Photography Session: Taylor And Stefanie

22 10 2017

Hey everyone. Welcome to another installment of my blog. I know it’s been a while since my last post. So much has happened and work has been nonstop. But even so, I managed to find some time to do some photography and I present to you another photography session.

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This past weekend, I took photos of Stefanie and Taylor in Poughkeepsie, NY. This go around, I used my new camera (5d mark iv) and loved how the pictures came out as compared to my canon 60d. The photo above was taken inside the train station. The great thing about the area we shot in was how the windows helped soften the sunlight coming through. We managed to pull off a good number of photos at this spot.

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The second location was a nearby park. With the sun coming in and out, almost every shot was different due to the constant changing in natural light. But at the same time, it made some of the pictures stand out well because of it. The only negative about this location was that there were no benches that faced the other way, which would’ve given me the option of the getting the mid hudson bridge in the background.

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So I may release more down the road as I have a good number of shots. If anyone is interested in having their pictures taken, you can contact me by email, which is cwashin55@yahoo.com. So until next time, have a great Sunday everyone!

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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





Fall Modeling and Fall Fashion: The Post before Thanksgiving

25 11 2014

Welcome to another post by yours truly.  At this time, we’re getting near the end of the month, which means it won’t be long until we’re all stuffing our mouths with turkey, stuffing, and all the other treats of Thanksgiving. With some time left before the holiday, I figured I would get one more post in before Turkey Day. Over the past weekend, Couture Modeling performed a handful of shoots ranging from the studio to New York City.

Model: Perpetua Smith. Fashion Designer: Juda Leah. Photo by: Lendell Simmons.

Model: Perpetua Smith. Fashion Designer: Juda Leah. Photo by: Lendell Simmons.

On Saturday, it was a fairly crazy day as shoots were held in and around the studio. With a handful of models showing off different fashion looks, it was an accomplishment to get so much done within a short period of time. In the above photo, taken by Lendell Simmons, one of the outfits by Juda Leah atelier & boutique is worn by Perpetua Smith. Based in Saugerties and now open in NYC, the store showcases a wide variety of handmade jewelry, arts, gift, and clothing such as the one in the photo.

Model: Alyssa Manthos. Photo by Lendell Simmons

Model: Alyssa Manthos. Photo by Lendell Simmons

On Sunday, the agency traveled to the city to shoot in the midtown area. Mostly near times square and at Bryant Park, the weather was ideal for the photos that were taken. In the above photo, Alyssa is in Bryant Park as the sun gives an nice edge on her face and hair.  If you want to see more photos, check out the Couture Modeling website as well as the facebook page.

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NYC Inspired Drawing of Jolimage.

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The latest of new hats by Jolimage.

And in the world of fashion, be sure to keep an eye out for Jolimage. Founded by Cory Bathelemy, the company specializes in apparel and accessories for a generation of unique individuals. You can follow the company on their facebook, twitter, and on instagram as they have a following of fans wearing their clothing. By the beginning of 2015, Jolimage will have a fully reconstructed website and will have an expansion of apparel. So be on the lookout!

Links

Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook Page

Juda Leah atelier & boutique

Juda Leah atelier & boutique facebook page

Jolimage Facebook Page

Jolimage Twitter Page

Jolimage Instagram





Photography Session: Roc Yur Role Fashion Event

8 06 2014

Hey what’s up everyone? Welcome to another installment of my blog. Within the stretch of five days, this is my fourth posting. So far, based on the stats, I seem to be getting a good number of people who are interested in what I have to say. So I must be doing something right at the moment. But anyways, this posting will be another installment of my photography series. This past friday, I attended the “Roc Yur Role” fashion event that was held at the Couture Modeling Studio.

I'm happy with how this photo looked when I put it in B&W.

Model Ksenia. I’m happy with how this photo looked when I put it in B&W.

This event presented a good challenge as this was a crash course in shooting at night along with not having ideal lighting conditions. For the most part, I alternated between the 50mm lens and a 85mm lens that a fellow photographer was willing to let me use. For both lens, I kept the aperture at f/1.8, had the shutter speed at 1/250, and placed the ISO at 1250.

Christian Medina

Christian Medina

With only a overhead lamp at the end of the runway, getting good shots were a pretty tough challenge. Some of the models would stop well short of the lamp, making it hard to see them well. Others would stop directly under the lamp, causing a hot spot on their foreheads and shadows over their eyes. I tried different methods to see what would work from my end. As mentioned, I alternated between lens and also took photos from different positions. At one point, I experimented with using the speedlite.

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Model Shea. Took this photo with the 50mm lens.

While the speedlite helped on some photos, I didn’t like how it killed the colors from the other lights and made everything look bland. I was fortunate to use the other photographer’s 85mm lens as it helped to compensate for the crowded room. The first two photos that I posted were shot with that lens as I was positioned at the back of the room. It gave me the tight shot that I would want with the 50mm without having to try to manuever through family and friends of the models.

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Model Yesenia. One of my favorite shots. She was just in the right spot.

During the editing session, I was surprised at how well some of the photos came out. My main concern for these photos was the hotspot that the overhead lamp made on the models. So what I did when it came to tweaking was lower the saturation and increase the vibrance. I figured by lowering the saturation, it would decrease the harshness of the lamp. Then by increasing the vibrance, it would help maintain everyone’s natural color.  So with the results that I got, this was a great learning experience for me as I feel I fared pretty well.

Links:

Couture Modeling

Couture Modeling Facebook Page