Serious Moment Here | Fashion Photography | Triple C’s Photography | Veterans’ Day

This weekend is hard on me personally. The memories of those that I failed always come to me on this weekend, and that is because I surprise them most of the year.

Please honor those that forfeited their lives so that you have the freedom to enjoy the freedom that many do not enjoy.

Please take the time and drink one for those that will never be able to drink with us again.

Please be grateful for those that are still with you and those that have come home to you.

Please remember my brothers and sisters who are away fighting for you.

These are a few that have served with me, and those who have served in general that may of may not have been personally with me, but did their duty to you all the same.

If you do not agree, I don’t give a shit and don’t post it here.
Daniel Sellers, Bread Brouse, Scott Sauer, James Allen Scott McPeak, Joshua Holmes, Ricky Betts, James Collins, James BaconBandit Reeves, Clifton Cole, Adam R Potter, Matthew Barr, Rick Ledger, Brad York, Buzzy Pricket, Alex Maskevich, Mark Bryant, Justo Jaimes JR, Chris Jones, Blake McMahan, Chris Wallace, Sean Brunner, Nam Deo, Ben Bressler, Anthony Roberts, Tony Kincaid, Tj Nungester, Joshua Holmes, Kevin Senter, Christopher Schaefer, Michael Miracle, Tyler Masters, Paul Tilton, Josh Ghen, Wes Combs, Rob Graham, SSgt Barnett, Donald Riley, Nathan Lee, Jay Gafford, Clifton Edward Cole, Nate Treichel, David Strathman, Ray Hewitt, Chris Hartsell, Thomas Spruill, Jon Rocky Callahan, William Anthony Meyer, Henry Zapata, Eric Pritts, Justin Walpole, Christopher Perry, Matthew Jerez, Lesha Self, Richard Cheek, Tabitha Esperanza, Duke Benge, Dustin Duncan, Adam Cutter, Derel R Carpenter, Ezechiel Blanc, Matt Trombley, Josh Erb, Alan McGuinness, and more…

If I didn’t include your name of the name of a loved one please do not take it personally Facebook stopped allowing me to link names a long time ago, and my drunk fingers got tired.

This is a space list of men and women that have volunteered to defend your right to live your life that way that you choose to live it. Thank them, and remember that every man and woman there has lost brothers and sisters, our loved ones, to the defense of that freedom. We, I, miss them very much and this weekend is a time set aside to remember that and I personally take it very serious. Yes I drink, yes I laugh with friends, yes I enjoy myself, but I do so in memory of those friends, those loved ones that I have lost in this world. Those that laid down their lives for us, laid down their lives for this country, laid down their lives for us freaks of America.

I’m drunk, and good night.

Fashion Photography | Triple C’s Photography | Aurora, Kick Starter.

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I am personally a huge fan of Kick Starter, I believe that Kick Starter gives you the consumer the ability to help people create some really amazing stuff. The newest trend is feature length films, and this is the newest one. Aurora:

Aurora

A young man wakes up 60 years after a car accident only to find himself lost in a dystopic world run by machines.

Director: Robert Kouba
Director of Photography: Sebastian Cepeda
Andrew: Julian Schaffner
Calia: Jeannine Walker
Producer: Sebastian Cepeda
Special Effects: Aleksandar Ribar and Luima Morillo
Music By: David Mason

Fashion Photography | Triple C’s Photography | Before, During, After. War Changed Us All Part 2…

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After finding Claire Felicie’s work I found another piece by the talented photographer Lalage Snow. This time Snow is embedded with British soldiers stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan. Some of these images are daunting at best…

Lalage Snow‘s website.
Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | Private Matthew Hodgson, 18

Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | Sergeant Alexander McBroom, 24 Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | Private Steven Anderson, 31 Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | Private Sean Patterson, 19 Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | Lance Corporal David McLean, 27 Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | Private Jo Yavala, 28 Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | 2nd Lieutenant Adam Petzsch, 25 Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | Lance Corporal Martyn Rankin, 23 Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | Private Fraiser Pairman, 21 Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | 2nd Lieutenant Struan Cunningham, 24 Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | Corporal Steven Gibson, 29 Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | Private Ben Frater, 21 Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | Lance Corporal Sean Tennant, 29 Lalage | Snow | We Are The Not Dead | Private Chris MacGregor, 24

Fashion Photography | Triple C’s Photography | Before, During, After. War Changed Us All…

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In 2008 photographer Claire Felicie decided to photograph Royal Netherlands Marine Corps from 1st Battalion, 13th infantry company. Being a vet myself and having been in war I find these images truly touching. These are amazing images, some of the changes are huge, some are subtle, but they are all there.

Claire Felicie‘s website.

Claire | Felicie | Marked Remon Claire | Felicie | Marked Sjoerd Claire | Felicie | Marked Pascal Claire | Felicie | Marked Arnold Claire | Felicie | Marked Nicky Claire |Felicie | Marked Emiel

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Fashion Photography | Triple C’s Photography | Lighting, Make It or Break It | Sparkles and Wine – Teaser

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As any true photographer or cinematographer knows lighting is our money maker, and what people expect us to be experts in. Lighting can completely change how a subject looks and the message that the artist is trying to get across; moreover, lighting has to be the most important factor in our professions. This video by Nacho Guzman of London illustrates this principle beautifully. 

Sparkles and Wine – Teaser from Nacho Guzman on Vimeo.

Fashion Photography | Triple C’s Photography | Men’s Fashion

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I am a fan of Giorgio Armani, I just wish I could afford to wear that clothing brand (one day). I think Armani men’s wear always has a very masculine look to them (although I still do like the “satchels” or men’s purses.) Spring 2013 from Giorgio Armani is again another fun looking collection from AR.

The clothing and suits have a very masculine look and still very contemporary. All images are curiosity of Style.com written by Tim Blanks and Giorgio Armani. I did not take any of these photographs.

Images from Style.com and looks from Giorgio Armani.

Images from Style.com and looks from Giorgio Armani.

Images from Style.com and looks from Giorgio Armani.

Images from Style.com and looks from Giorgio Armani.

Images from Style.com and looks from Giorgio Armani.

Images from Style.com and looks from Giorgio Armani.

Images from Style.com and looks from Giorgio Armani.

Images from Style.com and looks from Giorgio Armani.

Images from Style.com and looks from Giorgio Armani.

Images from Style.com and looks from Giorgio Armani.

Fashion Photography | Triple C’s Photography | Business Reorganizing Part 5

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So over the last few weeks we have started organizing old photographs that were just chaotic at best. I have shown you how to use software like Lightroom to assist in this. Today we are going to finish this up. I am going to show you how to go back and create catalogues for each project that will assist you in the future for finding images later on.

Lightroom’s catalogue system is really easy and useful, so let’s walk through this.

So what you have in image (A) is just a general overview of a Lightroom layout. Now this is a catalogue for some head-shots that I did earlier this month.

Now what I am going to do is bring up a series of images and create a catalogue on of that project. I will be using a project from last November for this.

So I am going to go to File -> New Catalogue (B)

So at this time it will allow me to select where the catalogue is located and I am going to keep the catalogues in the same folders as the images, but you can put all the catalogue in another folder just for catalogues. (C)

So now you have a complete new catalogue and a lot of your settings are reset to default. That is because each catalogue has it’s own settings. This is useful because if I take these images and the catalogue to another computer that has Lightroom and open the the catalogue all my settings, presents, metadata info will travel with me. (D)

Now all you have to do is import the photographs that you want in that catalogue. (E)

Bam! Now you have a catalogue for every series/project that you have and all of this really only took me maybe a few hours. (F)

Yes I took the time to put my ID plate back up.

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Fashion Photography | Triple C’s Photography | Business Reorganizing Part 4

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So last time we looked at getting ready to move some images around. Today we are going to look at find images and actually moving them into their accompanying folders.

As I said before I am going to be using Lightroom 4 to find and move said images around, in the image (A) you can get an idea of how we are going to find some of these images.

So as I go down the list of the images and finding them I will then right click on an image and select “Show In Finder’ (B).

At that time a new window will appear with the files in it, now I do all of this because in my years as a photographer my images have simply been scattered throughout harddrives and my computer. You can see this being done in image (C).

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Fashion Photography | Triple C’s Photography | Beautiful Designs by Marissa Webb

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It is amazing to see designer go from being a no body to becoming published and interviewed by magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Time, and more. Marissa Webb is one such designer. This Korean born designer is a protégé of J. Crew and worked there for ages in all sorts of positions. This beautiful woman has created some playfully casual wear that would make any woman feel sexy and free.

All Images are from Marissa Webb‘s website. All credit to her and her photographers. Please take the time to visit her website and maybe even purchase something!

Marissa Web | Binta Stretch Moto Pants Marissa Webb | Gina Leather Vest Marissa Web | Juliana Cropped Jacket Marissa Webb | Ada Silk Sash Blouse Marissa Webb | Genevieve Jacket

Fashion Photography | Triple C’s Photography | Business Reorganizing Part 3

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I went into some detail about keywords and their continued use for photographers and other such artist that use computers for storage. Today we are going to start organizing the imagery.

Prep: To get ready for this endeavor, I will be setting up some folders to move images around into. Now do not over think this, both Mac OSX and Windows have “Pictures” folders already set up for you. I will start with “Pictures” and then go on to “Photography” and then set up folders for the ways in which I will organize these images. I have thought a lot about this and I could use client names (if you have a lot of repeat clientele) but if I do not work for the same clients a lot, this will just get to be too big (client’s names will be a keyword then). I could do genre, but if I really only shoot one genre (fashion, wedding, product, portraiture, etc) this really won’t fix anything. So again the genre will be a keyword as well. You could also do business shots and personal shots, but again these might end up being one sided, and yet again this kind of information will be keywords. So I’ve decide that for me Year and Month might work the best. So the folder diagram for a photograph shoot in January of 2012 might look like this Computer Name->User->Pictures->Photography->2012->January.

An example of the folder layout.

An example of the folder layout.