Cristina Ramos

How I work?

HOW ARE THE PHOTO SHOOTS DEVELOPED?

Photo shoots are for everyone wether with or without experience in front of the camera. I believe that naturalness is the best pose and spontaneity, the best tool. I run away from extremely forced and over posey photos. I aim for naturalness at every moment.
Fortunately by experience, people who are not familiar with being in front of the lens take about 5 to 7 minutes to loose their camera awareness and feel relax, comfortable and at ease (I promise, It is always like that) 

During the shooting you will see me suggest you moving actions where lots of nice and spontaneous poses will be naturally created. We will combine those more spontaneous with others where I will give you some posing tips to enhance your gestuallity. All of them are based on optimizing your image and the overall composition of the picture. 
In both approaches, I aim for you to be entirely you. Every personality has interesting things to highlight.

photo romantique de couple qui se regarde

When it comes to lighting outdoors, I go all the way with natural light as its the most beautiful resource we have for photography. It is my job to master how light behaves in every condition be it weather, time of the day, surfaces impact and subject surroundings. My goal at every image is to find the most flattering light in every spot we shoot.

About the duration of the session, I am not really on the clock, the sessions last between 30 and 120 minutes on average depending on the package. 

Throughout the shooting, if you have your own ideas of photos you always imagined for yourself, please do not be shy to propose away, I am always open.

If for complicated weather reasons (not slight but huge rain), the session can not be done,  it will be postponed to another day available for both of us.

All the files are sent both in: 
– High resolution format without watermark. This is for printing purposes without any limit of copies, support(print, albums, etc) or size.
– Screen resolution format, for screen display..sharing and social media.

The reportages will contain a mix of colour and black and white images.

If you have any question, let me know! will be a pleasure to talk with you!

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HOW I EDIT MY PHOTOS?

While the photos must be excellent already in the raw file in camera, the editing, grading and final look of my images is an essential aspect of my work too. My work starts before the shooting, during the shooting, and equally important, after the shooting, with the selection and the edition. I treat my images both in Lightroom and in Photoshop depending on the requirement of the image. 
I do not apply any standard filters, I edit my photos one by one treating the light by zones towards the feeling to be conveyed, the atmosphere,  and the cinematic look I like to give to the images. 
I do not smooth the skin with any blur actions that can be found in any editing app on the smartphones. I run away from plastic skin feel. I aim for naturalness.
I do occasionally erase certain unwanted aspects (scar, marks…) according to your expectations, but skin pixel level work is not applied here.

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