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Les Baldwin
Works at http://www.fotosfx.com
Attends Hard Knox!!
Lives in San Jose, California
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This is my favorite image from 2010 Mavericks surf competition. Along with a little bit of artistic license. The wave is about 40 feet tall. Copyright 2010 Les Baldwin
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Attn: All AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHERS
This "Sweepstakes" is just another magazine all rights / copyrights grab.

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F-22 Vapor & Afterburner!!
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SmithsonianAirSpace (@airandspace) tweeted at 5:30 AM on Tue, May 21, 2013:
After tonight's lecture, Col. Anderson will sign copies of his book "To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace": http://t.co/cxm1ZHYlvQ
(https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/336821372812685312)

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Black F-14 Tomcat VX4
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Sehr schöne Tomcat!!!
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I've been asked to provide a thumb nail sketch of HOW I shot the following food shot, I hope this answers the questions..
The client for this was a regional bakery, who produces several types of pre-made pastries for sale in the bakery sections of their stores, so accuracy was very important to the client. They choose the product, background (in this case a red table cloth) and wanted print ready output.
The equipment used was;
Canon 7D w/ 24-105 L
Pocket Wizard radios,
Sekonic Meters
White Lightning Ultra strobes
Custom 5' softbox
Several reflectors, etc
We were supplied with 12 pastries to choose the very best to shoot. We had several that had cracks in the crust, some had fallen fruit but most looked pretty good to the stylist.
We started with several shots at various f-stop's to get the right target exposure, once we had that dialed in we used a storyboard to "pose" the final product, take a few shots and send them to the client for quick approval.
They requested that the image be cleaned up in PS but not greatly altered so that it looked "phony" to the buyer. We added highlights to some of the fruit, took out all the cracks in the crust, smoothed the custard, and removed some of the small furry bits on the strawberries.
The first image is a jpeg directly from the RAW file. This un-retouched and fairly rough compared to the final which is the next image. In the end the client was very pleased, the image was used in a mass mailing piece.
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Looks beautiful.  So, no macro?  Just zoom in (or crop)?
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US NAVY Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team.
The Support C-130 affectionately known as "Fat Albert" gets bombarded with heat waves on the tarmac.

© Les Baldwin Foto/SFX 2013 (my image)
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I think it is very cute!! I love orange sicles, and home made is better!! If the goal was to say "Summer Day" I think you headed in the right direction!! Thinking of terms, titles, and captions helps too. I can so see a little kid eating one of these with it spread from one ear to the other LOL
 
I would love some feedback on this shot. It was shot with a Nikon D5100 18-55m1 lense ISO 2000 1/400 F10
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SmithsonianAirSpace (@airandspace) tweeted at 5:15 AM on Tue, May 21, 2013:
TONIGHT 8PM ET: Memoirs of a Triple Ace: Cold War Flight Testing w/Col. Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson, USAF (Ret.): http://t.co/BCzbcdTNbC
(https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/336817544457515008)

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I was lucky enough to meet Col. Anderson and receive a signed copy of his book. It was a wonderful read, exciting real life adventure. 
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Smithsonian (@smithsonian) tweeted at 4:03 PM on Fri, May 17, 2013:
Cuteness: a sea lion concerned about a tumble by a little girl @NationalZoo (via @OceanPortal): http://t.co/pAyvdw2ZLQ
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This is a headshot taken during an advanced make-up artists class, taught at the Academy of Cosmetic Arts.

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  • Hard Knox!!
    19691 - present
    Can't sit still in class so I thought I would travel the country, the world and my neighborhood looking for stuff to create images with!
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Gender
Male
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Wrangler of wayward PHOTONS!!
Introduction
Unique image creation is what drives my soul...

I "SEE" images everywhere.

Even though this is a business and my profession, I am still a kid at heart.
I Love the challenge of the photographic process. Creating an image that the client values, and that I enjoy as well.

From large commercial jobs for Fortune Corporations, to the wonderful expression of a portrait..
I will create images that exceed your needs and still stay within a reasonable budget.

Having a wide and varied experience, I have created all kinds of images, and actively seek the next creative business opportunity. So please drop me a line and lets see what we can create.

Here is a list of past clients
Academy of Cosmetic Arts | Rose Hill and Crew
Baseball America Magazine
California Air National Guard
City of Mountain View, CA Public Art for Exhibition at Stanford University
Com 21
Fitness Magazine
Intel
Kawasaki Steel Corp
Le Papillion Restaurant
Low Rider Bicycle Magazine
Low Rider Magazine
MEMC
National Semiconductor
Novellus
Seiko Electronics
Shutterbug Magazine
Sony Electronics
Today's Photographer Magazine
U.S. ARMY
U.S. NAVY

I am professionally affiliated with:

ISAP, The International Society for Aviation Photography,
EP - Editorial Photographers.
NPPA - National Press Photographers Association
Bragging rights
Married a wonderful and supportive wife!
Work
Occupation
Professional Photographer
Skills
I am a professional photographer with over 35 years of experience. I have shot MLB, NBA, and several college sports for editorial magazines. I have also shot commercially for several Silicon Valley firms, as well as food for both editorial and commercial usage.
Employment
  • http://www.fotosfx.com
    Chief Photographer / Owner, 1978 - present
    Professional Photographer in the fields of commercial product, industrial product, editorial, and fashion. Also I have shot advertising for several high end restaurants. Professional sports, and aviation are photographic passions as well. My images have been seen any several magazines and industrial periodicals.
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Currently
San Jose, California
Previously
Virginia Beach, VA - Ft. Bragg, NC - Memphis, TN - Pirmasens, Germany - Manteo, NC - San Diego, CA - Orlando, FL
This business was in a home, but no longer exists.
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