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‘Fashion photography’ Category

July 11, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

A battery-powered flash with plug-in power   This is a small review of the 200-watt Visico Pocket 2 battery-powered flash. I used this flash in a full-fledged studio setting and enjoyed the experience. In this post, we will look at why I loved it so much. This was achieved by using two Visico Pocket 2 [...]

May 3, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

Artificial Intelligence and the magic result of profile pics   We all have seen it. A favourite influencer or close friend posts an A.I. Generated profile pic the likes of which you have never seen. What amazes you is that they say that all they did was upload a couple of images of themselves at [...]

February 27, 2023

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by: Jacques Gaines

This is my Fujifilm X-H2S impressions blog post   This blog post is about my first impression of the Fujifilm X-H2S. This is not a review.  But if you want to know my thoughts about this camera the three times I used it so far, keep on reading.   To get a more specific review [...]

January 17, 2022

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by: Jacques Gaines

Retouching-the necessary evil   It has always amazed me how a photo can go from ordinary to extraordinary with patience and knowledge of the Photoshop healing brush, clone stamp, dodge and burn, and the collection of adjustment tools.   About five years ago, I decided to perfect my photo retouching skills. I am very proud [...]

November 10, 2020

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by: Jacques Gaines

[ultimate_modal modal_title="Subscribe to the JGP Newsletter" modal_on="onload" onload_delay="3" modal_size="medium" modal_style="overlay-fade" overlay_bg_opacity="80" img_size="80"][mc4wp_form id="10986"][/ultimate_modal] Fuji’s new camera body-lens combination for portraits   Making great portraits is an art. Getting the right portrait involves many factors. Most notably, 4 factors need to shine when making a portrait that stands out. In this blog, I want to talk [...]

September 16, 2020

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by: Jacques Gaines

Getting better at boudoir takes a while   There is no mistaking that boudoir photography is my passion. However, like all crafts, the skill of doing it well takes a little while. Each boudoir photography shoot makes us a bit better because we learn just a little more from the last shoot we did. Nothing [...]

January 12, 2020

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by: Jacques Gaines

Here is a little story about how I left my job and why. As I go on in life I realize that what impact an event has on your life depends really on your way of interpreting that event’s importance. This is the story of why I left a job a while back and how […]

November 4, 2019

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by: Jacques Gaines

Recently I had the chance to work with a circus artist called Thula. Thula specializes in aerial hoop and a bit of contorsion. She had contacted me about 2 years ago to do a shoot but schedules never worked out. It had a great deal to do with the fact that most circus artists get […]