Studio session with Stephanie

Stephanie is a stunt . She is an actor specialized in action scenes who was about to leave Spain and we were able to take advantage of one of her last days to try a few things. I hope you like this session in study with Stephanie. We tried a few things with flashes and reflectors like I’m doing lately. The work method has been evolving, and this time I decided not to use color to modify them.

Studio session with Stephanie - Photographer in Valencia, SpainAs you can see, Stephanie is not a conventional model. She is, obviously, a very pretty girl, but we wanted to show her closest side to action, so the poses are different from what I usually show on this page. It is what a professional portrait takes. All in all, and despite the fact that the work was in February, it took me a few weeks to teach it for different technical and agenda reasons. Being a professional photographer with photography studio is not exempt from fighting with the specific problems generated by Google with the change of algorithms that I mentioned in another post.

 

A little more about her

However, Stephanie already has some published works, like a movie called Captive State , with John Goodman and here you can see her stunt reel, in case someone decides to sign her up for a production. Due to his capacity for work, attitude and resistance, I can attest that she’i a great contribution to a shoot.

On the other hand, if what you are looking for is a professional photographer in Valencia, Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Leith or Brixton (I think it is clear that I work all over Spain and even further away), you can contact me. My phone, with WhatsApp is +34 644459753 and my email is sergi@archerphoto.eu . Contact me today.

You can read this article in Spanish.

Photo session in studio

Determining the type of lighting is always a small dilemma. I tend to be a supporter of working outdoors with natural lighting. I often use a reflector to help me, but while lighting results are lovely, most of the time the reflector must be handled by a person. And for a photo shoot in studio I am in favor of using continuous lighting.

That said, continuous lighting has advantages and disadvantages, and flashes, too. So I have to keep doing tests, as in this session with Mariana Uscanga, from which I show you the results. I used several flashes, filters and reflectors. If there is an amateur photographer who would like to know the setting used, I will have to disappoint him. I took many photos, many experiments, I moved everything and there was not one setting, but a bunch of them. And of course, I did not wrote them up. I do not usually release photography tutorials because there is a lot of competition. Producing them usually has a job much greater than what people imagine. So a hug to the photographers who take that effort and  I send for them my recognition and respect.

 

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Once the photo session is finished …

After a photo session in studio, one must apply in the editing work. In many of these cases, one of the tasks is in the selection of which are the photos we want, because there are often many similar ones. About the selection it is important to decide, more or less, what we are going to do, so that the work does not become too long. In this case, the idea was to keep the interest in the model totally. Eliminating any detail left over from the background was a priority. Then, the control of the tones is another crucial question. And as some of the photos will end, badly that I regret, on Instagram, it was also appropriate to leave them ready for that application.

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Mariana had enough patience not to kill me even though there were many experiments, a few disasters and a significant number of repetitions. But probably you will agree with me that the temper and endurance of this Mexican model had a fair reward.

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I’m Sergi Albir, professional photographer. If you want a photo shoot in studio, outdoors, or you have a company, or an event, or you want me to record a video of a turtle submerging, or whatever you can think of, you can contact me at +34 644459753 (better by WhatsApp) or sergi@archerphoto.eu.

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Dreamhack Spain 2017: results and photos

It’s always worth going through big video games competitions. And more if you have them close to home, as was the case of Dreamhack Spain 2017 (it happened in Valencia again). This time I was not working for the Valencia CF eSports, which had just dissolved its League of Legends team. However the trophy of this competition was for @Elite_Valencia , another local team sponsored by a local specialized in electronic sports that achieved a historical triumph.

However, Evangelion was representing the football club. who had bad luck at the start and after two consecutive defeats, despite a good late streak could not pass the round. If I’m not mistaken, he was the only representative of Valencia CF.  , also a Spaniard, would end up doing the victory against the British  . The joy of this triumph was also contagious amongst fans.

Other competitions and results in Dreamhack

In CSGO NiPGaming won against the also Swedes @RedReserve and in Starcraft2 @ElazerSC2 beat Snute. TRUE and SpeCial were stuck in the semi-finals, which surprised lots of spectators.

In the competition of Smite we saw  winning 3-2 to  in the last match of Summer Finals.

And without more delay, some photos of the competition: there was oriental food, cosplay, contests and a huge LAN area, but it looked much less than the competitions, of course. I may reinforce this post with a video, but I can’t promise.

Dreamhack Valencia 2017: resultados y fotos - Dreamhack Spain 2017: results and photos
Finding the Hearthstone pairings sometimes required additional hardware.

All rights reserved by Sergi Albir. If you want to use any of the photos, contact me at sergi@archerphoto.eu. And if you need photos for your team, your profile or your company, I’d also be happy to talk to you.

This post in Spanish: https://www.archerphoto.eu/dreamhack-valencia-2017/

Dreamhack Spain 2017: results and photos

Landscapes 101

Photographers are people who carry a camera way too often. So even when they are doing something else, it’s not strange they stop for a while and capture an image.

Landscapes 101

In my case, some of those landscapes can be stored during years. I classify my pictures and file them in the computer. If I am not in a hurry, they won’t be shown until I need to. The idea is having some material to display when I’m out of juice. It seems the moment: I am a professional photographer in Spain. I live in Valencia and it’s nice to shoot here, but I’ve got some pictures from Germany, Slovakia or United Kingdom in my PC. It’s not my usual business work, but it may be useful for finding some different material.

 

Bratislava

Short term visit, but the Danube was worth a shot. I’d like to come back and see the city with more time to enjoy.

Bratislava, Landscape 1010, by Archerphoto, professional photographer

 

London

For me it’s really captivating. Being there with a camera it’s having a great time. Architecture, people, food… It’s simply great. And you can see I have a thing for the rivers. Thames is also a charm.

London, by Archerphoto, professional photographer

 

Xàtiva (Valencia)

Over a mountain in a summer sunset. It was really hot and I came down on foot. I liked the result.

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Majorca

Mountains, and sky. I let the sea out of this picture.

Landscapes 101 by Archerphoto, photographer in Spain

 

 

Moraira (Alicante)

My old IXUS 40 was useful that day. Now I would have shot with my cell phone, but then…

Moraira, 2007

 

If you need to hire a photographer, well, you found the right guy. A mail (sergi@archerphoto.eu), Whatsapp, Telegram or phone call to +34 6444 5 9753. If you want to see more pictures, please visit my Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/archerphoto. Este mismo post en castellano: http://www.archerphoto.eu/paisajes-101

Showreel 2015

Corporate video in Spain by English speaking professional photographer - Showreel 2015

 

I try to post mostly photography related info, but when I have a video to show, it’s not a bad idea, as long as it is part of the services I offer as a professional photographer. I will have this info in my menu, and I will be offering corporate video -as I have been in previous years- for both national and international clients. If you need a corporate video you may want to contact us. Mostly with a reasonable investment you can achieve optimal results: nowadays it is very simple having video, just need a smartphone, but having  good images and quality content requires working with professionals.

Just a comment about the brands that appear in these videos, Jalalala SL is our company and Archerphoto is the registered brand we use. In 2008 reel we had the collaboration of Guillermo Barreira, who occasionally works with us.

Corporate video

Timelapse, fiction, premises, corporate video and events, we can take charge of your image efficiently. All parts of a production: permits,script, make up, casting or edition. We have also professionals ready to write and record original music, if you need it, or affordable alternatives. Also speakers in Spanish or English, subtitles, etc. Let us help you to produce your video: even when we are a small production company, you can check our results.

Showreel 2015

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I am a professional photographer and video producer. Photography, video and other contents. If you need to contact me, sergi@archerphoto.eu, call or message me to +34 644459753 (Whatsapp amd Telegram available). Si necesitas información en castellano, por favor pasa por http://Archerphoto.eu

Galavant: musical comedy in Valencia

Photography is my profession, but TV series are one of my most notable hobbies. Lately I’ve noticed a new one placed theoretically in Valencia. Name’s Galavant, created by Dan Fogelman (Tangled) and features Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Mallory Jansen, Karen David and Vinnie Jones (yes, that ex-footballer gotten actor and go, he’s quite fun). It’s a comedy with many musical performances, with scores by the awesome Alan Menken. This gentleman has eight oscars, author of music for films like The Little Mermaid (The Little Mermaid), Aladdin, Pocahontas … Well, the lyrics -courtesy of Fogelman-, even though the music is by Menken,  are more adult focused, with a few touches of black humor, going much further than Tangled lyrics went. Galavant has some great actors and interesting cameos, like Rutger Hauer (yes, the replicant from Blade Runner, remember that “All those moments will be lost like tears in the rain. Time to die” line?), Al Yankovic (maybe you know him by some parodies he has done, give it a try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEcjgJSqSRU).

I’m telling you all this because the series is interesting but the real relationship with Valencia is nonexistent. So there are some outdoor takes where you’re can see some towers, but they do not coincide with any of the currently existent in Valencia. So I put a couple of photos of the actual Valencia towers and a screenshot of Galavant just in case anyone wants to compare.

I have not found special resemblance between the towers appear and the actual look of Valencia at any time in its history. Valencia is in the mouth of the Turia River, but since the time of the Arab presence in Valencia irrigation ditches dwindled much the volume of river waters. Except in times when overflowed, it has never had the flow that appears in the TV series.

Galavant, Serranos and Quart towers

The appearance of Valencia in 1400 should be around this, according to an engraving of the time. Nothing to do with the way they appear in the series, despite little historical accuracy, is highly recommended.

Galavant, screenshot
Galavant screenshot, ABC Television Network property

The appearance of Valencia in 1400 should be around this, according to an engraving of the time. Nothing to do with the way they appear in the series, despite little historical accuracy, is highly recommended.

Valencia in 1356
Valencia in 1356

 

Torres de Quart, Valencia
Quart Towers, Valencia
Torres de Quart, Valencia
Quart Towers, Valencia
Galavant, torres de Serrans y Quart
Quart Towers, Valencia
Torres de Serrans, Valencia
Serrans Towers, Valencia
Torres de Serrans, Valencia
Serrans Towers, Valencia

Finally, you can take a look at the trailer of the series. See if you like it as much as I do. By the way, it’s been renewed for a second season: http://www.ew.com/article/2015/05/07/galavant-scores-surprising-renewal-abc

I am Sergi Albir, professional photographer in Spain. You can contact me with an e-mail to sergi@archerphoto.eu , phoning me or sending me a message, Whatsapp or Telegram in office hours to +34 6444 5 9753.  More pics in my gallery. Images for businesses, corporate pictures, headshots and all kind of photography you may need.

Valencia Central Market Neighborhood: Barri del Mercat

One of the neighborhoods in central Valencia. The Barri del Mercat, or Market Neighborhood , is the nearest to the Central Market, which itself is a remarkable piece of modernist architecture. The neighborhood is not like that, but are rather humble dwellings mixed with occasional palaces. This space was an extramural suburb in the Arab Valencia, which had its wall in the current Caballeros street, where some parts of the wall remain integrated within existing buildings . Until the fourteenth century the neighborhood remained outside Valencia, but became integrated with the construction of the outer city wall. Next to the current Central there was a mosque, which gave way around 1240 to Santos Juanes church. That same church was rebuilt some centuries after.

Valencia Central Market Neighborhood: Barri del Mercat


Barri del Mercat by Archerphoto, professional photographer in Valencia

Barri del Mercat by Archerphoto, professional photographer Valencia Spain

Barri del Mercat, Iglesia Santos Juanes by Archerphoto, professional photographer Valencia Spain

Barri del Mercat, by Archerphoto, commercial photographer Spain

Barri del Mercat, Mercat Central, by Archerphoto, photographer in Valencia

The neighborhood also houses the Llotja Mercaders or Lonja de la Seda, world’s greatest example of civil Gothic. Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, was started to be built by Pere Compte on the very concept of Llotja de Mallorca, and it is an indicative of the commercial revolution during the late Middle Age in the city of Valencia.

Both the Central Mercat as Llotja deserve its own post, but for now, we will release some detail.

Barri del Mercat, Llotja, by Archerphoto, pro photographer in Valencia, Spain

Barri del Mercat, Llotja, by Archerphoto, professional commercial photographer in Valencia, Spain

Barri del Mercat, Llotja, by Archerphoto, commercial photographer in Spain

Barri del Mercat, Llotja, by Archerphoto, professional photographer in Spain

Barri del Mercat, by Archerphoto, professional photographer for business in Valencia

More info about the Llotja: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llotja_de_la_Seda

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Copyright Sergi Albir 2014. If you need a professional photographer in Spain, feel free to contact me: sergi@archerphoto.eu

XV Valencia Fashion Week: 2013

Valencia has a fashion show that began with a huge boost when major events were regional government policy but, with the economic cutbacks, it has been losing a lot of thrust. Currently the concept is rethought to survive the crisis and having a a low budget  profile while promoting less known designers. The location seems to be permanently (kind of , you know) in the Agora of the City of Sciences Valencia.

The catwalk had, in previous years, names like Hannibal Laguna, Ion Fiz and the organizer, Alex Vidal, and there were discovered some designers that after dramatically projected: Maya Hansen and Juan Vidal, for example. There were also shining moments with the presence of Assaad Awad, Fidel David or Higinio Mateu.

XV Valencia Fashion Week by Archerphoto

XV Valencia Fashion Week

Currently, the , Valencia Fashion Week live on less glamorous but interesting moments: Alejandro Resta, Siemprevivas or Anillarte are outstanding values ​​right now, although it is expected that the level of the newcomers is adequate .

Here are some galleries of this edition of the Valencia Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014.

Alejandro Resta

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Alejandro Resta

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Juana Martín

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Juana Martín

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Esther Noriega

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Esther Noriega

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María Cózar Couture

María Cozar backstage - Archerphoto, professional fashion photographer

María Cózar Couture

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Siemprevivas

Valencia Fashion Week 2013 desfile Siemprevivas

Siemprevivas

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Patricia Adam

Patricia Adam - Archerphoto, professional fashion photographer Valencia Spain

Patricia Adam

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Guillermo del Mar

Valencia Fashion Week Guillermo del Mar

Guillermo Del Mar

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Anillarte

Violeta en Anillarte, Valencia Fashion Week Primavera Verano 2014

Anillarte

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Javier y Javier

Javier Y Javier

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Lucía Botella para Pepe Botella

Pepe Botella

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You can find the pictures from this edition- and also from former editions- on my Flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archerphoto) if you have an account on that network and you want to follow me in a regular way. I am Sergi Albir, professional photographer. If you want fashion pictures, or you want to improve your portfolio, please contact me sergi@archerphoto.eu

Julio Portet, personal trainer

Julio Portet is a known bodybuilder in Spain. He’s been Spanish Champion and he’s been also a world contestant who has been in competition since 1994. That’s quite impressive if you just think he was just 17 years-old. Julio is a really strong competitor, but he’s also a successful trainer: his team has been getting on the podium during years. As a commercial  photographer I’ve known some members of his team and I’ve watched him in competition and exhibitions.  He doesn’t just train athletes for competition: Julio Portet is also a personal trainer who brings out the best of each person who prepares. His latest achievement, 6th in Mr. Olympia, N.A.C., in 2013. His biggest one: 2nd in Mr.Universe NABBA 2008 in Cancun, Mexico.

Julio Portet, personal trainer
Julio Portet

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He is also a great goldsmith, specialized in traditional Valencia crafts, in brass, silver and other materials. As long as we’ve been friends for some years, I’ve got lots of pictures of him, even from his closest family and friends. Most of the pics are in stock. Perhaps some day I’ll show them, but at this moment, here there’s some pics of this versatile man in his sports side: as a personal trainer and some promotional pictures of Julio in the gym .

His website is only available in Spanish: http://www.portet-team.com/ but you can see some of my photos there.

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