Friday, November 21, 2008

Behind the scenes & bloopers

Here are some behind the scenes & bloopers pictures I just wanted to throw out there for fun.

Our model touching up her makeup...

One of my classmates testing the light and kissing his muscles.

He was so cute I just had to add him...he was at one of our location shoots.

We feed the model and the birds for a shot that did not make the final cut in my editing.

We also water the models...

My teacher is awesome!

When reflectors attack...

My classmate working it like the model did in this shoot...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Here are some old and some new beach pictures from my fashion and portraiture class in Ringling College of Art and Design. All pictures were taken at Lido Beach in Sarasota, FL.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New edits

I got to do some editing on the tons of photos I took this summer here is just a sneak peek.

This is a beautiful sunflower field in Miami, Fl. with tons of bees and heat. It was surreal and so much fun being surrounded by hundreds of sunflowers.

On a cloudy summer day we went to the Everglades in Miami, Fl to "the asylum" on Krome Ave. I'm really curious as to the history of the place and what it looked like before punks trashed it but there is not much on it that is accurate that I could find. This building has lots of small rooms with pad locks in random places, other weird randomly placed, and designed things. There is graffiti everywhere and tons of paintballs on the ground not to mention mud. Furthermore there was a security hut in the front and a barbed wire fence all around the premises. Also there were lots of randomly burned things and wild foliage all of this which made for tons of great photos.

The following is just some of the table top photography I have done in my Manatee Community College photo class this semester. The focus was trying to shoot different textures and compose them into an ad.
This one was not photoshopped in any way...

These are some more Manatee Community College assignments. The 1st was a personal piece and the 2nd was beauty in the 21st century. Speacial thanks to my boyfriend for posing for me he has great eyes and I just had to use them.

*A lot of saturation was lost when all these photos were uploaded.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sun and jewels

On a gorgeous cold fall day (cold for a Floridian at least) we went out to Lido Beach in Sarasota, FL for a shoot. I was fun and beautiful are some of the results.

For the following pictures we had a local jewelry maker's daughter come and model their merchandise. Some of the photos from this shoot may be selected by the company to be used on their promotion material which would be a great opp. This I think was my most challenging experience. I am defiantly learning how to work with models and learning how to find what makes them look their best.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New post for a new blog

I am trying to catch up with all the shooting I have been doing. I have been shooting so much that I can not keep up. Keep checking back I will be posting more as I edit and find time between my five other studio classes to do so. For now here it is...

The 1st two images were based off of magazine ads we were trying to mimic for practice on how to get that look.

These are beauty shots not included in the last post...
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This past Saturday our class went on an adventure and I would definitely call it that. On the day after Halloween we had to report to school at 8:30am...ouch! From there we went for what was suppose to be an hour long ride to Tampa. Keyword was "suppose" the bus blew a hose and we were delayed a over an hour at least we had a nice view of the ocean. After all that time we finally got to downtown Tampa and let me say it is a beautiful city I would love to go again and shoot so much more. It is a mixture of old and new architecture. The old architecture is awesome its looks handmade with sloppy bricks laid to make up a building and old fire escapes in the back. I love downtown Tampa I wish I could capture it all whether it is through photography or a painting.

PS. We did have certain types of images we had to that would explain the random foot.

As much as I really loved the industrial food plant not long after we started shooting our class was informed that we were trespassing...oops! I managed to squeeze in a lot of shots before we left though...yay!

More pictures of downtown Tampa, the food plant, and model shoots to come so check back.