A Guitar Legend’s Final goodbye!

An Associated Press breaking news report just posted,tells of  a great loss for the music and entertainment industry.

contributed by Ap(Associated Press)

contributed by Ap(Associated Press)

Today is a sad day for the music world. Guitar inventor,and guitarist Les Paul passed away quietly in his White Plains,NY,hospital bed,at age 94,surrounded by surviving family,and friends.

One of the most famous guitar designs: Gibson,was inspired by his extra- ordinary vision and design skills.

I myself never thought of playing the guitar at all. In my Youth,I did a few stints at playing in a high school band,but never thought I had the natural talent,and gave it up. Just to pick the guitar again after watching Les Paul’s Trio videos on YouTube.

Thank You Les Paul for your historical instrumental contribution to rock ‘n ‘roll,which music would not be as rich and contagious if  it wasn’t for your inventions of the  solid-body electric guitar and multitrack recording. Now you can perform your beloved music to the angels above. Rest in Peace.

Read more..:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jBD78k8tewQ7FPeiKtJbK8QPmtzAD9A24BBO2

and watch video:

Mauricio Jordan

Modern Celebrity Portraiture

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Photography Product Review

Standard 36"x48"/with light diffuser!

Standard 36"x48"/with light diffuser!

Reviewed by: Mauricio Jordan

Westcott,a professional and amateur photography lighting provider,supplied me with their most basic,white interior,professional softbox. This is a portable,foldable unit with its own carry-on bag. I requested this basic model to show advanced,and beginning photographers,how easy it’s to set up a professional quality in studio,or outdoor lighting kit.

The Westcott Soft Box comes with a fabric shell with  a white  interior, an exterior diffuser panel, four support metal rods,a white cloth diffuser,with velcro strip, and a storage bag. The flaps in the back of the softbox are made of a flame-retardant material to withstand heat and have hook and loop tape tab closures. If overheating is a concern, the Box’s unique design allows heat to escape by opening the flaps in the back of the unit,very handy for those who use hot tungsten lights.

The advantage here is that by selecting a speed ring,and they supply many sizes and styles to fit your main lights,you could even  mount a shoe-mount flash,or a heavier strobe unit. I used my trusty Vivitar 285HV and it worked perfectly. As you can see on this photo of a model shot in my home-studio:

Photogrphed in studio with Wescott Softbox

Photographed in studio with Wescott Softbox

I am very pleased with the professional quality results I ,or any photographer on a budget,can achieve with this amazingly simple,but efficient Wescott foldable softboxes. I would recommend it to any one who wants to shoot in a quick set-up studio or outdoor setting.

For any more info about this Westcott foldable SoftBox,please contact Westcott:

http://www.fjwestcott.com

Product Rating:5stars

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We need each other

Suzy Chaeffer

Suzy Chaeffer

Celebrities  and photographers,sometimes have a love-hate relationship,especially if the photographer is  a paparazzi. But,they need each other,and in a way, they can’t live without each other.

Celebrities need photographers to promote them with their adoring fans,and photographers need celebrities to make a living. Consequently, they have to depend on each other to be in business. However,sometimes tensions arise due to the different approaches into this “love-affair”. Some paparazzi have developed a controversial way to increase their profits by capturing celebrities in “compromising positions”. by using the “shocking factor” strategy,paparazzi use extra-long tele-photo lenses to catch hot celebrities infraganti,and sell these photos to the highest paying tabloids that are eager to publish these compromising pictures to satisfy the public’s hunger for scandalous news.

However most celebrity photographers(including myself in this group)concentrate in creating beautiful photos of celebrities that end up published in the higher quality beauty,celebrity,and glamour magazines,and newspapers. Making the celebrity even more appealing and spectacular to the eyes of their respective fans. The fame of the celebrity depends on the quality of pictures taken and published by the celebrity photographer. Therefore,this mutually satisfying relationship continues on a never ending love affair for both.

Mauricio Jordan

Modern Celebrity Portraiture

Hello world and Celebrities!

My Tearsheet of celebrity photos

My Tearsheet of celebrity photos

Welcome to my first Blog ever at WordPress.com.

After much procrastination,I decided to create this simple,but user friendly Blog  where I can share with all of you my craft: Modern Celebrity Portraiture. I offer celebrities in  any field and/or category,the opportunity to be photographed in a professional way so that the resulting photos  can be used for their own personal portfolio,promotion,and/or commercial use to satisfy their requirements. The modern way is to photograph celebrities in an informal way that will be pleasant for their marketing needs. But,some celebrities who require formal photo sittings can be accommodated too.

Just feel free to inquire,or contact me about any photographic need you might have. And I will try to please you as a customer:

Modern Celebrity Portraiture

email: mjordy@mail.usa.com

I will be posting periodic Blogs regarding some interesting photography news,celebrity photo sessions,and may be a short video clip during a short interview,and/or during the interactive photo session,that celebrities might want to share with their fans. Keep checking often for updates.

Sincerely,

Mauricio Jordan

Modern Celebrity Portraiture

Stamford,CT