Instagram Public Photos with #yvensb

One of the rare occasions i use constant lights for portraits!
in this shot i had to slow down my shutter speed to allow enough of light to show up in camera.
wanted to use a different color bg for @misscyntia portrait since warmer tones are lovely. didn't have my 3rd strobe on hand so i decided to use the sl-60 instead.
i'm prepping a video on the subject of portraits and led/constant lights, can't wait to test with those! i've been wanted to try mix constant and flash for a while, wish me luck 😊
how this was shot
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+ the sl-60 is a powerful constant light so i just had to move it closer to make sure it provided enough luminosity.
+ added a reflector to the right to raise shadows. in most of my personal work, i love having deep shadows on one side but something bright is always fun to deliver.
+ never leave your cam like this. i don't know how many times i bumped my table and luckily, nothing ever fell. counting my blessings 🙏
+ weird crop thanks to instagram 4:5 ratio
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comment 72 star 5,740 last month

This week was a reminder that the job of a photographer is important. think about it: your work will most probably be the souvenir that your subjects family will cherish in case something tragic happens. we must do our best to make sure that how we capture our subjects, paints them in the best light.

so whatever you do, practice, get better, educate yourself, study. repeat until it's so deeply engrained that you dream about it. we owe it to those families.

and if you're not a photographer but on the other side of the camera, find someone that speaks to your inner beauty, that understand your message and can translate it. you won't reget the souvenirs.

and again, thank you life for those lessons. they will hardly be forgotten.

how this was shot
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+ @sonyalpha a7riii with the 85mm 1.8fe
+ good old godox ad600 in a 35" octabox
+ 5/1 reflector to raise shadows
+ negative flag to add a little shape to the left side of catherine.

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comment 36 star 4,544 4 weeks ago

Shot this yesterday! i didn't get a chance to shoot at sunset and found this wonderful little spot near my house for a mini-session. 1+1=shoot!
i tried to provide a bunch of details but here's a long text on this shoot.
how this was shot
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1) focus: the biggest issue with this shoot was getting the images in focus. with the sun bursting through, my camera couldn't find a face. basically i told the subject to move her head into the sun, i'd focus, recompose and press the shutter.
2) time: sunset shoots are a race against time. by the time this started we had about 40 minutes of sunlight. my tips: plan ahead, nail a setup and vary the poses.
3) bugs: both @katilocaa and i were interrupted by the zillions of bugs. but, they create great small artifacts and additional texture.
4) luckily i scouted the location and knew exactly what i wanted and did that first
5) if an opportunity like that is present, please go create! if the photos are crap, well, you got the experience at least. you don't lose if you always learn!
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comment 94 star 5,547 last month

My most recent shoot using for the first time the ad200. i used the ad200 as a kicker but bound to try it as a main. i'm super impressed by the capabilities of the small ad200. i have no clue why i ignored that light for so long.
this was a short 45min session w/ @instannabellegare from @ellegancemodelz agency where i wanted to go outdoors since we've been blessed with great temperature lately. soaking in all in 🌞🌞🌞
make-up and video by @eliebou42 🙏

how this was shot
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+ @nikoncanada d810 + 85mm 1.8 and 180mm 2.8
+ high speed sync 💪
+ the main light (ad600) was at 1/4 power and the kicker (ad200)
+ the ad200 was mounted with the ring flash head.
+ the main light was feathered (not hitting the subject directly) as you can observe.
+ as you can see from the video, i always try a low angle on my shots. works most of the time.
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comment 55 star 2,949 July 2019

Just uploaded a new video on youtube (see link bio) with @iamclohe. 🔛 swipe for a preview. clohe gave me all kinds of great faces during this session. this reminded me that part of the basics is helping your subject express the right emotion for your photoshoot. i break down the 3 ways i help my subject give me more emotions.
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comment 37 star 2,128 last month

Some acting headshots for @catv1105 !

it was great using the limits of my studio as i had my back to the wall to get the make-up station lights in the back. to boot, acting portraits like these are fun to do since you get to experiment emotions and expressions which is difficult to do with non-professionals. luckily, catherine acting training was 💯 and she gave me a great wide range of emotions.

more and more i look to break the monotony of the cyclorama or a canvas backdrop. i dunno about you but, if don't test new things (and fail miserably at times), progress cannot be made.

how this was shot
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+ @sonyalpha a7riii+ 85mm 1.8 (what a lens ♥️)
+ godox ad600 in an 35" octa
+ godox ad200 camera right bare
+ silver reflector to help raise shadows
+ a little bit of available light for the background
+ all metered with the @lumulightmeter
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comment 48 star 4,613 last month

Here is the portrait of an it director at a large local company. her job is really cool as the technology platforms she leads are critical for all things aircraft and vacation (which i need rn) 🛫🛬🌞! a subject with glasses presents an interesting challenge for lighting. one part of you accepts the challenge of creating a great portrait, the other part is a little scared that you're going to have to fight against reflection galore.
my way is to overhead and feather the light! direct/hot (see previous post) light is not ideal in most of my regular work. overhead + feathering combined avoids having any portion of your light hitting the subject (and imo the best quality of light for this type of photography).
hope this helps!
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comment 103 star 4,845 June 2019

More of the previous session w/ @instannabellegare from @ellegancemodelz in frame.

again, notice the low perspective (my poor poor knees). similar settings as the previous post. didn't need the ad200 since we have a great source of light 🌞
how this was shot
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+ @nikoncanada d810 + 180mm 2.8d (vintage)
+ @paulcbuff medium octa 1 x diffused (no inner baffle)
+ the sun (really harsh) doing it's thing
+ mua: @eliebou42
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comment 23 star 1,190 July 2019