mjbphoto

Michael Billert

has been a member since Jun 2007 and goes by mjbphoto.

I have a story 'Fifty years" which features a pic. taken in Atlanta in"'68. I would like to find these kids all grown up and see what happened.

Also fifty years ago I was a senior in high school in Dallas, working in the darkroom of a small family newspaper I was shooting a Kodak Retina Reflex, 35mm. I had two bodies and three lenses, a light meter and was unstopable. I was wide eyed, hiding from the war, I had heard the shots in Dealy Plaza. Didn't know swat, some things never change. MJB

B&W Not my usual Casual Portraits
Personal Post

B&W Not my usual Casual Portraits

6 Dec 2013392 views

This lady, owner of a Burlesque Club became a grandmother and wanted some pic's for her office walls...

Studio lighting
Photo Essay

Studio lighting

2 Dec 2013549 views

Strobe can be overwhelming and hard to master. At first remember the main rule of Life" Keep it simple stupid"

Danger????
Photo Essay

Danger????

1 Dec 2013518 views

Seems, I am to old to be scared of much of anything...

Blue is my color
Photo Essay

Blue is my color

28 Nov 2013595 views

Blue always makes me smile, bluejeans on a pretty cowgirl, clear blue water. blue bonnets in a field in Texas. or a clear blue sky

Post cards from Charleston & the USA
Photo Essay

Post cards from Charleston & the USA

28 Nov 2013485 views

Seems like i can't resist shooting nice house and details in any city I travel through. I have not posted them just because..

My family
Photo Essay

My family

26 Nov 2013996 views

I'm 68 and was the first born son of about 20 grandkids, Most are alive, some have been to war, were all still here

Due Date???
The Project

Due Date???

24 Nov 2013610 views

The most special time for a man in a marriage is the nine months his wife is becoming a mother...

Pin-Hole, no electronics, no glass
How To

Pin-Hole, no electronics, no glass

23 Nov 2013850 views

Making a box to keep the light out and control when you want the light in is a whole new ballgame

Feathers, Costumes, Drums, and Dance...
Photo Essay

Feathers, Costumes, Drums, and Dance...

22 Nov 2013658 views

In east Texas the Mexican population has a place in preserving history, these photographs of dancers almost let you hear the drum beat.

4x5, can't bet it,
My Precious

4x5, can't bet it,

21 Nov 2013772 views

4x5 Field Camera, cherry wood and brass, and black paper bellows is the best

Ladies: just beautiful no matter where you go....
The Project

Ladies: just beautiful no matter where you go....

21 Nov 2013680 views

I can't help but to smile when I am face to face with beautiful ladies and I can't remember not smiling ever...mjb

Fifty Years with the Camera
Photo Essay

Fifty Years with the Camera

21 Nov 2013573 views

Started with a part time job at a TV station and was given access to a darkroom, a Retina Reflex, and started an adventure.