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Lights 4/52 - Cabaret - Yum-e

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

First, the alternate. The cabaret portion of this lights project has not gone as originally intended. There’s not enough backdrop. I don’t have an actual cabaret stage.
(Anyone with a cabaret stage who would allow me to shoot there, please get in touch.)
Playing with distance and angles of lights. I think I’ve discovered something about the […]

Lights 3/52 - Cabaret - River

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Still working with lighting. Facing some issues, learning bits and pieces, understanding stuff a lot more now than at the start (and it’s only week 3). I’ve actually done a few more cabaret shoots, as well, all one after the other, so I was able to capitalize on the things I learned immediately. Strixx and […]


Monday, January 16th, 2012

II. The Agony of The End
There’s a certain euphoric sensation that seeps through you when you finish a tale. That moment you write The End, you become emotional soup. There’s relief upon getting that far. There’s excitement, and also anxiety. There’s almost always the certainty that it could be better, and sometimes doubt as to […]

Lights 2/52 - Cabaret - Strixx

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

However, I don’t think it fits the theme as well.
I’ve done four Cabaret themed shoots already, so you will be seeing more. You might call that my mini-challenge for January (even though I did start with a self portrait). After a few of these, I’ll be switching to some inanimate objects and playing more heavily […]


Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

I. You call this a challenge?
Broken down to 1,000 words a day, the 12-in-12 (12 novellas and/or novels in 12 months) doesn’t seem like much of a challenge. Writers are inundated with advice along the lines of, “Write every day.” One thousand words, ultimately, translates to about four pages. That’s not a lot.
But there’s more […]

Lights 1/52 - Self Portrait

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Basic key, fill, hair/background light against a black background.
Was all set up to do something else, but the model cancelled, so I pretended to dress up (jeans underneath, I promise) and ended up with a real, solid head shot.


Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Sometimes, the greatest challenges you face are the ones you present yourself. In the past, I’ve done something called a Novel Dare, in which you attempt to write a complete manuscript in a single month. We usually used April. This was years before National Novel Writing Month existed. I’ve done a 7-in-7, which […]