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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

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

An award winning commercial photographer on the East Coast.