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.

Dubrovnik bride, playing with her veil

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……….

Spaghetteria Toni, Dubrovnik Crotia Restaurant

During our stay in Dubrovnik Toni’s Spagetti was highly recommended, off one of the little laneways just off the Stratun it is easy to find – but you do have to pass at least one pizza joint – and it is hard to tell where one restaurant stops and another one starts, it is worth the time to find.  The food is fresh, well cooked and simple, and a great idea when looking for something other than seafood!  The staff is very friendly, give it a try and tell them I sent you!

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!

Dubrovnik Wedding Workshop Day 1


I spent the day with David Beckstead and Gordon Jovic and about 28 other people working with a several models and learning how to take better photos.

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.

Dubrovnik at night

Bill and I went for a walk down the streets of Dubrovnik late at night – the ice cream was almost as amazing as the view!  People sitting at the tables, cobblestone streets, great light, warm air, it was wonderful evening.