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Personal Style Photography Portfolio

I wanted to bring together some of my best pictures so far. So I created a Personal Style Photography Portfolio blog post. I wanted to include some of the main things I love to focus on photography. I am passionate about portrait, product, and landscape photography. I featured some of my best photography from these categories in this blog post. I am very happy because of all the different photography techniques I have learned so far. I can now easily adjust my camera setting to any environment. I have learned to work with triggers, continuous and flashing lights, and colored lights.


You are welcome to go through some of these pictures, you can see more on my portfolio page.
If you are interested in getting more inspiration from other photography portfolios, you can visit this website and this photography portfolio.

Product Photography Personal Style Photography Portfolio

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Portrait Photography

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Valentina Sumano Personal Style Photography Portfolio

Landscape Photography

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Valentina Sumano Personal Style Photography Portfolio
Valentina Sumano Personal Style Photography Portfolio

Business Cards Photography Portfolio

I am excited to share with you my business cards photography portfolio project that showcases my abilities. The special part about my business cards is that I wanted them to have examples of my pictures clients could physically see. 

I integrated a lot of the photoshoots I did in the past, but I used 6 pictures from a special photoshoot I did for this project. I wanted to focus on product, landscape, and portrait photography. 

This is the final result, and I am very happy with everything I have learned so far. I am excited to use these business cards to showcase the work I have done and be able to show clients and future employers what I am capable of delivering.

You can visit this website to see more Business Cards Photography Portfolio Project.

You can also visit my personal branding style blog post to see my original business cards design.

I also have another blog post displaying a new photo shoot I did to print the pictures in the business cards.

Personal Style Proposal

Final Business Cards Photography

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Valentina Sumano Business Cards Photography Portfolio Project
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Outdoor Fashion Photoshoot

A big project is coming up for me. To prepare for it, I decided to take an outdoor fashion photoshoot. This personal project I am working on is going to be to print out business cards with examples of my photography.  I decided to use some of my landscape and product photography. I also wanted to integrate some natural portrait photography into my business cards. 

My amazing model brought different outfits and we went to some really pretty locations. I had to constantly adjust my camera settings since we were having a sunny day with a lot of clouds. 

I decided to work on this photoshoot because I would really like to go into the portrait business, and I knew adding that to my business cards, could help people see more of my work. 

If you are interested in looking at more Female Fashion Photoshoots you can visit this site.

I also have another blog post with more fashion portraits you can visit with this link.

Outdoor Fashion Photoshoot

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Valentina Sumano Outdoor Fashion Photoshoot
Valentina Sumano Outdoor Fashion Photoshoot

Indoor Architectural Photography

I loved the different rooms around the RiverFront Retreat cabin we stayed at a couple of weekends ago. I decided to take some amazing Indoor Architectural Photography there. There were more than 7 amazing rooms. The whole place was also decorated with Caryn Eplins’ incredible photography. If you are interested in buying some of her prints, you can visit her website.

Most of the pictures I took in this blog post were bracketed. I had to use a tripod since it was late at night and I needed a long shutter speed to get the under-exposed, over-exposed, and normal picture. I put them together in Camera Raw and then edited some final detains in Photoshop. I enjoyed the whole process and had a great time finding new different angles.

You should also check out my Outdoor Architectural Photography blog post. You can also visit this blog post to learn 6 Helpful Tips for Doing Interior Architecture Photography

Indoor Architectural Photography

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Valentina Sumano Indoor Architectural Photography
Valentina Sumano Indoor Architectural Photography
Valentina Sumano Indoor Architectural Photography
Valentina Sumano Living Room Photography
Valentina Sumano Living Room Architectural Photography
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Outdoors Architectural Photography

We had the opportunity of staying at the River Front Retreat in Island Park. I loved the outdoors architectural photography I got of the cabin we stayed at. There was a lot of nature surrounding the area, so I decided to incorporate trees and branches in some of the pictures. I think this also added extra interesting detail. I was able to frame some of the pictures with branches and trees. I took all these pictures with my Nikon D600 camera without a tripod. I took some time editing the pictures to resize them. I think in the end I was able to practice different skills.

If you are interested in seeing more architectural photography you can visit this site. You can also check out my indoor architectural photography.

Outdoors Architectural Photography

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Watch Fine-Art Print

I learned a lot from this project. I decided to create a watch fine-art print and experiment with it. I have done fine-art prints before so I knew a little about the edits one has to do when sending something to print. I printed a 16×24 inches photo. I went in Photoshop and sharpen some of the main areas, because whenever you send something to print, it usually blurs the image, even when it looks okay on the screen. I also turned the shadows up, because printing makes it look darker than the original image. Those are some subttle edits that can really make the difference when sending a picture or design to print.

If you want to see more examples like this one, you can visit this site.

You should also take a look at more of my product photography.

Original Watch Photography

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Edited Fine-Art Photography

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Watch Fine-Art Print

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Valentina Sumano Watch Fine-Art Print

Amazing Product Photography CeraVe

This project was very fun to make. I decided to create some amazing product photography with CeraVe products.

I love experimenting with outdoor photography. Even though working with speed and continuous lights is very fun and requires amazing techniques; it is always fun to find new ways to experiment with natural lighting.

I went outside, by a river, and took different pictures. I experimented with different angels for this Amazing Product Photography CeraVe. I liked the having a really blurry background, which I achieved by having a really low f-stop.

While editing the image in photoshop I added the official CeraVe logo. I also used the products’ colors on the typography for the creative ad.

If you are interested in seeing more amazing products’ photography you can visit this site. You can also visit my product photography blog post.

Amazing Product Photography Set Up

Valentina Sumano Amazing Product Photography CeraVe Set Up

Original Product Photography CeraVe

Valentina Sumano Amazing Product Photography CeraVe

Creative CeraVe Ad

Valentina Sumano Amazing Product Photography CeraVe Set Up Ad

Amazing Product Photography

For this project, I decided to experiment with different lighting and locations to create Amazing Product Photography. The first picture was taken with a vinyl backdrop to create some texture. We had some amazing set-up objects, like the candle, oatmeal, and some plants. I loved how it all came together with the main product. I was using continuous lights that helped create contrast with the highlights and shadows.

The second image was taken with white glass and continuous lights. I was able to achieve an amazing reflection on the glass of the watch which makes the picture more interesting.

The third and fourth pictures were taken in the same setup, but with different perspectives. I really liked how sitting down, or standing up can change the whole concept of a photo even when it is of the same things. I also used different f-stops to achieve either a clear image or some bokeh effect.

The fifth picture was taken in front of a fireplace, which helps create a cozy and homey atmosphere. I had to use a fast shutter speed to catch the falling flour.

For the next three pictures, I wanted to practice some outdoor product photography. I used natural lighting. I also bracketed the Cera Ve image since it was a very cloudy day and I wanted to get detail on the shadows and highlights. The last image was taken with a small pond in the background, which is very blurred out since I used a very low f-stop.

If you are interested in learning more about amazing product photography, you should visit this site.

You can also visit my blog post with my self-branding project.

Indoor Photography

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Valentina Sumano Amazing Product Photography Bread and flour

Outdoors Product Photography

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Details Fashion Photography

With the photo shoot, I decided to also take some details of fashion photography. For the first two pictures, I used strobe lights to achieve some awesome highlights and shadows. The Ballerina station had some interesting background and floor textures that helped create some amazing details. The third image shows some boots with a fall vibe. The fourth image shows some hot chocolate product photography. And the last picture has the logo of The Venue, where we took all of the pictures.

If you are interested in learning more about prep work for your photo shoot, you should visit this blog post.

You should also visit some of my photoshoot blog posts that we took at the same venue.

Ballet Details Fashion Photo

Valentina Sumano Detail Fashion Photography Ballet Shoes
Valentina Sumano Detail Fashion Photography Ballet Shoes

Boots Details Fashion Photography

Valentina Sumano Detail Fashion Photography Boots

Hot Chocolate Details Fashion Photography

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The Venue Details Fashion Photo

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Cartier Photography

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Fashion Group Portrait

Having Fashion Group Portrait photography helps showcase your skills as a photographer. I was excited to use different lighting with an amazing group of models. Having different backgrounds and styles helps develop new abilities. I now feel comfortable switching camera settings to adjust for different lighting. It is also ver important as a photographer to know how to direct models and make them feel comfortable.

Something very important when learning photography is to know how to use post-edition programs. I personally like to use Camera Raw for small edits. I prefer to use Photoshop for bigger edits.

If you are interested in seeing some more group fashion photography poses you can visit this site.

You should also check out my male fashion shoot and female fashion shoot.

Day of the Death Fashion

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Valentina Sumano Fashion Group Portrait Day of the Death

Fall Group Fashion Portrait

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Couple Fashion Portrait

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Christmas Couple Portrait

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Female Fashion Portrait

I love exploring different photography styles. It is especially amazing everything you can do with Female Fashion Portrait photography. I have enjoyed using strobe lights. It can be tricky setting your lights and trigger in the same channel and group. I think something else that can make it difficult is having too harsh light or too dim. Once you master those skills, you are all set to take amazing pictures.

For this project, I explored with some Photoshop editing. I decided the last Day of the Death picture looked better in black and white to give it that dramatic look. I loved working with different models. That always gives you some good experience.

If you are looking for some free stock female portraits, you can visit this site.

You can also visit my Male fashion portrait blog post.

Fall Female Portrait

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Bride Female Fashion Portrait

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Ballerina Portriat

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Day of the Death Portrait

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Christmas Portriat

Male Fashion Portrait

This is a Male Fashion Portrait project I did last week. I was excited about using different types of lighting. I also practiced my photography skills with 50 mm lenses. I had different models come to create interesting portraits styles. The first two images have a Fall vibe. I used strobe lights with a trigger on my camera to achieve the lights and shadows. In the third image, I have a Day of the Death style, with an amazing Latin model. We used colored lighting to get interesting tones. I also used colored lighting on the fourth image, but with different angles and colors. The last image was outdoors and I used a Speedlight to get some good lighting on the models’ face.

If you are interested in seeing some more portrait examples, you should go visit this blog.

I also have some more creative portrait photography you can check out with this link.

Fall Fashion Photography

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Day of the Dead Fashion Portrait

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Fashion Male Portrait

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Skateboard Portrait

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River Landscape Photography Nikon

I want to share some new river landscape photography I took with my Nikon D600 camera.

The first image was taken a little bit after golden hour on a cloudy day, so I used a long exposure to get more detail on the clouds and river. This is also why the water looks a little blurred. I loved the detail of the rocks in the foreground and the reflection in the water from the trees.

For the second image, I lowered the exposure in the camera to have interesting shadows of the trees and river. I loved the natural colors of the sky.

The third image was created with bracketing. I combined 3 images, one underexposed, a normal one, and an overexposed photo. This helped have good details on the shadows and highlights.

The last picture was taken after the blue hour. I used a long exposure and did some light painting on the bridge.

If you are interested in seeing some more landscape photography you can visit this site.

River Landscape Photography Nikon

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Underexposed Landscape Photography

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River Landscape Photography

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Lightpainting Photography

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Tetons Landscape Photography

I am excited about the amazing Tetons landscape photography I got during our trip to the National Park. The day we traveled was very cloudy at the National Park. The Tetons are amazing mountains to capture, but I could only get a few shots of them. I loved the reflections I got on some of the lakes from the trees and part of the mountains. We saw some amazing Fall colors on the trees. I used a Nikon D600 camera to take these shots. I used the regular kit lens 28-300 mm.

If you are interested in looking at more pictures of the Tetons here is a link to a site you can visit.

Lake Reflection

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The Tetons and Wildlife

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Tetons and Road Landscape

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Cabin

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Lake Portrait Photography

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Yellowstone Landscape Photography

During my last trip, I got some amazing Yellowstone landscape photography I wanted to share. I am excited because of the different styles I incorporated with the different places we went to. We traveled on a rainy day, so it was interesting to take pictures in different weather.

I bracketed the first picture and then put it together in Photoshop to get good exposure to both the background and foreground. I used long exposure with a tripod for the waterfall shot. For the wildlife shot, I used a 600mm lens. The rest of the images were taken with the regular 28-300 mm kit lens.

If you want to see some more Yellowstone landscape photography you can visit this site.

Yellowstone Landscape

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Long Exposure Waterfall

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Wildlife Photography

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Yellowstone Rode

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Yellowstone Landscape Sunset

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Creative Portraits with Nikon

I decided to create different themed creative portraits with Nikon cameras. I used an 85 mm portrait lens which helped create a nice Bokeh effect when lowering the f-stop. I took all the pictures outdoors.

For the first photo, I only used natural lighting. I had a person going around the model with the smoke bomb to create this effect. Something special about the last 2 pictures, is that I was using dimmed speed lights to have some light on their faces.

For the second picture was also taken outdoors. I used a dimmed Speedlight to have some good lighting on the models’ face.

The third picture was taken at a lake. I loved the natural reflections you can see in the water of the forest in the background. Reflections can make photos much more interesting. Try adding some to your photography!

If you are interested in learning about other typed of creative portrait photography you can visit this site.

Smoke Bomb Creative Portrait

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Mountain Man Portrait

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Climber Creative Portraits with Nikon

Valentina Sumano Creative Portraits Nikon

Fashion Headshot Portrait Photography

During a trip to Yellowstone, I was able to get some amazing fashion headshot portrait photography. I was excited to share my process with these images. I used an 85 mm lens with all of them on a Nikon D600 camera.

For the first fashion headshot portrait photography I used a speed light with a diffuser to have some interesting light and shadows of her face, but still, be able to see the background. The second picture was taken right by one of the incredible lakes in Yellowstone. I only used natural lighting for it. And the third picture was taken on our way back by some shops we stopped by. It was late during the day, so there wasn’t much sunlight. We just had the artificial regular light bulbs.

If you are interested in learning more about portraits you can see more examples on this site.

Speed Light Fashion Photography

Valentina Sumano Fashion Headshot Portrait Photography

Headshot at Lake

Valentina Sumano Fashion Headshot Portrait Photography

Fashion Headshot Portrait

Valentina Sumano Fashion Headshot Portrait Photography

Long Exposure Nikon Outdoors

During this project, I wanted to explore with new Long Exposure Nikon Outdoors Photography. Exploring with long exposure photography and light painting can always make you stand out from other photographers. One of the most interesting effects you can get with light painting is when pointing the light at the camera. It is interesting because you can get different colors, textures, and effects. When you do this technique, as long as you don’t catch the light, you won’t show up pointing the light source to the camera.

These are the themes I decided to do for this project:

  1. Light Tubes in Tetonia
  2. Outdoor Light Painting of old cars 
  3. Blue Hour Light Painting (Trestle Bridge on Buffalo River, Island Park, ID)
  4. Nightscape with stars – astrophotography

If you are interested in learning more about Long Exposure Nikon Outdoors Photography you can visit this official Nikon article.

Long Exposure Outdoors Photography

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Long Exposure Outdoors Portrait

Valentina Sumano long exposure Nikon portrait

Long Exposure Lightpainting

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Astrophotography

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Long Exposure Nikon Indoors

I decided to work on a new Long Exposure Nikon Indoors project in which I could experiment with products. Long Exposures are a unique way to make your photos stand out from the rest. Long exposures can be anything from light painting, to using an ND filter, to shooting the milky way.

What is amazing about this indoor type of photography is that I used light painting to create them. I used colored lights for a couple of the pictures I took. I used a penlight to light up the soda product photo. The key when creating indoor long exposure photography is having a dark environment, any light source will end up showing in the picture. Knowing this, you can also create intentional light trails when facing the light source to the camera.

If you are interested in seeing some more examples of Long Exposure Nikon Indoors photography, visit this site.

Long Exposure Indoor Nikon Photography

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Long Exposure Indoor Photography

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Long Exposure Indoor Nikon Under the Sea

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Long Exposure Product Photography

Valentina Sumano Long Exposure Nikon Indoor soda

Ordinary Spot Extraordinary Shot

I decided to use a dimmed speed light for this project. Making an ordinary spot an extraordinary shot is not always easy. I will show the original place and then the picture I captured in the same place. One of the images I captures was product photography. The second image shows texture in some of the items found in a bathroom. For both these pictures, I used a Nikon D600 camera with a 28-300mm lens.

I am excited to keep experimenting with more product photography as well as portraits with this OSES concept.

If you are interested in learning more about this technique you can check out this blog

Ordinary Spot Shot

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Extraordinary Shot from an ordinary spot

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Ordinary Spot

Valentina Sumano Ordinary Spot

Extraordinary Shot

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I was born and raised in Merida, Mexico. I love design and photography. I believe that design is a process, and I love getting to work with clients to come up with the design that they will love!

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