Smoky Afternoon

A random shoot I did at Cortez Cigars in Downtown Silver Spring, MD. Just a chilling afternoon with Amphetheatre. The lighting condition was quite bad and my camera could not handle such low light so the quality was not as good as I expected it to be. However, I then turned the style into an old school style like in 90s movies due to the noise in the photos. Main color styles I used to edit and focused on this album were monochrome and golden colors.




Camera setup: Auto-focus, ISO Auto, Central focus, Program mode.
Information: The picture was taken using “hipshot” technique. From this angle those pictures I took of people, the crowd look more naturally, some time the light got very on point. Since we can’t look in the camera from hip-angle, the photo easily gets out of focus. Therefore, central focus and great deep of field is best choice when doing this technique. However, in some case, the blurred motion of the photo could make a great picture too. One small tip to take these type of photo more effective is to stand still, not moving around while taking picture, from this, the main subject will be more on focus.
(Basically, this technique is usually used to stalk people. So if you need to stalk your crush for some of his/her pictures, you can use this technique. You’re welcome!)

Longo Bongo project

This time, we did a “Longo Bongo” project which is created and inspired by Robert Longo. The idea of this project is to express the inside feeling of a person (model). For this concept, the background will be simplify as much as we can, and everything will be put in black and white which to create the deep in feeling of the picture. The posing of the model should be exotic and show the personality of the model. My male model for this project was kind of shy so it took a little bit more time to work on his posing. However, in the end everything came out pretty great! I quite enjoyed this project because it did not require us to be too focus on photography technique, but required us to express our style more (in which I love doing!).