Beltzville, April 2014

lest anyone think i haven’t been shooting anything interesting lately, i’ve just been a bit behind on getting posts up onto the blog.

auris and i went out on a truly chilly april morning to one of my favorite outdoor locations. i usually use this spot to start off my outdoor work when it starts to get warm, but on this day, i don’t think it got much about 50 degrees! we were joined by Auris’ cousin who expressed an interest in giving the outdoor art nude a whirl.

Auris - Beltzville

Auris – Beltzville

Beltzville - Michelle

Beltzville – Michelle

both are scans of 4×5 negatives.

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10am window light

Rebecca - 10am Window Light

Rebecca – 10am Window Light

the light coming into my front room around 10:00am is pretty wonderful.

model: Auris

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Little Pond Workshop

The Little Pond Workshop is a wonderful opportunity for photographers of all skill levels to shoot with talented figure models in a unique setting on private property.  I will be serving as one one of the instructors along with 3 other very experienced figure photographers: Greg Tapler, Olaf Starorypinski, and Rick Sweitzer.  We will provide guidance on composition, determining correct exposure, training your eye to find the best light, and developing a good rapport with the models so they can help you to achieve your vision. Students should expect to come away with a better understanding of how to integrate the nude figure into a compelling piece of fine art photography.

About Little Pond

Little Pond Arts Retreat, is the residence of a very good friend of mine and his lovely wife. Little Pond is spacious and private. The property offers creative opportunities with natural lighting, textures and tones. Below are some photographs that offer a glimpse of the creative spaces available at Little Pond. To read more about Little Pond, for directions, or to visit their website, please click here.


We are limiting the workshop to 16 so each participant will have the opportunity to work with every instructor and model. We intend to place the instructing photographers in different areas of Little Pond so as to capitalize on shooting time with each model and to allow the participant’s creativity to grow as they move through each area.

Saturday, May 17th
92 S Penn Dixie Rd‎
Nazareth, PA 18064
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$195 per person (Includes lunch)

Full details, and additional photos of the site can be found at oneG Studio’s web site.

Registration for the workshop can be completed at oneG Studio’s web site.


Dreams of Copenhagen

Dreams of Copenhagen

Little Pond, Frame 5

Little Pond, Frame 5

Little Pond, Frame 11

Little Pond, Frame 11

be my poem

rebecca - be my poem

rebecca – be my poem

shot in an old, abandoned farm house with my muse, Rebecca.

ilford HP5+, developed in Xtol 1:1, scan of the 4×5 negative

model: Auris




so, i had a minor accident in the darkroom. my setup is mostly a board across my washer/dryer in the basement. it works well, but i still have to do laundry. so, one day after making some prints, i left the tray of developer out just because i’m lazy and tired after i’m done. when i came back, i think the spin cycle caused one of the boxes of undeveloped film to fall into the print developer. i had to scramble a bit to figure out what to do to save the negatives and some were already developed. the others were damp and i thought they might be ruined. so, i just tossed them in the print developer for 10 mins and thought i’d see what comes of them. there was a good possibility that they were already ruined. towards the end of the 10 mins of development, i decided to solarize the negatives (turn on the lights for the briefest second) just to see what might happen. the results were mixed, but i liked this one a lot.

Ilford HP5+ developed in Ilford Universal Developer for 10 mins, solarized, fixed and washed. scan of the 4×5 negative.

model: floofie

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Morning Meditation

Rebecca - Morning Meditation

Rebecca – Morning Meditation

a little morning meditation with a willing muse. natural window light, around 10:00am.

scan of Ilford HP5+ negative, shot at ISO 800, 10:30 in D76


model: Auris

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Not Like That

Rebecca - Not Like That

Rebecca – Not Like That

model: Auris

Ilford Delta 400 thru my Mamiya 645.

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Rearranging the Furniture

Rebecca - Rearranging the Furniture

Rebecca – Rearranging the Furniture

model: Auris

Mamiya 645 with ilford delta 400

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we’ll reupholster your couch

Not Afraid of Falling

Rebecca - Not Afraid of Falling

Rebecca – Not Afraid of Falling

Listening to Trent Reznor and Adrian Belew, played loud. Drinking a fantastic red wine, and editing beautiful photos.

model: Auris

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unauthorized use is prohibited.
don’t do it.

Glen Onoko

Rael at Glen Onoko

Rael at Glen Onoko

Revisiting some old work, this one is from July 2008, up in the falls around Glen Onoko near Jim Thorpe, PA.

model: Rael

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