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Film Noir shoot with Thorsten ….


A few weeks ago Thorsten suggested we do shoot in the style of a 1940’s black and white film. The term film noir, French for “black film”, first applied to Hollywood films by French critic Nino Frank in 1946, but the name took until the 1970s to catch on in the American cinema. Whether film noir qualifies as a distinct genre is a matter of ongoing debate among scholars.

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Chiaroscuro (Italian for light-dark) in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.   As a big fan of painters like Caravaggio, Velázquez, Vermeer and Rembrandt I used the concept of Chiaroscuro for lighting this project.

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freelensing …

Free-lensing is a  technique where you use your camera with the  lens removed! This method of shooting you use your lens detached from the camera but still held very closely, by holding your lens up to the camera (instead of attaching it) allows you to create a tilt-shift effect in your photos. With a bit of practice, you can even learn how to selectively focus on one thing, while everything else becomes blurred!



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How the Digital Millennium Copyright Act can help you …


I am getting sick you people using my photos with out permission earlier this year I found a way to fight back……. Copyright infringement on the Web is so pervasive that it’s easy to resign yourself to it as a fact of life,something out of your control.When I found one of my photos being used as an album cover for an English recording label I was p*ssed off. OK I know this photo has been stolen 10000000000³ times but it was always used as “avatars” or “look how cool this is”. This was the first case I found of my photos being used for commercial use. I send cease-and-desist e-mail to the infringer, but they just ignored me, which was very frustrating. So I fought back using my friend Google
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