Portrait

Portrait Time

I realize I need to be shooting portraits more consistently to figure out my style, I would like to shot more creative portraits in the style of Sails Chong or Lindsey Adler.

I want out early this week with some coworkers to get their portraits using the natural light available before I brought out my flash.

If you happen to be reading post give and you’re interested in getting some portraits done shot me a message. I still agree with most photographers that gear doesn’t matter and you can make it work with what you have, but I need to upgrade my portrait lens if I’m going to make this a viable source of income.

Camera : Canon 5D Mark III

Lens : Canon 70-200 F4 non-is

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Single Light Portrait

Was working all day and needed to get out and shoot something so I took my friends younger brother Alex out to test out a new my Westcott 26 inch Rapid Box for my Canon 430EX II Speedlite that I picked up at B & H Photo Video. I have been trying to get more and more in portrait work, but it’s been hard finding people to work with, so if you are reading this drop me a line if you’re interested in getting in front of my lens. I still need a lot of practice using lighting, but for first outdoor using one light I personally think it came out pretty decent. Canon give me a chance on your Explores of Light Team I can guarantee I will not disappoint if I had the chance.

Camera : Canon 5D Mark III

Lens : 70-200mm F/4L

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35mm Film Battle

My goal for the next few weeks is to shot every type of Black and White 35mm film I can get my hands on and as of right now my two favorites are the Cinestill BwXX and this Ilford Delta 100 but I have a strong feeling I’m going to like the roll of Kodak TMax 3200 I picked up from some the images I have seen. 

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Happy Fathers Day

I don’t have many shots of my father, but this one it buy far my favorite of him. He reads the Bible three to fours times a day. I asked after I took this shot if he reads is from front to back, he told me no and that when he sits down to read a passage he just made opens to a random page and reads. I asked him why he did it this way and he said it was because where ever the book to opened too was where he was supposed to be at that time. I myself am more of a agnostic when it comes to belief, but I can’t argue with his logic because I do believe when we do something it was meant to be that way and that time.  

Happy Fathers Day Pop!  

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Ilford Delta 100

I went to B & H and picked up a bottle of Cinestill Df96 monobath to test out developing my own black and white photos to save some money and also because I hate waiting to get something back even if it’s only a day.  Anyway I am pretty happy with the results some far and will probably be developing my own black and white photos from now on. 

Camera : Canon AE1

Film : Ilford Delta 100

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Lunch Break

Sometimes you just need to sit, smoke a cigarette and check your social media.  

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Portraiture

As much as I enjoy street photography portrait photography is something I really want to do, but it’s hard to find people who want their pictures taken. This is my friend Jessica aka Tiny Satan aka the woman behind Created and Reincarnated and what’s she lacks in height she makes up for with a vivid imagination. 

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Friday Morning Walkabout

Shot from a Friday morning walkabout with Lorenzo Mitil who was out shooting some Cinestill BwXX around the Financial District in Lower Manhattan. Side note check out the Oculus during the morning rush hour, it’s like watching an episode of Planet Earth the only thing missing is Sir David Attenborough narrating. 

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Jesus just chilling in Philly

Walking around New York City you will see some very “interesting” things, but the city of Philadelphia is a very close second with the amount of “interesting” things you will see. 

Shot on a Canon AE1 using Cinestill BwXX

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Street Portraits

I went out with Alex for a walkabout around lower Manhattan to get some street portraits . While we were walking around the Financial District in Lower Manhattan near the corner of Pearl and Hanover Square I saw the perfect light for what I was looking to get and the light pole he was leaning on was just and added bonus to get to him to pose for the camera.

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End of the Graveyard Shift

I work the overnight or graveyard shift on weekends and I tend to walk home from work so I can snap shoots because my need to capture an image can be consider almost an addiction. I walk post this door at the Lackawanna Station in Hoboken and this was the only photo I took that I actually found some sort of connection too.

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Philadelphia

Went on a day trip down to the City of Brotherly Love for a walkabout. I thought New York City was interesting, but Philly is coming in at a close second to it. I saw some very interesting people hanging on the streets in Center City. If you have a chance to get the Philadelphia even for a couple of hours you should the amount of history the city has plus the the people who inhabit the city will make it worth the trip.

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