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Paige Gary Fashion Portriat

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Paige Gary Fashion Portrait

This is a fashion portrait of Paige Gary. I met Paige on Instagram reached out to her and she agreed to come to Baltimore from NYC to work together. She is super down to earth and it was a fun time.

Process

We shot this outside in between two buildings. The sun was shining hard so we found a spot where the light was not too intense.

I shot this with my Nikon D700 and the Nikon AF Nikkor 135mm f/2.8 AI-s manual focus lens. If you read my journal often then you already know that this is my favorite lens of all time. Haha!

I wanted the photo to be on the warmer side so I pushed my white balance to the max at 10000K(Kelvin).

Rants and Tangents

Understanding color temperature can assist with shooting your subjects better.

Paige Gary Fashion Portrait

Chibueze Fashion Portrait

This is a fashion portrait of Jessica Chibueze. I have been working with Jessica for a while now. She’s got the look.

Fun fact. This was shot with the Shot with a 50mm f/1.4G which is the first lens I ever bought and I still use it today. Its all about the lens. The camera body is not as important.

Light setup: The Sun.

Why Not Me Essence Magazine

Check out Essence Magazine June 2017 – In stores now- to see my latest project Why Not Me.

Shout out to Tia for helping out with the talent scouting for this project. Video coming soon and we have so many more photos to shoot. Sticking with the photo project format because it gives me some direction. My mind is all over the place all of the time so a compass is useful.

We have another series that we are shooting now so watch out for that.
http://www.essence.com/beauty/face-foward-glenford-nunez

Why Not Me. Coming Soon.

Never really sure what to call these. Portraits? Fashion portraits? Its really not fashion though. Well I guess its just a portrait then.

This is a photo from a short photo series that will be coming out next month in July. Will keep you posted.

This was shot with the 135mm which is turning into my favorite portrait lens of all time. Its a challenge to work with because it is manual focus but when you get it right the results are great.

Model Shamika Young.

Jessica Brown Skin Model

Jessica Brown Skin Model

This is a photo I shot a while ago of Jessica Chibueze. She has been one of my favorite models to work with. Jessica is a super nice person and her skin tone is great. The light dances on her skin.

Process

We shot this outside somewhere in downtown DC. It was in front of a building that was under construction. There was a black tarp hanging from the side of the building so I used this as the backdrop for the shoot. A security guard was watching us closely but it did not take a long time to get the shots I needed. Snapping the shutter only takes seconds once all of the pieces are in place. The son was in the perfect place and the model new how to move in front of the camera. We came away with a great portrait.

I shot this with my Nikon D700 and the Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D.
This is a great portrait lens but I have sold it because I have a 50mm that can achieve great results. I wanted to make room in my photo bag.

Rants and Tangents

I have worked with Jessica on many occasions for paid shoots but this was the first time we were able to work together for personal work.

We spent some time walking around the city looking for the perfect location. Usually I walk and talk with the model until they make an expression that catches me off guard or when the light hits them in a way that shocks me. If you are a photographer you know what feeling im talking about. That jolt of energy that shoots through your entire body the model and the light is perfect. I love the way that the sun is wrapping her brown skin.

We talked about life and photography and modeling and fashion and non profit organizations and humanitarian work. Jessica is very active in the humanitarian field. She does a lot of work in Africa.

Jessica Brown Skin Model

Sinmi Badero Natural Hair Portrait by Glenford Nuñez

Sinmidele Badero Portrait by Glenford Nuñez

Sinmi Badero Natural Hair Portrait by Glenford Nuñez

Sinmidele Badero Natural Hair Portrait by Glenford Nuñez

So an industry friend convinced me that I should do a photo class. Having a class has been on my mind for some time so her suggestion pushed me off the fence.

The idea was to create an open environment that people felt comfortable asking questions.
I didn’t want it to be a beginners class. Like, I didnt want to explain how a camera works. Aperture, shutter speed ISO lenses blah blah blah. I wanted to get into the next steps. Lighting, composition, model direction and all that good stuff. I also wanted to talk about the business side of photography but I learned that should be a completely separate class.

Sinmi was the model for the day.

The Process

I shot this with a Nikon D700 with a 135mm f/2.8 AI-S.
We used window light and the trusty circle reflector.

Rants & Tangents

Not really much to say about this shoot. We had a great model and we took pictures. LOL

I think there is a need for these types of classes. I will do a business side of photography class very soon. I think its important. I want to tell people about my challenges and the ups and downs of having a photography carer. I want to explain to them that ups and downs are the nature of the business. As a matter of fact owning a photography business is like a metaphor for life. Its never going to be perfect and things will go a lot smoother if you work with the flow instead of fighting against it.

Sinmidele Badero Natural Hair Portrait by Glenford Nuñez

Nikia Phoenix portrait by Glenford Nunez for Andre Walker Hair Natural Freckles

Nikia Phoenix Portrait for Andre Walker Hair

Nikia Phoenix portrait by Glenford Nunez for Andre Walker Hair Natural Freckles

Nikia Phoenix Portrait for Andre Walker Hair

I had to get my Macgyver on. I shot this in Los Angeles a few weeks ago with nothing but an old school house bulb. Sometimes you have to improvise.

The shoot was for Andre Walker Hair. The Andre Walker team hosted teatime for some naturals in the area. We like to do portraits at the end of these things but the teatime was being hosted in a boutique hotel. Boutique hotel means dim lights all the time. Hahaha. Fortunately we were able to find a room with all white decor. We used white curtains for the back drop and the lamp for the key light source. The goal was to use the light in a way that it did not cast a harsh shadow on the back drop.

The Process

I used a Fuji Film x100T and the monkey lamp. LOL

Rants & Tangents

I will never forget the lamp because the base of the lamp was in the shape of a white monkey. So we just called it the monkey lamp for the shoot.

So I went online to look for the monkey lamp. Apparently its one of those contemporary art pieces so the the price is outrageous to purchase a white monkey lamp. I thought it would look cool in my room but its all good. It can stay in the the monkey lamp store.

Nikia Phoenix Portrait for Andre Walker Hair

Pearl Fils-Aime Beauty Yellow Backdrop

Yellow background.

Pearl Fils-Aime by Glenford Nuñez Yellow background.

Pearl Fils-Aime Beauty Yellow Backdrop

Ok so here is a photo with Pearl Fils-Aime shot in ATL. This photo took me out of my normal color palette. I am a fan of dramatic lighting and shadows but we did something a little different on this shoot. Yellow. We shot yellow. I never shoot yellow. It’s really easy for yellow to look corny.

The Process

We shot this under a bridge. The light happened to be just right in Hotlanta. The wall of the bridge was covered in graffiti. Im not a fan of graffiti backdrops because I think they have been over shot. Also the multicolor backdrops can be distracting for the overall photo. In photography one rule of thumb I like to follow is to eliminate distractions. I fiercely cut distractions as much as I can.

We found a small patch of solid yellow on one of the walls and used that as our backdrop.

I used a FujiFilm X100T and sun light. I asked pearl to make sure that she was facing in the direction of the sun light.

Pearl is wearing minimal makeup -my favorite- with red lipstick and cool earnings.
I took many serious face photos but I think the background lent itself to a more happy expression.
Pearl has a great smile so it made sense to let that be the focal point of this photo.

Rants & Tangents

Pearl is a great model. She is beautiful -this is obvious- but she has a great personality and she is really great at taking directions. She wants the shoot to do well just as bad as I do. She is willing to go the extra mile. You can’t teach that.

Pearl Fils-Aime Beauty Yellow Backdrop