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Archive for the ‘My Photo Biz’ Category

A Hand to The Netherlands

by Blake Robinson

November 28th, 2016    0 Comments     Add Comment
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Professional photographers have their pictures stolen at an alarming rate. And it’s virtually impossible to protect any photographs that are posted online.  So I’m surprised when someone asks permission to use one of my images. But it does happen – this is the third time a company from Europe has asked for a photograph of mine.

Some years ago I took photos for a hand model. A design firm in The Netherlands, Clever Franke, found my image online and asked if they could use it in their own marketing. We agreed on a price for a license fee to use the image and the firm paid me through PayPal.

A big “hand” of thanks to Clever Franke for their honesty! My original image appears below.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

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Flo – The Black Dress

by Blake Robinson

September 9th, 2014    1 Comment     Add Comment
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In a recent shoot with my friend, Florena, we did some pictures with this gorgeous black dress. By the way, if you missed my earlier blog post with beauty images of Flo, please click here.

We used a fan in this picture – you can see a bit of movement in the bottom of the dress. Also, Flo’s hair was blown out slightly by the fan.

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Flo smiles naturally; she’s a genuinely happy woman. So it was a challenge for her to put on a serious or contemplative look, which is out of character for her! But we got a good look in this image. See the color version above and the black and white image below. Faithful readers will recall I often try to work hands into my my portraits.

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Thanks, again, Flo for a terrific shoot! Stay tuned, gentle reader, for one more blog post coming in the next few days, with Flo wearing casual outfits.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.
“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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Recently, I had the pleasure of shooting for the second time with Melanie, a young French model. Here’s one of the closeup portraits we did. Faithful readers will recall I often try to work hands into my portraits to add character and expression.

After making this fairly traditional edit in Photoshop, I decided to try a posterized version, which appears below.

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The posterized effect is an “artistic filter” in Photoshop. What do you think? Not to everyone’s taste for sure, but I think it works well for this photograph. To see the posterization more clearly, I’ve put a closeup detail of this image below.

Your comments and reactions are most welcome – either on the blog, in an email or a comment on my Facebook page.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.
“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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