Friday, October 14, 2011

Magical Places

Great photographers have a knack for finding wonderful locations with beautiful light.    When the light is magic you don’t need a lot of extra lighting modifiers and more time can be utilized making magical pictures of fabulous models.

Magical places, change with the time of day, the seasons of the year and the weather.  When you find one of these places consider the time of day and make sure that the duration of the magical light is long enough to complete the shooting of your idea. 

Magic is Magic and it is heard to explain.  I love shooting beauty and fashion, so I am always hunting magical locations with the quality of light that I think is magical.   What I consider magic, a light that makes the model look beautiful, other people my consider very muggle ( a la - Harry Potter).  

In this photo, a wonderful magical location for beauty, the light is coming from the rear, a dark green background, and a ton of fill coming from the crushed white shell on the ground in front of the model.  For me, this is pure magic. 

   photography - Zorian     model - Aria     make up - Aria     styling - Aria   

    Cherry blossom crown available here.  

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Afternoon Delight

   model - Aria   photos - Zorian   

   We were out and about on a thrifting-vintage hunting adventure in the beautiful down town district of Saint Petersburg.  It started to sprinkle and we were in need of shelter and refreshment.  We were ready for a coffee, a mid afternoon pick me up.  Earlier in the day we had come across an Italian cafe and espresso bar, Moscato’s Bella Cucina,  and decided to go back and check it out. Sitting outside underneath an umbrella we watched the people scurry around in the rain, as we enjoyed hot cappuccinos.  I must say this was the best cappuccino that I have had since I was in Milan.  We decided to get a cannoli to accompany our cappuccinos. The cannoli’s arrived with such a beautiful presentation.  Decadently dipped in chocolate, served with whip cream, garnished with fresh strawberries and dusted with powdered sugar.  We will definitely be returning to our new favorite cafe, the prices were very reasonable, the food was amazing and the service was stupendous.

Aria’s vintage floral dress is beautifully accessorized with a romantic peony blossom necklace by Chloe at laromantica. Nail polish by OPI in Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees and vintage mother-of-pearl marcasite ring. Cappuccino's and cannoli by Moscato’s Bella Cucina.  

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Portrait of a Friend

   photo - Zorian  

Carrie, a good friend wanted a new portrait,  natural light with a romantic "dreamy glow".
I love shooting natural light.  Especially backlight.  I love the way the eyes can be
illuminated and the way the light plays around the silhouette.