MILK BATH BOUDOIR PHOTO SESSION

Hello everyone!

I have gotten many questions about how I did this milk bath photoshoot. It is not difficult at all and on this post I will explain how I did and what I used.

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Milk bath says it all why the water is white! Lol. Well, even with this being so obvious I was still confused about how did she do, to the water turn white? Did she really pour milk into the bathtub? The only thing that came to my head: that must be very expensive, imagine how many gallons would have to buy to fill the tub… Yes, you have to pour milk, but i will tell you it only cost me $2.98! you don’t really need to buy gallons and gallons of milk, instead, you can use powder milk. Mixing powder milk with water also can make it white. Bingo! 😉

I bought a box of powder milk (with 3 small packs inside) at HEB, but you can find it at any grocery store. I put it in the tub and turned the water on hot, almost to the top! Hot water because by the time you set everything and your model get ready to get in, it is going to me warm, and believe me, depending on how long you will be shooting, water will get cold and your model won’t be 100% comfortable anymore. I bought the flowers and used the petals and cut some, BUT it did not want to stay “on” the water, it would simply flip side ways. Oh, so disappointing! But i found online you can use those bubble wrap and do like this on the picture:

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Too late, I wish I knew before, but that is ok, I will sure do it next time.

After setting the bathtub and the petals in it, I got my light box facing down, asked my model to careful get in and started photo shooting! I cannot share many pictures because it was boudoir/nude and she’s not confident to share it yet, but she allowed me to post the ones she has lingerie on, so here we go! Stay tune on the social media, because soon I will be uploading more on there  Facebook  ⇔ Instagram

 

Thank you so much for reading, don’t forget to share it and or try at home! 🙂

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Understanding Cameras – From Cameraphone to dSLR

When you go to the store to buy a camera you are more likely to ask the seller what is the best camera. He will ask what type of photography you want and how much you are willing to pay for it. Most of the people like the idea of having “that big camera” usually called dSLR – digital single lens reflex – because they look cool and professional, however, once you have it, you don’t know what to do and what all those buttons are for. Anyone can have a dSLR as long as they know its functions. Otherwise, don’t spend your money on them, unless you plan to study photography and invest on the career. There are many cameras out there that have great functionality and even have zoom lens – attached – that could do a good job, just be creative and rock it.

Now let’s learn a little bit about cameras.

CAMERAPHONE

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It has a fixed lens and minimal control over exposures, but with the advantage that you will have it on hand at all times.

Functionality:

  • Fixed lens
  • Few manual controls
  • Easy to share images
  • Small, discreet, and pocketable

 

BASIC COMPACT 

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A modest zoom range and primal automatic controls makes this an ideal point-and-shoot camera.

Functionality:

  • Zoom lens covering wide to telephoto focal lengths
  • Automatic/semi-automatic shooting models
  • JPEG only
  • Small and pocketable

 

ADVANCED COMPACT

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Provides manual control, and in some cases RAW file – image format like JPEG, but uncompressed, unedited, and larger – capture, with the convenience of a portable size.

Functionality:

  • Zoom lens covering wide to telephone focal lengths
  • Automatic and manual shooting modes
  • Range of creative controls
  • Raw and JPEG capture
  • Small and pocketable

 

BRIGDE/SUPERZOOM

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Combine dSLR styling and features (including manual control) with a wide-ranging zoom lens.

Functionality:

  • All-encompassing zoom lens covering wide to super-telephoto focal lengths
  • Non-interchangeable lens
  • Small, compact-camera sized
  • Automatica and manual shooting modes
  • Full range of creative controls
  • dSRL-style handling

 

CSC 

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A full range of automatic, manual, and creative controls, plus interchangeable lenses, all in a small camera body.

Functionality:

  • Interchangeable lenses
  • High quality dSLR-sized sensor
  • Fully automatic to fully manual control
  • Full range of creative controls
  • Raw and JPEG capture
  • Electronic viewfinder
  • Compact and dSLR-style camera bodies available

 

DSLR

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A tried-and-tested design and the favored camera of countless enthusiasts and professional photographers. Canon has many cameras level in the dSLR list that goes from EOS REBEL to EOS R (latest version launched in October 2018) from beginner to advanced level and updated features. I can do another post about canon cameras, since I have been using them for a while and have experiences with it – plus I love the brand.

Functionality:

  • Wide range of lenses and accessories
  • Full-frame and sub-full-frame sensor sizes available
  • Full manual control over all aspects of your photography
  • Raw and JPEG image capture
  • Optical through-the-lens viewfinder
  • Ergonomic design

 

So here you go. Now you have a little bit of information about the cameras on the market and have some idea on what to choose to buy. Again, do not invest in those expensive cameras unless you are really interested to go into the field and become a professional photographer, and invest in the accessories – they aren’t cheap. Overall, I hope the post helps you to find the camera that fits you and your budget. 🙂

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

Source used: “The Beginner’s Photography Guide” DK

Photography – BRAZIL vs UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Hello everyone!

Let me share my experience with photo shooting in a foreign country. I was born and raised in Brazil – I currently live in Texas. I did not take any photography classes when I was living there. I didn’t even think about becoming a photographer. It all happened when I got here in Texas in 2014. I took online classes and to be honest, practicing was the best class. I did go back to Brazil and took all my equipments after living here for over 2 years. So I can say how it is to work as a photographer in a foreign country, in this case, Brazil was a foreign country to me. When I left nobody had a clue I would come back as a photographer, so going as one was a little strange so I could make comparisons between there and here.

I always have heard that photographers do not make enough money for living in Brazil, or that people don’t value photographers and do not want to pay what they are asked for. “But I just want a few pictures, why so expensive?” I heard this most of the time. I did around ten sessions in 7 months there. While in the US, I did three times more than that in a year and a half!

I feel that in my home country photography jobs aren’t as valued as it should. It is sad but it’s true. Here in US people value and appreciate more, they don’t complain about prices, either they say yes and do it, or no and don’t disrespect the photographer talking about how expensive they charge. While in here people tip. No tips in Brazil. I am sorry. Actually no tip at all for any service done down there. If you get a “gorjeta” – a word for tip, make sure they meant to give it to you and did not overpay you.

It is beautiful there. Indeed. I live 10 minutes from the beach, Most of the photoshoot were on the beach. Gorgeous. Enjoying the paradise while doing what you love. Priceless. There are parks but the clients sure would ask to do on the beach, did I say no?

Keep your equipments HIDEN. Get Uber, carpool, etc. but do not ride on a bus with it. It is sad to say it, but there may be someone watching you and will follow you to rob your stuff. I rode on a bus with my cameras and lenses to photograph a birthday party. My ride fail to take me and I had the responsibility to go. I had to hide everything! Fancy camera backpack? No. I dont really remember where I put it in, but was not in my backpack where I carry my equipments. AND, after I left the party I put the memory card inside my bra and took off home late night on a bus – 40 minutes ride, praying like I never prayed before. I am not shamed of saying that, unfortunately Brazil is a country where does NOT matter where you are – the fanciest neighborhood – is still dangerous – okay, kind of, but I would not take the risk. Overall, I love my country, but there are a lot of things that need to be fixed about crimes and violence. Thank God I made through with my equipments while in there. I do get a little scared here in the US, too because there is thug everywhere, so I make sure to always look around and be careful while photoshooting.

Comparing Brazil to USA, photography jobs are more valued here. People pay and don’t complain too much about the price and, there are more jobs opportunities in that field here. There are many seasons that people gather to do photos like Thanksgiving, Fall and Halloween, while in Brazil not so much, we don’t have thanksgiving holiday and like in my state our Fall season is not less than 75 degrees so no reason for cute photos with those pretty yellow and orange leaves.

Some photographers aren’t happy with the demand for jobs in their country. Especially now with mobile phones getting ahead with super cool cameras yet, a mobile camera will never be better than a professional camera. And, people will never be as creative and patient as a photographer.

 

Vanessa

 

 

HOW TO PROMPTLY HOLD A DSLR CAMERA?

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I was always worried about how I look when I am photo shooting.  It is very important to know how, or practice at home. How? Set your phone to record you and start photo shooting around. Watch and see what you need to work on to look as professional as ever while taking pictures. You can also ask someone – if you can, to record you while in a session, because that is when you really can see the way you hold your camera or how you stand while taking pictures.

Holding your camera the right way is indeed the very best method for photographers who wish to minimize camera shake. Get your right hand to grip the camera firmly while your left hand supports the camera from beneath the lens. Doing this will vastly minimize camera shake when you press the shutter release button. This makes it easier to shoot sharper photographs with slower shutter speeds.

Don’ts

– Don’t hold your camera on both sides. When you need to adjust your zoom, your left hand will move to adjust it and that leaves your right hand to be the only support of your camera. Hence, your DSLR will not be held properly, leading to camera shake.

– Never use just your fingers to hold the camera on both sides. As long as your hand is not holding the camera from underneath, there really isn’t a better way to handhold your camera to provide support and minimize camera shake. It really is important that your left hand supports your camera from beneath it.

Dos

– The one thing you must do when using lenses that are heavy is to support your DSLR from underneath. If the lens you use is heavy, your whole camera will tip forward. Even the smallest camera shake will be emphasized by the narrow angle of view.

– Grip the camera from beneath for optimal support.

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My New Website Is Ready! Check it out :)

Hello everyone…

I got a new website! Yay… It is easier to manager and gave me more options to add as much information about the business as possible. There you will see some of my work, which includes: newborn pictures, weddings, family portrait, senior, birthday parties…and also prices and how does the session work! 

I will be still using this blog which I post more photos than I have posted on the website and on here, you can also see my work from the beginning (2014) when photography was just for fun… scroll all the way down, and so sorry for the very saturated ones 🙈🤦‍♀️

So… let’s skip the bla-bla-bla on this post 😁 click here to see my website! ☺️

 

Thank you! 😘🤦‍♀️