Everyone loves a well-lit picture of themselves

I know you’ve been there. The sun is shining through those south-facing windows of yours, your room is flooded with in-direct natural light and then you take the perfect selfie. That picture is now your Instagram profile pic because you’re absolutely glowing. 

Then I bought a ring light. I put it in a 5’x9′ call room at work, set up a makeshift photo booth and busted out my Nikon. “A lot of fun was had” – an actual review from the giraffe. Take a look. Shoutout to my models for posing for me. 

San Francisco Magic: Foggy Nob Hill

I live in Nob Hill, one of 36 neighborhoods in San Francisco. I’ve been in this place for about two years now and there are some definite pros. Along Polk Street are one of a kind shops that will fulfill your thrifting, knick-knack, and consignment needs while you are fed and nourished by local eateries like Cheese Plus, Basik (for those amazing acai bowls), or Teaspoon for some boba.

(of course there are bars but I don’t think I know when the last time I roamed Polk Street bars on a weekend was…contained extrovert over here)

Nob Hill sits in the north-eastern side of San Francisco and hits the water by Fisherman’s Wharf so it’s fair game for fog. This past Sunday, the fog got the best of it.

I invited my dear friend and very recently, my neighbor, to come with me and my Nikon to go shoot because I’d much rather photograph people than things. See our day below πŸ™‚

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San Francisco Magic – Lands End

Today was a special day. Through the magic of fog and Apple’s SD card reader for your phone, my Nikon was back in action. I missed the large, high quality, light absorbing, and isolated focusing power of my camera, and now I can access them again without a functioning computer (at the moment).

To celebrate, I took a walk to Lands End with my sister and some friends. It was foggy, dusty and windy. None of us were wearing make up, and it was that kind of cold that you think you can stand thoughΒ you know the whole time it will always win, but it’s okay because you’re suffering together. IΒ did my best to tell today’s story – I hope it translates. Enjoy πŸ™‚

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#GenMakesPortraits (6/26/2016)

There’s nothing like natural light and a willing friend to pose for you against a background that compliments their dewy complexion. All shot on an iPhone6, these lovely pictures were taken in Emeryville, CA and edited on VSCO.

Let’s shoot some pictures! See more #GenMakesPortaits here.

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