Monday, December 7, 2009

Canon shooters need an upgrade?

I'll forgive my friend Max for his choice as a Canon shooter, but only because he's selling some equipment. Those of you looking for some awesome fucking gifts for the photographers in their life (who sadly shoot with Canon) should look no further than this.

The EOS 20D is the semi-professional digital SLR to deliver all the speed, precision and flexibility synonymous with high-end film SLR cameras - plus a whole lot more.A rugged magnesium alloy body provides the first clue that the EOS 20D is no ordinary camera. Canon's award-winning CMOS technology delivers outstanding image quality and 8.2 Megapixel resolution. The DIGIC II architecture drives blistering 5fps continuous shooting with a maximum burst of 23 frame JPEG images, class-leading color rendition accuracy, quick start-up times and rapid display and zooming of images during in-camera review. JPEG and RAW files write simultaneously with no loss of performance.9 auto focus points are carefully distributed across a wide area of the frame for fast, accurate focusing, even with off-center subjects and particularly with 'rule-of-thirds' compositions.The E-TTL distance-linked flash algorithm takes factors such as lens distance information and ambient light readings into account for accurate flash metering, even in circumstances such as recomposed shots, or where high or low reflective objects appear in the frame. The camera is compatible with the entire EX-series Speedlite flash range. This includes the 580EX, which transmits color temperature information for improved color stability and auto zooms to match the camera's APS-C sensor size.The EOS 20D is compatible with more than 60 Canon EF lenses, including Canon's EF-S lenses. Built with the EOS 20D photographer in mind, the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM and EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM cover popular wide (approx. 16-35mm) and standard (approx. 27-136mm) ranges in the 35mm equivalent.An extreme high (3200 ISO) setting extends the camera's wide 100-1600 ISO speed range. Both sRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces are supported. Digital Photo Professional image processing software permits high-speed processing of lossless RAW files.The EOS 20D's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection enables fast download of images to the computer. PictBridge compliant, the camera supports direct printing to any compatible photo printer. It takes both CF and CF-II cards, including cards of over 2GB capacity.

I am cleaning out a lot of my excess photo gear. I recently closed my studio location and have items that I just don't have a need for.

Up for auction is:

    • Canon 300mm F4.0 L series non-is telephoto lens with front and rear caps.
    • This is a used lens and does have signs of wear and use as might be expected. All is in working order. Glass is clean, no fungus or marks on the glass.
    • Sample images were taken very recently in a hockey rink, hand held at iso3200 - F4 1/250. This is a VERY sharp lens! Fast Focusing!
    • Be sure to ask questions before bidding!

And a picture, so that you've got some eye candy...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, while shooting some portraits for my boyfriend, we happened upon a really interesting guy who I just had to follow. He was carrying what looked like part of a candelabra so we decided to check out what was going on. He was joined by three of his friends and one of them just happened to be sticking balls of fire in his mouth!

Kickass!, I thought. I asked him to do it again so I could shoot from the best angle. And he did! Turned out they were from the group Burn Buffalo.

This is Robert. He eats fire. How effin' cool is that?

Doktor Potter Dee, the cruise director of the four.

The Good Wizard Time, who almost made me weak in the knees.

And this lady is Kindal. She is impressive as hell if anyone ever gets to checkout a Burn Buffalo practice or event.

You can check them out here on Facebook.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Commissioned work

My lovely friends Zeta and Justjon commissioned me to do some early morning portraits of them after they checked out my Tiny Gods work. They asked for the Tiny Gods portraits, but I was also able to shoot some of their regular morning routine as they woke and got around. One of my favorite books is of early morning female portraits called Women Before 10 A.M. and getting to shoot Zeta stretch and yawn and kiss Justjon and get good morning hugs from her daughter reminded me of some of those intimate portraits.

The above shot is one of my favorites. I really love that Z is so comfortable with her skin, and dresses it up in what she is comfortable in as opposed to what is only fashionable. She's a girl who could just as easily pull off the itty bitty thong or g string but she looks so much sexier and natural in these cute brief panties. Even J said they were his favorite on her, so I hope they like this picture.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Urban Landscapes

These images are from the second series I was showing at the Celebration of the Arts on Oct. 30th. They were shot over a period of 8 months in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area and are some of my favorites to date.

Everywhere I've lived has invoked a strong feeling of one sort or another from me. Whether it was awe of my surroundings in the Mid-West, a sense of urgency while living in the larger East coast cities or relaxed when I lived in the mountain towns of W. Virginia. No place has quite roused the same feeling in me that W.N.Y. does. At times, it seems like rather large, once booming areas have become ghost towns. Other times it is so vibrant and rich with culture, but what I find most beautiful about the areas are the abandoned buildings, defunct factories, grafitti on the walls and finding items that were set down to be picked up later but never were.

Some of the shots for the series felt very lonely to me, so I took a lot of time considering the post production work I put into them.

The first and last image posted here seemed to get the most response in the show, and I have decided to only release 10 16x24 prints to be sold. They are each numbered and signed and can be framed.
Prints of all the images are available for sale, and if you are interested in pricing information and seeing the entire collection, please leave me a comment with your contact info.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Inaugural Post take two

So Friday the 30th was the Celebration of Arts I was asked to exhibit in by local band, Busted Stuff. The show was pretty small, just three artists including myself, and it was held at a restaurant slash bar. I arrived to find one of the other artists had taken over my space, and I was left with the shitty lighting. But I was directly across from the entrance, so mine was the first work you saw when entering.

I decided to show a series called Tiny Gods, a project I've had in mind for years and executed in about 3 weeks. The other series I showed was a grouping of urban landscapes. Both were pretty well received. A few people have commissioned me to turn them into Tiny Gods for some unique portraits, one person asked me to photograph her daughter's wedding, I was happy that one of the band members wants a limited edition print of one of the landscapes and I got to see some awesome new people while hanging out with the friends who came out in support.

The most common question I got all night was "Now, do you go in and add all that stuff to their faces after you take the picture?" The answer is no, I do all drawing, painting, what have you before I even set up the first frame. It is time consuming and a pain in the ass, but I actually rather enjoy doing it. The second most common question was "Who wrote all that stuff on your pictures?" The answer is moi. I knew early on I wanted to be a writer and photographer, and this was a great opportunity for me to combine both.

The name of the series, Tiny Gods, comes from the idea that we idolize our partner(s). Often times, it appears from the outside looking in that we worship our romantic interests and lovers, thus making them miniature deities. Each piece of writing on each image is about one of my previous loves or another and was written at the time I felt such notions. So each one of those good lookin' individuals I photographed for the series took on the task of conveying what was written on their finished image. Only they didn't know it so I hope everyone was pleased with the result. And if not, they can go ahead and file a grievance. I love what they each did for each piece.

So that's it, the first complete post. I hope you like what you see. This is only a handful of the pieces in the series and prints are available if you're interested. I hope you continue to make it back time and again to see what else is new in Bossy Land. Peace be with you.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Inaugural Post take one!

Hi. I'm Bossy Photographer and I'm happy you decided to follow along on my adventure. This blog will be updated weekly and after tonight's show I'll have all sorts of news to share with you. By the way, that striking guy in the above photograph is my friend Dave, not me. Peace be with you!