Skills

You are doing everything right but you photos doesn’t look 100% OK? by Jose Photography & Design

Maybe is time to work with people smarter than you

We as photographers like to pretend we know it all and can control everything but the truth is that although most of the time we can have the job done, there are lot of talented people in their own areas that can help us to take our images to the next level.

Look for a makeup artist, hair stylist, wardrobe stylist, etc to help you do that and you will be amaze how much you can learn from them.

The 2 persons above are Yuri Kondo (MUAH) and Joan TH (Wardrobe Stylist) to wonderful people I have the pleasure to work with, click on their names to see their work.

Another way to improve your photographic skills by Jose Photography & Design

It is amazing how much you can improve by remaking your old photograph applying your new set of skills. here is how I did it
The image below was my favorite by 2013 when I took it, and there was a reason for the black background
1. It was cool to do it in camera to impress my friends
2. I didn't want to spend time scouting for a place that fits the shoot, so why not kill the background.

 BOY DISCOVER THE BOOK OF WONDERS.  (April 2013)

 BOY DISCOVER THE BOOK OF WONDERS.  (April 2013)

Now that I have new set of skills I decided to redo the image doing what I was supposed to do in first place.
But now I got a problem, my kid has grown and I didn't want him to look like a pervert looking at a Ipad in the darkness, so I adjusted it a bit to keep the same spirit as the original image.

 BOY DISCOVER THE BOOK OF WONDERS.  (November 2015)

 BOY DISCOVER THE BOOK OF WONDERS.  (November 2015)

It took time to find the right place, decide the time of the day and wait for the right weather, but it was 100% worth the effort. 

Want to do great photography
 the easy path doesn't take you too far.