New York Photographer { Our fun little Island Vacation }

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I wanted to post up some personal things that I got to shoot when my fiance and I had a wedding that we attended up in St. Thomas.  I shot all of these on my Leica which at this point is more of a status symbol than anything else.  I can’t really use if for client work, as it’s all film, and I don’t really shoot it much around town because film is just too damn expensive to get processed.  I used to develop my own film, which so many people talk about how easy it is.  I have news for them when you’re used to shooting digital all the time developing and scanning your own film isn’t easy.  It’s a huge time suck.  Developing your own film, and then scanning it can take anywhere from 2-3 hours.  Which for me is basically a whole evening devoted to developing and scanning.  It’s super fun to see film develop right before your eyes, but after that wear

New York Senior Portrait Photographer { Katrina }

These are clearly not senior portrait shots, but I have wanted to start ranking more for seniors.  I have a feeling I could offer something that a lot of the other senior portrait photographers couldn’t quite offer.  I have a strong fashion look to my work, and I’m hoping that I can appeal to clients who are looking to get something that is really interesting, and modern.  There will be no hiding behind trees kinds of shoots here.  I’m not going to take a picture of you leaning on your hands, or posing against a brick wall.  There’s only going to be really well done shots that capture the real you.  Then I’ll be professionally retouching these shots to look

New York Photographer { Elora Zamora }

So this is Elora, a gorgeous singer here in New York.  She came to me, wanting to up her game with some great pictures for her singing career.  She knew how important branding yourself can be to getting that next big gig.  For other people to take you seriously, first you need to take your own career seriously.  Because she was such a pretty girl already, I knew that I could get away with doing simple looks for her, because I knew she would be able to really carry the shots.  It really depends on peoples personalities when you’re doing shots like these.  If they are interesting enough I think you can get away with simpler

Things to think about for your Acting Headshot { New York Acting Headshot Photographer }

Whenever I work with actors I try and walk them through a few things they should know about their headshots.  A lot of the people that come to me, aren’t exactly seasoned veterans, so I often times have a chance to really help people out on their headshots.  I also love being able to take my experience in fashion photography and really apply it to making some awesome headshots.  Here’s some things to think about.

1. Color or Black and White?

So a lot of people don’t understand the history here.  Back in the day it was much much cheaper to print black and white headshots.  The ink was much cheaper, so a lot of actors went with this option.

Nicole Pretty Pictures in the studio { New York Headshot Photographer }

I sure did have a nice weekend this weekend.  The fiance and I spent Sunday running errands, but the fun part is realizing how much fun we have together.  We really do enjoy each others company so much, and we make running errands fun.  I know we’re a bit gross, but whatever.  Hell we even finished off the day with some doughnuts from Dunkin.  And if that’s not a way to finish out a day, I don’t know what is.

Lynzi was running around pulling together some props for a shoot she wants to do that’s very Tim Walker.  I’m excited to see how her shots turn out.  I already helped her figure out what she wanted to do with the lighting so she could get