Happy Mango

mafe roig photography

Happy Mango.

Happy Spring.

Happy day!

Even though sometimes we don’t get the perfect framing, or the perfect exposure, or the perfect light, some photos are perfect for what they are, for what they make us feel and for what they represent. And this photo, to me, is perfect 🙂

Sometimes is important to not let technicalities get in our own way of really enjoying what we do. Perfection means something different for everyone and for everything.

Light is everything

The most important thing in a photo is the light. Light has the ability to make or brake any shot. You might have a great camera, a great model, a great set, BUT if you don’t have great light, you have nothing. It works the other way around too.

the importance of light in a photo

Every time I’m about to take a photo, the thing that inspires me the most is a beautiful lightning. Is the one thing I’m constantly fixated with. And natural light is my personal favourite. When I first started with photography I was dying for the opportunity to be in a full equipped set and try out all the lights, flashed and any lighting device I could put my hands on. But once I did, I was kind of disappointed.

Even though the possibilities are great because everything is under your control, It wasn’t as fascinating as I thought. Natural light has this quality that makes it perfect and amazing for pretty much any kind of photo. Well, at least from my point of view.

Of course there are many things that contribute and affect a photo besides the light (I will talk about that in another post). But light provides the mood, the ambiance of an image. And natural light is as versatile as it comes.

I particularly like the afternoon light the best. Back in Venezuela the perfect time was around 16.00h. Here in Spain it varies a lot depending on the season and time of the year. Right now, days are very short and the light is very soft almost during the entire day and that’s great!

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When taking photos I really like to have a focal light point. It’s not so easy to catch it because those points appear in very specific hours of the day when the sun is lower but hasn’t started to set yet. Here are a couple of examples!

I really like how those glares look like. I feel they give the photos a little extra something! This is one of the reasons I enjoy natural light so much. You can play with it so much during a single day and season, the possibilities are endless.

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Whether you prefer natural light like me, or artificial lightning, always pay close attention to it. On how you are going to use and what mood you have in mind for your photo.

Happy shooting!

Keep creativity flowing!

I’m constantly looking for new projects. Whether my own, or friends projects I can get involved with, I’m always on the lookout! It’s a way to keep flowing creativity and enthusiasm for what I do.

Recently, a dear friend of mine asked me if I would like to do a photo shoot of a bralettes brand for her new project.

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She just launched an online store called Vestier de Moda where she sells different clothing items from brands made by other entrepreneurs. We got together and did an amazing photo shoot.

For this shoot I had in mind a very soft look and feel from the start. I wanted to get a soft, white light in a homey/comfy environment so the photos could have a closeness feeling. That someone looking at them could feel related to the scenery.

We had a great location for the photos, which meant great natural light and a great model. It really is a cool project and I’m sure more photo shoots are on the way! We had a lot of fun doing this shoot and you can visit my friend’s Instagram for her project!

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I used Lightroom to develop these. Just played a bit with light temperature, exposure and contrast.

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Determined, persistent and caring

It takes determination to completely change your life.

It takes persistence to achieve your goals.

And you’ll only get there by caring for yourself and those you love.

Have a beautiful week!

This is my friend Vero. She is a very succesful Youtuber thanks to her determination, persistence and caring attitud. I have had the opportunity to do great shots of her in several opportunities! We always have so much fun and I think that translatesd to the final result.

Visit her channel clicking here and get to know her better!