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AfroPunk 2017 Portraits Black woman Glenford Nunez

AfroPunk Brooklyn 2017

AfroPunk 2017 Portraits Black woman Glenford Nunez

AfroPunk Portraits

Here is a portrait of a young woman at AfroPunk 2017. 

Process

I used the trusty FujiFilm X100T to get these images. If you are not careful there can be a little bit of lens distortion when taking close up portraits with the Fuji. It’t good to give yourself a little distance from the subject. You can crop the photo closer in post so you dont have to deal with distortion. I think the fuji is 16MP so you still get really clear images after a little bit of cropping.

For the last photo I used the on camera flash. I usually dont condone on camera flash unless its at night time. I think the on camera flash can look col in certain situations because it isolates the subject in a cool way. I use on camera flash at night events and at parties. I think it give the images a Bill Cunningham look and feel.

Rants & Tangents

I always enjoy attending AfroPunk. I think I have been there three times already including one time at AfroPunk Paris. AfroPunk Paris was different from Brooklyn but also a lot of fun. The festival as a whole has changed. It’s less underground. Less raw. I guess all things much change and evolve.

The Fuji gives me so much flexibility. Like, people don’t expect much from such a small camera so they are disarmed for a moment. I get a brief chance to capture the real essence of the person behind the mask. I think this is what portrait photography is all about.

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Paige Gary Glenford Nunez Jamaya Moore Fashion Portrait

Paige Gary Fashion Portriat

black woman model fashion portrait 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

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An award winning commercial photographer on the East Coast.