I think it’s almost been a year almost since I saw her.
I wouldn’t say she left me in the dust. I think we went our seperate ways in the end. She changed a lot from the person I used to know in my opinion. When I chose to walk away from the friendship I did so because I had lost a lot of respect for her.
I don’t have any hard feelings though and I wish her all the best. People change, grow whether it’s for good reasons or bad ones - that’s all part of life. I don’t know what she’s doing now but I hope it’s what she wants and that she’s happy doing it.
I’m sorry but honestly I can’t really answer this. It’s different every single time.
I don’t really ever shoot with a full on lighting set up anymore. What that means it that I don’t carry around a ton of equipment. I don’t use flash, I just use the light that’s within the environment itself. I do a lot of stuff with natural light - and the ones at the Monterey hotel I used the lights that were in the room.
Really it’s very….”off the cuff” when I shoot. I go somewhere, I check it out. I check out the lighting sources. If I’m playing with the lamps or something in the room I just turn some off, turn some on and play around until I find something I like then go to work.
Exposure…always changes. I can’t answer that at all.
I also don’t really do a lot of post-production. I’m not a photoshop guru. I don’t liquify anything - what you see is me, how I am. The only thing I’ll remove is if I have a bruise or a pimple - things that aren’t there normally. Depending on lighting I have lightened under eye circles before but only if they give me a menacing look and change the mood of the photo. Other than that - I might adjust curves and stuff a little but really it takes me a couple of minutes to edit any photo that you see here. (Of course I can only speak for the ones produced by myself.)
For the Monterey Hotel ones, I played with the white balance in the camera while taking the photos themselves. That’s why you see some of them take on a blueish tone. Any digital camera will give you that option. And for a couple of the shots I flipped them to black and white in photoshop but that’s nothing special either.
Really I try to keep my photos looking unprocessed. My skin will always look like skin. You’ll see where I have cellulite. If it’s a close up of my face in natural light you’ll see my freckles and beauty marks.
I hope this helps.
I’m currently taken by a very VERY amazing man. I think he’s a keeper. :)