Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WOW Share! 10: "The Basic Headshot" - Peter Hurley/B&H

Peter Hurley will talk about the equipment, workflow, direction and other things needed to help create a better headshot.
Peter Hurley's Site
Hasselblad H series cameras

Watch it on YouTube!
Check out other WOW Shares! [HERE]

Sample Video from his DVD "Peter Hurley The Art Behind The Headshot"
Watch it on YouTube

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Photoshoot PREVIEW: Stephanie B., Janine G., Katelyn G., and MissVoodoo!

Stephanie B.      MissVoodoo                     Janine G.

Katelyn G.

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Photoshoot PREVIEW: Deja Dee

Second stop on my PA State-wide tour Harrisburg, PA [Click here for more info about the tour!]

Photographer: Chris Adval MM#: 2175015
Model: Deja Dee MM#: 1896871
Makeup Artist: Ashely Novak MM#: 2263397

Harrisburg, PA - Set [will be updated periodically]

Thursday, January 12, 2012

CASTING CALL: Swimsuit REAL Red Heads Calendar 2013! - PAID MODELING!

Production Time: Now to the end of July 2012
Compensation:  Negotiable
Location: Hazleton, PA
Travel Expenses are provided at $.20 per mile round trip.
Must have valid government I.D./Drivers License.

Model Look:
Hair: RED (REAL)
Height: No higher than 6ft, no shorter than 4ft
Weight: No higher than 160lbs, no lower than 80lbs
Ethnicity: ANY
Age: Any models under 18 are disqualified sorry!

Everything else don't matter to me...

The production of this shoot will last until July 31st 2012 for 2013 Calendar. All shots will be in the studio until warm weather is upon us (spring/summer months) then we'll shoot outdoors swimsuits.

Wardrobe: Please be prepared to bring your own wardrobe, it is preferable you bring STRING bikinis, solid colors only, no extreme colors (bright colors). Bikinis MAY be supplied! If you're a clothing designer and want to show your work please private message me or contact me with the contact info below.

What is required before we shoot?
  1. You MUST shave your entire body but your head. You must NOT have tan lines.
  2. Contact me to setup a shoot if you're interested and would like to discuss rates.
    Phone: (570) 871-0504 (please leave a voicemail if I do not answer)
    Skype: Chris.Adval

    SPONSOR: Sponsoring Opportunities is also available to being featured/advertised in the calender, please send offers at the above contact information provided. 

    VIDEOS: Unboxing, First Impressions and Lite Test of Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8

    Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX for Canon

    Sunday, January 8, 2012

    Mpixpro vs. Adoramapix

    I'll be making my first professional photo prints order for studio display. And it’s not any typical standard print, it will be a 16x20 Metallic print. I'll be ordering it from two different pro photo print labs, one is mpixpro.com and the other adoramapix.com. I'll be making a comparison video Mpixpro vs. AdoroamaPix specifically for 16x20 Metallic prints. I'll be making a clear disclaimer many times in the video about its just a comparison based on the 16x20 Metallic prints, but as well shipping/processing speeds, and cost for quality of print. As you may know mpixpro is the more expensive option (a Metallic 16x20 print for $19.99, for lustre coating add-on $2.04, and Linen Texture add-on $1.41), but mpix charge less for 2day fedex shipping ($4) than adoramapix are cheaper in services (a Metallic 16x20 print for $11.68)  but they charge more for shipping 2-4 US Postal mail ($6).  Total cost for a Metallic 16x20 print from mpixpro.com without add-ons with shipping is about $25, and adoramapix.com total cost for Metallic 16x20 print with shipping is about $18. So clearly you may be paying more for an mpix print with about the same length of time, but who knows, we'll see in how long it takes for both labs take for the same order. So it may or may not be equal... we'll see during a video I'll be posting once I receive it from the labs.

    The first video will cover prepping the photo for print specifically for a 16x20 print which should be easily simple for most, but for those who want to know I'm sharing my process of prepping the photo for this kind of print.

    The second video will cover the following...
    • Unboxing and first impressions of both prints...
    • Side-by-Side comparison, with harsh and soft light to see how it does with reflections, etc..
    • Best option for cost for a Metallic 16x20 print
    • and a final display on the wall of the photo in my home studio, and the other in my bedroom or hallway (not sure yet...)