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20140608 Jenna150 by MickleDesignWerks
20140608 Jenna150

June 2014 shoot with Jenna

Model: Jenna Kellen

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20141118 Megsy081 by MickleDesignWerks
20141118 Megsy081
November 2014 shoot with Megsy

Model: Just Megsy 

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20140118 Sylvia408 by MickleDesignWerks
20140118 Sylvia408
January 2014 shoot with Slyvia

Model: Slyvia
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20141118 Megsy033 by MickleDesignWerks
20141118 Megsy033
November 2014 shoot with Megsy

Model: Just Megsy 

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20141022 Melancholic561 by MickleDesignWerks
20141022 Melancholic561
October 2014 shoot with Melancholic

Model: Melancholic
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I'm showing my age here but the quote is from the 1980s Air Jordan commercials that Spike Lee did for Nike with Michael Jordan. Lee was playing his basketball fan boy character Mars Blackmon from one of his first films "She's Gotta Have It." What Blackmon is trying to imply is that its the Air Jordans that are responsible for Michael Jordan's basketball success. Much like some believe that having expensive cameras or lighting will automatically elevate their photography.

Some folks seem to think its all about the camera gear being used that makes the image. Not going to lie and say that the ability to take a great image isn't enhanced by the gear used but it isn't the most important thing. The most important thing is the Photographer's vision and ability to execute that vision with their abilities, skills and talents. This Cheap Camera Challenge proves this point.

I watched the whole 21 mins of Jade's Cheap Camera Challenge video yesterday and was impressed with Jade's abilities and vision. Comparing her 2013 Creative Live presentation versus this and I have much more respect for her as an artist after watching her Cheap Camera Challenge than I did the 3 days on CL because it really focuses on her intangibles and we got to see her talents shine rather than wonder if she was sponging off the creativity of the team that she's able to put together. I like that the video points out Jade's ability to direct the Model and her creative use of location to create scenes and her use of props to create distortions in the images.

What I like about the video is that it shows how important planning, craftsmanship and the Photographer's skills, talents and creativity are to making a photo instead of just being a glorified button pusher. It's the difference between being a Photographer and doing photography. Also I like that it shows the importance of having a good team for the shoot. It doesn't hurt to have an agency Model to shoot, designer clothes and a Stylists to do hair and make-up. All of these are important contributions to making a great fashion image.

Again, it's not all about the gear. I know that sounds cliche but what gear should do is open up options for a Photographer to use the intangibles (vision, creativity, skills, etc.)  that informs the images that they make. It's like a carpenter using a hammer versus a pneumatic nail gun; gear should allow the Photographer to do the job more efficiently and/or more effectively.
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Kruggg Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Gorgeous gallery!
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E-DigitalFantasy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Wonderful work! Fascinating!
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Egyfalcon2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR

You are great artist and models are very clever

Thank you so much wishing to you and all models more successful work
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Lord-Darcy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
St.Nicolas by KmyGraphic Happy St. Nicholas Day!
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CTB-PhotoImagery Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!  By an amzing photographer :)
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MickleDesignWerks Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
thx!
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happyartstudent Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dakini. YES
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RichJack75 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Love your work
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mccor2 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Happy Birthday!!
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Artful-DnB Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
:party: :iconhappybirthday2plz: :party:
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