2017 Weekly Roundup 1: E Joox Music Video and Chasaity Colon

26 02 2017

Hey what’s up everyone? Welcome back to my blog. Today marks the first of what I hope will be a weekly roundup series. Each week, I will keep everyone up to date about what’s going on around me and the people I know who are trying to make their way in their respective craft. Today will only cover two things but it will be more expansive.

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E Joox

Though I have hardly covered him, E Joox has been steadily moving along in the music world. Recently, he has linked up with Hailz Calmlee and Rudy Rush of offdabloc records to make the music video for the single, “Off Da Bloc.” With almost two months into the year, E Joox is already collaborating with other artists and we’ll definitely more material come from him as the year progresses.

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Chasaity Colon (Couture Modeling Agency)

And in the modeling world, there are some who are moving up in the world. Chasaity Colon has been featured in my photography posts on a few occasions so everyone should be familiar with her. Lately, she has been featured in ads for Against All Odds and this past week, they unveiled new photos including the one above. So if you walk into any AAO Clothing stores, I guarantee you’ll see her face along the walls. Congratulations Chasaity!

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And lastly for today, there’s me. This past week has been slow as I only worked on an overnighter and spent the rest of my time trying to keep myself in shape. But overall, this has been a fairly good week for me and everyone else. So stay tuned for next weekend as things will get more interesting as the year goes along.

Links:

E Joox Twitter Page

Couture Modeling Agency

Chasaity Colon’s Page

Against All Odds





Photography Session: Vicktoryah Michelle and More Couture Modeling News

15 04 2015

Hey everyone! Welcome to another installment of my blog. With the spring season starting up, my line of work has started up along with. I just got off a small shoot two days ago and will be on a couple more the rest of the week. So my posts unfortunately will not be made on a consistent basis. But I have time today, so that’s all that matters.

Vicktoryah Michelle

Vicktoryah Michelle

Today is another edition of the photography session. I took this shot of Vicktoryah near the end of March. Near route 9 in Wappingers Falls, we found a mini park area to shoot a few pics. It was kind of a gloomy day so when it came to post production, I originally had the picture in black and white. But last night, I watched a couple videos on youtube that dealt with tweaking colors. Using what I learned, I tweaked the coloring a little bit so it wouldn’t become distracting and I came away impressed with the results.

11150482_969242139753998_639814633564077713_nAnd before I go, a last bit of news. If you have a interest in modeling, Couture Modeling is holding a model search on April 25th at the South Side Bar & Grille in Mahopac. Contact info is in the above picture if you want to find out more about the event.

Links:

Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook Page





Photography Session: Maria Manrique and New Music by D.O.C.

25 03 2015

Hey what’s up everyone? Welcome to another edition of my blog. Today will be short as I go over a couple things.

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Model Maria Manrique

First up is another addition to my ever growing photography session series. I took this shot of Maria over the weekend and I love the fact that I had her in perfect focus. I had my settings at f/4, 1/125th shutter speed, and 125 ISO for this one and then decided it looked better in black and white when it came to the post production phase.

D.O.C.

D.O.C.

And in the music world, D.O.C. released the music video to his latest single, “Believe.” Give it a watch and also check out his soundcloud page as he has been releasing a lot of good music. I’ll post the link below.

Links

Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook Page

D.O.C. Soundcloud Page





First Post of March: Marissa Stearns

3 03 2015

Hey everyone. Today marks the first blog post of march and it’s another installment of the photography session series. As the first two months have been slow for film and tv work, I’ve been spending of the time working and improving on my photography.

marissa black whiteShot near the end of February, I took this photo of Marissa by one of the buildings outside of the studio. Fortunately, the snow held off long enough for us to get some good looks in without worrying about having falling snow in the photos. For this, I shot this photo at f/3.2, 1/125 shutter speed, and ISO at 125. Another important note about this shoot was I kept the number of shots taken at a low number. Just slightly under 50 shots as compared to nearly double the amount I used to take in the past. For post production, I made slight tweaks to the exposure and made the picture black and white.

Links:

Couture Modeling

Marissa’s Page on Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook Page





First Photography Session of 2015: Benny and Zaida

20 01 2015

Hey what’s up everyone? Another edition of my blog is upon us and it’s more of Couture Modeling. The last post was a hit as it accumulated over 100 views the day it was posted then 60+ the day after. So thanks to everyone who took time to read and watch the video and to those who shared my post amongst their friends. A lot of hard work went into the making of the video and judging by the response, it was well worth it.

Today is the first photography session of 2015 and it features a couple models.

Had a handful of good photos when shooting Ben. It was a tough decision when I chose this one.

Had a handful of good photos when shooting Ben. It was a tough decision when I chose this one.

This past Saturday, I shot a couple of models outside the studio. Being that it was a busy day and everyone was occupied, it was just me, a reflector, and a stand on this adventure. When shooting Ben, the reflector came in handy for the location. It had a gold/silver side that helped bring out his skintone. And while the sun was setting, it provided a nice edge lighting.

With the sun setting, it provided me with great visuals when shooting Zaida.

With the sun setting, it provided me with great visuals when shooting Zaida.

When shooting Zaida, the sun was setting even more. While it helped me be more creative, it also gave me less time to work with. I first shot Zaida by one of the buildings and was about to go back inside. I asked Zaida if she had any ideas she wanted to try and just as I said that, I was thinking of shooting at the railing. Fortunately, Zaida was thinking the same thing and we got some great shots in before it got dark. For this one, I was again used the silver/gold side of the reflector for fill and sun provided a subtle edge light.

Links:

Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook Page





Photography Session: Alba Mantuano

19 11 2014

Hey what’s up everyone? Welcome to another installment of my blog. My last post featured the video I made starring a couple of the models of the Couture Modeling Agency and it was received very well. The day after, I checked the stats and that I got 99 views from that post! So thanks to everyone for taking their time to read it and for those who shared my post to their friends.

Today is another installment of my photography session series and it features another model from the Couture Modeling Agency.

Model Alba Mantuano

Model Alba Mantuano. Camera settings: aperture at f/7.1, ISO at 200, shutter speed at 1/125.

I dropped Alba and her friend off at a nearby train station after she was done shooting with Lendell at the studio. While waiting for the train, I took it upon myself to take scenic shots of the area as the sun was setting. While the area wasn’t very appealing, there were a few places that were interesting enough for me to take photos. As I took some shots on the platform, I noticed how the sun was striking Alba’s hair when I walked by her. And as taking a few photos turned into a mini photo shoot, we managed to get some good shots in before the train arrived.

If you wanna see more photos of Alba, check out her official facebook page as well as her website (links below). Also, check out the Couture Modeling Agency website to see more of their models.

Links:

Alba Mantuano’s Official Website

Alba Mantuano’s Official Facebook Page

Couture Modeling





New Couture Modeling Video and BTS footage of “Back in Time”

14 11 2014

What’s up everyone? We’re now approaching the midway point of the month. At this stage of the year, productions slowly began to shut it down as the holidays are right around the corner. But not to fear as I have some great news to share.

 

Model Kaela Garrett on the streets of New York. Photo Credit: Lendell Simmons

Model Kaela Garrett on the streets of New York. Photo Credit: Lendell Simmons

Nearly a month ago, I shot bts footage for Couture Modeling as a photoshoot was held in NYC. Shooting around Central Park and Times Square, Daniela Velez and Kaela Garrett showcased a variety of outfits for the fall season. Due to the busy schedule I had afterwards, I wasn’t able to finish it till this week.

Though it’s short, I’m happy with how it came out. Special thanks to The Beat God for providing me with the music. In case you’re wondering, it’s from the song, “Like Me,” by D3V featuring The Beat God.

From left to right: Jay Aron, Actor Christopher Lloyd, and Lee Leshen.

From left to right: Jay Aron, Actor Christopher Lloyd, and Lee Leshen.

If you grew up during the mid 80’s to early 90’s, you’ll remember the Back to the Future films that were very popular during that time frame. If you’re itching to know more about the franchise, Jay Aron is currently putting together an documentary on the series and the impact it has put on society even to this day. Shot by Ari Schaeffer, the above video is a behind the scenes look into production as they prepare to interview Christopher Lloyd (although it’s mostly Jay struggling to put together a stand). So to be sure to check out the facebook page to get future updates on the progress of the documentary and when it will be released.

Links

Couture Modeling

Back In Time