20180409: “Los corredores de la calle ven los estacionamientos de Camino Nuevo, San Juan de los Lagos” Collage on SALE Now.

OK, Art lovers, here is a little Photoshop Collage which I will ship to you from here in Mexico.

Camino Nuevo, San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco MX Street Photography. These street runners have several parking lots in the area & spend the day chasing cars up & down Camino Nuevo to earn a few pesos by helping tourists find hotels & parking.

Sitting on the street as life passes me by, I just shot the feces out of it. Having more pieces than the image would allow… typical photographer.

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Image size is 10 inches tall by 42.5 inches long. Printed on silk finish photographic paper with a Epson 7900 printer.  Paper is larger with a couple inches of white border for mounting.

Price is $1,095.00 USD with free shipping.  Artist signed & numbered “Limited to 25 prints”, shipped from the photographer/artist.

Payment is thru my PayPal account, see “Artist Donation” button for the direct connection to PayPal. Put a message in the comments with your email address so we can arrange delivery.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2018

20180402: Reflecting Mexican Contrast 01

Just a fun abstract for the viewers.

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Mexican street & reflections from windows.

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Will be for sale in my Zenfolio site in a few days.

 

 

 

20180101: Happy Beginning of a New Year! Playing with memories.

OK, so a quick look at a photograph from old, to be printed out as an enlarged print and a second one to also be colorized.

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Here is the photograph taken by me with my camera. The starting point.

However what was not seen by my naked eyes,

 

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Was the halftone effect, there for whatever reason. Enlargement was an issue to solve first.

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The images to print for the customer. Black & white version.

And the Colorized version.

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yeah, I underbid the job… but heck of a sales pitch item for me to use on the potential clients.

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20171129 Editing night shots of San Juan

While the view is limited, an artist is always looking for a new angle.

Dia de Muertos night event, the fountain is on, shutter slowed down a little to let the motion show & then the Independence Tower lights to contrast nicely.

 

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She may be dead, but this Dia de la Muertos skeleton knew where to be looking!

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20171121: DIY Strip light for under $10USD

OK, so this ain’t no pretty beauty queen of a strip light box, but heck a “decent” one starts at around $80USD.

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Down here in Mexico, while I don’t know how soon I will need one, the shipping is expensive or I have to research out the Mexican companies that supply one.

I also have a money shortage & needed some soft boxes & hair light & a strip light so that adds of fast.

Well, the hair light and strip box were a little easier to make. I will wait on the soft boxes.

I made a hair light box out of cardboard & just need to find a little brighter light for it. The small LED light stick is too dim for studio work. I can stick a flash in there.

But the other day I noticed that here in town there are LED strip lights for sale & at only 95 pesos for one, heck that is like $5 USD so why not invest a little time to make a strip light out of one.

My neighbor also gave me a big cardboard box that was too large for what she needed.

So,

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1200mm is over 4ft long & 6500k is a nice level to work with. I did have a small issue that facing forward I got stripes on the wall. I had bought the clear lens so I could have the most light possible & would make my own defusing for it.

So I just turned the light around and faced into the box. The shiny side of the aluminum foil would defuse that issue just fine.

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I then added some more cardboard to make “barn doors” on the box.

I put aluminum foil on the joints of the barn doors & made sure that the barn doors were in the full open position when taping them together so I would not have issues of opening and closing them or light leaks.

Over all time is a couple hours of work, but here is the light in action.

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Wide open doors.

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Closed most the way.

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And a half way flagged position.

So tape, aluminum foil, a cardboard box & a strip of LED 6500k lights, plus a little and I have something that works.

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Like a say, “it ain’t pretty to look at!” But it does the job for now!

And is light weight enough to hang on a light stand/boom or even from the ceiling.

Creative Shooting folks! Specially those of you with a limited budget.

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20171015: Fiesta San Juan Poster… #1

OK, so I worked into the wee hours, got some sleep and was back at it a couple hours later.

Fiesta San Juan de los Lagos, Jal MX.

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Just the few of the photos, But the fast eye of the newspaper Photo editor in use here, & a little skill on the computer.

1pm local time Sunday, I was sell this poster on the streets… (meta data on the last frame shot was 10:05pm Saturday. Not too bad for a one man operation.)

With 1100 frames to review slower, I am sure I will use other photographs & maybe do another poster.

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20171014: Fiesta San Juan de los Lagos style, fireworks in your face!

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Ground level in your face fireworks!

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sky to ground level…

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Mostly aerial bursts!

San Juan de los Lagos having a party…