This a portrait photo from quite a while ago that I just never got around to editing and finalizing until recently. This is definitely one of my preferred angle of capture for self shots. I think it flatters me very much. What are you thoughts on this low key portrait type? Do you prefer high key? Lighter backgrounds? Or do you prefer this look? This is a 1-light mobile setup but you’d never know it from the shot 🙂
Fitting post for a Friday, I think ;-)boudoir, Glamour, photography, Portrait, portraiture, strobe photography
Miss Lolita Marie is full of surprises! She’s a pro makeup artist, she does her own hair and styling, her face is incredibly emotive and she know her posing very well. You cannot ask for a more well-rounded model to work with. Even with all of that know-how, she’s still one of the most professional and humble people I’ve ever shot with. She shows up ready to work and will work with you to get the shots you need. Head to her website- http://www.littlemisslolita.com and book this woman! You can also head to her Instagram- http://www.instagram.com/la.la.lolita to give her a follow and check out a ton of her shots!
I hope everyone has had a productive and stress-free work week. Go into the weekend with peace and joy!
Miss Lolita Marie :-)boudoir, Glamour, photography, strobe photography
Featuring- Miss Lolita Marie
HMUA- Miss Lolita Marie
Dream girl next door…boudoir, Glamour, photography, Portrait, portraiture, strobe photography
Featuring- Miss Lolita Marie 🤗
HMUA- Miss Lolita Marie
This woman is amazing! She’s super talented, is a model, a hair and makeup artist and an actress as well. And she’s damn good at what she does. Look at her hair and makeup.. C’mon. Her poses and expressions are incredible as well. When you work with her you get a full packaged deal and she’s still very polite, humble and professional. I can’t wait to work with her again. Go follow her at http://www.instagram.com/la.la.lolita and check out her website at http://www.littlemisslolita.com
Tell her I sent you! 😊
Week 2, Day 3. Happy Fridaygel shot, Headshot, photography, Portrait, portraiture, self portrait, strobe photography, studio
This is the last image in the series and the last headshot for now. I hope you’ve all enjoyed the journey as much as I have enjoyed sharing it. Of course I wanted to leave you with a joyous shot. Something to lift your spirits after a long or difficult work week.
Something to revitalize you as you go into your well-deserved weekend off from work. And if you’re working the weekend then, something to help you power through it!
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Take care and be safe!
Fun with gels- Week 2, Day 2gel shot, Headshot, photography, Portrait, portraiture, self portrait, strobe photography, studio
It’s Wednesday and as we continue with our project, I wanted to give you another shot that I’m proud and thought would make you glance for a little while longer at the depth of the expression. I wonder how this and the other gel shots have been affecting their viewers.
Drop me a comment in the section below. I’d love what people are thinking.
Fun with gels- Week 2, Day 1gel shot, Headshot, photography, Portrait, portraiture, self portrait, strobe photography, studio
We’re back and continuing the series we started last week. I realized something after I posted the images last week. I have to edit my headshots with a higher degree of scrutiny if I want them to look as polished as my full lenght portraits.
I started out doing headshots and left them behind for awhile. I know the level to which I used to edit my older shots and I told myself it was no longer necessary. For full-length shots, that’s absolutely true.
For these shots I’m going to show you this week, there has been quite a lot of time put into editing. More so than even last week’s shots.
Anyway… enjoy! 🙂
Fun with gels- Week 1, Day 3gel shot, Headshot, Portrait, portraiture, self portrait, strobe photography, studio
First off, Happy Friday!! 🙂
I wanted to round out the week with a high-energy shot. A mood, color and expression to lift your moods as you go into your weekends. How’d I do? What does this shot make you feel? Does the yellow boost your energy a little bit? Is the expression worthy of a “Hanif Williams Photography- Friday” post? 🙂
Fun with gels- Week 1, Day 2gel shot, Headshot, photography, Portrait, self portrait, strobe photography, studio
Oh yes.. We’re doing more gel shots and they’re not going to all be happy and whimsical lol..
Different colors, different lighting, different expressions/moods.
I wanted to push myself and see what kinds of mood I could illustrate by mixing the lighting styles, background colors and facial expressions. What’s your take on the image I posted before two days ago? What’s your take on this one?
Follow the blog to see the rest of the upcoming shots 🙂
Fun with gels :-)gel shot, Headshot, Portrait, portraiture, self portrait, strobe photography, studio
So I picked up a new flash last week and ordered some sheets so I could start experimenting with gels. Originally, I was just supposed to be familiarizing with myself with the new gear and I was just going to toss the shots afterwards. After I finished up and got the shots on my cpu, I realized that some of them were actually quite good.
So, here you guys go.. A series of self-portraits with gelled strobes. I like this one because it’s almost whimsical in it’s appearance. Look for more of these to come this week!
PS- Now you can all see my mug a little more often. Enjoy! 🙂