Author Archives: Moses

MVNCI Royal Court 2014 – Portrait Session

Mimicking the wonderful Dan Winters. I love the way he edits and brings out such character in every single portrait.

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Camille and Christophe – Fitness Modeling Session

I’ve always admired people who can devote their time and energy to keeping your body fit. As a photographer, it’s hard to carve out time to go the gym and work out. The motivation is just not there… until of course you do a fitness shoot! I had the pleasure of shooting this sweet couple a […]

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MVNCI – Royal Court 2013 – Portrait Session

For the past 4 years, I’ve had the honor of photographing the Miss Vietnam Northern California Intercollegiate Court and every year I’ve picked a photographer I admire to inspire me when planning for the shoot. Last year, it was a tone down version of Terry Richardson’s ring flash white background portraits. http://mosessison.com/2012/07/hklt-royal-court-2012-editorial-preview. This year I […]

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Corporate Headshots – UberConference – SF Startup

I had the pleasure of taking corporate headshots for the San Francisco based start up company UberConference. What is UberConference you ask. “UberConference brings a whole new visual dimension to audio conference calls. From any computer, anyone in the call can see the names, photos, and other information of the others in the call. The display […]

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Johnny La – Portrait Session – Actor Headshots

I LOVE doing headshots for aspiring actors and actresses. Why you ask? Well let me count the ways: 1. They can take direction. Look up, look down, look straight into the camera, slight smile, no smile, are just some of the directions I give when shooting a headshot. Folks who have studied acting responds to […]

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Kim and Mary – Portrait Session – Outdoor Sun

For the longest time, I’ve always thought of Sacramento as boring, stuffy and old smelling. I envisioned that people who live there talk about the Senate, House and the “State of State.” Sacramento’nians to me are all politics and no fun. But after meeting and hanging out with the very cute, super fun and semi […]

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Victoria Barajas – Portrait Session – Model Development

The stereotypical “model” stands at about 5’9″ at around 145-150lbs. A study done in 2002 showed that among top editorial fashion agencies in Los Angeles and New York, 81% of their “editorial fashion” models were 5’9” and above; 15% were between 5’8” and 5’9”, and only 4% were below 5’8” tall. With these statistics in […]

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Eva Luna – Portrait Session – Model Development

Photographing a model who has extensive dance background is very different that photographing a model who grew up modeling. I had recently had the opportunity of photographing Eva Luna in my favorite studio The Candy Factory in Fremont, CA. Vince Gotti, the Director of Photography at GEV Magazine set the shoot up and contacted the […]

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HKLT Royal Court 2012 – Editorial Preview

There have been talks on releasing an editorial spread for the 2012 HKLT Court for close to a year now. Well it’s almost near completion and I wanted to give a quick preview. The girls were asked several questions and one the intrigued me most is about the topic of “Beauty”. Being a photographer, I […]

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Ulorin Vex – Portrait Session – Model Development

Did you know that your whole body needs to be fully lubricated in order to wear latex? No? Well neither did I until my last photoshoot with British Alternative Super Model Ulorin Vex! I’ve never really shot an alternative / punk rock model in the past so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I checked […]

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