Although I mainly work as a photographer in Valencia , sometimes I take the camera and go to another city to shoot some pictures.It is usually a small challenge.It involves traveling, changing from the usual environment (“leaving the comfort zone”, some call it) and getting in the mood that everything is going to be a little different.
In fact, and leaving aside that one has to do a previous job of thinking about locations, the process is very similar and I do appreciate a change of scenery.
Portfolio for models in London, Madrid, Barcelona …
As you can imagine, I always expect working out because it always seems that I will be able to see a bit of the city. Of course, you see some places, but the most usual thing is that you mentally note many of the places to visit them at another time.During the session there is a lot of work to do.But it is not very different.In addition, it find very important to bear in mind that in a portfolio for models, regardless where it is shot, a relevant part of the work, such as the selection and editing of the photos will be carried out in the usual computer.I do not usually travel with the laptop and edit in the place of the session.It is better to see the photos with the best screen, the best size and with the right tools.
There are many cities in Europe where I have not shot any portfolio and I would love it.Edinburgh, Berlin, Rome, Lisbon, Santiago or Paris are among my objectives.So if you want photos there it will be especially easy to convince me.
I am Sergi Albir and, as I said, I usually work as a photographer in Valencia.But wherever you are, if you want to contact me for a photo book, firstname.lastname@example.org is the easiest and fastest, and my phone with WhatsApp is +34 644459753.
Portfolio for models in London, Madrid, Barcelona…
The British capital is a great place to try your luck as a model.A lot of competition, but many opportunities.We leave here a small list of agencies in London that you may want to visit.Contact them before going because going without an appointment is almost a guarantee that they will not receive you.
Some photos ask for a lot of work, a lot of light control and a lot of process later. Others simply don’t.Others work perfectly with two or three details that, moreover, come directly to mind as soon as you see them.
That’s why I uploaded this other photo of Vicctoria.It was not one of those we chose at first, but it has a point of intensity that interested me especially, perhaps by expression.We moistened her hair a bit to get the shine and that helps a lot to give life to the image.
On the other hand, the black background and the contrast are key elements for the final result. Looking out of the picture helps to consider that Vicctoria’s thinking is directed more towards other interests than the camera, the light or the photographic session.However, it is not a totally static pose, and that small movement endows an additional interest to the final result.The original frame was vertical, but I finished with a square photo.
Overall, this was a photograph we did for a session that was in the boudoir line.It was the first time that Vicctoria and I worked together and the result was, in my opinion, very positive.If you want to see more photos of this type, you can have a look at this post or this gallery . If you just want to see my portraits…
If you would like to have photos like this other photo of Vicctoria, you can send me an email to email@example.com or send me a Whatsapp to +34 644459753. I shoot in Valencia, but also in Madrid, Barcelona or any other site.
The boring details
On the technical side: ISO 2000, shot with a 50mm f / 1.4 Canon, but f / 1.6, fired in RAW and later processed with Adobe Lightroom.The camera used was my EOS 5D Mark III, and we were using continuous illumination.The clipping used as a featured photo is a little turned up because it looked better, but it’s the same photo.
The main problem that a person who wants to devote to being a model is that there is no really valid course. You’ll learn it while you’re working.But while the prettiest part – posing, parading, appearing on magazine covers – is known by everyone, there are thousands of details that are not so obvious.We’ll tell you some.
How to be a model
In general, models should have basic notions of law because they are often signing contracts.And on some occasions, they believe that these contracts bind them absolutely, while in others they fail to ignore the risks. Of course, when things become complicated, you have to contact a lawyer.
A person dedicated to the world of fashion should be able to distinguish the work of a professional photographer from disasters that makes an amateur or someone who claims to be professional.Not being able to distinguish these details can make you lose many hours of work in sessions that you think will provide you with some valid material and it is not.
Rookie photographers rarely get really professional results. Opportunities for a starting are not to be missed. When you go to an agency, you must show them the best you can give. Not a badly framed photo, worse edited and with a pose and expression that do not favor you. That could prevent you from being a model.But don’t give up: it is solved with good photos.But you know that the first impression happens only once.Do not waste your ammunition.
You may think that you do not know how to educate your taste to learn to distinguish some things from others.You can compare top fashion magazines like Vogue or Elle, for example, with everything else.
Find your place
There are many types of models.Improve your acting (you can look for acting courses, but avoid model courses, which are usually a total rip-off ).Take care of your physical form, your food and try to work well as a team.And of course, take advantage of your specific skills: if you dance, practice a sport or have some peculiarity that can make a positive difference, it is important that you exploit it and take advantage of it.
I’m Sergi Albir.I’m a professional photographer.If you need photos you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or with a Whatsapp at +34644459753.You can do it right now.
San Juan (St.John’s Eve) is an impossible night in Valencia. If you try to get to the beach you can stay dull in a horrendous traffic jam. If you arrive at your destination you will see hordes of young and not so young people in a huge botellón (youngsters drinking outside around their cars) on the beach. There are also people who just try to walk or put their feet in the water, but in general I do not like them. It reminds me too at New Year’s Eve the year, but with the beach.
Lindy Hop, St.John’s Eve and Valencia
So, I decided to get close to taking pictures of people dancing to Lindy Hop (a dance that started in Harlem, New York, in the late 1920s) in Valencia. At first it was planned to go to their place in Ruzafa, but my contacts in the dancing mob told me that they planned a street coup: they would go to the Turia bed to dance, taking advantage of cops would be distracted watching the beaches and / or night street parties that sprinkled the city. I think this is one of the worst nights to be a cop.
Despite the infamous heat during the day the night was fantastic. And for some reason the mosquitoes had no interest in Lindy Hop. Just armed with an iPad and a not-so-big speaker, without any pretensions, there were around fifty people who were going out dancing in a strictly natural way. Zero organization, zero problems. Most are known and the atmosphere was cordial. They barely talked to me, except for my contact, but neither was making any effort, just photos. I am usually a commercial photographer but this was more a documentary job.
So, I spent this night from the 22nd to the 23rd of June shooting a few photos. I will only show a small, clear selection of everything I did. More than 600 photos with only sodium vapor lamps as lighting. As an extra difficulty, late at night, I do not know exactly the reason, all but one of the lights went out. So I got a look with harder shadows, but if during all night I was shooting in high ISOs, in the end, even more.
If you have liked my photos and you are impelled impetus to contact me to hire me, you can do it at email@example.com or send me a message on +34 644459753. If you just want to leave a comment, I’ll thank you. It is strictly forbidden to share these photos on Instagram or Pinterest.
One of the purposes of a photographer’s website is to display the photos he or she does.If not, our pictures have much less public exposure.So from time to time I release some post in which I show some samples of the photo sessions I’ve been doing lately.They are not all I do, of course. Frequently clients want photos to be exclusively used for their promotional use.It is reasonable that some lawyers whom I’ve worked want to keep their images exclusively on their websites.I hope you like them.
2017 photo sessions
In other cases, especially aspiring models, seeing themselves on a photographer’s website can come in handy: it encourages them and occasionally gets them some work.
Photo sessions for everyone
As many people ask me, I will say that I am not only working for models or companies: if you want to have your personal portraits, whatever your profession, appearance or reason is, I will be happy to work for you.If you need, we will incorporate make-up and hairdressing.We can even look for costumes for your session, whether in studio or outdoors.
I usually do photo sessions in València, Madrid, Castellón, Alicante and Barcelona, but it is not uncommon for me to go anywhere else.If you are, I do not know, in Zaragoza, Tarragona, Vitoria or Seville, to say a few places, you can also call me to make a book or to photograph companies.
Contacting is simple: firstname.lastname@example.org or a Whatsapp to +34 644459753 and we can talk.If you want to see my photos more regularly, the most practical thing is that you come here often (you can subscribe to the RSS) or pass by my Flickr, I usually upload photos every day: http: // flickr .com / photos / archerphoto .
I have always liked seeing pictures of people working. It is always interesting: watching how they did things in the past tells us many stories and gives us a perspective on where we are and where we come from. Without needing to be more transcendent, all this comes because, talking with my friend Arturo Blasco, we talked about the possibility of making a series of photos about a version of the winemaking process. Specifically, a process that is somewhat more traditional than the one usually done conventionally, because at Bodegas La Purísima, which is the company where he currently works, they would dedicate an effort to produce one of these wines and he would direct the operation. So I went with him, I spent a day in Yecla (Murcia) seeing how they carried out the whole process.
Depending on the weather, sugar level in the grape and other factors, it is determined when the harvest is due. One of those factors that Arturo told me about is polyphenolic maturity. This maturity determines the quality of the grape. It is necessary to evaluate if the color is present and if the nugget when biting it is crunchy and without astringency. Arturo prefers to take the grape to the mouth and chew it. In this way, he says that it is like seeing a color photograph of what the wine will be.
In this regard, if collected too far in advance the wine that is obtained will have a lower graduation. This, which for anyone would be only a detail, for the farmer has a key importance: the price is fixed in a significant part by the degrees of alcohol. In this way, when the grapes enter the cooperative, this variable is measured.
Once the grape is in the cooperative begins the process of elaboration: in ancient times the grape was treading, but today mechanical processes are used. In the case of the grape ink, falling into the hopper goes to a crusher. This paste is pumped to its final destination so that the skin and nuggets get better contact with the must. In this way wine acquires color and body. Hence, in this case, it was sent to a couple of small vats, on which will work later.
These vats, which I was told were small for the industrial volumes they usually work with, had a capacity of about 300 liters.
Once in the vats, Arturo wanted to lower the temperature to 5ºC. This way the fermentation does not start yet, and thus the mix is acquiring color and aromas. To lower the temperature in a plastic tank has been forced to use dry ice (carbon dioxide in solid form, which is about -60 ° C). When carbon dioxide comes into contact with the must, it goes from solid to gaseous state immediately. The high concentration of this gas, makes a mist appear that offers really impressive images. The process is quite spectacular, and although it seems to be doing something more typical of a Harry Potter movie, he’s only making sure there are no thermal differences between the surface and the inside.
The must is left to macerate from that moment, and will begin to become wine. During the process most of the residue will be deposited in the bottom and ready to be filtered and bottled. Or to transfer it to the barrel.
Acknowledgements and contact
By the way, if you are interested in knowing more wine, Arturo writes in El Correo del Vino. It is imperative for me to thank him, not only for having taught me the process, but also because he has lent me a helping hand, proving that I did not commit any important wrongs by telling this. Here you can take a look at his articles related to oenology: http://www.elcorreodelvino.net/seccion/index/72. Also Felipe Martinez was explaining in detail each part of the elaboration.
I’m Sergi Albir. I am a professional photographer (you could say also a commercial photographer, if you like it better) and if you need portraits, videos or anything, you are in Valencia, Madrid, Edinburgh or Tierra del Fuego, and you want to contact me, an email to email@example.com is the fastest way to find me. Well, and a Whatsapp to +34 644459753. Both things are worth it.
When people from Elite Models tell casting tips it’s time to pay attention.
They recommend not to wear make-up, not to be lazy, get something to do while you’re waiting and not to be shy. And don’t hump. Well, it’s a bunch of things for such a brilliant short video. I just can thank them for being so precise.
If you need a model portfolio, please contact me. I am Sergi Albir, professional photographer. I shoot in Spain and UK, firstname.lastname@example.org or +34 644459753, Whatsapp and Telegram available.
Bikini Class usually arouses more interest than any other in bodybuilding and fitness championships. It is actually the entry class for women, while men enter into Men’s Fashion or Physique. Or something like that because often classes are named a little different, not to mention that each organizer named as you want. Lately I’ve been to some championships, both AEFF (NAC) and IFBB, which are currently the two most powerful federations, at least in Spain. In the higher classes, men and women they have more muscle, so there’s always discussions in the public on the tastes of each other on the amount of muscle and how much it motivates each each physical. I have chosen this competition -the Hector Defez Open (IFBB), held on September 12th 2015 specifically for two reasons: because the level was much higher than that of a standard regional championship and because the winner got a photographic portfolio by me as a prize.
Finally, a picture out of competition. As soon as fhe awards were presented I was flying to backstage to take a picture of Claudia, the brand new champion, with the check. It is quite logical that just as the championship ends, athletes are wishing some relax and often even go away from the premises, and I did not want to miss the opportunity.
I am Sergi Albir, professional photographer. If you want to contact me, email@example.com is the easiest way. You can also try the phone, +34 644459753, with Whatsapp and Telegram.