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Pro shoot workshop in Kevin’s studio

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by Kevin Ames on January 1, 2014 with Comments Off on Pro shoot workshop in Kevin’s studio comments

Happy new year! I am super excited to open my studio for a workshop during the first ever Photoshop World Conference to be held in my hometown, Atlanta, Georgia. The event’s producer Kelby Training, is offering a professional level studio …

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Amy Patterson’s Entire Shoot

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by Kevin Ames on September 1, 2013 with Comments Off on Amy Patterson’s Entire Shoot comments

A week or so ago, makeup artist Kristen White, model Amy Patterson got together to make some fun portraits. I’ve said all along that playing with my craft is one of the creative keys to the kingdom. This one started …

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Introducing… Kevin Ames Photography

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by Kevin Ames on July 31, 2013 with Comments Off on Introducing… Kevin Ames Photography comments

When the company started in August of 1984, calling my business Ames Photographic Illustration made very good sense. Illustrative photographs had to be composited either completely in the camera, in the darkroom or with a combination of both. The comparison …

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Light It! Starting from Scratch

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by Kevin Ames on June 29, 2013 with Comments Off on Light It! Starting from Scratch comments

Where does a photographer already armed with camera, tripod and computer begin building their lighting tool kit? What lights? Stands? Grip equipment? Modifiers–think flags, scrims, soft boxes, panels, reflectors and so on? This burning question will be answered during my …

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The World Changed Three Years Ago Today

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by Kevin Ames on April 3, 2013 with Comments Off on The World Changed Three Years Ago Today comments

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” This 1997 Apple “Think Different” campaign  lays out the company’s own kind of “crazy.” Three years ago they changed the world. Three …

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Photography then and now

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by Kevin Ames on March 15, 2013 with Comments Off on Photography then and now comments

JOHN SZARKOWSKI: “Photography and the Mass Media” This was a commentary of the state of photography in 1967 with the advent of small format cameras and the ascendance of the photo editor. It is also a prescient look at photography …

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Two Water Sculptures

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by Kevin Ames on February 21, 2013 with Comments Off on Two Water Sculptures comments

On Madaket Beach… A timber jutting up from the sand was all that was left from a home swept away by recent storms. Waves crashed against it creating water sculptures. Captivated by the forms, I photographed them with a Canon …

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Atlanta changes

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by Kevin Ames on January 4, 2012 with Comments Off on Atlanta changes comments

Atlanta is undeniably an international city. It is the world headquarters of Coca Cola, CNN and UPS. It’s home to the world’s busiest airport and the second largest airline. Another change took place to make Atlanta just a bit more …

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New Year 2012 Afternoon

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by Kevin Ames on January 1, 2012 with Comments Off on New Year 2012 Afternoon comments

I made this photograph of  a golden. high-heeled boot hanging from a powerline near Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. Last night’s party celebrating the advent of twenty-twelve must have been quite an affair. Stories are being told this afternoon. Happy new year everyone.

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