Shawnassy

What drew me to Shawnassy was her eyes, she has gorgeous beautiful blue eyes. Even though I sucked out all the color by making them black and white you can still tell through the images that she has amazing and clear eyes.

This was our first time working together and she was still in high school at the time but has now graduated and is now looking into some colleges and plans to move out of the city, possibly the state. It was an amazing time working with her, Shawnassy is an extremely talented model, she was able to pull off the exact look, mood and feel I was aiming for with ease, it's a rare fresh breath of air when I work with people who can model with minimal direction and nail what I am looking for.

These are the images we created, all were done with a Sony A7ii and 2 profoto d1's. Was tethering the images into CaptureOne which is my all time favorite RAW processing software. These are affiliate links and will help/support me immensely! I'll add a link to my gear list incase you are interested in purchasing something I own.

https://kit.com/mikebluephotography/photography-kit


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Andrea

Andrea

Fell a little behind on blog but I'm coming back strong with content! 

 I met Andrea somewhat by accident but at the same time not really, let me explain.

So I was in my studio collecting my gear for an on location shoot and then a producer stopped by and asked if she can use my common area space to prep the models for hair, makeup and wardrobe for a music video they were filming in the parking lot and I said yes. Then she walked in and later popped up on my people you may know and then it took from there. It's interesting how the world works, being at the right place at the right time is so true. So glad to have met her and work with her these are the images we produced together.

This has been one of my personal favorite sets. It was amazing seeing someone do something different from what she normally does and was able to add value to her portfolio by adding something that is a little closer to her and how she looks like and that sticks out in her instagram. It's a different look for both of us and I feel that we both needed this different change of pace so to speak.

Gear I use to create these images was 2 Profoto D1's - Sony A7ii - CaptureOne Pro - Photoshop - 2 PocketWizard. I will have some affilate links for some gear if you're interested in purchasing anything it will help me immensely!


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BTS of the lighting set up as Andrea reviews the images.

BTS of the lighting set up as Andrea reviews the images.

Ashley. Te amo. (NSFW)

Well, at least that’s what here tattoo says haha. This was my first time working with Ashley Tejeda and I must say she did an amazing job, I’m in love with the images we got!

This was also my first time doing bare bulb lighting, it’s a little different with Profoto heads because the bulb isn’t exactly exposed, it’s behind a frosted glass which is what made want to give it a try and I have to admit, I really liked the lighting. For the most part I use to hate seeing harsh lighting, but now I understand the appeal!

As I was telling Ashley during the shoot, I want to go back to being a photographer and not a retoucher. I hated myself with how much time I’d spend on editing an image or thinking that I “had” to edit an image. I don’t want to make it look as if I had to retouch the girls to make them look good, I want to women that they look amazing without photoshop. So now my retouching is just that, retouching, now I work hard to give the images a look as if there was no retouching done. I am now focusing on taking pictures of people being real, not extra posey or over doing anything just simple, original, authentic and raw beauty with a hint of sexy. In my eyes women are gods (or whatever your belief is) most perfect/imperfect design, only reason why I say imperfect is because we can bleed, die, hurt and break, and well I to photograph the beauty and turn into my art. So I’ll go as far as the people are willing to go with me as far as showing their bodies and expressing their femininity and Ashley allowed me to both push the limit and show her and who she is as much as possible and I thank her for that. These are the images we created.

 

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 28-70mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 50mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 50mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 50mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 50mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 50mm

 Sony A7II 1/125th f7.1 ISO 100 50mm