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hi my name is vinny

My name is vinny, i was a landscape and club/event photographer for 4 years, my passion has always been fashion and editorial, im planning to start of doing my first fashion shoot outdoor next month. i have the canon 5D mark 3 camera, 50mm 1.4 and a 24-70mm. i recently bought the elinchrom litemotiv to start of my shoot. cant wait to get...

Unretouched beauty

So I was going through my photos from a recent shoot and absolutely just fell in love with this picture as it is. No retouching (with the exception of painting out a nipple & logos). Just curious to see anyone's unretouched photos and your thoughts on mine!

Lightroom Retouching Outsourcing?

Hi. I'm wondering if any of you have experience with outsourcing your lightroom retouching? Does this model work well for you? What service do you recommend?

I think I saw a recommendation from one of the fstoppers writers in the comments to an article saying what service he used. It was a smaller operation I hadn't heard of before, but...

Bedtime story

4 image composite of my wife and son reading a bed time story. Processed in GIMP. Would love to know what you think. I know the bear looks fake, but that's because it was a photo of a stuffed bear I had from a while back.
Would appreciate any advice on lighting ect or what ever critique you think would help me. I'd like to do something...

Bridal Portrait

This is my first post to F stoppers.
This photo was taken with Canon 5d mark iii and Canon 85mm f1.8 Lens using natural light.


Is this a headshot?

First of all I'm so happy to had found this group.

Is this considered a headshot? I wanna learn more about headshot. What is the difference between a headshot and a beauty shot.

Lit with a knock-off version of Jerry Ghionis icelight. I love the light except the catchlights it's giving. I don't like it for my taste.

CC for...

Help wanted for a fellow fstoppers member ;)

I usually don't make call for vote, but I've just been selected as finalist in for the Hasselblad Masters
and this award means a lot for me !!!!

I'm very glad that I've made it up to there, but now I need your votes to help me win this contest !
So you can go there :

I will start things off.

Here is my latest image. Its salmon on a bed wild grain rice. I used a Canon 5D Mark III w/ a Canon 100mm MACRO II. It was a one light shot, the rest is done with reflectors of some sort. Thats really my favorite way to light food. I tired something out of the cinema playbook using color on the opposite color spectrum.

Let me what you...

How do you find a unique location?

i.e. a nice large swimming pool like at hotels... would you simply ask management if its not a chain, owner in that case for permission for a future shoot and hope they agree to your shoot concept? As well hope the concept doesn't offend them if its glamour based...???

I want to find a pool large enough to do some fashion (with slight...

Trying Something New

Hi everyone. I mainly shoot headshots, but sometimes shoot fashion. I have been trying some new ways of shooting and editing. Any feed back would be fantastic!

I would love to see the new work that you are putting out as well!

Saporito coffee

some images i made for Saporito coffee

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Wanna Quit Photography?

One thing I have learned from skateboarding that has kept me going!

I just wrote this blog post because last week I had a "I wanna quit" type of week. I am assuming many of you have had those types of weeks too! What keeps you going?