Dark Alley Portraits with Eric Banuelos Hello friends, I’m terribly behind on sharing my own recent work, but I’m here to tell you about some dark alley portraits that I did with our friend, Eric Banuelos. You’ll likely remember Eric from a post I did on another shoot with him, as well as one that I did with him and Korean Model Jisu Kim. Eric wanted to get some more practice modelling and asked me if we could meet up and try something out. I took the opportunity to also experiment Read More
Model Photoshoot with Jisu Kim and Eric Banuelos You may recall I chatted a lot this past week about last weeks meet up and model photoshoot with several models here in Seoul. Among whom I worked with were Jisu Kim, and Eric Bañuelos. If you missed them feel free to go and check them out and come back. As I mentioned in those posts I was working with Eric doing some shots, I broke out my flash to get a clearer background with much more detail at F/8 and still have his face nice lit up well. Jisu was doing some work with another photographer right along the same wall we were working on. AH HA! I great idea came to me, coupling the models up might make for a great image here. I asked both models if they’re comfortable doing some shots together. Both agreed. NO, They’re not a real couple. But they’re both serious about doing modelling, so they were willing and it worked well. We started out having Jisu lean back on Eric, and played around with a few shots. I didn’t really even edit much of the photographs for that setup, as it was nice, but […] Read More
Photoshoot with Model Jisu Kim The other model that I was able to shoot with last week was Jisu Kim, whom I had a really nice time shooting with. I actually shot with her in the day with the rest of our meet up group, and then Jisu agreed to shoot a little more afterwards. So we did some shots in the Dongdaemun Design plaza after the sun went down with the lights of the building. To start out Jisu along with the others joined us in the afternoon. So I did some shooting with her to get started, right in the plaza’s main area. Jisu’s really good at modelling, she was very easy to work with. After testing around a little bit I wanted to try a shot with an umbrella, someone brought a clear umbrella which we were able to utilize. We were able to get a gorgeous shot with her having the umbrella basically as a backdrop. I colour graded it with a more moody feel to it. With the earrings, Jisu’s look, the umbrella, the colouring I really love the photograph I was able to create with here. We moved on to testing out, and playing […] Read More
Photoshoot with Model Eric Banuelos On our meet up with local models here in Seoul, was Eric Banuelos, a pretty cool guy just getting interesting and started with modelling. We’re actually the same age, both ‘foreigners’, teaching English and living here in Korea, so we had lots to chat about. We started out taking some shots at the Namsan park wall, actually our second location, but my first and only chance shooting with Eric. We chatted a bit and took some shots. Our time together was quite limited so we didn’t capture too many shots. But hopefully I’ll be able to create something awesome with him in the future. We climbed up next to the wall, (there were little steps), looking for a decent vantage point to get a shot. A lot of it was just experimenting and finding a good set up. I even broke out the flash to get more of the background without blowing it out at f/8, as well as capture him without casting him in shadow. Here are a couple of the shots from the afternoon. In a similar setup I was able to call over one of the other models we were working with […] Read More
Photoshoot with Model Jay Bridges To continue on with the photoshoots from last Saturday, I worked with model Jay Bridges, who’s a model here in Seoul, South Korea. He’s quite fit, and brought several changes of clothes with him. He was very prepared to say the least, every time I’d be changing a lens or something it seems it was time for him to change his cloths. The DDP is a wonderful place to do photography in, the architecture provides lots of neat opportunities. The patterns of the walls of the building served very well as backdrops, which we surely utilized. The geometry also allowed us to create some very interesting shots including the following, which I shot from a lower stance to give him that powerful, superman feel. The shapes in the background and even the stripes on his shirt did wonders for the photographs and proved perfect for black and white. We continued on changing up the location in a different part of the same building, where we utilized the railings for some shots as well. The weather that day was not really that great, there was rain on and off, and overcast. At one point the rain […] Read More
Meetup & Photoshoot with Sid Madathikunnel We had a fabulous meetup in Seoul with select photographers and models to collaborate together, this is some of the shoot I did with one of the models, Sid Madathikunnel. At first a couple of us photographers were sticking together a bit taking some shots with Sid, and another model as they were good friends already, before pairing off and doing some separate shooting. I started out with Sid. We were located in Seoul’s fashion area, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, also the location of Seoul Fashion Week. We had beautiful architecture in the background. Sid Madathikunnel is newer to modeling, she’s loving it though. I’ve honestly had less experience working with models, I do a lot of other types of shooting. I definitely should have worked harder to chat and make things comfortable. I was a bit slow getting ready and getting into the swing of things at the start of the afternoon. Things were a little quiet, hopefully she wasn’t too awkward. I still practiced a bit playing with settings and testing out the flash even a little bit to see what I could come up with. The shot that I took with the […] Read More