By Bill Dobbins http://www.billdobbinsphotography.com GOODBY AGE OF FILM The age of film as the primary medium of photography is over. Some photographers may still shoot photos on film – there are those who still make Daguerreotypes – but capturing images using some kind of electronic processing will be with us for the foreseeable… Read More DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY – THE IMPORTANCE OF POST-PROCESSING
NATURE OF REVOLUTION I read an interesting quote in a book recently: “It would hardly be a revolution if everyone agreed with it at the beginning, would it?” This applies to most areas of our culture, from taste and social conventions, fashion, psychology and even medicine and scientific knowledge. This especially applies to my photos… Read More MY PHOTOS: REAL REVOLUTION TAKES TIME
My photo studio is located in Los Angeles. I have wonderful photo locations easily available including the beach, mountains and deserts not too many miles away. This is why I encourage those who want the best possible photos to come to book photo session and come here to L.A. I get asked a lot if… Read More SHOOTING PHOTOS IN LOS ANGELES
THE AGE OF FREE PORN We live in an age of free porn on the Internet and any magazines should keep this in mind when they are thinking about publishing photos of sexy women to attract readers. Penthouse went out of business at one point trying to chase the Internet in terms of erotic content.… Read More “GIRLIE” PHOTOS AND FAILING FITNESS MAGAZINES
A NEW ARCHETYPE When Pumping Iron author Charles Gaines first saw women bodybuilders in the late 1970s he declared they represented a “new archetype” – a kind of body never seen before in any culture anywhere in the world at any time in history. Women who develop their muscles for aesthetic purposes are “something new… Read More WHY AESTHETIC FEMALE MUSCLE IS IMPORTANT
THE EVOLUTION OF BODYBUILDING Competitive bodybuilding went through a major growth spurt in the 1970s and 1980s after a period of very slow evolution starting in the 1940s. The public had gotten a very narrow view of bodybuilding over the years. Steve Reeves, one of the most beautiful human beings ever on the planet, certainly made… Read More WHAT IS NEEDED TO FIX PRO BODYBUILDING?
A CRISIS POINT Bodybuilding for women seems to have reached a crisis point in its development, at least at the pro level. Female bodybuilding has been removed from the Ms. International competition and this seems to be a threat that extends to other IFBB pro events. The International Federation of Bodybuilders seems to feel there is… Read More THE GROWING PAINS OF FEMALE BODYBUILDING