Thursday, December 31, 2009
Keyhole Productions Photography on Flickr
Keyhole Productions Photography on Model Mayhem
Dark Heart Photos on Model Mayhem
Dark Heart Photography on Flickr
Keyhole Productions Albums on MySpace
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I wanted to test some Strobist lighting techniques, using a DIY snoot & a Grid Spot combo out in the bright bright midday sun of a Phoenix Summer day...just cuz I had nothing better to do with my time...
Ariza Nights from Model Mayhem answered the casting call and we spent a couple of hours in the heat at Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale AZ with me testing various combinations of settings on both my 430EX Speedlight and Canon 40D.
This is the first processed image with more to come as time allows.
Strobist: Shot with a 70-200 f/2.8 L USM at f/10 1/320 shutter speed. My DIY gridspot/snoot attached to the 430EX which is at full power, camera right set just to illuminate her face as she lounged on a park bench. It's almost as if I planned it that way...
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
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As with most things, the free version is limited in many ways...in this case, they only allow the creation of 30 Sec video's, in low resolution...but what the heck! Free is Free and this is pretty cool!
Let me know what you think...Oh, and PLEASE leave your comments ON THE BLOG...
Don't just "reply" to the email. I REALLY do want to start building the blog up more and the only way to do that is with comments for new folks to read...
Monday, July 6, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
This photo shoot was the brainchild of Patrice when she said: "Most of my fan base are Sci-Fi Geeks. I should do something geared toward them..." and I said: "I know someone who built a Transporter Console..." And the rest, as they say, is history!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Sorry for the false start! Just wanted to post this while time permits. I am currently working on more of the photos of Franchesca (The Pinup Girl from a few posts back) and I needed to take a break so I was experimenting with some techniques on this image of KayCi and frankly I really like the results!
I'd LOVE to know your opinion as well! Please post your comments here on the blog.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
The intention here is for Franchesca to be IN a "cheesy" Pinup oil painting. How'd I do?
Comments are always welcome
Monday, April 13, 2009
The latest image of Franchesca. I am very happy with the way it came out. I would love to have your feedback!
Please post any comments here on the blog and not as an email response. I appreciate it!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
So...I was writing a nice long post to go along with the pictures, but for reasons unknown, all of my text just poofed in a puff of computer derived spite.
I MAY try to recreate the post later... in the meantime, here are a few more pics of Patrice...
Hey, aren't they supposed to be worth a thousands words each? That's gotta count for Something!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
My plan is to rush over to Fry's Electronics tomorrow after work and get a new one, and either install it myself (Ha!) or have my friend Mike install it on his next day off. This could set me back about a week in my workflow since my laptop just isn't beefy enough to do any editing on the full resolution versions of the images...and that's the only version I use to ensure the highest quality output...
So, for those of you who are waiting to see how the shoot with Franchesca came out...yer just gonna hafta wait!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
This is my friend Patrice. I met her a couple of years ago at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. She was doing exactly what you see her doing here: Performing for the passersby & and the folks enjoying lunch from some of the nearby food merchants. Turkey Legs! Beef & Chicken on a Stick! Fully Loaded Baked Potatoes...Now I'm hungry!
Well, me being who I am, I took a bunch of pics of her. There were a few reasons why I wanted to photograph her. For one thing she’s very pretty, very talented, and most importantly she agreed when I asked if I could!
While I was getting pics at different angles, I engaged her in a conversation by asking her questions about the instrument she was playing. It’s called a Spinet, and I discovered that Patrice really knows how to make it sing! I also learned that she spends her winters traveling with several different Ren Faires throughout the country, but AZ is her
Well, after posting her photos on my "Wilgar" Flickr site I got a message from Erin, a girl I met during the the DarkCon ’07 Promotional Photoshoot. Erin said Patrice was her sister! After looking at photos that I took of both of them I can see a family resemblance!
It's very cool that they are related, but to top off the coolness, both of these Beautiful Ladies are extremely talented musicians! While Patrice plays the Piano and Spinet,
Ever since I met her, Patrice has been on my mind as a person I would love to know more about. We are currently planning to collaborate on a photo shoot in the Not Too Distant Future. When that happens, I’ll be sure to let you know!
If YOU would like to know more about Patrice and her Music, (and let's face it, you KNOW you do!!) PLEASE be sure to visit www.PatriceRuane.com where you can view video's of Patrice performing, listen to more of her wonderful music and even purchase her CD's as well!
Be sure to let her know I sent you there!
Be sure to let her know I sent you there!
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
In honor of their gracious permission to post this image, I have posted it first.
Now this is the way to start the New Year!
This shot is generally unmodified with just some minor levels/curves adjustments but the color is as it was in the camera.