Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kefas - "Un Dia" Music Video Shoot.

Shot a music video for Rock En Español artist Kefas for his song titled "Un Dia". The video was shot in the beautiful city of Old San Juan ,Puerto Rico. It's a simple love/break up story with hopes of one day meeting again. The video was shot in one day and features many beautiful locations on the Island (Old San Juan is an island) . Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pentax K-01


Pentax K-01 with SMC Pentax - A 50mm 2.0I

It's been a little over a year since I started shooting almost exclusively with the Pentax K-01. So far I've shot some editorial portraits,family portraits , it's been with me on a trip to Puerto Rico ,have shot 3 music videos and a wedding with it. I also use it a lot for concert photography. It does everything I need it to do ,for what I do. However there are different scenarios in which I may want to use one of my other cameras. For the most part it's a little champ in my book and made me a believer in mirror-less cameras. Not that I ever doubted them anyways.


Most other peoples opinions on this camera can be viewed over at DP Review . My opinion is solely based on my experience with the K-01 on my daily needs. We all get gear lust at some point as photographers. I try to keep my gear to a minimum so for this to be added to the family It needed to fill a gap. In other words I needed to find a logical use for it. I had some vintage K-mount glass laying around ( J.C. Penny 28mm 2.8 and a Sears 80-200mm 4.0) from my old Ricoh KR-10 Super that got me through commercial photography classes and a few weddings in the late 90's. So, I wanted to use that glass again in a modern kinda way and since the K-01 accepts K-mount lenses. It was a no brainier for me.




JC Penny 28mm 2.8 and Asahi Pentax 135mm 3.5

Vintage Glass

Most days I shoot with vintage glass ,all manual. It's the way I like to roll for most situations these days. If it was done in the 70's and before with no AF. Why not today? There's just something about those vintage lenses that warms my heart. I added 2 more lenses to the line up an Asahi Pentax 135mm 3.5 and a SMC Pentax A 50mm 2.0. Most of these lenses can be had for cheap on ebay and in good condition too.

Reviews and tech details to these lenses can be found by clicking the links.
J.C. Penny 28mm 2.8

Asahi Pentax 135mm 3.5


Real World Use

If a camera wants to be my camera ,then It's gotta roll like I roll. So it tagged along with me for several shows,portrait sessions,travels and whatever else came my way .No colour wheels,zebra lines or pictures of squirrels. Just straight up everyday use to test the K-01.



The Kidney Stones

N-Fusion

Gabriel Casiano
The lack of view finder didn’t bother me. This set up isn’t for everyone,I understand. However I didn’t feel it crippled my ability to create a portrait or 2.

 Yeah ... no squirrels. However here's an Oscar The Grouch T-shirt. He's so rad!

The Verdict

The Pentax K-01 is a camera that reminds me a lot of the old Pentax 35mm film cameras like the Asahi Peantax .I have no problem shooting it all in manual,I want to decide the settings to use and I don’t want the camera doing it for me.In my opinion,I feel that it's a great camera. It may not be for everyone,but it sure is for me.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Stage Fright

Stage Fright  is a personal  project on shows. Being that not every venue allows "Pro" cameras I shot these with whatever camera I had at the moment. Including a Kodak ZX3 camera. I like the challenge. All for the love of music. By the way support your local musicians , show em' love ,go to their shows you may have some fun.


Sie7e
Los Amigos Invisibles

Ray Liriano



Inity
Playground Heroes

Inity

Parafanelia

Beebs and Her Money Makers

Tef London (Teflon Don)

Jake Shimabukuro

N-Fusion


Alerant
El Zaguan

El Zaguan

Gabriel Casianos

Neco Pena

Orange County



Wednesday, October 2, 2013

More of Mr. Moore.

Once again , I set out to shoot comedian/singer Samuel J. Moore in the streets of downtown Orlando ,Fl. Always an adventure finding locations however not hard at all. In a small area one has many options for backgrounds and such.So many that in fact it can look like a totally new location just a few feet away. Personally I like how the wall color matches his tie.


-Vic


Monday, September 16, 2013

Samuel J. Moore

Comedian and singer Samuel J . Moore stopped by our studio the other day. Fun session with a great entertainer.



-Vic