Monday, December 26, 2011

WOW Share! 07: "Working With Models" - Mark Wallace/AdoramaTV

Watch This on YouTube!
Fantastic video, a must see for all model photographers!
Check out other WOW Shares! [HERE]

What do I do on Skin Retouching...?

Skin Retouching

What do I do on skin retouching? I don’t follow a specific technique or read any tutorials (yet) that was taught or anything like that, but I just whatever is necessary to getting a photo to giving me what I’m looking for in my selected photos that was passed over to final level of processing. The final level of overall processing is skin retouching and I retouch the skin on Photoshop CS5. I learned the basics photo enhancement in college in photo enhancement class I took, but I was already somewhat comfortable with photoshop as I casually used it for about 10 years. Since I started doing model photography all I do in skin retouching is use the “Healing Brush,” and all options in healing brush, but rarely use the patch tool and I’m new to using content aware option with the healing brush.

Friday, December 23, 2011

I was featured in Jared's Video Critique!

I honestly feel very, very honored for being featured into Jared video, thanks Jared made my day and new year to come!

Photo Featured

Note as you may be able to tell, I edited out the black part that Jared mentioned in his video.

H.Love Photo Set Completed!

Check out large slideshow here

(Note duplicates are in the set for educational purposes to show the differences in post processing)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Model Photoshoot PREVIEW!: Aya Stam

Photographer: Chris Adval MM#: 2175015

My TOP 5 Most Wanted Lenses - on a Budget

I did some massive research into 3rd party lenses and some were good for the prices with the quality of image they provide, but some lenses that were 1st party was still a good budget (low) prices I thought wasn't worth to go 3rd party, such as $50-$100 difference. Just note this observation is purely from research, no hands-on and experience of the lenses I'm recommending.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

CASTING CALL: Morgantown's ALL DAY TF Shoot! - Jan. 15th 2012

This is the third stop on my tour around PA doing TF shoots. I'm heading to Morgantown for an all day shoot and shooting in the streets of Morgantown and/or indoors shooting with a pool table! 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Model Photoshoot PREVIEW!: Candi Dahlia

Photographer: Chris Adval MM#: 2175015

Jargon 06: Lifestyle, Documentary and Editorial Photography

I've done some a little research that I thought would be interesting to share with my regular readers. 

Lifestyle Photography: A good example of Lifestyle photography would be a Calvin Klein print advertisement. Where some portrays this type of photography. This is somewhat semi-candid type of photography where being posed is not what you want to see and show as a photographer, the best photos are the very natural but not too realistic looking and adding a tiny bit of fantasy to the photo. And what I mean by that is as you see the samples below you do not see unattractive people in the shots at all. More details can be found in the link.

Experienced Photographers are Automatically Good Photographers?

Simply no.... Because experience generally would increase overall general skills of a person in pretty much any field, if done right and somewhat guided. A photographer can shoot for whatever amount of time, like 10 years, and another photographer could have only a few months of experience and in many times I've seen the least experienced photographer would have higher quality work than the one whom is more experienced.

Friday, December 9, 2011

CASTING CALL: Print Advertising Portfolio Shoot

One of my primary goals as a model photographer is to have a specialty in advertising photography just because I love and passionate about advertising photography and I have business interests in them as well.

I'm will to work with anyone interested, but the catch is you provide the wardrobe clothing. i.e. Nike advertising shoot, we would need all wardrobe have the nike logo. And I require all models interested in working TF with me to go through my process if you're serious and value my work you'll read this casting call entirely and go through the processes necessary to make a great TF shoot.

Makeup Artist, Wardrobe Stylist, Hair Stylist, Female/Male Models, Body Painter, Artist/Painter, and Clothing Designer


Phone: (570) 871-0504 (Standard Business Hours 9AM to 5PM Monday to Friday) or text anytime...

EMAIL: - Subject Line: Print Advertising Portfolio Shoot
Skype: Chris.Adval