What’s in a Mood?

Seoul Fashion Week is next week and I’m not sure if I will be able to attend.

I know that I said that I would, but it just doesn’t seem to be feasible for me to make the trip. Now I’m in a funky mood as I review some of my previous work. So much so that photos I once loved are making me cringe from the editing flaws that I’m finding within them.

For my Instagram, I’ve created several collages to showcase some of my work, and even though I’m in a pretty rotten head space I will post the collages there today. If for nothing else but the satisfaction of looking back at these photos in a year’s time to compare my more recent work and see how much I have improved.

For now, you all will be the first to see some of them. Enjoy!

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This weekend I will finish up my business plans for Soprano Musings Photography so that I can ‘work work’ back in the States. Really looking forward to that actually!

Also, this Saturday I have a small project happening in Seoul that I will share more about with you all afterwards. I am super excited about this one because it involves a proper photo studio and I finally get to use my new equipment on models other than myself.

Until next time!

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For the Culture!

Now that I have more experience under my belt and have decided on what I want to focus more on with my photography, I have started recruiting some pretty rad folks to pose in front of the camera!

These shots were from my first (successful) group photo shoot a few weeks ago.

 

 

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These lovelies were fun to shoot with, had great concept and location ideas, and were willing to go the distance to capture the photo! Now more than ever do I want to make sure that my editing skills are on point, since I’ve decided to keep it light and work on enhancing the lighting within my shots. I had a great time during this shoot and I hope that my models are happy with the editing photos that I sent them afterwards.

There was a bit of an embarrassing moment after editing, where I accidentally sent one of the models a wip edit…ugh!¬† Though other than that, I am over the moon impressed with myself and pleased that I had these incredible people to work with for one of my first shoots.

Since this photo shoot, I’ve purchased an external flash and will be testing it out soon before my next photo shoot, which is at the end of this month.

Thank you so much for joining me on my photography journey, and I look forward to sharing more with you real soon!

 

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Chasing Waterfalls

A few weeks ago I had some time off from work and decided to test myself by taking shots of this manmade waterfall in the neighborhood. There was plenty of morning traffic, but with my headphones on, I was able to tune it out as I started taking photos.

Here are a few edited ones that I wanted to share.

Still not sure about the editing on the last one, but other than that, I am quite pleased with myself for capturing these shoots. This impromptu shoot gave me the chance to test out changing the ISO (as the weather went from cloudy to sunny super fast) as well as the white balance and f stop.

And if you have taken a peek over at the updated Portfolio ’19 page, then you know what the next post will be about already. I will be discussing that experience in the next post. Until then, share some of your recent (or most inspiring) photography work in the comments!

 

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Happy Birthday!

Today is the day that I came into the world, and I decided to spend it capturing myself!

As I am now, in all my splendor. Originally I had planned to share two studio photo shoots, but I felt that the photos from the first session were only good for IG. And that was after slapping a filter to them! In my defense, this was my first time giving a reflector a go. Using one was fun but for the reflector that I have, having at least two extra set of hands available is a must!

Maybe I’ll treat myself to a reflector with a handle on it for my birthday later this week. I already joined The Beginner Photographer Podcast today, so why not?

Either way, I am super happy how these photos that I will share with you all turned out! Needless to say that I am still a work in progress, but I am happy with that too. If I’m not working on improving, then how will I ever improve? Thank you for visiting my site and I look forward to sharing more developments with you all soon!

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Playing With Color

Okay, I think I’ve got the hang of this monthly posting business!

Not really, but I have accepted that I will always be a work in progress. Which reminds me of a few photos that I took on a company trip to a temple recently. I spotted a worker sweeping and wanted to see what develops later, so I took a few candid shots.

Tonight I finally uploaded the photos for editing and tried out a vibrant, almost comic strip like charm while using Adobe Express. And I loved the end result! Though the more classic, rustic edit came out nicely as well, which is why I shared both of them in the slide below.

In 4 days time, I am suppose to be shooting a few gorgeous women in Anyang Art Park. It’s just on the outskirts of Seoul (thank goodness, because I honestly don’t think that I can handle any more of that place right now). The park in fact was originally a theme park (I believe) so there are all sorts of funky and fun spots for taking great pictures. I’ve invited a few volunteer ‘models’ for this shoot, so I’m hoping at least 5 or 5 of these ladies can make it out.

The theme that I thought of for this shoot is how I came up with the name.

GlorioUS. (Glorious)

Keep your fingers crossed that the shoot goes well and that I manage to get some outstanding photos!

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3 Months is too Long

To say that I need to get better with posting, at least monthly, would be the understatement of the year!

The good news is that I have, in fact, been taking plenty of pictures. As far as me editing and posting them onto my social media accounts – not so much.

Though from now on, I will promise to do better. I have to if I want folks to see my work and to keep building my portfolio. Speaking of my portfolio, here are a few photos that I took in Seoul.

No, I am still not a fan of the city, but I have to admit that the location was nice. And the people that I met were pretty cool too.

Except another post filled with photos soon to make up for my long absence!

 

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Humble Beginnings

Please be advised – these photos were taken with a backup camera out of boredom and before I got myself situated with a more serious editing software.

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Needless to say, they are not the best work. Though the day I took them is what is most important. On that day I decided to officially launch Soprano Musings Photography.

I am still learning and that is the number one reason why I have decided to take photos this year for absolutely no charge. So now I am looking for models and scouting different locations all over South Korea to challenge myself.

This website will document the journey and I can not wait to see what develops!

 

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