costs a little over $1000, not including the camera. Not only that, it wound up being a royal pain-in-the-a** to do it. Well, I have since found a MUCH easier way to do the same thing, using common household stuff such as a plastic storage tub from K-Mart. Even if you include the cost of one or two speedlight flashes, the gear costs MUCH less…..$200 tops….than the gear in my first article.