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Edmonton Commercial Photography, "Wild Woman" by Benamoz

"To photograph is to hold one's breath when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy." quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson
www.photographybybenamoz.com ~ Image copyright 2017

 "Wild Woman" by Photography by Benamoz Ltd.

"Wild Woman" by Photography by Benamoz Ltd.

Edmonton Family Portrait - Micaela & Lexi

Our portraiture is all about the story of each person we capture; Micaela and Lexi are no exception and as far as family goes - well, you can't get much closer than this:

"I used to work at a shelter and would work with problem dogs. One day while walking through the shelter I saw Lexi. She was scared, hiding in the back of the kennel but looking into her big icy blue eyes, it was almost love at first sight! I found out that she was probably going to be euthanized as she wasn't fit for adoption since she had been a stray until she came to the shelter. She wouldn't let anyone near her without barking and lunging but I knew I had to do something, so I insisted on taking her home to foster her. It didn't take long for her to take to me, we had a connection almost immediately. Although it took some time and a ton of hard work (and lot's of love) eventually she developed trust, even with strangers and she became the biggest sweetheart ever! I fell so in love with her that I had to foster fail and keep her. Now she is my ever-faithful companion!"

~ Benamoz

Edmonton Best Family Portaiture - Benamoz

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!  

 

Benamoz Headshots New York City

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.

 Night shot of NYC

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~

 

 

 

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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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.