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9Teen Award
Contest Finalist in Food On The Table Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Lifestyle Marketplace Project
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ahesse186 June 24, 2019
Color and lighting is great

Behind The Lens

This particular shot was taken at Casablanca Seafood restaurant in Miami, FL. They have their dock, and this dock was the featured backdrop.
This was around 10am
I enjoy shooting only with natural and available light. I try not to over complicate my shots with lighting rigs or fancy setups. Ive always said that there is just something SO special about sunlight that is very difficult to replicate. If given the choice, natural sunlight is always my go-to.
I was crouching for this particular angle, so no tripod in this instance. This was shot on my super old Canon 7D w/ a kit lens. Nothing fancy, ha!
This was part of a promotional shoot for a popular restaurant in Miami, FL
This series did not need much! just some color punches and contrast. The gorgeous food did most of the heavy lifting here!
In my camera bag
Again, I dont like to weigh myself down with a ton of equipment. I enjoy a natural and organic workflow, so i work with very little equipment. Just whatever camera body i feel like carrying (either my canon 7D or 5D) and I shoot almost entirely with prime (50mm, 20mm and 85mm are my go-to. although i only carry one at a time).
Whenever im doing a paid gig, like this one, i like to come in with NO pre-conceived shots (unless my client is after something very specific). I tell all my friends the same thing. I try to come in as a blank slate, and just see where the shots and content take me. I am always a fan of organic shots, candid in nature, that hold the feeling of a spur of the moment type of shot. Try not to over think your shots. Elaborate set ups dont mean much if you arent captivated by the content or inspired or some way. Natural light, natural workflow.

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