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week six. post 1. Quintana Davis.  Had fun shooting the models in a music video I was lucky to be behind the scenes of. Fantastic video crew we had a test run and I was a little nervous but I may be allowed to come along next time!
Sep 28, 2014 / 2 notes

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week six. post 1.

Quintana Davis.
Had fun shooting the models in a music video I was lucky to be behind the scenes of. Fantastic video crew we had a test run and I was a little nervous but I may be allowed to come along next time!

Sydney on Flickr.week five. post 3.
Sydney backlit
Sep 25, 2014 / 3 notes

Sydney on Flickr.

week five. post 3.

Sydney backlit

week five. post 2. 
On set for “Moves,” by DewBaby today/night
Sep 24, 2014 / 3 notes
week five. post 2.

On set for “Moves,” by DewBaby today/night

Sep 22, 2014 / 1 note
Sep 15, 2014 / 3 notes

Assignment 2 - Natural Light

Becca Del Rey

This is my sister in my parent’s backyard during a visit home on a hot September summer afternoon. My assistant helped with the fill card for the shadier parts and also used it as a shade for the sunny parts that landed on my subject’s hair/face or sometimes blocked the glare that came up behind my subject.

I like her profile in the first portrait but I got carried away with shallow depth of field that I forgot to compensate for the better view on the camera screen versus the desktop in post production!

In contrast, the grain and slight out of focus gave off a warm filmy look. She is a great subject I was content with her comfortable positioning in most frames.

Lesson learned: Be careful with my aperture

Sep 9, 2014 / 2 notes

extra credit. post two of 2.

By: Jessica Brohier

Sep 8, 2014 / 2 notes

extra credit. post one of 2.

What is Editorial Photography?
I’ve seen mention of this type of photography on the few Instagram photographers I follow. So what is it? Editorial Photography are the images you see in magazines that are not ads, or the photos that are paired with articles. Editorial work pays less than commercial work but is extremely beneficial to a portfolio and gives the photographer more creative freedom.

I explored this photography market through the work of John Kingston, one of the Instagram photographers I’ve seen grow over the last few months. It’s inspiring to see his editorial work have commercial potential, or how each shot and blog entry builds more of his photographic character and style. This market expands experience and opens doors for bigger projects and ultimately those commercial jobs. The additional work editorial turns up for a photographer sometimes pays so well that it provides a photographer travel, Kingston is all over the place always executing something while on the road. I find more and more of his recent work always better looking than his last. The sharpness and saturation of the product’s essence is felt in photos like those above for example.

week two. post 3. 

By: Angelo Vazquez the other night while climbing rooftops. I slept most of the next day recharging from the multiple adrenaline rushes and highs experienced but it could not have been more worth it.
Sep 7, 2014 / 2 notes

week two. post 3.

By: Angelo Vazquez the other night while climbing rooftops. I slept most of the next day recharging from the multiple adrenaline rushes and highs experienced but it could not have been more worth it.

week two. post 2.
This is Katie at Bluff Park in Long Beach, CA, June 2012. Reviewing old photos is nice not only to reminisce but to look back at my progress, see how I shoot now compared to then. I still love everything about her in this. I had very little knowledge of the use of fill cards so I remember one was not used. Here I caught her in mid-conversation, as I do often. She is a great subject and if she was not so far I’d call her up to let me snap another of her fabulous hair and personality as always reflected in her photos.
I feel what is easy about capturing her is our long and deep friendship, even through the distance and all. I feel more natural and comfortable myself when I am familiar or at least comfortable with my subjects as I am with Katie. I think it’s important to be able to relate with your subject so that every body is at ease. The entire vibe, tone or feeling is influenced by good chemistry between those in front and behind the camera.
Sep 3, 2014 / 4 notes

week two. post 2.

This is Katie at Bluff Park in Long Beach, CA, June 2012. Reviewing old photos is nice not only to reminisce but to look back at my progress, see how I shoot now compared to then. I still love everything about her in this. I had very little knowledge of the use of fill cards so I remember one was not used. Here I caught her in mid-conversation, as I do often. She is a great subject and if she was not so far I’d call her up to let me snap another of her fabulous hair and personality as always reflected in her photos.

I feel what is easy about capturing her is our long and deep friendship, even through the distance and all. I feel more natural and comfortable myself when I am familiar or at least comfortable with my subjects as I am with Katie. I think it’s important to be able to relate with your subject so that every body is at ease. The entire vibe, tone or feeling is influenced by good chemistry between those in front and behind the camera.

HBC by matthewtammaro on Flickr.
week two. post 1. Inspiration for our upcoming Assignment 2 - Natural Light. I like when there is somewhat of a self-portrait within a portrait like in this photo. Tonight we talked about harsh or direct light like such and how it works sometimes rather than the often-preferred morning or soft setting light.
Sep 2, 2014 / 4 notes

HBC by matthewtammaro on Flickr.

week two. post 1.

Inspiration for our upcoming Assignment 2 - Natural Light. I like when there is somewhat of a self-portrait within a portrait like in this photo. Tonight we talked about harsh or direct light like such and how it works sometimes rather than the often-preferred morning or soft setting light.