Category Archives: Portrait

A Vintage boy-scout doll

Vintage boy scout doll toys fine art photography

This Vintage boy scout doll is from the early 1900’s. this toy was made of wood and then hand painted.

Taking a portrait of toys and people, have many things in common. I keep in mind many of the things I do when taking portraits of people when I’m shooting toys, having a good eye contact is one of them.
A good eye contact makes an effective image, because it helps the viewer and subject connect.

As in many of my images, I have an idea when I’m creating the image. But rather than revealing my ideas, I prefer to hear what the viewers have in mind; for me, any interpretation is correct.

Handling these little old toys, while setting up a shot, make me think about the child who first received them as a present.
Was it a Christmas, or a birthday present, or an unexpected surprise because she/he was the apple of their parents eyes. It makes me think about the happiness it brought these kids, little sparkles of joy on their life’s timeline, and how they are probably no more… and how a box or a drawer became home for these toys.

I’m happy I can put this Vintage boy scout doll and his little friends in the spotlight again.

Own a Vintage boy scout doll customized print

You can get a closer look and own a print of this Vintage boy scout doll by clicking this link You can easily select frame options and printing materials, and customize the print to your liking.

Reilly the Japanese Chin dog

This adorable Japanese Chin dog named Reilly (meaning: Courageous, valiant), is a little buddy of mine. Reilly is one of the most adorable toy dogs I’ve met, He’s sweet, playful and we’re always happy when we meet and play.
Japanese Chin dog fine art prints

Looking at Japanese Chins at play, made me think they are bred to look like little furry dragons.

I love taking this little pup’s pictures. I find Reilly’s little face to be very expressive. it seems to me he likes to pose for the camera and he’s doing it with patience and grace.
This digital work captures his persona very well, the image of a poet reflecting as he gazes towards the horizon. I gave him a painterly treatment to enhance the texture of his beautiful soft fur.
You can see the image in more detail and even order a print by visiting Reilly the Japanese Chin dog page on my fine art prints store.
Read more about Japanese Chin dogs here

PDN contest

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So there it goes, I entered the portrait you see on this page into a coming PDN contest. I rarely enter contests but I feel this one has my name on it.

Be a pal, click this link and vote at http://2013faces.nielsencontests.com/bin/Rate?image_id=2011402999  I know you love this image.

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A Portrait in Blue and Gold

Caroline Johansen - Actress
Shooting portraits is not only a job for me, It is something I really love doing.
The two most important aspects of photography are lighting and composition, in Portrait photography and headshot photography, unlike other forms of photography I’m commissioned to do, I need to connect and understand how to get my subjects into the mood needed, to get the expressions i’m looking for, I find it to be the most important aspect of portraiture.

I shot this headshot portrait of lovely Caroline Johansen, last Thursday, In the Hopewood location near Hollywood, California.

More headshots at http://headshots-photographer.com