Where’s the menswear … January 2015 edition … no manikins were harmed in the shooting of this photography


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One of the things we photograph is a trade show geared toward the mens fashion industry.

There’s a portion of the hire that asks me to walk around and grab a cross section of product shots on the fly to show the breadth of color, textures, styles and fabrics.

This is probably one of my favorite parts of the day when i can drop my ISO to 50 or 100 and concentrate on details.

Enjoy.
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Fifty seven great cooking tips … Well, this is Café Witteveen after all.


Do yourselves a favor and read this Epicurious list of 57 cooking tips. Two examples below:

6. TOSS MOST OF YOUR SPICES—ESPECIALLY THAT GROUND CUMIN.

Ground spices die quickly. So give them a whiff—if they don’t smell like anything, they won’t taste like anything. And if they don’t taste like anything, you’re cooking with a flavorless, brown powder.

8. REPLACE YOUR NON-STICK SKILLET.

Do your scrambled eggs slide off the pan if you don’t use oil or butter? They should. Might be time for an upgrade.

Chicago’s 2015 Snowpacolypse was a doozy


As you’ve likely heard, we here in Chicago are digging out under a thick blanket of around 18″ of snow with drifts as tall is my 6’1″ frame.

Of course I fired off shutter or two, and came up with just a few shots that show some of the carnage. Our back door was particularly hard hit with several feet in front of my neighbor’s back door and about two feet in front of ours.

Enjoy some of these images.

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Before and after Photoshop work


 

I’ve been endlessly working on several different projects, but one of them is a test we did on Monday.

The model is absolutely beautiful, and we were lucky enough to score a talent makeup artist to join us. The below image was certainly an immediate favorite, until you look closely at the image and see how bunched up her jacket is.

On set, we did our best to replicate the pose, but it’s never as easily done than said.

To fix it, I picked up a smooth jacket shot and masked it in. It’s not something gigantic in the Photoshop world, but I felt like this particular execution was strong and believable.

Enjoy.

 

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