Editing Photos of Asha for Magazine Submission

Studio V Photography Toronto Glamour Photographer
Last summer I had the pleasure of working with the lovely Asha Urielle. If you guys were following my SnapChat at the time you'd remember the story for sure. It was a fun day of shooting and I think I got a little punch-drunk off the sun. We shot at a beach just outside of Toronto. The day started off nice and foggy which opened up some creative possibilities that had me pretty excited. But it wasn't long before the sun came out and I had to rethink my game plan. The angle of the sun plays such a huge role in determining how and where you're going to pose the model. Overall it was a great experience. Good times all around for everyone involved. The images will be featured in an upcoming issue of VX2 Magazine. So stay tuned for that. Watch the vlogs below and give them a thumbs up. It really helps to get those thumbs on those videos. Thanks.

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Sarah Scotford Published in VX2 Magazine

Studio V Photography / I shot these beautiful shots of Sarah Scotford back in 2010. But back then I was editing my photos in a super high contrast vibrant edgy style. That style was cool back in 2010 but now it's 2016 and that edgy look is no longer in vogue. So a few months ago I showed the original edits to the editor of VX2 Magazine and he loved them. But when I sent him the images he told me they were only 72dpi. Needless to say the images were too small for print. At first I was a little miffed because I loved this set but soon spun things around realizing that this was just a great opportunity to re-edit these shots in a more contemporary style. And so I did and I love this set even more now and they look amazing printed in the magazine. I'm so happy with the way these came out.

If you want to book a submission shoot contact your favorite Toronto glamour photographer and book a session. I'm always game for getting more work published. :)

You can check out Sarah on her instagram @sarahscotford


Shooting Alison

I recently had the pleasure of working with Alison Galbraith while she was in town for a fitness competition. It was her last day in Toronto and she had to be at the airport by noon so needless to say we had to be super efficient with our time. But when the pressure is on the shoots are always more fun. I seem to enjoy that get-it-done pressure. We got some fantastic shots which will be submitted for publication. Can't wait to see where they go. Enjoy the vlog.

Here is the teaser shot from the shoot. I'll post the rest of the shots from the shoot up on the blog and vlog once they get published. In the end I decided to leave the photo with the face in the bottom left. I'm really liking the mood and emotion of the shot.

So I might have started vlogging

Soooooo, I kinda, maybe, sorta', possibly could have, at some point, started vlogginggggg. If you look real close, it looks like some vlogs have popped up on my Youtube channel. 

I've been toying around with different ideas for the Studio V Photography YouTube channel and perhaps i'm still experimenting with ideas. I wrote down all the things I want to achieve with my YouTube channel and out of all the ideas i've experimented with vlogging appears to be the one. The idea of vlogging wasn't even on my radar till recently. Now I'm really into the idea. It's going to be a fun experience sharing my photography world with all of you. I'm really looking forward to the learning curve. I know almost nothing about video editing so my videos are probably gonna be super basic for the time being. But don't worry, I've got a good eye and it's only a matter of time before my technical skills catch up to my creative vision. 

In my first vlog I open up about why my photography business has started slowing down. 2013 to 2015 had been a really trying period in the life and times of me. A lot of different factors all came together to create a perfect storm that took the wind out of my sails. Rather than being down about things I've decided that this is the perfect opportunity to start vlogging. I'm going to bring all of you with me on my journey to rebuild my brands to where they were in 2012 and then take them up to the next level. I have the knowledge, I know how to run a prosperous business, I have the motivation, I have everything I need to be successful again. So I invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel and come with me as I rebuild my business and have a ton of exciting adventures along the way. As of today I have 184 subscribers. I want to grow that number to 1000 by the end of the year. 

Here is a link to my Youtube Channel. Go check it out and hit the subscribe button. I'd really appreciate it. 

Megan Klassen

A beautiful portrait of blonde bombshell Megan Klassen. We shot this at Everleigh night club in downtown Toronto. They had this beautifully worn and textured floor and once I saw it I knew that would be the spot. It was just a quick shoot with Megan. I wish I had more time to get into it but hopefully there will be a next time.

Bella Ricchi In Nine5Four Canada Magazine

Studio V photography. Wooohooo exciting news. My photos of Bella Ricchi are published in Nine5Four Canada Magazine. whaaaaaat!!! Sweet! Ya I'm pretty excited. Bella is a Toronto area Hip-Hop and RnB artist. She was so much fun to work with. Lots of laugh and positivity all around. She's got a killer body and lots of attitude. On a personal level I think it's so awesome to support local talent. I feel like we've really got to support our own and put Toronto on the global map. Enjoy the pictures.

Check Bella out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bella_ricchi

Natural Light Portrait of Sarah Scotford

I found this quote got me in the right spot today. "Our brains are wired to find things we’re looking for – if you’re always cynical or waiting for things to go wrong, then your life will reflect that. On the other hand, having a positive outlook on life will bring you joy and provide you with inspiration when you least expect it"

Studio V Photography. I shot this several months ago with the gorgeous Sarah Scotford. She's easily in my top 10 favourite models of all time, ever, in the whole universe. lol. She's such an awesome person and I owe so much to her. She kinda, maybe, sorta' helped me launch my photography brand back in the day. But that's a story for another blog. For this shot Sarah and I were experimenting with natural window light portraits. I've been a studio strobe guy for years but over the past eighteen months or so I've been shifting gears and experimenting with natural light photos. Shooting with natural light has opened up so many more creative possibilities. I'm super stoked to get more experience shooting with just natural light. Having a hot friend that you can call in for a shoot when you get the itch to experiment with lighting is definitely a bonus. I'm really happy with how my natural light stuff is progressing. Cheers to beating that learning curve. 

On another note I'm excited to announce that the Bank Robber photo set with Sarah has been picked up by VX2 Magazine and will be published sometime in the next few months. And for those of you who have seen all the photos in the Bank Robber set don't worry, I pulled out the archives and edited a bunch of new photos. Plus all the images have been re-edited in a more modern editing style to make the photos artistically and creatively relevant again. I'm super excited to see them in print. 

Oh and May the 4th be with you!!!!! hahaha. ;P 

Two Old Ideas Made New Again

It's funny how life takes you off course sometimes. I'm a strong believer in learning lessons in life and I've learned a lot of lessons over the past few years. It's been hectic on all levels. On one side of the coin yes my business has suffered but on the flip side all the things I've gone through have made me a stronger wiser person. I look back at who I was in 2013 and who I am now and I can clearly see how much I've grown and for that i'm grateful. Now I'm back on track and refocused on developing my personal and professional life in a positive direction. With that being said it's time to take two business development ideas I let fall by the wayside in 2013 and bring them back to the forefront again. 

1.) One was a coffee table photo book. I was in the process of designing and branding a series of coffee table photo books. The idea was to create pictorial story books. 10 to 20 page photo stories. With 5 to 8 stories per book. It's always cool to see one great photo but it really takes a lot of thought to put together a cohesive story though a series of photos. That's what I was going to challenge myself to do with some of the hottest woman in Toronto. 

2.) The other idea I want to bring back to the table is a T-Shirt line. Just simple T's with either a logo or photo printed on them. Something to sell through an online store to accompany the photo books. Below I have 2 prototype shirts I printed back in 2013 to see how they would look and feel. Then life happened and I got distracted and never took the project farther. But you know, maybe it's for the best. Now that I look at these shirt designs I realize that they are far to simple and kinda awful. Got fresh eyes and new ideas on it now. It's going to be awesome.  

I have most of the ground work already layed out for these projects so now it's just a matter of revisiting the ideas and bringing them inline with my 2016 business plan. On a personal level these are ideas I was so excited about in 2013 and it's going to feel so incredible to finally bring them to fruition in 2016. So stay tuned. Online store coming this summer. It's gonna be awesome. 

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Studio V Photography Instagram studiov14

So I may have started to streamline my Instagram feed. In fact I may have started to visually streamline all my photography work. I think as an artist you get caught up experimenting and shooting everything because you're so eager to learn as much as you can. Then one day everything just clicks and all of a sudden you realize you've developed something you can call your own style. I've really been loving the way my images have been looking recently. Now the plan is to keep on developing and working with this visual aesthetic. One day, just like fashion trends change, photography trends will also change and, well, then i'll have to change again too. I remember five years ago bright edgy high contrast photos and ring lights were all the rage now that look has fallen out of vogue. Most of the work I shot back then looks so dated now. Now that i'm sitting back and thinking about it, it's kinda cool to realize that I've been working as a photographer long enough to see a major visual trend shift in the photography industry. 

You have just partied with Studio V. Thanks for reading.

Memories of Summer

Memories of last summer. Hanging out with Dani and Annie at a cottage by the lake shooting content for VX2 Magazine. What a beautiful day on the lake. I'm missing the summer months. The good news is that that summer is on it's way. In a month or less it will be warm enough to get outside and have some fun. I can't wait. I have so many ideas lined up I just want to get out there now and start shooting. 

Sarah Ve Teaser

Here is a tease shot form a set I shot with the beautiful Sarah Ve. Last summer I met her on set and it wasn't long till we clicked on a creative level. We both seem to have that desire to experiment outside the box. Experimenting with lighting and different styles of shooting has always been one of my favourite things to do. It's so refreshing to find someone who likes the same things. I'm working on the edits from this shoot now. Can't wait to get them done and see what they lead to. 

Studio V Photography Submission Shoots

Studio V Photography Submission Shoots

Hello all you beautiful people! Why are you here? Oh yes, because you came to check out my blog to find out more information about my upcoming magazine submission shoots. 

Last summer I had the pleasure of meeting and working with some pretty awesome industry people. We collaborated on some shoots and got a bunch of sets published. I’ll say this now, it never gets old seeing photos that I put my passion into getting published. So with that being said, this summer I want to focus my attention on getting even more work published. Yes indeed exciting times await.  

Here is the thing, I don’t want to do things haphazardly again. I’m very big on staying organized and being on point when it comes to putting photo shoot together. My goal right now is very simple. I want to build up a roster of models that want to work with me on submission shoots this summer. So if you’re interested in working with me and want to get published this is what you have to do. I need your name, number and email as well as 5 to 10 portfolio photos. If I like your look and want to work with you i’ll add your photos to my collection and i’ll contact you for upcoming shoots. 

You can contact me via my webpage email here
You can also get a hold of me via my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vasko.obscura

Karlie Vanessa Sal

Studio V Photography. Last summer I had the pleasure of meeting and working with the lovely Karlie Vanessa Sal. I was on assignment for Nine5Four Magazine. They wanted pictures of Karlie on a yacht. I didn't know what to expect shooting Karlie for the first time. I think that's one of the most exciting aspects about my job. That unknown with regards to personality and developing that connection with someone on the fly. Needless to say we clicked almost as soon as I pointed the camera at her and we got some fantastic shots. There was a good click between us and we got some awesome shots. Nothing like spending a hot summer day by the lake. If only summer lasted longer. To see the published photos form this shoot click here

Anni Laurie Wade

Seductive beauty Anni Laurie Wade shot by Studio V Photography. This past summer I had the pleasure of working with Annie twice on a set of magazine submission shoots for VX2 Magazine. This shot is from our second shoot up in the Georgian Bay area. Myself and fellow photographer Paul Venomous had shot all the content we had set out to shoot and the day was coming to a close. I was packing up my gear and getting ready for the trek back to Toronto when I noticed Annie and the other models playing around in the water. Annie was in her black bikini with black sunglasses black hair and striking blue eyes on the blue water. Well, let me just say, that was all the inspiration I needed to pull out my just-packed-away camera again and snap a few quick shots before the sun set. In the moment I was happy that I shot a few extra shots but later when I looked at the pictures I was kicking myself for not taking the time to try and shoot a full submission set. Chalk that one up to a learning experience. ;) 

Annie is an interesting character in the way that she is a happy, smiling, bubbly fun to be around kind of chick. That's how I perceived her character, so that was the way I tried to portray her in my photos. But every now and then the jovial expression would disappear and these confident seductive eyes would be gazing back at me. I had no idea she could pull off this look till the end of our shoot. For me this is a game changer. The next time I work with her there's going to be a little less laughter and a lot more fire. 

Casting Call: T-Shirt Line Shoot

I'm working with a T-Shirt designer/brand from New York on February 1st. The client has already booked Charlie Riina as the main model and is now looking for a hot brunette to compliment her look on the shoot. This is a paid gig. There are a total of 25 shirts and you would be posing in 10 of them. Makeup and hair will be provided at the shoot. The shots will be very simple white background catalogue type shots. You will be given copies of the edited pictures. Start time will probably be around 10-11am. You will need to bring black, white and nude bras for the shoot as well as shoes. 

If you are interested in the project please shoot me a message via my facebook or webpage email and we'll go from there.  

Good Luck. 

Karli Sal in VX2 Magazine

Studio V Photography. This summer we shot this set of Nine5Four Canada Magazine but that's not where these images ended up. I'm excited to announce that I have a Karli Sal photo set published in VX2 Magazine. I didn't edit these shots, don't judge me. lol. I was so busy last summer the magazine farmed out the edits to get them done. It’s not up to my standards but I’m happy to have the photos published. You can check out some behind the scenes shots from the shoot here. It was an awesome shoot. Nothing like hanging out by the lake with some beautiful models and getting creative on a hot summer day. Click here to see photos form this set that I actually edited.   

Elias Theodorou

Studio V Photography's first shoot of 2016. Always good to get that first shoot of the year off your back. If this is any indication of the 2016 shooting season it's going to be a really really fun year. Today I had the pleasure of shooting, The Man, The Legend, The Best hair in MMA, Winner of The Ultimate Fighter Canada, Elias Theodorou. What an awesome character. This man just oozes charisma. It's so much fun working with people that are confident in themselves. Only wish I didn't have a time constraint. There is so much more I would have wanted to shoot with him. Regardless of timing we ripped through a few different looks and nailed them all. The images will be used for an editorial feature in VX2 Magazine around the time of Elias' next fight which at this time is yet to be announced. Totally excited to see these images go to print. Here are some low rez teasers shot with my phone. 

Sorry ladies I know you want to see more. I'll post more photos of Elias Theodorou after the publication comes out. Enjoy these for now and stay tuned. 2016 is going to be amazing. 

Happy New Year

Alright 2016 is here! Happy New Year everybody. Best wishes and success to all in 2016. After taking time off for the holidays it's officially back to work day here at Studio V. The band is back together and we're ready to get awesome to the sauce! 

Happy 2016 everyone. 

Inside Fitness Hot & Fit Issue

I was browsing through a pile of old magazines sitting around the studio and found this gem. WBFF superstar Bree Lind in the Inside Fitness Magazine Hot & Fit 2012 issue. Pretty sweet. Never gets old seeing this stuff. This dates back to before I rebranded to Studio V Photography. Bree was a lot of fun to shoot. To bad she's from Calgary or I'd shoot her a lot more often.