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Editorial Nude, How It Was Done

Tell The Story With The Form of The Body One Light, One Chair Series Specifications Camera: Canon EOS 5D Lens: Canon 85mm f/1.2L USM Aperture: Setting: f/11 Shutter Speed: 1/200 ISO: 100 White Balance: 6000K Camera Mode: Manual Lighting: Hensel Integra Pro 500...

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Girlfriend Poses Nude

Et Dieu… créa la femme As a Quora.com Top Writer, I often answer questions on that platform and this one question, “If your girlfriend goes to a professional photographer and takes nudes for hours, how would you feel about that?” I felt I had to share here on...

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Models Will Come to You

It Takes Work, But You Can Build Your Brand The best way to find models for a photo shoot is not to look. Your first goal is to build your photography brand with great photos as your photography talent will speak for itself and models will eventually ask you to...

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Camera For You, Cheap vs. Expensive

The Camera Doesn’t Do It; You Do It I’m often been asked about different camera makes and models, and usually my first response is, “I only know the camera I use, or have used.” Then I follow with even though I’ve authored photography books, written articles for...

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Winter Beauty Headshot, How It Was Done

Overpower The Sun With Flash Winter Beauty Headshot Specifications Camera: Olympus OM-D, EM-1 Mirrorless Lens: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Cameras Focal Length: 95mm, 190mm effective Aperture: Setting: f/20...

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Use Nose For Great Photos

A Simple Photography Technique At my photography workshops, I’m always advocating that depressing the shutter is only five-percent of the equation when it comes to creating photographs—pictures are easy, just pick up your smartphone. Photographs though require a...

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Michigan Avenue Magic

Street Photography, Fashion Editorial Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile Specifications Camera: Olympus OM-D, EM-1 Mirrorless Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens (80-300mm 35mm equiv.) Aperture: Setting: f/2.8 Shutter Speed: 1/60th ISO: 1000...

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Sometimes We Go a Little Crazy

I saw something today on a dear friend’s Facebook timeline “…sometimes we have to go a little crazy in order to find our sanity….” Yes Katy Evans, miss supermodel, actress, and dear friend, I read your status update as you headed back to Europe. I wish you safe...

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Photography As An Art

Many see photography as an art, others will argue it’s a skill trade and not art—personally professional photography is a genre in the arts and if anyone disagrees, then I just ask one simple thing, “Can you create a masterpiece with a wrench?” According to Wikipedia,...

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A Photographer’s Advice for a Potential Model

As a professional photographer of female models for almost four decades I'm often asked to provide advice for a model based on someone's idea she has the "look." These requests come in all shapes, sizes and forms, usually from a relative or friend of a model hopeful,...

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Americano Dream Photography Adventures

Welcome to the Americano Dream Fine Art Blog section of our website. Above you will find links to our latest fine art blog posts (articles) that deal with our lives, Heather Carden, licensed cosmetologist, model, and the muse of professional photographer Rolando Gomez. From time to time we’ll share articles and photos on our fine art blog, and occasionally throw in our personal ramblings too. We’ll do the best to entertain you while also providing some motivational moments and educational thoughts too.

You’ll find out about our travels, loves and life in general, though bear with us, as we travel often and between business and family time, sometimes we might get behind, but we’ll always do our best to either provide valuable information here on our fine art blog. Also, please show your support so we can bring you more and follow us on Twitter and Facebook, just click the icons to your right or at the bottom of the page. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed too. Feel free to tell you friends, colleagues, and family about our website too, every little bit helps.

And remember, if you don’t agree with any of our blog posts, feel free to provide feedback in the appropriate comment box, just be nice and use common sense is all we ask, as we do reserve the right to hit the ignore button, but chances are you’ll eventually get a reply from us. We’re here for you. If we may give a piece of advice, check back often as our fine art blog will update. Thanks! Heather & Rolando

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