Friday, April 10, 2015

My Exclusive Photo Session with Queen Solomon Jewels

My Exclusive Photo Session 
with Queen Solomon Jewels

I was so enthusiastic working with Nadia Solomon-Dean of or #QSJ, an online #trendy accessory store stocked with the latest fashion accessories and jewelry. I enjoyed collaborating with Mrs. Solomon-Dean, because of her unique sense of style and knowledge of modern-day #fashion, plus the girl knows how to give #face... In this photo shoot, we showcased her #Spring 2015 “Christopher Wallace” Collection.

We scouted around for a few locations before deciding on using the southwest pavilion entrance in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. The shoot took place around 5ish in the evening just before sunset. I love shooting just before sunset.  The sun penetrates a warm glowing light, which is perfect for shooting #fashion style portraits. I decided to shot with my trusty Nikon D7100 camera (code name Nikki D) with my 18-140mm lens and Nikon SB-910 flash unit.  I can capture wide angle and close-ups shots with ease utilizing this combination of equipment.

For my first set, I positioned Nadia in front of the pavilion stairs.  I got down on my knees, angling upwards to give her a tall #statuesque look.

Next, I shot her head on #portrait style, getting  great detail of jewelry and with her giving me that #KimKardashian type look. Trust me this girl knows how to give face, #vogue!

Then, placing her scarf over her head and posed her in a #WonderWoman pose.

For the final set, using her matching fur headband, and with a pair of “I wear my sunglasses at night”, #80's style sunglasses, reflecting the setting sun. I was able to capture Mrs. Solomon-Dean in an 80’s style, popping my collar pose #priceless.

Overall, I shot around 100 images and came out with 10-12 great images.  The top 3 images will be featured on the website this April 2015.
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Until the next post...
When you view an image with your heart it becomes true works of art.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Me, Myself and Marcia: A never ending love affair with Photography

Me, Myself and Marcia:  A never ending love affair with Photography

I fell in love with photography when I was 16yrs old. In high school, I had to have an art or music class as part of my school curriculum.  I couldn't play a musical instrument (trust me I tried, and I sucked big time) Since I draw like a 2yr old, therefore drawing was not an option either. Photography was my last and only choice. My photography teacher, Ms. Adrian Wander immediately recognized my natural artistic eye. She encouraged me to study photography in college.  In 1998, I earned my degree in photojournalism and commercial photography.  

Though my camera, photography became my talent and my art. Then after, it turned into my passion, my therapy, and my sanctuary. I felt like photography captured me, seduced me, and made me fall in love with it.  I find harmony within myself because of photography. It teaches me to be patient, to think openly, and innovatively. I am continually learning about myself through photography.

“Photography is in my heart. It is my calling. My life’s passion is to produce astonishing photos to share with the world. Nothing makes me happier than creating incredible images and memories for generations to share.”

~Marcia Chan Photographer~

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Welcome to Successions of Me

Successions of Me

Hey there, my name is Marcia Chan and welcome to Successions of Me. My internet home to share my motivations, thoughts, ideas, opinions and personal projects with you. A place where you can share yours critiques, ideas and opinions with me and others, as well.  In the past, I had so many people tell me I should share my work and ideas. I should start my own blog and write about my creations: showcase my work. I am a photographer. I am NO writer; moreover I am NO blogger. I write with my images, not with pen and paper. I hope this blog helps me develop my writing skills, as well as showcase my creations.

With my blog, I hope to encourage you to see how easy (or not so easy) it is to see art in things you do and look at.  Art is all around us; it just depends on how you look at it. I will share practices from my personal experiences, and hopefully it can help you realize that simple little things can help turn a bad day or idea into a great day or idea. A long time ago, I promised myself if I ever got a chance to really get into my photography full time that I would jump at the opportunity. I want to inspire you to follow through with your dreams, because that’s what I am doing. I am living my dream of becoming a successful full time photographer and artist.

I L-O-V-E feedback and comments… so please contribute your insight.  I really want to hear what you gurls and guys have to say. Please be kind and respectful with your replies.  (Treat others the way you want to be treated and respected.)
Thank you for reading, and Welcome to Successions of Me.................To be continued

Some fun facts about me:

I love hello kitty         I never grew up. I’m still a toy r us kid.
I am a shoe freak      I have over 150 pairs of shoes in my closet (yes I am a shoe fanatic)
I love chips                I have changed my sweet, salty snack food to healthy chips and snacks, but I still love dip with my healthy chips on occasion
I love affirmations     I post positive affirmations on my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every day. It’s my way of keep a positive mindset and encouraging others to do the same.