Published! Vintage Style in Java Magazine

This is a taste of more good things to come. This vintage style shoot was published in Java Magazine. This summer I had the good fortune to work with an amazing team of creatives. I posted a behind the scenes preview. Vintage clothing, retro hair, mid-century modern furniture. The end result: fabulous.

 

Styling: Vintage by Misty

Make up: Tina Harrington

Hair: Atmosphere Salon, Danielle Valiente, Jamie McMahon

Models: Ford RBA, Jenny Watwood, Elle Max

Location: Modern Manor

Photography: Erica Velasco

Photo Assistant: Cynthia Daniels

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Glamour Shot: Another Look

Fashion photographers use photoediting to enhance certain images, create a mood, or add artistic effects to imagery. In this particular image I want to enhance the reflection in the model’s retro sunglasses, drawing attention to this particular detail while making everything else secondary. The method that works the best for me (there are many ways to do this) was to edit in Lightroom, then Photoshop, and then open it up in Lightroom again. Using this workflow I got some amazing results. Image editing takes patience, skill, and lot of time…I tell my non photo friends “being a photographer is not easy!” I like this result even more than the black and white treatment I’d used previously.

cool glamour

 

 

Apple goes to iHeaven! « Chicquero

 

 

 

 

 

Apple goes to iHeaven!

October 6th, 2011 § 16 Comments

Eleanor Hardwick

Apple-themed shoot by British photographer Eleanor Hardwick. So perfectly beautiful-le sigh, perfect for the moment.

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

This post is a little tribute to one of my favorite inspirational characters, Steve Jobs, Amen!

We all lost a world-class visionary yesterday, we could never thank you enough. You changed the way we use the web, listen to music, design stuff and the way we live. Definitely, one of the most innovative thinkers the world has ever seen.

You made my life so much easier, prettier and fun, thanks to your innovative spirit, you left an incredible legacy. A genius, a risk-taker, and above all, an inspiration.. Rest in peace boss.

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Glamour: One Image Three Ways

With image editing you can create different looks. In this glamour shot I liked the color image but I suspected it may look even better in black and white. Image editing produced three different looks: color, black and white, and black and white with a vignette.

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Fashion Photography: Behind the Scenes

This summer I interned for Erica Velasco Photographers. Erica is an amazing vintage style wedding photographer. We did two fashion photo shoots one was a vintage inspired shoot and the other was retro pool party glam. A preview of sorts:

Punk Rock Portraits

Tarea is a makeup artist and stylist. She’s multi-talented because she can sing too (or should I say ’cause she can sang).  She needed some creative photos to promote her music. We had fun hanging out in West Phoenix…it was a lovely afternoon indeed.

We decided to check out the railroad cars…

Everything was fine until the cops showed up and made us leave. Despite that little inconvenience, it was an amazing afternoon.

Vintage Photos for ManeEnvy Salon

For a final project I created some advertising/marketing pieces for a local small-business. Mane Envy is a new salon in West Phoenix…the owner decided she wanted a vintage inspired photoshoot showcasing some great hair.


ManeEnvy Salon – 303 West Van Buren Suite 103 Avondale, AZ 85323

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Urban Lifestyle and Destination

This project is for a Commercial Photography class. The task is to do something for Arizona travel/destination photography. I went a bit outside the box…I think my photos are more fashion and glamour inspired with a bit of destination at the end. The destination is Mesa Downtown at night. So you see some afternoon, outdoor, and night photography here.

 

 

 

Much thanks to my crew (Joe, V, Sarah, Rachel, and Desarie) for helping this project come to life.

xo ~Cynthia

Joy

I’m working on a poster project for a photoshop class. The task is to create a large poster with a word and fill the word with images, words, phrases that correspond to the chosen word. This is my first draft…I’m thinking my version is more visual / has more of a photographic element. I’m a photographer so I need to see images when I work in photoshop. The good news: my instructor gave me positive feedback on my rough draft.

My creative process…I began with the word joy. After reading a book by Joyce Meyer and seeing such gloom and doom in the news I want to focus on something positive. I think people can use a pickup. Using tools like laughter to embrace joy and happiness to help make sense of these difficult times.

Joy Poster