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Gene Lewis - Virtu Imagery
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
-Proud Canon EOS Shooter.
-Wants to just live and enjoy life.
-Enjoy Event and Modeling photography.
-Take myself too seriously.

“When you follow your bliss...doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.”
......................... Joseph Campbell

Current Residence: City of Angels (with it's share of Demons)
Favourite genre of music: Smooth Jazz, Chillout/Ambient, Pop, 80's Music and Some styles of Alternative
Favourite photographer: Peter Lindberg, Patrick Demarchelier, Herb Ritts, Annie Leibovitz and Toni Frissell, Lee Miller
Favourite style of art: Vector Art.
Operating System: Windows Vista
MP3 player of choice: Apple 30G iPod
Skin of choice: Norah Jones
Favourite cartoon character: Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's apprentice
Personal Quote: "Information; It's like have to breath it in."

The labor of love continues?

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 18, 2012, 8:16 PM
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Reading: People Pictures
  • Watching: Hellraiser
  • Playing: moonchaser
  • Drinking: Water

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the long journal hiatus.
I have been busy with everything but my photography.

Quick update;

Finally have another flash unit, Canon Speedlite 430exII
Got some wireless triggers, lightstand and umbrella for off camera lighting.
I now have a new website host,  ( at a better price a month.
Have done some personal shoots, a few paid jobs, and  two weddings.
Also I'm going back to shooting film again. And I'm actually excited about that.
Shot some rolls lately with a manual camera and my old Canon Elan IIe.
Its been good, feels like going back to basics. I'm trying to buy an old Nikon F100 just to try out the Nikon brand.

Its not been easy staying motivated. I have a job that requires me to drive alot. So I don't have alot of money for gas to go all the places I want to shoot.
Just so many things in my life that tax my enthusiasm for photography. But  I have another shoot I'm planning in couple of weeks.
And i want to start a blog for my photography. I used to journal a lot in my twenties.
It a bit harder now. The idealism from back then as thinned out.
I don't want to lose my love for this. I feel I have just scratched the surface of my photography.
I just need to push on.

Nuff for now.
Catch you later.


What's in the BAG?

*Canon EOS 5D DSLR Digital Camera* (Modeling/Portraiture/Artistic)
*Canon EOS 40D DSLR* (Events/Photojournalism)

*Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens (Walk Around/Portraits)
*Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USM Lens: Non IS (Telephoto/action,sports)
*Canon EF 50mm f1.8 Lens (Portraits/Extreme Close-ups)
*Canon EF 85mm f1.8 Prime Lens USM (Portraits/Night Photography)

Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash
Gary Fong LightSphere II
Cactus V5 Wireless Flash Transceivers (2)

Think Tank Retrospective 30 Bag

Street Photography Bag: [Assembling]
Canon AE-1 Program SLR Manual Camera w/ FD 50mm f/1.4 S.S.C. Lens (35mm)
Canon EOS Elan IIe SLR (35mm)
Canon PowerShot A630 8.0MP (Point and Shoot) [Pending Repair]

Dell Studio XPS 16 Laptop

Bogen - Manfrotto 725B Digi-Tripod with Ball Head

I edit my photography in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
I also process in Adobe Photoshop CS3 for PC with a WACOM Intuos 3 Graphics Tablet.

If you want to see my FaceBook Photography page, go here;
FaceBook Page

Photographic Gear Wish List:

*Apple iPad2 16 GB*
($$$)--Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
*Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens*
*Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens*
Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-100 Pistol Grip Ball Head
Manfrotto 561 BHDV-1 Fluid Video Monopod W/Head
($$)--Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Autofocus Lens
($$$)--Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Quantum Turbo SC Battery Pack w/ Turbo Flash Cable(Long)
Long Term - Leica M9

Canon EOS 20D DSLR Camera
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II {Comparable to a Canon EFS Lens}(Wide Angle-Standard)
Canon Speedlite 420EX Flash


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hi Gene!

thanksalot for so many sweet fav stars!  I appreciate
Virtu-Imagery Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is great.

madlynx Jan 16, 2014   Photographer
  :iconmadlynx: :iconfaveplz: Against a stone wall by madlynx  
Have a Great Day     :peace:&:love::sun:  8-)
Virtu-Imagery Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome.

EmreKaanSezer Jan 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :w00t:

Virtu-Imagery Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you.
RS-foto Dec 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for faving my work, I appreciate it! =)
vallavalval Dec 26, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks for the fav, i'm proud to get attention from such a good photographer like you!
Virtu-Imagery Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. But your photograph is cool too.
tim-tim-art Dec 20, 2013  Student Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:
Feel free to follow me on :… :love:
Thank you for the :+fav:'s! :)
raquelvonkaminaru Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the favorite :bow:
Virtu-Imagery Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome.
Markotxe Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hey, thks again for your fave
Virtu-Imagery Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Markotxe Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Luca-M Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for the faves :) :hug:
martiuk Dec 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hollee-McNamara Nov 18, 2013   Photographer
Thankyou for :+fav:ing my work :thanks:
W00den-Sp00n Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :D
Reould Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for the favourite! :meow:
Virtu-Imagery Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
martiuk Oct 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
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