6 Minute Model Shoot ~ Benamoz Headshot and Model Photography Edmonton

6 Minute Model Shoot ~ Benamoz Headshot and Model Photography Edmonton

What can you do in six minutes?
Brew a good cup of coffee, skim a magazine article, Something About Mary’s “6 Minute Ay-abs”, maybe, but a photography session? It is possible when you have a great team and all of the right elements!

To describe the session (it will take me longer than six minutes);

1. The perfect setting – the beaches of LA, quiet, in the month of December, the sun was very bright but there was a haze, acting as a diffuser over our models. It was almost directly overhead in the noon-day sun. You often hear other photographers talk about the horrid and harsh nightmare of mid-day light, but this session did not exactly suffer because of it. In this case, a high-key, GQ-look was what I was after.

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2. The Perfect Models – my models (and yes, they are a couple) really were pros. I say this after working with many models, sometimes over more than a few hours to try and generate the look I achieved here. I am always after natural gesture and this couple ruled in this area! The ability to work with models who do not require coaching is invaluable – sure, there is directing, but not coaching when it comes to true pros!

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3. Time Crunch – at times, there is nothing more motivating than being under a tight schedule. Of course, I am not a fan of this, but when you need to get a job done, you have two options. Get it done, or don’t!  The variables that lead to a hectic schedule can drive you nuts some days, but through a combination of trained study and work with some of the greatest photojournalist photographers, not to mention the world of weddings has prepped me for pretty much anything.  Nothing says “get going” like a call to cocktail hour!

4.  Less Time in Post – the better the photo means  less time in Photoshop.  ‘Nuff said.

Photography…specifically work that causes me to stretch (given over a longer span of time) is my true passion.  When I am approached with a project and the only stipulation given is ‘just run with it’, it truly opens the door to so much more creatively.  Which leads to…

5. Time.  The ever-evasive element I seem to be chasing.  This session, however, may just have proven me wrong!!

Interesting days…more to follow!

Benamoz
Freelance International Photographer
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Seaside Photography ~ Benamoz

Clients often end up taking us to wonderful places and this was no exception!  On my off-time from client work, I took some time to wander and capture wonderful photographs in and around Jamaica.  More of my work can be seen via my portfolio prints that are now available over at Benamoz.  Here is a wee peek at some others as well.  Enjoy!

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“Gesture” Portraits of NYC

While in NYC for a fashion session (more to come on this), there was some time for street photography…one of my favourite ways to capture “gesture”.

Appropriately named – I have added the images from the streets of New York City called “Gesture” Portraits of NYC.

Take a look and for more, see the full gallery in slideshow here:   http://tiny.cc/ah2nfx.

Enjoy!

 

 

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~ Benamoz

 

Spring in New York City and…4000 miles for a sandwich.

I had gone to New York last year about this time and discovered how different the face of the city had changed.  This time the apple trees were blossoming and it seemed almost summertime.   I had a few photoshoots while in NYC and in between those shoots, walked the streets seeking the color and gesture that the city offers.  I have to say I love the people there – they have a very unique character – and the food was amazing.  New Yorkers sure know how to eat!  We stayed in a beautiful hotel on the water (Sheraton Lincoln – thanks for everything!) and took beautiful shots at the Manhattan Skyline.

We had some adventures while shooting some of these street photos, for example, got into a small fight in Washington Square Park, met a movie star on the streets of Greenwich Village (couldn’t tell you his name though – Daniel something?!), lots of nudity on a hot day in Central Park, visited the unbelievable B&H Photo (twice!), ate cannolies and “Nuts for Nuts” worth killing for and not to mention Katz Deli.  Oh Katz Deli… where have you been all of my life?  Do you not know your sinfully delicious mile-high brisket beef is calling me even still?

Yes, we are back in Canada now but New York memories still linger.  Ah.. the Empire State Building at twilight, Brooklyn Bridge at 2 am, Pier 17 on the dock, Dunkin Donuts breakfasts and the ocean splashing up on the rocks.  What a wonderful place – a photographers dream!  We’ll be back – same time next year?  Until then, we have more photos posted on our website here under “NEW’!  Scenes from NYC“.

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Katz Deli!