Alex Miller @liquidverve
300 Posts
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Hey, I'm Alex (the female kind) 😊 ⏺ Portrait Photography // Los Angeles ⬇️ NEW TUTORIAL!!! 😃
300 Posts
102k Followers
327 Following
Hey, I'm Alex (the female kind) 😊 ⏺ Portrait Photography // Los Angeles ⬇️ NEW TUTORIAL!!! 😃
Target ❌ // @ambaluna // Shots by @suhailphotos // Edits by me // Swipe for more from the set, before and afters, details, and a wonderful BTS boomerang of Suhail showing Amber with pink shoes how to hold the bow and arrow (even though he clearly has no clue himself lol) 😂⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ In honor of the #Por#PortraitFFA, Amber said we should edit a new shot from this set! I decided to do some re-edits from the old set along with it 🙃 For the new edit (the first shot) I challenged myself to get it done in less than an hour, because I remember the initial edits for this set (half a year ago) took me FOREVER, and I wanted to see if my editing efficiency had improved since then. I set a timer, and actually managed in 47 minutes! 🎉 Haha 😂 Timing your edits is definitely a challenge I would super recommend, especially for those of us trying to learn "done is better than perfect". Let's be honest, a 3 hour edit is usually 2 hours worth of tiny, minuscule changes that only we will notice later 😂⠀⠀ A HUGE thank you for all the amazing entries for the #PortraitFFA! I can't believe we already broke 2000! You have till the 10th to enter if you still want to 😊 ⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ ✂-----------------------------------------⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #portraitsnyc #portraits_mf #earth_portraits #theportraitpr0ject #pr0ject_uno #bravogreatphoto #fabulousshot #photohunted #yourvisiongallery #portraitgames #photos_dailydose #creative_portraits #aovportraits #portraitgasm #benjamin_ellis_ #portraitvisuals #globe_people #portraitslayers #gramslayers #bravoportraits #moodyports #ourportraitsdays #portraitvision #sonyimages #bleachmyfilm⁣ #portraits_la⠀⠀⠀
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Golden hour ☀️ // Compilation of my favorite sunset shots - swipe to see all 10 🙃 // Model credits below and in tags! (Some of these are new edits of old shots 🙂)⠀⠀ In order - @amb@ambaluna / @mor@morganlynx / @kaitimackenzie / @jol@jollydes / @jessiepaege / @valkyrae / @morganlynx / @ambaluna / @jollydes / @kaitimackenzie⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Okay so I used to REFUSE shooting sunsets, just straight out refuse 😂 I felt like all everyone ever shot was sunset lighting and I wanted to be all edgy and stuff instead so I just shot nighttime and other weird stuff or something idk. 🤦‍♀️⠀⠀ Fact is, a few months ago I finally got over my pride.... okay so maybe not really. One of my daytime shoots just ran late and accidentally extended into sunset 🤦‍♀️ And I was like ok. I kinda get why people shoot sunsets now. 😂⠀⠀ Fact is, I'm still kind of a sunset newb and noob, so I'm having a ton of fun right now learning about all the different ways to light, shoot, and edit a sunset. Thanks for bearing with me during these difficult times guys 😅⠀⠀ Do you guys like shooting sunset? Or are you all edgy and counterculture too and only shoot nighttime 😂⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ ✂-----------------------------------------⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀ #portraitsnyc #portraits_mf #earth_portraits #theportraitpr0ject #pr0ject_uno #bravogreatphoto #fabulousshot #photohunted #yourvisiongallery #portraitgames #photos_dailydose #creative_portraits #aovportraits #portraitgasm #benjamin_ellis_ #way2ill #portraitvisuals #globe_people #portraitslayers #gramslayers #bravoportraits #moodyports #ourportraitsdays #portraitvision #sonyimages #bleachmyfilm⁣ #portraits_la⠀⠀
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Sunshine on my mind ☀️ // @morganlynx // Swipe for full set and before & afters! 🙃⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Hi everyone, happy Monday!! Here's some sunshine for you guys to hopefully make the start to your week a little brighter haha ❤️ ⠀⠀ I'm currently editing a whole bunch of warm images and decided to challenge myself to overcome my fear of magenta and integrate it into my usually very yellow palettes 😭 And now don't tell me that a fear of magenta isn't a real fear because IT DEFINITELY IS. ⠀⠀ I'm nowhere near understanding how to properly integrate red undertones into my warm pallettes, but hey, here's to attempts!! Haha. ⠀⠀ Check out the before and afters in the set if you guys want to see how much I really added.⠀⠀ SIDE NOTE - we already have more than 400 entries for the #PortraitFFA and just launched? What the heck?? YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!!! 😭❤️ Info in my prev post & highlight if you missed it!⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ ✂-----------------------------------------⁣⠀⠀⠀ #portraitsnyc #portraits_mf #earth_portraits #theportraitpr0ject #pr0ject_uno #bravogreatphoto #fabulousshot #photohunted #yourvisiongallery #portraitgames #photos_dailydose #creative_portraits #aovportraits #portraitgasm #benjamin_ellis_ #way2ill #portraitvisuals #globe_people #portraitslayers #gramslayers #bravoportraits #moodyports #ourportraitsdays #portraitvision #sonyimages #bleachmyfilm⁣ #portraits_la⠀⠀
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Must've been a dream... // @kaitimackenzie // Swipe for some stacked wide frames, some alternate color palettes, a before and after video, and the original wide crop of the shot :)⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ This color took me forever to figure out as there were just a seemingly endless amount of palettes that worked for the image. I finally managed to bring together some analogous orange, yellow, and magenta hues, along with a soft complementary blue accent. ⠀⠀ A couple of the palettes I encountered along the way are included later in the post.⠀⠀ I'm super nervous sharing this as it's really close to my heart... I feel like I'm currently in a mental place where I’m just sitting and thinking, wondering endlessly about what could have been, just like the girl in the photo. Hopefully, the thoughts will fade with time and leave me with peace. All the best to you guys and I hope you're having a wonderful week! ❤⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ ✂-----------------------------------------⁣⠀⠀ #portraitsnyc #portraits_mf #earth_portraits #theportraitpr0ject #pr0ject_uno #bravogreatphoto #fabulousshot #photohunted #yourvisiongallery #portraitgames #photos_dailydose #creative_portraits #aovportraits #portraitgasm #benjamin_ellis_ #way2ill #portraitvisuals #globe_people #portraitslayers #gramslayers #bravoportraits #moodyports #ourportraitsdays #portraitvision #sonyimages #bleachmyfilm⁣ #portraits_la⠀
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Swipe to see all of my favorite ways to work with sunset lighting! 🙃 // Feat @ambaluna // More details about each setup below!⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Thought I'd do something a little different today! 😄 Let me know if I should do more posts like this?⠀⠀ Here are the 4 sunset lighting setups in order of the post:⠀⠀ ⏺ 1. REFLECTOR: WHITE SIDE - By far my favorite way to shoot sunset or any sun for that matter. Pros: The white reflector creates a gorgeous soft and even light on the model, balances exposure to help match the background, and creates a nice catchlight in the eyes! Cons: Holding a reflector when shooting alone can be a hassle (but is really not that bad).⠀⠀ ⏺ 2. NO REFLECTOR - Pros: One of the easier ways to shoot, no gear needed. Cons: More editing required, since the whole sky becomes the light source, so it is not as directional as a reflector and there is less exposure on the model.⠀⠀ ⏺ 3. DIRECT SUNLIGHT - Pros: No gear needed, beautiful in-camera subject separation from the background. Cons: Some models don't look good in hard light & skin tones can be difficult to balance in editing.⠀⠀ ⏺ 4. REFLECTOR: SILVER SIDE - Pros: Well-balanced exposure between the subject and the background & sky, very little editing required. Cons: Not a very natural "look", the light is very hard. Also, must hold reflector.⠀⠀ So that's about it! If you have any questions about the setups, please comment below!⠀⠀ ALSO - SUPER STOKED TO ANNOUNCE MY NEW TUTORIAL AHHHH! 😊 These are stills and shots from the lighting section of the tutorial, which will be a two-hour crash course on how to shoot portraits 🙃 I will announce a release date soon, but I am aiming for the end of May! 💙 BTS stills taken from tutorial video by @chadnarducci 🙏 .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ ✂-----------------------------------------⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀⠀ #portraitsnyc #portraits_mf #earth_portraits #theportraitpr0ject #pr0ject_uno #bravogreatphoto #fabulousshot #photohunted #yourvisiongallery #portraitgames #photos_dailydose #creative_portraits #la_shooters #portraitgasm #benjamin_ellis_ #globe_portraits #portraitsvisuals #globe_people #moodyfilm #gramslayers #bravoportraits #moodyports #ourportraitsdays #portraitvision #bleachmyfilm
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Swipe for more before & afters! :) I have editing steps for most of these in my highlights if you're into that sort of thing! Please let me know if you have any questions about these edits in the comments! List of credits:⠀⠀ 1. @cai@cai@caitlinchristinee⠀⠀ 2. @cyndalmckay (shot by @abelinsane)⠀⠀ 3. @caitlinchristinee⠀⠀ 4. @sarah.atoms (shot by @jon.snip)⠀⠀ 5. @kaitimackenzie (shot by @nickramsayphotography)⠀⠀ 6. @justineparadise 7. @caitlinchristinee 8. @alena_n_star x @arniewatkins⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Currently working on putting together a new post format for you guys to post on Saturday! It's going to be about all the different ways you can shoot portraits during a sunset 🙃 Super stoked for that one!⠀⠀ Till then, hope you guys have an epic week!!! 😊❤⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ ⁣✂-----------------------------------------⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀ #portraitsnyc #portraits_mf #earth_portraits #theportraitpr0ject #pr0ject_uno #bravogreatphoto #fabulousshot #photohunted #yourvisiongallery #portraitgames #photos_dailydose #creative_portraits #la_shooters #portraitgasm #benjamin_ellis_ #globe_portraits #portraitsvisuals #globe_people #moodyfilm #gramslayers #bravoportraits #moodyports #ourportraitsdays #portraitvision #sonyimages #bleachmyfilm⁣ #777luckyfish⁣⠀⠀
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Desert dreams 🌵 // @kaitimackenzie // shots by @nickramsayphotography // edits by me // Swipe for more of the set & before and afters & some silly BTS (yes, that’s Kaitlyn yelling)! 😂⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ Nick and Kaitlyn and I shot this set together in the desert just outside LA. @charlierude and @luciadimitra came in to rescue us from the harsh light with some way-too-large-for-the-amount-of-wind-happening diffusion and a reflector (and Tom was chilling in a nearby bush somewhere I think)😂. Either way, it was a total group effort to get the hair movement and the lighting just right, and it was such a good time! I absolutely love collabs, especially shooting collabs, because they remind me so much of the collective effort that goes into creating films, which is what I did for years before getting into photography.⠀⠀ I guess I've accidentally found myself in a collab streak - this is my 4th one in a row... whoops. Unfortunately, the fun is now over and I need to go back to working alone for a bit 😂⠀⠀ Hope you guys have an amazing weekend!! ❤⠀⠀ Location: @chanadohills // huge thank you to @tomdewh for organizing this shoot!!!⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀ ✂-----------------------------------------⁣⠀⁣⠀⠀ #portraitsnyc #portraits_mf #earth_portraits #theportraitpr0ject #pr0ject_uno #bravogreatphoto #fabulousshot #photohunted #yourvisiongallery #portraitgames #photos_dailydose #creative_portraits #la_shooters #portraitgasm #benjamin_ellis_ #globe_portraits #portraitsvisuals #globe_people #moodyfilm #gramslayers #bravoportraits #moodyports #ourportraitsdays #portraitvision #sonyimages #bleachmyfilm⁣ #777luckyfish⁣⠀
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Crash landed // @cyndalmckay // shots by @abelinsane // edits by me // Swipe to see more of the story & editing steps 🙃🚀 ⁣⠀ .⁣⠀ .⁣⠀ .⁣⠀ I feel like this story is pretty self-explanatory so I will try not to ruin it by rambling on about it down here haha :)⁣ Instead I’ll try to share a bit of the editing process? A huge thank you to Abel for trusting me to go kinda crazy on these shots haha 😄 He's kind of a classic guy but he let me go a full 110% on my Alex weirdness nevertheless, which I appreciate 🙃⁣⠀ Abel and Cyndal did such phenomenal work - the story just jumped out at me as soon as I saw the raw files. I had a very specific vision and have to say, I couldn't have executed it this way without @chadnarducci's help. We picked out the spaceship 3d model together and placed it in the water exactly how and where I was picturing it via After Effects. Then I inserted the rendered 2d export into the images via Photoshop. If you'd like to check out the editing steps, make sure to scroll to the right!⁣⠀ I hope this mini set resonates with you guys :) The type of solitude these visuals represent is very personal to me and I hope everyone is able to interpret the undertone of this story in their own way. Sending love 🚀❤️⁣⠀ .⁣⠀ .⁣⠀ .⁣⠀ ⁣✂-----------------------------------------⁣⠀⁣⠀ #portraitsnyc #portraits_mf #earth_portraits #theportraitpr0ject #pr0ject_uno #bravogreatphoto #fabulousshot #photohunted #yourvisiongallery #portraitgames #photos_dailydose #creative_portraits #la_shooters #portraitgasm #benjamin_ellis_ #globe_portraits #portraitsvisuals #globe_people #moodyfilm #gramslayers #bravoportraits #moodyports #ourportraitsdays #portraitvision #sonyimages #bleachmyfilm⁣ #777luckyfish⁣
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