Thursday, April 27, 2017

Model Photo Shoot, This Time As The Photographer

   I not only enjoy being the model for a model photo shoot, but I'm also a photographer, although I have much more to learn, so, in order to work on my skills and develop my portfolio, I put an ad on Craigslist to find people to photograph for my photography portfolio so that I have examples of work in shooting models and/or portraits.

This beautiful woman is Siobhan Smith, an agency represented model, and it was a real pleasure working with her.  Of course I took many more photos than just these two, but I'm not going to post them all since I only need to show a few from each session for a portfolio.

Portrait Photography by Lita Kelley, Beverly, Massachusetts  

You can check out my photography portfolio on Facebook and/or Model Mayhem, both of which are fairly minimal right now until I get out there and do some more photography.

If you're from Beverly or Salem, Massachusetts and would love to do a shoot with me, send me a message through Facebook.  I'd love to work with models or anyone interested in some free portraits.

I work on what's called TFP in the modeling and photography industry.  This means there's no charge as it's a trade for portfolio...  used to be called trade for print back in the old days before digital.

I'm working on developing a more complete working portfolio in order to go into business as a photographer and in order to be able to charge a potential customer for a portrait session, I need more examples of my work to show off my skills and capabilities.

Although I studied photography for 3 12/yrs as a student at UMass back in the mid 90s, I didn't do much with it after college and have just recently got back into doing photography about a year or two ago, although mostly as a hobby.   

I at some point decided that if I was not getting a lot of model shoots as a model that I would try shooting models as a photographer, so, we'll see how this all works out.   Eventually I'd love to earn a living with photography.

Friday, April 07, 2017

$60 A Cup Pu-erh Tea

Pu-erh Tea
I was browsing around on Amazon for some pu-erh tea and I came across this 1960s Guang Yun Beeng Cha Pu-erh Tea, but HOLY COW, that's some really expensive pu-erh.  It's $4500 + $20 shipping

 I love tea, but no way I will pay $60 per cup for it.. that's insane.