It’s Friday! Can you tell from today’s post? :-)

Glamour, natural light, photography, Portrait, portraiture, studio

No big speech today. Just this image.. Consume it and get ready for the weekend πŸ™‚

Find Jackiee here- http://www.instagram.com/jay_ingram

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Who wants more Jackiee? :-)

boudoir, Glamour, natural light, photography, Portrait, studio

Well, luckily for you, we have her back for another post this week πŸ˜‰

She is a stone-cold stunner and she was definitely in her zone when we shot this.

We have great work chemistry πŸ™‚

Check her out here- http://www.instagram.com/jay_ingram

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Let’s get warm with Jackiee

boudoir, Glamour, natural light, photography, Portrait, studio

I love how vulnerable this image is. There’s something very honest about the chilly room and Jackiee’s eyes here.

Check her out here- http://www.instagram.com/jay_ingram

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Week 2, Day 3. Happy Friday

gel 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!

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Fun with gels- Week 2, Day 2

gel 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.

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Fun with gels- Week 2, Day 1

gel 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! πŸ™‚

 

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Fun with gels- Week 1, Day 3

gel shot, Headshot, Portrait, portraiture, self portrait, strobe photography, studio

First off, Happy Friday!! πŸ™‚

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? πŸ™‚

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Fun with gels- Week 1, Day 2

gel 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 πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ™‚

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Happy Friday! Seize control of your destiny!

natural light, performing arts, Portrait, portraiture, studio

Muse ig- https://www.instagram.com/xtian_alen/

I love working with Christian. He challenged me so much during our shoot and even later, in the editing process. We aspire to do things and a lot of times we’re our own worst enemies. We’re afforded opportunities and then are afraid to capitalize on them.

Christian just wants to create beautiful art. If you have the opportunity to work with and you somehow unlock his creative mindset, do yourself a favor and shut up, buckle up and try to keep up! A lot of us say we want more creative freedom. That we want to stop doing the same ole things and then we’re afraid to take leaps of faith. This shoot was scary for me because none of my traditional “rules” applied. I had to throw out a lot of things I’d learned and step out of my comfort zone. That’s terrifying to do but, the reward is unlike anything else when you click with your muse because of it. Seize control of your destiny and try something new! Happy Friday!!

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