Jessi Carr

Studio V Photography Toronto glamour photographer: Photo of the beautiful Jessi Carr. I had the pleasure of meeting her and working with her this past summer working on a video project for VX2TV and VX2 Magazine. It was a lot of fun to work with her. It hard to find a model who can pull off a look with a lot of attitude and still be totally sexy. We got some great shots. Stay tuned for more.

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Jisel Lynn - Deja Vu

Studio V Photography: This is an art piece I call Deja Vu. After watching it you’ll see why. I’m just learning how to use primer and I messed around with the filters for a few hours to create this. I really love the gritty retro-ish mysterious feel to the video. I didn’t get the exact effect I wanted but i’m happy with the results. Hopefully I can keep getting better and more creative with video editing as create more. This was shot with a Sony A7III Metabobes 5th gen adapter and a Canon 24-70mm f2.8L.

If you want to see the behind the scenes vlog where I shot this check out “Sony A7III Video & Photo Test With Canon Lenses Part 2 (Vlog 96)” I made the video age restricted just to be safe. There is a lot of censoring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Pnf...

Happy Birthday Dita Shord'ay

Studio V Photography. Following up on my instagram post. Here is the full image. Just want to wish this sunning woman and VX2 Magazine cover model a very awesome and sexy birthday. Love your attitude it's always a pleasure working with you. Looking forward to making some more magic with you again soon. 

Cheers to another year of success. 

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VX2 Magazine Cover Shot by Studio V Photography

Studio V Photography is excited to announce that!!!!! Bam!!!! My shot of DIta Shord'ay was selected to be on the cover of this month's issue of VX2 Magazine. It's pretty exciting to see your work in print but it's even more exciting to be on the cover of the magazine.
Cheers. 

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Shooting Dita

Studio V Photography. Last summer I met Dita and there was something very interesting about her. I couldn't put my finger on it but I knew I wanted to shoot her again. Oh by the way those images from our first shoot at Indian Head Beach haven't been put out on social media yet because they are going to be featured in a magazine so I can't show them off yet. BUUTTTTTT they look amazing! I love them. Hopefully in a month or so they'll get published and I can show them off but for now you have these.

This vlog and photos are from our third shoot together. We did a few different looks. The photos form this shoot were for fun so it was a nice change. I didn't have to worry about how the images would fit into the layout of a magazine. I could just shoot as I wanted.

My favorite shots from the shoot are the ones of Dita sitting on a vintage chair with a cigar. I setup the lights behind her as to illuminate the cigar smoke and I also added a star filter to my lens to create light streaks running across the image. I was super happy with the way the shots came out.

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.

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. 

Melissa Creative Edits

I've been experimenting in photoshop recently. I wanted to create a new editing style to put in my repertoire. I've been motivated by the fact that the glamour scene is starting to get a bit trite. It's so repetitive. Most models look the same, fake boobs, fake lips, long hair. Most photographers shoot the same, either natural light with a retro vibe or studio light with vibrant colours. My work included. Glam is getting very predictable.

It's in my nature to go left when everyone goes right. So why not try and do something a little different. I've been doing a lot of thinking about how to take things in a new direction. My plan is to add an element of fantasy and create a sexy whimsical vibe to my new work. 

Natural Light Portrait

Here is a natural light portrait I shot of Ashly Marie. I met Ashly at a networking party hosted by Paul Buceta at his studio. Those were fun times. He always had awesome parties. I met so many exciting industry people including Ashley. Just goes to show you how important networking is. You never know who you'll meet or what that will lead to. 

I shot this image using natural light in the late afternoon. I used a window for the light source and put two flags up to narrow the light down to a vertical column. Than I placed Ashley in the light and bam. The hardest part was getting Ashley not to squint with the sunlight in her eye. I'm really happy with the way the portrait came out. 

Sarah Would Creative

What's better than getting Would once? Getting Would Twice. hahahaha Punny punny. Well not really but I give myself thumbs up for effort. Last week I had the pleasure of working with the lovely Sarah Would. As per usual Sarah arrived at the studio in her bubbly personality and carefree attitude. I cranked up the rock music and we start off with a little catching up. It had been two years since we last worked together and a lot has changed but two years ago feels like it was only yesterday. Sarah opens up her suitcase and clothes explode out onto the couch. As she's showing me the outfits she brought she reaches into her bag and pulls out a tutu. "I don't know why I brought this I just grabbed it and shoved it in my bag" she says to me. In my head i'm thinking we could probably do something cool with that. So we knocked off the concepts we had on our shot list and now it's time to get creative with a the tutu. I wanted the tutu on Sarah's head to create a funky textile afro type shape and lots of character. Sarah put on the tiniest leather jack ever. It barely held in her natural awesomeness'. I used a three hot light setup and a bit of natural light form a partially covered window. My old school 1980's Pioneer SK-31 ghetto blaster also found it's way into the frame. We started shooting and having fun with it. Sarah got into character, I got into the zone and the rest was not important. Other than the noise from the high ISO everything looked awesome. In post production I started getting a little crazy with the cheesewhiz. There were a couple different directions I wanted to take these shots. Ultimately I went with the mirrored image concept and created these. Something different for my portfolio. 

Here is a little Quickie video I made of Sarah posing around in her tutu for STUDIO V TV. This was such a fun shoot. I really love the process of letting loose creatively and allowing imagination to take over. And you know what else I really love, the relationships I develop with, I want to call them models but to me they are people like everyone else. Two years with no communication and we reconnect like we were old friends. That's a testament to the type of bond I build with the people I work with.  

Leily - Creative Lighting

Staying true to my curious nature and to satisfy my intrinsic need to experiment with everything I switched gears literally in the middle of my photo shoot. I was in the middle of shooting pictures of Leily, which you can see in the previous blog post, when I got that itch to try something different. I switched up my lighting and totally changed the style of my shots on the fly to create these moody mysterious images. I love the way they came out. Totally worth venturing off the beaten path to play a little. And after about 15 minutes of this style I switched it back to the more traditional glam lighting and continued shooting. 

I always tell newbie photographers not to be afraid of experimenting, that's where learning happens. If you want to be a photographer you have to enjoy the process. In fact I'd say that's probably the most important thing. If you don't enjoy adjusting camera setting and playing with lighting and posing people, perhaps photography isn't for you. #justsayin' 

Melissa

This was a fun shoot. Melissa had just come back form living down on LA and wanted to book a shoot with Studio V Photography. We've been working together regularly since 2008. It's funny she wanted to find a photographer she could work with on a regular basis and the first guy she worked with (no names mentioned) is known as a real creeper. I hate those guys but in this case it worked out to my advantage. Got a great repeat client that I otherwise would not have had. Melissa is awesome. I call her the Canadian Megan Fox. She's got a great look. Can't wait to shoot her again.