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Beautifully_Soft July 09, 2020
arright jaymoney ... this is def money 👏
Beautifully_Soft July 17, 2020
told ya ... congrads being runner up ... it was my pick to win
jaymoney July 25, 2020
I can't thank you enough for your support!
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kellumbear July 26, 2020
Congratulations on your runner up selection...I love your bio that it doesn't matter the subject, you capture beauty!
jaymoney July 26, 2020
Thank you so much! I try to see beauty in everyone! Cheers!
fredirickasante May 11, 2021
Hope you're doing well today
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jimboz November 01, 2022
Super cool, the hair is incredible
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Behind The Lens

Valencia and I were looking for a location that had a somewhat urban feel to it so we visited the City Center in Miramar, Florida. We started shooting on the property when we were approached by the Property Manager. At first, I thought he was going to tell us to leave the premises, but instead, he directed us to a rooftop location that turned out to be perfect!! Turns out he was an amateur photographer himself so he was cool enough to give us exclusive access to this location that was not open to the public!
We started shooting around 9:00am that morning so that we wouldn't get burnt by the hot Florida sunshine.
For this shot, I didn't use a strobe because there was plenty of natural light to work with. I just had Valencia turn her back to the sun so that we could have a natural rim light. Then I brought up the shadows in post.
For this shot, I used an 85mm Nikon lens on my Nikon D600. No flash, no tripod.
I love capturing beauty in natural and also urban settings. The juxtaposition of the beautiful lady against the concrete and the city in the background really moves me!
For post-processing, I do the usual blemish removal and skin smoothing. I changed the tones, hues and luminance and vibrance to make her pop! Also added a matte effect which is one of my go-to effects.
In my camera bag
I always carry my trusty Sekonic Light Meter, D600, extra batteries, 85mm, 70-200mm and my 24-70mm Nikkor lenses.
Don't be afraid to shoot wide open!! Use the exposure triangle to keep your ambient in check and definitely shoot raw so that you can recover highlights if necessary.

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