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The technical aspects, before and after...

February 21st, 2020

I’m not the best when it comes to photoshop.  To be honest, it’s not my forte.  But learning new techniques is always fun.  When executing the steps, I find myself more than satisfied and fulfilled when it begins to look the way I want it to.

This shot was an outtake from an editorial back in 2017 and at the time (and still have) a 9 foot roll of paper, a railing from my garage door, and the remnants of my totally messed up garage.  To make matters even more challenging is the fact that I was shooting a gorgeous model with thigh high boots with 4 inch heels, which in turn made her at least 6′1″

How did I do it?  Well, a 35mm lens and a lot of photoshop!  This was shot at f/8 with a shutter of 1/125.  I was probably 5-6ft away from the model with a few lighting adjustments during this look.  Needless to say, I got the lighting on point, however I’m sure the publication wouldn’t accept this type of shot with the actual light and a keyboard in the background.  

It helps that photoshop has a content aware function and that’s what I used for either side of the backdrop.  For the shadow of the garage rail, again I used content aware.  To even out the rest of the background, I cut out the model and placed her in another layer, made the background an even color, and blurred the hell out of it.  To reduce the banding caused by the blur, I added a bit of noise/grain to the whole photo when put together.

And now, you get the final product at the bottom!  Cheers!

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February 21st, 2020

Double exposurementation

Model:  Jessica

October 15th, 2019

When red is life.

Artist and musician Antonette Paviera (@antonettemusic)

October 7th, 2019

This is Mo’s “Bitch, try me” pose.

After all the talk about shooting together after 7 years, this finally happened.  Well, she killed it!  Stay tuned.

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” 

-Rumi

The homie:  Monette

HMUA:  Janyl (@jamoreartistry)

Boots:  Gucci (@gucci)

Sweater Dress:  Fashion Nova (@fashionnova) 

September 25th, 2019

Made some magic with @morg.chill a few months ago in Disco Bay.  Hot AF in terms of model and weather =)

Bikini by: @zafulfashion

July 25th, 2019

Summer studio vibes.  When you can’t go to the tropics, you go to the closest craft store (or raid a homie’s studio) and ask your makeup artist to hold up a bunch of fake foliage LOL!

Model:  @vimeejxy

HMUA:  @jamoreartistry

May 5th, 2019

Coachella vibes when you’re not in Coachella

Model:  @tori.romine | Halvorson Model Management

HMUA:  @_jenntorres

April 26th, 2019

This kid is going places!

New set with @dorsee1 for Models Inc.

April 12th, 2019

Fall, spring, and summer vibes.

Model:  @shawn.kz

HMUA:  @jamoreartistry

April 9th, 2019

Something classic, something new.  Learning new techniques every day to up my game.  Here’s Hazel from 2013 brought back.