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Edmonton - My Best Headshot and Actor Portfolio Photo Session Experiences ~ by Benamoz

I have had the good fortune of working with many actors and models throughout Edmonton, NYC and LA, but just a few stand out in my mind as the more memorable.

"Erin", a fantastic singer was invited to sing as Josh Groban's singing partner in Vancouver. She needed a portfolio created with a variety of headshots and artistic-style imagery that stood out from others.  Naturally, with her fair hair and my obsession of the 'run-down', her session was chalk-full of a few great locations and some wonderful gesture.  Erin was a joy to photograph and had some great stories along the way!

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This gal had some great ideas for apparel and contrast of costume and design. We found that some of her best gesture stemmed from little to be worn at all!

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Our lovely model from Russia desired photographs to build her portfolio and those big brown eyes were only complemented in a white background.  Showing her hands are all a part of the gesture!

 

Benamoz Russian Model

Benamoz Russian Model

Our gesture models desired photos to add to their portfolio together as a couple on the beaches of LA and were an absolute joy to photograph!  See more about their session here

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Benamoz Models LA

Morgan, a wonderful model in Edmonton wanted a few images that stood out in her portfolio. We added some black and white imagery that explored her range of gesture, adding interest and made for an interesting day in various locations. Natural light was used in this image, subtle, yet soft.  Morgan was a wonderful model 

Benamoz Edmonton Model Portfolio

Benamoz Edmonton Model Portfolio

This interesting fellow needed imagery that showcased his best assets - his piercings!  We had a chat about his goals and desires, and his dream in LA was to make it on TV.  Last I saw, he did make it on a show highlighting his many piercings.  

Benamoz Gesture Photography

Benamoz Gesture Photography

"Maria" was an absolute wonder to work with.  She wanted photographs of herself that were full of creativity in a fine art muse-style session.  We were amazed at her range of gesture and as a result of her comfort and her own creativity, many images were created just from the sheer joy and interest in the arts.  Here she portrays a dark look, surrounded by darks.  What an excellent model - a joy to work with! 

Benamoz Model Session

Benamoz Model Session

These are just a few snippets of features from some of my more interesting headshot/portfolio sessions.  My interest in creating portfolios has grown into creating wonderful and interesting works for my clients and working outside of the studio. I find this is where most of the natural gesture comes from - where my clients may be at their most comfortable. I have created a new package speaking to this for a half-day session in various locations and my clients are loving it!  Book your own session here! 

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Benamoz

Benamoz Commercial Work

Benamoz Commercial Work

Benamoz Studios in Edmonton and now in nYC!

Photography by Benamoz

Photography by Benamoz

 

We are pleased to announce that Benamoz Studios has expanded to NYC! 
Travel between the two cities has been so frequent that we decided to make the leap and work from both cities.  It's an exciting time for us and a final decision that we have been looking forward to since 2011!  

 

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From Headshots to Model Portfolio building, Actors, Musicians and other working creatives, the Benamoz Team is excited to offer services in both Edmonton and NYC, with clients across North America.

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Night shot of NYC

Katz Deli - a favorite lunch stop!

Katz Deli - a favorite lunch stop!

To book with us, contact us via our website and mention your preferred location.  We look forward to a year of beautiful imagery and forging ahead with new creative works, in whatever city you choose!

~The Benamoz Team~

 

 

 

Model Interest

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EDMONTON FINE ART MUSE MODEL CALL

If you are inspired by art and desire to be part of a photography production; you are in the right place!

We seek the unique and wonderful differences in each of our subjects.  We look for those that have an interest in the arts and can be natural - posing is not on the repertoire!   We seek models that can work with us long-term, those who are love art, are comfortable with their form and are wonderfully reliable.

About our Professional Fine Art Photography Production:

Wonderful locations, professional art direction, elegant props, portable lighting and equipment on location.   

If you are interested in fine art modeling, please fill out the below (your information is for our purposes only - we respect your confidentiality).

Thank you and we will be in touch shortly!

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6 Minute Model Shoot ~ Benamoz Headshot and Model Photography Edmonton and NYC

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6 Minute Model Shoot ~ Benamoz Headshot and Model Photography Edmonton What can you do in six minutes? Brew a good cup of coffee, skim a magazine article, Something About Mary's "6 Minute Ay-abs", maybe, but a photography session? It is possible when you have a great team and all of the right elements!

To describe the session (it will take me longer than six minutes);

1. The perfect setting - the beaches of LA, quiet, in the month of December, the sun was very bright but there was a haze, acting as a diffuser over our models. It was almost directly overhead in the noon-day sun. You often hear other photographers talk about the horrid and harsh nightmare of mid-day light, but this session did not exactly suffer because of it. In this case, a high-key, GQ-look was what I was after.

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LA Models-4

2. The Perfect Models - my models (and yes, they are a couple) really were pros. I say this after working with many models, sometimes over more than a few hours to try and generate the look I achieved here. I am always after natural gesture and this couple ruled in this area! The ability to work with models who do not require coaching is invaluable - sure, there is directing, but not coaching when it comes to true pros!

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LA Models-3

3. Time Crunch - at times, there is nothing more motivating than being under a tight schedule. Of course, I am not a fan of this, but when you need to get a job done, you have two options. Get it done, or don't!  The variables that lead to a hectic schedule can drive you nuts some days, but through a combination of trained study and work with some of the greatest photojournalist photographers, not to mention the world of weddings has prepped me for pretty much anything.  Nothing says "get going" like a call to cocktail hour!

4.  Less Time in Post - the better the photo means  less time in Photoshop.  'Nuff said.

Photography...specifically work that causes me to stretch (given over a longer span of time) is my true passion.  When I am approached with a project and the only stipulation given is 'just run with it', it truly opens the door to so much more creatively.  Which leads to...

5. Time.  The ever-evasive element I seem to be chasing.  This session, however, may just have proven me wrong!!

Interesting days...more to follow!

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My Groom Waits - Editor's Choice - #Viewbug

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A beautiful bride looks out the window just before meeting her husband-to-be. This photo captures the bride's sense of calm before the bustle of the day's activity is about to begin.

Taking the time to capture an image such as this during the getting ready portion of the wedding day, gives her a moment to pause and reflect on all that is before her.  A unique 'getting ready' memory that brides love to have from their wedding day! An inspiring photograph voted "Popular" on 500px.com.

Photography by Benamoz Ltd. www.photographybybenamoz.com

Red Riding Hood ~ #KelbyOne

Just a quick post to show my latest photo voted as Photo of the Week on KelbyOne.  This was a great shoot, a ton of fun with our model Micaela.  I used the Elinchrom system with a large beauty dish for this shot.  A special thanks to our model!

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Fashion Portrait ~ Photography by Benamoz Ltd. - Portrait of the Week on KelbyOne.

Seaside Photography ~ Benamoz

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Around Jamaica-20
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jamaica landscape photography

Clients often end up taking us to wonderful places and this was no exception!  On my off-time from client work, I took some time to wander and capture wonderful photographs in and around Jamaica.  More of my work can be seen via my portfolio prints that are now available over at Benamoz.  Here is a wee peek at some others as well.  Enjoy!

Gorgeous Pre-Wedding Session by Benamoz

There are some absolutely outstanding engagement sessions that truly stand out.  This one in particular, a super-sweet couple, divinely in love, draws you in with their ease in front of the camera and with each other.  Our locations were, to say the least, outstanding! Our day started out a a train museum, followed by some time in rural/remote areas.  By far, this is one of my favorite engagements.  Congrats to you both, Corey & Christine.  Wishing you the very best in your future together!

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See the entire Engagement Session at www.photographybybenamoz.com or their romantic video here!

"Gesture" Portraits of NYC

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While in NYC for a fashion session (more to come on this), there was some time for street photography…one of my favourite ways to capture "gesture". Appropriately named - I have added the images from the streets of New York City called "Gesture" Portraits of NYC.

Take a look and for more, see the full gallery in slideshow here:   http://tiny.cc/ah2nfx.

Enjoy!

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~ Benamoz