a teatray in the sky

the maltese

Posted in 5D Mark II, Defrag, Lighting, Photography, Technique and Development by firthefirst on July 21, 2010

think bogey would have liked this?  took an impromptu shot of tina at dinner on saturday and knew right away it would make for a smashing film noir shot. (more…)

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learning from vermeer

Posted in 5D Mark II, Lighting, Photography, Technique and Development, Virginia, Williamsburg by firthefirst on July 8, 2010

everyone has a moment in their life in which they realize they like Vermeer paintings.  for me, it was on a chilly february morning in 1996, after being dragged out of bed at five in the dark morning to go see two-thirds of the world’s Vermeers ensconced at the national gallery.  why do we all like Vermeers? (more…)