portrait of model with pink and orange hair and man tattoo with roses and orange eye shadow

My Photography Portfolio

It is finally up on the blog! My photography portfolio. I managed to start getting the pictures from the photo shoots together and now you can see my photography up there in the Portfolio.

I am super excited about this. If you couldn’t tell.

Thank you to everyone that has encouraged me to keep working. It means a lot. I am super in love with photography and the editing process.

Contact me via the Facebook Page or via direct message on Instagram if you’re interested in shooting with me.

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Reo on a dragon graffiti

First Photo Shoot

So, out of the blue I was contacted on Instagram and asked if I could do a photo shoot and how much that would be. Honestly, I had never really thought about doing that before so I had no clue about prices or how this things work.

Again I decided to get out of my comfort zone, did my research and said yes.

Because of my lack of experience a lot of research went into this.

  • I researched prices first so I could get that out of the way.
  • After that I looked for any poses that would suit the type of photo shoot I was going to do and created a board for these on Pinterest.
  • Coincidentally I also got invited to a photography meet up the week before so that was the perfect opportunity to practice.
  • To pick the location I used street view on Google Maps a lot and once we decided the final location I went there to look for the best spots (before the day) and marked them on Google maps.
This meant we only needed less than a couple of hours to get about 400 shots in a few different locations around the same area.

On the day I was super nervous as it was my first time and I was scared I would not be able to do a good job. It was the model’s first real photo shoot too but she was amazing at it which made my job much easier.

We walked through the spots I had picked getting all the shots and we had fun in the process too. Once we were done I could not wait to look at the results and start the editing work.

It is still a work in progress as I edit the best shots of the day and send them to her but I am super happy she is pleased with the ones I have sent so far.

This experience made me want to do a lot more of these. Hopefully more opportunities will come in the near future.

A big THANK YOU to my first customer. She was truly amazing and made this experience very enjoyable. You can follow her on Instagram here.

If you wish to know more about booking a photo shoot with me you can contact me via Instagram or via the Facebook page. I will build a portfolio gallery at some point so you have an idea of the type of pictures you can expect from me. If you want something different I am open to discuss any new ideas too.

For my Portuguese readers photo shoots in Portugal will be possible too if arranged for the dates I am there. I will be in Lisbon and Milfontes this month so just ask for dates if interested.

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pink smoke grenades portrait

My First Photography Meet Up

Meeting new people, being around strangers and taking pictures around more experienced photographers with real models was definitely out of my comfort zone.

Still, I went out by myself and headed to central London this past Sunday for my first photography meet up. Someone I used to work with told me about it so at least I knew one person that was attending.

When I reached Kings Cross there was already a crowd around the swing cage. I was super shy so I just waited for the only person I knew before we started talking to more people.

Everyone was super friendly and excited to be shooting models around London and also to meet new people.

We got asked to leave the meeting point by security and moved on to the next location. In central London any gatherings with a large number of people seem to be closely monitored.

The models spread around the place and started posing for the photographers. I walked around trying to get some shots of different models. They were all super friendly and great at posing.

I had never shot real models before and really enjoyed it. Even though it was a struggle sometimes to get a good angle due to having so many photographers around them.

There were colorful smoke grenades and fire flares so we could get some cool pictures of the models. Those were very popular so it was even more difficult to get good shots.

It was really nice to meet new people. Being out shooting all day was very tiring but I loved the experience and cannot wait for the next one. For now I have loads of pictures to go through and edit.

Big thank you to @uk.shooters for organizing it.

For more pictures taken at the photography meetup just keep an eye on my Instagram and check out the hashtag #ukp_summertime. Follow the model in this picture here.

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