El Dave Photography

A photographer and his toys. Updated weekly.

I am Iron Man (0)

6:16 AM by , under



You'll never guess what this week's picture is.

I am Iron Man
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I wanted to try and convey that sense of plodding dread you get from the song's opening riff. Something big and heavy and absolutely terrifying is coming for you and it wants you to know.

Be good,
-Dave

Wipe my face - get up again
get up again



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Let's Be Bad Guys (0)

6:46 AM by , under

Blah.

That's how I feel about this week's photo. It isn't a bad shot, mind. It just doesn't... pop for me and I don't know why. It's well within the color range I usually use, the lighting and vignetting seem fine, and I definitely love the subject, but...

I dunno.

Let's Be Bad Guys
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Be good,
-Dave

God damn I wish - I'm dreaming



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Cad Bane (2)

6:45 AM by , under

Normally doing portfolio work for people is pretty fun. They come in, we chat for a bit about their image and how they want to be portrayed, and everyone's generally happy with the results. Once in a while they will have a strong idea of what they want, but usually it is a more organic process that lasts the entire shoot.

And then you run into guys like Cad Bane.

You know what the first thing he said to me was? "I'm calling the shots today," as he rested his hands on his blasters. Not even a hello. "Ok, no problem," I said. "What did you have in mind?" He turned to leave and nodded at his little robot who gave me a printout of exactly what Cad wanted (sunset over his shoulder), where he wanted it shot (a nasty local cantina), and, well, it was essentially the finished product.

Grabbing my gear, I hustled to the cantina, set up the lights, reflectors, camera, and waited for him to make his entrance.

Click.

Cad Bane
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He walked right passed me, shot some guy, and walked out. "I'll be by to pick up the prints."

I gotta find a safer line of work...

Be good,
-Dave

All those callous eyes



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Dr. Acula (0)

7:24 AM by , under

Dr. Acula
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Posted without comment because it's Seis de Mayo and I'm exhausted.

Stupid Senor Funtimes...

Be good,
-Dave

Can I get a witness



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Playing Catch Up 1

6:20 AM by , under

Urgh... My head. Where am I?
The last thing I remember was sitting down to post last week's shot and the phone ringing, and then... oh- oh no.

Please tell me I didn't blow last week's update because I was partying with Senor Funtimes.

Senor Funtimes
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Be good,
-Dave

Make my life worth something more



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