Photography

nyfw 2017 song of style camila coelho

New York Fashion Week 2017

I was incredibly lucky to be able to attend New York Fashion Week this past September and really wanted to share some of the images I captured outside the Zimmermann show! New York Fashion Week was even more hectic than Paris Fashion Week back in February, but I absolutely loved it. Something about being in the city makes me feel a shift in my energy and rhythm. I must’ve added around 5,000 images to my…

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Twilight

Today I wanted to post some more photos from the shoot I did earlier in the month. Some were done using window light (my favorite!) and others a mix of natural and artificial light. I try to use natural light whenever possible because, in my opinion, it’s the most beautiful and the most real. It’s real in the sense that skin tones are true as are other colors. Another technique I like to implement is…

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Elizabeth

Today I wanted to share some stills from a short I’m currently working on. The short, titled ‘Elizabeth’, acts as somewhat of a prequel to a longer short I will be shooting in late March/early April. The films revolve around two characters, Jack and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a young prostitute desperate for money and desperate to get into a different line of work. Her daughter is sick and she is steps away from becoming homeless….

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you get to spend the day with loved ones, be they your boyfriend/girlfriend or family and friends that love you. Also, amid all the roses and chocolate and fancy dinners downtown try to appreciate that you have awesome people in your life that love and care about you. Today I wanted to share some photos from a session a couple of weeks ago. I experimented with lighting and I like…

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Super Eggcited

Sometimes you do something for so long that you forget there’s a stopping point; a final goal. That’s how school has been for me. I’ve been studying for so long that somewhere along the line I became convinced I was going to be here forever. Now that graduation is close and almost certain, it’s extremely odd thinking about not being in school. It’s become such a large part of my life that doing anything else…

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A Colon and a Parentheses

I have been fortunate enough to have very willing friends when it comes to my hobbies. Honestly, when you’re starting out in photography or film, or any field for that matter, it really helps to have people willing to help you or at least support you. I’ve been lucky in that I have both! I can only name a handful of shoots over the past few years that didn’t require me asking for some assistance….

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Episode IV: A New Home

Episode IV: A New Home

As is deliciously and glaringly obvious, I have a new home! I realize that not even a couple of months ago I welcomed everyone to the new Retro Penguin, but the site just wasn’t doing it for me, so I decided to take a risk and follow through with the overhaul I had been planning for several months.  So I say again, welcome to the new new Retro Penguin! This overhaul, which includes me hosting this…

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Cinematography Practice

Cinematography Practice

  My first project for cinematography was to photograph three objects of the same kind in different compositions. I originally had considered some tall, white candlesticks I have but I came across these decorative wooden balls in my apartment and thought they had a much more interesting texture. I changed up the lighting each time, as well. My lighting sources include natural light from the windows, candlelight and a small desk lamp.      …

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Shooting on 16mm Film

Shooting on 16mm Film

I was pretty nervous about shooting on film for my first time when I did this project back in April. I had shot on film before for photography, but the process for video is quite different. Luckily, things were exposed correctly in the end and our developing facility did an excellent job in processing. I have to say, I ended up really enjoying working with film. Nothing compares to the end result. However, as I…

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