More on the Digital PhotoPro Article – Michael Creagh
I still have not tracked down the PFD files of the whole story and all the pictures, but in the mean time I pulled some more info from Digital Photo Pro Magazine’s website (http://www.digitalphotopro.com/). It does have a link the story (http://www.digitalphotopro.com/profiles/michael-creagh-fashion-in-baw.html), but not all the photos. I am posting the story here, but I recommend clicking the link directly to the story above as it is much easier to read the text.
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Michael Creagh is a New York Fashion Photographer specializing in Advertising, catalogs, magazines, models and editorial work. Check out his international award winning photography at the websites and blogs above.
Good article. They’ve nailed your zen.
A short story:
Over a year ago I stopped subscribing to PhotoPro because I felt I was not learning much from it. Basically the reason why I stopped was that I found the mag full of ads selling something or the technique in an article I already knew about.
Last week in the mail a received a free copy of PhotoPro but not bother looking at it. I do remember when I first saw the PhotoPro mag my gut feeling was that this is really strange to get this mag and that does not happen when I see other junk mail. The reason why the magazine was laying around for a week and I did not look at it as I am not interested in shooting B&W. I would have tossed it away but I needed something to read to work while riding the New York City Subway one morning so I picked it up and put it in my bag.
On the “W” train I open PhotoPro and headed to the B&W Special articles. The first part was printing, which is last thing we do with the photos and was turned off with PhotoPro again. But continue browsing saw the High Pass Filter article. I know about using this technique, nothing new to learn and still turned off by PhotoPro. I also notice I was a few more stations away before I had to get off the subway train.
Then I came to Fashion in B&W article, stared at that stunning bubble photograph and a light bulb, a bright one went off in my head. The bright ones do not happen very often.
For me fashion and B&W do not mixed as I like to have color in my fashion photographs. I am an amateur photographer. But I started reading the article as knew I was learning something new, something very important. Then I flipped the page saw your color photo. But the colors in the photo are muted with the grey background to me had a feel of B&W photo. Then I moved on the other photos with fascinated that they were B&W and fashion photos. The last photo which is not B&W but the colors are black and white. With the model sitting on the white boxes, in the black dress, black shoes and dramatic poses that makes the black dress flow down from her, for me is a simple photo but stunning photograph shot by talented photographer that just taught me some valuable lessons.
By the time I finished studying the last photo, I notice I missed my subway stop.
Within the first hour at work, I grab a coffee and was on your website studying your photographs, next day found your blog.
I can only say I will studying your style of photography, not to copy your style but to learn from it which is the biggest complement I can give someone.
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