History 2.0 is a collection of the amazing talent I have had the pleasure of capturing over that past few years. I am already working on History 3.0 because it was too much to fit onto one video! Please like and subscribe!
Happy New Year Everyone! Oh wait it’s January 31st as I am writing this blog tonight. I know, I know, I’ve been slacking on my blog posts but I have been so incredibly busy.
Anyway I just can’t wait to share what I believe are some essential pointers into having a successful photo session.
First off have a clear idea on what you want your photo session to be like. I see this as always being the last thing we think about when putting a shoot together.
Believe me even the very best photographers look for inspiration and ideas to help shape their photo shoots. You can search for great ideas on Google or even Pinterest. I personally love Pinterest to create mood boards that I can send to models, makeup artists and stylists.
Okay once you’ve created a mood board of ideas you need to decide on clothing. What are your models going to wear on the shoot. Over the past few months I have been shooting a couple of different portrait series that I actually bought the outfits for.
As you can probably tell by now this portrait series is of redheads so when I contacted my models I communicated the look and feel of how the shoot would be. I sent over the mood board and discuss clothing. I prefer the models to bring their own outfits because it would be in there size but sometimes the outfit works and sometimes it does not. So I go and hunt for outfits to insure we have the look we want.
Makeup and Hair are just as critical as the outfits selected. Whether you are working with a makeup artist or the models themselves it is very important to communicate what the makeup and hair should look like. In this series of portraits I really wanted little to no makeup applied. I told all my subjects if you have freckles I want to see them. The results were great so much so that we have to remind ourselves that less is more in some occasions.
Lastly have a pre-checklist of all that you need for your photo session. Other than the obvious your camera and lenses you may be surprised what is forgotten when you show up for a photo shoot.
Sensor Cleaning Kit - you be surprised on how easy dust finds its way unto your sensor.
Charge your batteries! - Not only do you need to charge the batteries on your cameras but also if you have rechargeable batteries for your lighting equipment. You will learn how quickly your shoot will end.
Utility Toolbox - This box is essential to all my shoots. It carries all my knick knacks like tape, safety pins, A Clamps, AA & AAA Batteries amongst other items.
Lighting Modifiers - I recently had a very large photo shoot where I did not go through my checklist and went by memory and of course I forgot to pack my light modifier for this job. Fortunately for me I always leave early for my shoots and had just enough time to head back to my studio and grab one.
Well thanks a lot for stopping by and checking out my blog. I hope this was helpful and informative. Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.
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2018 Year in Photos!
This past summer we paid homage to the movie Deadpool 2 with a photo shoot dedicated to the character Domino. Here is what we came up with! A huge thanks to models Miyleen Breaux, Kyra Turner and Jasmine Williams for their portrayal.
The new looks of Texas young latina models.
What an incredible year we had in 2017! It was a banner year in portrait photography and I am in awe of how much we have done. I have met so many incredible people this year who have now became my friends and colleagues. I just want to thank all the amazing talent I have had the privilege to have in front of my lens. A special thanks to Fanchon Fai Watson who became my go to for so much this year and Kieone Young who carried the load for me. Thank you to all who have assisted me this year who have held a light or reflector without you all many of the shots would not have happened. Last but not least my family who continue to support and encourage me to be better every year. As 2017 leaves I look forward to an even greater 2018! Blessings to you all!
A look back at a wonderful year in portrait photography.
This month we feature photographer Jessica Williams!
August 6th photography Workshop
When it comes to the total package of grace, beauty and talent Alyssa has it all.
A few months back our team had the distinct pleasure of photographing one of the young rising music stars in the Dallas Metroplex, Mr. Denton Latham.
His unique look and style was a great fit for our studio. Understanding his unique creativity and swagg we were able to collaborate on a striking and timeless promotional images for his brand.
A big thanks to Todd Latham for bringing us all together for this campaign we look forward in seeing Denton on the national stage.
A Big thank you to stylist Sally Atkinson for pulling it all together for us and to makeup artist Julissa Mtz for her outstanding work!
Visit Sally at https://www.facebook.com/sally.atkinson on Instagram at @fashionstyle_sally
Julissa Mtz at http://www.beautybyjulissa.com/ on Instagram at @julissabeauty
It's time to get your headshots! Here are a few tips to insure a successful session.
STUDIO LIGHTING WORKSHOP
HOW TO CREATE AMAZING IMAGES ON A SMALL BUDGET HOSTED BY OMAR RAMOS PHOTOGRAPHY
HOW TO WORK WITH MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLISTS LIGHTING ON A BUDGET
MODEL POSING HANDS ON PHOTO SESSION WITH MODELS
MEET & GREET WITH DFW CREATIVES SPONSORED BY Salon Boutique Academy and Cowboy Studios
If there is one thing I can say about 2015 it is that it went by so fast! I guess it is true that when you are having fun time goes by fast and we had a lot of fun in 2015. I am always amazed that every year that I have been a photographer I always learn something new, have new experiences, go through new doors.
In 2016 Omar Ramos Photography begins the year with a new partnership with Telethia Hurley to form Hurley-Ramos Wedding and Event Photography. I am so excited to work with Telethia on partnering wedding and event services. Telethia attention to detail and professionalism is outstanding and will help propel this new venture to great opportunity. Our goal is to combine my 30 years of experience and create it's own entity away from my commercial and fashion work. And as for the look of thinks we are of to a great start. Please check our new website at www.hurleyandramos.com.
As Omar Ramos Photography the brand, we are stronger than ever! 2015 was an incredible year with working with incredible people to create amazing images. I want to thank the many make up artists, stylists and photography assistants that made 2015 a memorable year in pictures. Here is look as some of my favorite photos of 2015.
I am just amazed on all the tools made available to get a message out to the masses. I never could have imagined that social media has crept its way to almost everyone's life and that primarily all of our interactions or done online.
Well in away it's cool but I'm an old dog and still enjoy meeting people one on one creating relationships based on sight, touch and voice. I guess that is primarily why I love photography so much! The interaction with your subject, the set design, make up and hair, talking to people!
So the moral of my post is yes I am using social media to spread my passion of photography, but I do not want to lose myself behind a computer screen or my smartphone. I want to get out there and meet you.
“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.”
― Joan Miró