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Sacrifice by DHVerlander
Sacrifice
A dying plant, topped with a beautiful flower. Everything the plant had left, it put into it's last creation before succumbing to the cold of winter.
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Starlights and Flashlights by DHVerlander
Starlights and Flashlights
A rework. Now that I have Adobe CC I had to make some color corrections and adjustments! In complete darkness, my 3D cell Maglight is more than enough. Without it, I couldn't even see my feet. lol
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  • Watching: News
  • Playing: on my computer...
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Espresso
Lately I have been mulling over an idea. That being, to make a shift from the usual photography that I do, to including portraits, glamour and other types of photography that includes people/models. I have always done photography that doesn't include models and such, because I honestly wouldn't know how to react to allowing another person into my creative process.

Usually when I shoot, I'm in some weird place, out in the woods or some deserted location (by myself), and usually it's between midnight to 3am. There really is no method. I shoot on the fly most of the time. It's just me and the camera.

Lately though, dare I say, I have been stagnate in the creative department (due to illness) and thought that maybe a change in direction might help to get the wheels spinning again. Lately, family and friends have been requesting my skills. I have no problem obliging, but I quickly learned that when it comes to photographing people....I really have no idea what I'm doing. I feel like a three legged dog.

I can work the camera just fine. It's coordinating poses and giving directions that make me feel rather awkward. I felt like a football coach without a playbook. That said.......... The idea of working with models freaks me out a little and I'm sure it's just my lack of experience, but I would still like to give it a try. 

Glamour, Fashion, Portrait, Clothes, No clothes...I really don't care. It's the rapport thing. I have never had to do that before and also the sharing of creative ideas is a little daunting too. 

In music, I used to have to play tons of stuff that I didn't like or want to play. (mostly jazz) I was short sighted and short tempered, I must admit. But playing all that stuff that I didn't like, actually made me better at playing the music that I did like. Strange but true.

Music and photography are both forms of art and I'm willing to bet that if I broke out of my usual genre of photography, that not only would I learn something new, but it just might make me a little better at Landscape/Night/Light painting Photography.

And there is my motive.

I don't think I could see it taking over my Landscape endeavours. Landscape is my baby, my passion, my peace. But I see new possibilities also.

So, if there is any advice from Photographers and/or Models that you would like to give me, I'm all ears. I'm open to all comments.

Cheers! 

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D.H. Verlander
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Canada
I dislike clear blue sky's, I'd rather have cloudy days of drama for my lens. I like it when it rains in the fall and brings out the color of the leaves, trees and landscape. I find the colors most saturated and pleasing to me. And I like the winter time also, when everything seems fresh and renewed. White snow against anything makes for great contrasting shots. And the cold, clear nights are great for starry night photography.

I dabbled with photography off and on for the last 15 years but never really took it seriously until 3 years ago when my wife got me my first DSLR for my birthday and I have been hooked ever since.

I like all kinds of photography from Landscape to Night photography, experimental to nudes. I personally don't shoot nude photography or photographs of people in general. I'm more of an admirer in those genres as long as composition is there and some kind of message or emotion is conveyed. Basically the same standards as for any other images I like. But for myself, I just stick to images void of people and focus on nature and science.

My current activities involve Night photography, Night HDRI photography, HDRI in general, Black and white photography, Experimental photography, Light painting and Astro-landscape. The other half is mostly post processing techniques with photoshop, photomatix, lightroom, and deep sky stacker.

And of course the experimental side is always ongoing. Always fun to try something new with a concept or idea and the camera.

Happy shooting to all! Cheers!


Books of significant importance to me;

Photographic Composition: A Visual Guide by Richard D. Zakia and David A. Page
Chasing The Light: Improving Your Photography With Available Light by Ibarionex Perello
Night Photography: Finding your way in the dark by Lance Keimig
Rick Sammon's HDR Photography secrets for digital photographers
Trick Photography and Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau

Give them a read if you get the chance. Great books!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you fell for the appeal of the lion king cat in "Fatal attraction..."  Mufasa 
...and obviously thanks for the fave D.H. :fav: Please do keep on watching???
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing and YW! :) :) :)
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
    :thumbsup:
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MonkMingus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Thank you for faving.  It is much appreciated.  ~M.M.
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
YW! :)
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Thanks kindly, DH:iconwineplz:
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very Welcome! :)
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the watch! :D
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
YW! :)
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Ps. what is D.V.? Your photo ID is lovely
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
My first two initials. lol Thanks! :)
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for adding me to your watch list, i am utterly flattered :heart: ~Theresa
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Very Welcome!!! :)
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awjay Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
:testdriving: many thanks for faving and the watch
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
YW :) !!!!!
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awjay Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Eddsworld Tom 
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Bela01 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
thank you :)
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
YW! :)
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E-DigitalFantasy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Thank you for the watch! Your portfolio is amazing! Best wishes!
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
TY! :)
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iamadem Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A pleasure to meet you, I'm Adem. :) And thanks for the attention, much appreciated!

Your photography is amazing, by the way. Truly.
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
YW Adem and Thanks!
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shutter-light Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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For joining we will have a great time:)
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
YW!
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PointyHat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!  I was just browsing through your gallery and I wanted to say you have some really great pieces in there!  Lovely work. :)
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