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September 29, 2015

Talented Mermaid from Munich, Germany

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One of the most talented mermaids we know. Tough lady from Munich, Germany
Model: M√ľnchens Nixe Daniela Rodler
Event: Mermaid Portfolio Workshop 2015
Location: KuKulCan Cenote on Yucatan Peninsula near Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Tail: Finfolk

September 22, 2015

Underwater Cowhead

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Just playing around with a ceramic cowhead underwater.

September 18, 2015

Mirror Experiments with Marah Strickland

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Love working with Marah Strickland, it's always a pleasure. We have been trying some new stuff with an antique-looking "scraped up" mirror.

September 15, 2015

MPW Coaches Get Some Camera Time

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Workshop Coaches take a break to work with photographer on a creative image
Models: (l-r) Rachel Smith (Martinez, CA), Iara Mandyn (SanFrancisco)
Event: Mermaid Portfolio Workshop
Location: Highbourne Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas Islands

September 14, 2015

Pool Play

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Experimenting with skinny Wanda after shooting Nicole Carter and Ashley Soltis with Chuck Guthrie's Dink (dinghy).
Model: Chris Crumley
Photo: Ashley Soltis (iPhone 6+)
Location: Lakeside Studio Pool

September 13, 2015

My Skeleton Bride

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A 3-day drone shoot moved from this coming week to another so working on a couple of creative images. Thanks to Chuck Guthrie for the loan of his small dinghy (the Dink), to Angela Taylor for willing me her drop veil and to Ashley Soltis and Nicole Carter for participating with additional propping. Will get the housing unpacked from the Exuma Cays shoot today. Electrician replaced the main pool pump Friday. Let the juices flow....

September 12, 2015

Ahh, mer-life

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Crew duties on S/V Morning Star included ferrying tails, people, cameras, drone and other gear to beaches from Cay to Cay every day for a week; choice assignment with even a moment to relax
Model: Iain Barnes, First Mate
Event: Mermaid Portfolio Workshop
Location: Some anchorage in Exuma Cays, Bahamas Islands

September 8, 2015

Home Sweet Boat

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We spent a day here; a coaching session in the morning then shooting on two sites, the small beach just up and to left of center of the picture and a stream, sand and mangroves on the opposite side of the island. We carried ourselves and gear by dinghy to the far side, but there's a path over the island connecting the two. Interestingly, the path takes you by a large fresh water well.
Location: Shroud Cay, Exuma Cays, Bahamas Islands
Event: Mermaid Portfolio Workshop
Boat: S/V Morning Star with Captain (Red) Michael Salmon

September 6, 2015

Lasting Impressions

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One of the attendees at a recent boat-based workshop in the Caribbean. This remarkable person, who traveled from Brussels, Belgium, is the rightmost mermaid in my cover image and is one of the most likable and talented people I've ever met. Not only does she make magic in the presence of the camera, she sings like you can't imagine.
Model: Celine Van de Voorde (Brussels, Belgium)
Event: Mermaid Portfolio Workshop
Location: Exuma Cays, Bahamas Islands

September 3, 2015

Chatbooks from Instagram

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One of those things that is working well.... Instagram offers a 6x6 inch book of uploaded photos with their text and hashtags every 60 images. Price is $6 each. I received my first two today and they're beautiful. smile emoticon These are the two covers.

Reflecting on 2015 MPW Trips

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July and August were crazy busy months in Mexico and the Bahamas working with some extremely talented and likable people in open water, cenotes, on beaches, sandbars, ironshore and boats. Even a pool one night.
Model: Daniela Rodler (Munich, Germany)
Event: Mermaid Portfolio Workshop
Location: Open water, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Tail: M√ľnchens Nixe Daniela Rodler

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