Fashion Cares

© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno

Recently, I attended a fashion shoot to help build my photography portfolio. Toronto Photographic has held many workshops and events to help every day people build their work and encourage them to be creative. This event was hosted in conjunction with Creative Image Studios. Coming to this fashion shoot helps me to see how it’s really done – getting a location, finding models, having a collection from a designer, makeup, lighting and then getting creative with the photoshoot. Yes, it was fun, even if I couldn’t stay as long as I wished to. As expected, workshop #2 and #3 ran late. I had to leave for a charity event. I was shooting a fundraiser for the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra. That was a lot of fun and a success. Whether or not they like my photographs is another story. It was during this event I heard the classical song Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev for the first time. It is a narration set to music. Beautiful is all I can explain it.

Back to the fashion shoot and Toronto Photographic. I learned about how to work with models. While some needed some direction, others worked well to show off the clothes they are wearing. I also enjoyed the company of people like Dario of Creative Image Studios and Stephen James of Toronto Photographic. I was allowed to take some photographs behind the scenes like the models in the make up room.

© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno


© Grecel Nepomuceno


© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno


© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno


© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno
Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra


© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno
Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra

BEHIND THE SCENES

© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno


© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno


© Grecel Nepomuceno


© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno


© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno
Testing the lighting system

When I got started with my Nikon D7000 camera last year, it was a learning curve. In the beginning, I took several photos of the same thing with different settings to see how it would look. I have gotten better, but I still have a lot to learn. Instead of hundreds of photos of the same image, it’s now thousands of photos of different things. What I know is learning to be quick and patient at the same time. Learning to be patient so that I can get an image in focus, but at the same time to be quick to capture the moment. At last year’s Digital Imaging Show in Mississauga’s International Centre, I captured an all grown up Miss Red Riding Hood. Hello, Red. How are you? This is where I saw a seminar about lighting and ended up buying a Manfrotto umbrella and stand set on sale. It’s the best thing I could do. With the help of my friend, Stephen, I learned how to use an external flash with the umbrella and create a studio for portraits.

© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno


© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno


© 2012 Grecel Nepomuceno

Toronto Photographic also hosts small workshops to learn the basics of Lightroom to help you edit your photographs. I have the pleasure of meeting Stephen James, one of the organizers of Toronto Photographic. We have become friends over the past year. Not only has he been a good teacher and mentor, he has encouraged me and helped me whenever he can. Most recently, I started using Flickr again to feature some of my photographs. I tried to keep the number of photographs under 200. Once you reach that number, you must upgrade to pro and pay. Well, considering my financial situation, I just can’t right now. So, to add some of my more current photos, I had to delete a few older (less popular) ones. I explained this to my friend, Stephen, who, by the next morning when I woke up, had paid for my upgrade so I can upload as many photographs as I want for at least a year. Thank you so much, Stephen. Not only are you a professional in your field, you are a good friend. I appreciate the encouragement and the help you have given me so far.

Please visit my Flickr account as well as my friend, Stephen’s:

Greceln (a.k.a. iFoxyGN)
Fashion shoot and people: http://www.flickr.com/photos/greceln_ifoxygn/sets/72157629718900211/
Photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/greceln_ifoxygn

Stephen James, digitalTouch Media
Photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitaltouch/
website: http://www.digitaltouch.ca/

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