About Me

Ongoing Project: Greek Mythology; Creation and the Nine Muses
Amy at sunrise


It started with a comment on this image from one of Amy's friends on Facebook. it triggered a touch of inspiration and after a few minutes research on the Internet I found the story about Sunna, daughter ol Sol according to Norse mythology. So in the spirit of carrying things to the excess I started researching mythology and the Muses.

Originally there were said to be three muses but later that was expanded to nine. Muses were inspirational figures, each with their own particular specialties. From the muses I expanded my study to Greek mythology. (a damn hard subject to read that gives me a greater appreciation for the term "it's Greek to me"). The stories from Greek and other mythology actually are ways of describing actual events of conditions of ancient times in more eloquent and romantic ways.

If you are interested in working with me on this project I would love to hear from you.

More images of Amy are located in my portfolios and within her's.

Unbelievable Acres, a Private Rain Forest in Palm Beach County.
Under the dense canopy of Gene Joyner's Unbelievable Acres the sunlight came thorough in bright patches where we found a few spots to shoot a little swimsuit glamor.
Carrie was her wonderful self, putting up with bugs and other crawly things as we worked in and around the plants in Gene's little rain forest.


Jackee spent her time shooting a little behind-the-scenes along with images of the unique plants growing there.

You can see more of Carrie's modeling work: http://www.modelmayhem.com/CarrieLedford
As a wonderful photographer: http://www.modelmayhem.com/CarrieLedfordPhotography
And her personal web site http://www.carrieledford.com/

Back to the Forest
During the summer I took my class from the Armory Art Center to Unbelievable Acres to make up for a missed class. We invited Amy along as our wood nymph for the day. She was quite at home in the little rain forest Gene has created.


Gene started his rain forest back in 1970 by planting the trees that are now the canopy overhead. After the canopy was providing enough shade he added the smaller shrubs and plants that grow in a rain forest habitat. He conducts private group tours as well as allowing photographers to use his 2 1/2 acres of paradise by appointment only. Once a month he has an open house, well actually an open forest, for garden tours.

We Teach Classes and Private Tutoring Too!!
We're offering one day workshops for basic photography, eight week basic through intermediate photography classes as well as basic and creative processing through Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Corel Painter.

Come join us and advance your photography skills and artistic creativity in studio and figure photography.

These are just the ones Jackee and I are teaching. There are several other photography and printmaking classes offered by other instructors as well as the Photo Salon held on alternate Thursday evenings.
Select Summer, 2011 from the Adult Classes menu for classes starting the last week in June.
Or by phone: 561-832-1776

For Private Tutoring and consultations contact us at:

Fawna from one of the classes in a previous session of Photographing the Human Form at the Amory Art Center.

The Best Way to Create Better Work is to Practice.
That means getting together and trying out some new ideas. Some work and some don't. In class we can try some ideas and see what happens. Like this image below of Jackie Valentine, MM #1327839, We were trying some poses and different lighting ideas.


Students in my figure photography class at the Armory Art Center are encouraged to do just that. We cover the basics of the lighting tools during the initial classes with a new method introduced each session. Working in cooperation with the model they then work to produce photographs of their ideas.

Sunrise Comes Early in the Summer
And it was an hour's drive to the location where I was to meet up with my buddy Murray and Leah for a little sunrise shoot. Murray shoots a lot for stock and had invited me to join him and Leah. And I was lucky enough to get in a few snapshots while we were there.


You can see more of Leah at http://www.modelmayhem.com/LeahSueMorris

Florida In and Out of View, Traveling Group Exhibit
The Florida In and Out of View is currently on Exhibit at The Dixie Art Loft on federal Highway, West Palm Beach, FL



12 Jun 11 08:54
Very nice photos! Anytime if you need a PhotoEditing/Retoucher,please touch me! And you can send me one to have a try.This one is free. Email: garden_siyu@126.com My site: http://gardenofsiyu.xp3.biz/en%201.htm
29 May 10 18:17
Just stopping by your page to say hi! Please let me know if I can ever be of any assistance with retouching any of your photos.
16 Jan 10 23:44
Het Robert, great images here, just stopping buy to say hello... Take care, Tony
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