Andrea, black and white portraits

Andrea was so great to work with, natural candid portraits.  Here she was under a archway, with just a sliver of light across her face, she knew exactly how to work with the light. With a beautiful young lady comfortable in front of the camera, it was easy to get some great portraits. I decided I like the square format for this image.

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Dubrovnik Tintype

One the way home from the Renassance workshop in Dubrovnik I watched a video presentation by Robb Kendrick sponsored by National Geographic.  I found the video presentation on itunes and had downloaded it before going on holidays.  I have some training in the old fashioned dark room, but many, many moons have pasted since I have used any of the skills, but I was inspired to try and recreate a tintype photo in my digital darkroom, aka photoshop!!!!

I think it turned out pretty good,  leave a comment, let me know what you think or if you have any tips for re-creating this type of image………………

The Renaissance workshop, Dubrovnik Croatia,

I have lots of photos taken over the last couple of weeks that I will be working on and posting……. I also have photos from Karen and Jon’s wedding that I will be working on now that I am home, but I wanted to post this image from the workshop – I love the way the  red veil glows in the late afternoon sun!  It is much cooler here at home than it was in Dubrovnik – but then I knew it would be…….. and I must get ready for winter………..

Dubrovnik, The Renaissance workshop with Jovic & Beckstead

One of the beautiful models we worked with in Dubrovnik, I can’t decide if I like the black and white image or the color image?  let me know what you like……….

The Renaissance workshop with Jovic & Beckstead, Dubrovnik

  

I had such a great day at the workshop and could hardly get to sleep last night!  We spent the morning going over images from everyone, David and Gordon providing very positive and helpful information and critiquc, then we were out shooting for about 5 hrs.  As David said learning to play with light, challenging our knowledge, our gear as well as our comfort zone.  I can hardly wait to see what we do today!

terrace restaurant, Dubrovnik

Wandering the streets of Dubrovnik yesterday we found this wonderful little terrace restuarant near the city wall, we have’t yet had time to try out the food, but hopefully tonight after the workshop, if I am not too tired.  There is about 8 flights of very steep steps up to the restuarnt.   The reward, other than the food will be the view, so you can be pretty sure that I will make the walk and hope to have a picture tomorrow for you.

Jazz In Dubrovnik

Bill and I went out for breakfast, well bruch actually.  The Stadun or main street in the old town of Dubrovnik is lined with cafes, we choose a table new are St Blaise’s Church.  These guys were playing Jazz for the crowd, a great way to start the day. They were selling cd’s but unfortunately I didn’t pick one up or get the name of the band!  I thought they would be there for a while, left to see Rector’s Place, and when we came back to the street they were gone.  Maybe they will be back tomorrow.

oct 7, 2011 – I have since been in touch with the double base player, the group is called the Dubrovnik Jazz Trio you can hear their music at  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ5KxFLIWNM, give them a listen!

Dubrovnik at Sunset

Don’t picture fool you there are lots of great beaches, this is a little bar where you can sit among the rocks and watch the sunset.  There are not more that a table or two on each rock and the rope light shows you were to walk, the view is spectacular.

this image is available for purchase at jmeyersforeman photography