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E X P O S U R E - DECEMEBER 29th (Interview Posted)

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joey kennedy says:

E X P O S U R E : December 29th

EXPOSURE is from 7pm-2am @ Club Havana in Shadyside Pittsburgh

Where are you originally from Hans?

Ahh, the hard questions first... It's complicated. I was a military brat so I travelled a lot in my early years. I suppose the easiest way to answer would be to give my early timeline. I was born in San Francisco, CA, but I actually lived near Monterrey, CA. My mother was airlifted to San Francisco because my sister and I were being born prematurely, and there were complications. After a few weeks stay at the hospital, we went back to Monterrey and spent the next 4 months or so there. From there we moved to (West)Germany and proceeded to move around there for the next 10 years, with a brief hiatus in Georgia when I was 3. Then high school in Texas, college in Chicago. So... you tell me where I'm from. Please!


When did you start shooting?

Well let's see... I got my first DSLR for my birthday in December 2003. I think I picked up my first 35mm manual camera about 6 months earlier.

Why Studio and Fashion Photography?

Well, it's interesting...when I first started out I only shot landscapes and abstracts. I wouldn't dare point my camera at a person. I felt pretty inept. I think during that time I was teaching myself composition...learning to look for the picture in a scene, finding the obvious shot and then doing something different. There's so much beauty in our surroundings. Even the ugliest things are still beautiful. I'd spend hours at a time just walking around Chicago taking pictures of shapes, angles, and experimenting with depth of field. Once I finally got the digital I was a bit more open to shooting people simply because I could tell immediately when I screwed up (a lot) and delete and try again. Luckily my girlfriend at the time (who also bought me the camera) was very patient with me when it came to shooting her. I have so much to thank her for as far as photography is concerned. She handed me the first SLR I'd ever touched.

Anyway, shooting people began to get frustrating for me when I couldn't get the light the way I wanted. I could see the picture in my head that I wanted but I couldn't make it happen with the light I had. So I looked into flashes. They were too expensive. So I bought some old Lowell hot lights at a yard sale down the street for $20.00. From there I used myself as a model, mostly. I didn't want to ask anyone else to pose for me until I knew a bit more. Of course, eventually I needed more power to try different things, so I bought my first flash, an Alien Bee 800. I then started using models.
Fortunately (or unfortunately) most of the models that were interested in being shot by me wanted nudes, glamour shots, or fashion shots of themselves! So that's why I started shooting that way initially. But as time has progressed I'm more interested in shooting environmental portraiture than glam work. Fashion is always fun because you can be so creative, but I don't like shooting in the studio anymore. I much prefer being on location.

What famous or Professional photographers influence you the most? (Is there any photographers you want to be like?)


Annie Leibovitz - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Leibovitz; Blake Little - www.blakelittle.com ; James White - www.artmixphotography.com/p_james_white/; Anthony Mandler - www.artmixphotography.com/p_anthony_mandler/ ; Emily Shur - www.emilyshur.com; Richard Avedon - www.richardavedon.com; Danielle Levitt - www.edgereps.com/daniellelevitt.html;

I have a whole lot of links on my other computer, but the monitor is broken so I can't get them! As far as photographers I'd like to "be like," well, I'd love to have the career of Leibovitz... I mean wow.

Can you explain what a "Good Studio set up would be?" Lighting, camera, flashes? (some people maybe looking to start up their own studios)

I'd say start simple. The worst thing that people do when starting over-complicate lighting. Use exactly as many lights as you need to get the shot. You'd be surprised at how many times you only need one light. Sometimes none. I'd say that about 80% of my work is done with one light. As for a camera, I know it sounds trite, but it's the photographer, not the camera. The main considerations you should have when buying a camera are a) will it fire a flash(either by sync cord, hot shoe, or wireless)? b) what sized print would you like to make (if any)? and c) is it in my price range? Any entry level DSLR these days will work fine for studio work. Some will be quicker, some will have less noise, some will have more bells and whistles..blah blah blah... what matters is the end image. As for lights, don't bother getting anything below a 160 watt/s flash. The Alienbee 400 is that powerful I believe. If you plan on shooting outside against sunlight you will need a LOT of power to compete with the sun. But start slow. A 300 - 400 w/s flash, a light stand, and a few modifiers (ie. umbrellas, grids) should be plenty to get your feet wet and help you decide if you want to delve deeper. I recommend Alienbees as a starter product, but if you for some reason have some cash laying around, go for power. Profoto, elinchrom, and Broncolor are all good products, but pricey.

Can you describe the gear you use now?

How embarrassing! At the moment I use 3 lights. An Alienbee 400, 800, and 1600. I have various light stands, a couple of backdrops, a portable power supply (hands down the best thing ever), a large octabox, large softbox, some umbrellas, and lots of various clams and crap.
Camera wise I use a Canon 30D. My lenses (again, embarrassing) are a 50mm 1.8, a 28-105, and the old kit lens. I use the 50mm (the 2nd best thing ever) for most of my work.

Where do you get your models?

I started out using friends, co-workers, and myself mostly. I then registered with www.onemodelplace.com . It's a great place to get models who are just starting out who will pose for free for pictures. You deal with a lot of personalities, but it's a good way to get started.


What is the future for Hans Rosemond?"


Well, my first step will be moving back to Chicago. That will be
happening a week from now. (I'll miss you all!) My portfolio is
finally to a place where I believe I'm ready to truly make a push in a
large market. When I get to Chicago I'll be doing lots of actor
headshots for bills, and knocking on a lot of doors, portfolio in
hand, to try and get my work out there. It's a very exciting time for
me, but very scary. I haven't been doing this very long, but I do
feel like it's what I'm meant to be doing. I look forward to finally
going after it in a big, no holds barred way. I guess we'll see what
happens!


Come Early (7-9 pm) And Get your PORTRAIT taken by Hans himself!!!! This is a special treat to our exposure faithfuls! Thanks for a great a Year and Thank You Hans!
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charming icicle [deleted] says:

I did not know you were moving back to Chicago, but I can only wish you the best of luck on your journey and w/ your photography career. It's been a pleasure getting to know you and stand in front of your lens. Looking forward to next Friday and looking for your name in the photo credits!
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leafy says:

... i hate to sound like craig, (hehehe) but your skills blow me away and you've been doing this for all of three years!? ... soon we will all be saying "i knew him when ..." good luck in Chi-town and don't forget us little people! ... see you friday! ...
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fierce chalk [deleted] says:

Looking forward to the show.

Can't wait to see what you will be showing ;-)
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defeated library [deleted] says:

Can't wait for the show, and best of luck in Chicago!
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pianoforte says:

Congratulations Hans! You will be missed in Pittsburgh. Sorry to be missing the show - would love to see what you put on the walls - and the opportunity for a free portrait. Good luck with the move.

Oh, and by the way everyone - merry christmas, happy hanukkah, happy kwanzaa, happy new year - happy whatever you celebrate!
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celeste343 is a group moderator celeste343 says:

I'm excited about the show!! Congrats Hans! And good luck with the move!
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hansrosemond says:

Oh, did I mention I'd be showing my lint collection instead of pictures?mmm lint.
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Karen of Seven Fields says:

We are looking forward to your Exposure Hans! Lint...you say...hmmm...I'll bring my camera...I don't want to miss that...
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macwagen says:

Sorry to hear that Pittsburgh will be losing a talented artist, but I'm glad we all got to know you before you were famous. Hope you'll return now and again.

Best of luck, and I'll see ya Friday!
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joey kennedy says:

I dont know about the Rest of you? But this boy is starting to get EXCITED! ITs ALmost ExPoSUrE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My Cheap Cameras says:

Best of luck to you in your move and new career.
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sahst23 says:

I am going to get an autograph before Hans leaves....

@Hans - I wish you luck on your move...Your work has been inspiring to many of us...Keep on keeping on....See you Friday!
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hansrosemond says:

@steve... just buy a picture. they'll be signed! haha Fund my move!
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sahst23 says:

I have no doubt that I will be absolutely compelled to purchase some images from your show...
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AluminumStudios says:

I just read the interview. I'm so sorry I'm missing this EXPOSURE! (I'm out of town) Hopefully Hans will come back and visit us! Congrats and best wishes!
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leafy says:

eat your heart out bill ...
Here's my set of EXPOSURE PITTSBURGH
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rj-photo says:

You missed a good one, Bill.
Some really nice shots, Hans. Good luck with the move!

Here's my set
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elston is a group administrator elston says:

A tagging reminder:

Group events have been tagged with Pittsburgh, and the six digit date.

Exposure events are being tagged with Exposure, and the six digit date.

Like exposure122906

Personally, I think it would be a good idea to switch all events over to Pittsburgh and the six digit date, to keep our exposure seperate from other cities which might have their event on the same night. So, I'm proposing that by January's event, we all use the Pittsburgh tag.

However, since this is being suggested now, feel free to use both tags.

Heck, feel free to tag whatever way you like; I'm not the tag police. Just trying to be helpful.
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m0xie says:

I had an awesome time last night! Great show Hans...I'll be sorry to see you go, but I'm looking forward to being able to say "I knew him when..."
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Haikiba says:

Mine are at the tail end of my E X P O S U R E set.

Note to self: Fully charge the freakin' battery next time!
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顔なし says:

Awesome photos on the wall. Nice to finally put voices and a third dimension on some of y'all and sorry to have missed others. Joey knows how to throw a hell of a party.
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hansrosemond says:

added a set for the pictures for last night. Thanks for coming out everyone!

www.flickr.com/photos/63724175@N00/sets/72157594448771754/
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leafy says:

... dude, awesome work! ...
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sahst23 says:

Great night....More pics were added to my set...I will put narratives in later, but here is a link....

www.flickr.com/photos/stevehall/sets/72157594448313490/

Have a happy, safe, non-vomiting New Years.....
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fierce chalk [deleted] says:

Here's my link - www.flickr.com/photos/dmb05/sets/72157594449036637/

I have 6 gigs to finish sifting through, so there will be more added over the next few days.

And again, incredible show!
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Samuel Barr Photography says:

Congratulations! And, Chicago is a great city and I know you're going to enjoy it and have great success. Please let me know when you have your first show here.
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obtainable payment [deleted] says:

Heres my couple of the night
www.flickr.com/photos/off8/sets/1074779/
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EyeSpyPittsburgh says:

Here's my "set"

www.flickr.com/photos/eyespypittsburgh/340885673/
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krosswords says:

My photos:
www.flickr.com/photos/krosspics/sets/72157594448214451/de...

But wait, there's more! Hidden within this set is a link to some fine documentary work by our very own m0xie... don't miss it.
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our punk koala says:

I wish I had been in town to see all of y'inz. As usual, it looks it was a crazy awesome time.

I must make the next one. I must make the next one.
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