2020

In Frame: Dusty Marie Narducci – IG: @dustymarienarducci
MUA: Mila Todorova – IG: @pro_makeup_by_mila
Photographer: Bob Jones – IG: @rjones315

To sum up Dusty, she is a classy lady. She exudes confidence on camera and was a lot of fun to work with. Her easy going personality made it easy to direct her on camera. As you can tell, she nailed it with this powerful photo.

BAM

Mila did a great job with the makeup here. A perfect balance of editorial beauty.

Star Doan

In Frame: Star Doan – IG: not disclosed
Also Present: Sophia Chutkan
Makeup: Reina Jerez – IG: @_peachybeauty65
Photographer: Bob Jones – IG: @rjones315
Camera: Nikon D610
So, one of the things I do during these types of photo shoots is test the model for her more photographic side. Every face is not perfectly symmetrical. I run a simple test by having her look straight at the camera, and I take a shot and turn her head to both sides and take additional shots. I then look to compare which side has the best angle.
In some rare cases I find a model who looks great from all angles from. Star has that face. I also love the fact that her mother is in her corner and that she wants Star to follow her dreams.
Reina did a great job on the makeup and assisted with fitting jewelry for the model.
Another fun project completed and each time I learn more about the Tampa Models I work with.

 

Isa Viega

In Frame: Isa Veiga – IG: @caboverdiana.mel
MUA: Isa Veiga – IG: @caboverdiana.mel
Photographer: Bob Jones – IG: @rjones315

Introducing Isa Veiga. She came to me with a confident smile and dominated the shoot. She easily slipped into the role of model in front of the camera. She really made the project her own effortlessly and with very little direction from me. All I had to do was sit back and snap photos of her and what little direction I gave she followed perfectly.

She is also did her own makeup and blended everything perfectly.

Lesley Ingles

Inframe: Lesley Ingles – ig: lesleyrosemarie
Makeup: Reina Jerez – ig: @_peachybeauty65

Photographer: Bob Jones – ig: @rjones315

When some people get in front of the camera, they come alive and dominate the theme. Lesley was that model. This mild mannered lady became another person in front of the camera. She was fantastic to work with and had a great attitude. All class and a little sass.
Reina did an outstanding job with the makeup. Each time I work with her, we try to push it to another level.
Ladies, if you think you have what it takes, then see my casting posted calls.
The Most Fun You Will Ever Have With Your Clothes On.
Now booking editorial beauty photo shoots

 

Delysia Davis

In Frame: Delysia Davis – IG: @_i.model
Reina Jerez – IG: @_peachybeauty65
Photographer: Bob Jones – IG: @rjones315
Camera: Nikon D610

Delysia has a natural beauty and camera presence that she looks like a cover girl model. She has the most pleasant personality and I believe any photographer that gets to work with her is blessed.

I’m glad that both models who came today brought close friends as their escorts. For one thing it’s another pair of hands to put to work. For another, I always want the ladies that I work with to feel comfortable and I want to provide a safe environment. I always encourage models to bring their friends along.

Many of our photo shoots take on a life of their own and they become a party. A LOt of laughs and excitement leading up to some amazing finished product.

Thank you to everyone today and for those to come for gracing my canvas.

Sierra Sexton

Photographer: Bob Jones – ig: @rjones315
Makeup: Stephanie M. Paul – www.smpmakeupartistry.com
In Frame: Sierra Sexton – ig: @sierralynn99

Camera: Nikon D610
Lighting: 3 point lighting with a reflector around chest height

These shots came from my first session this weekend. Sierra came in and from the moment she sat in the photo chair, she knocked it out of the park. She had never done any beauty modeling before, but she did a great job and followed my directions to the letter.

Both her great skin and the fantastic makeup job of Stephanie made editing these photos a breeze. I spent almost no time editing blemishes and most of my time finding the correct crop and looking at various tone adjustments.

 

Is makeup part of your plan?

How many photographers actually think and plan for makeup in their photo shoots? Especially male photographers. Is this something you consciously think about or do you just take it for granted. I’m building a library of ideas on my pinterest account in order to feed my creativity monster.

https://www.pinterest.com/rjones315/makeup/

How do you plan the makeup aspects of your photo shoot?

Rachael Hurley

In Frame: Rachael Hurley
Photographer: Bob Jones
Assistant: Melanie Jones
Location: Tampa, FL
____ Exif
Camera: Nikon D610
F-stop: F16
Exp: 1/200
Focal Len: 75mm
ISO: 100
____________
Lighting: 3 Lights
1 Beauty Dish – Metered at f16
2 Strip Boxes – Metered at f32 (Background)

I like working with a team. I am trying to find a female photographer who wants to do these types of projects as well. In previous photo shoots, I would work with a partner and we both acted as art director for each other.

http://bobjonesphoto.com/

Beauty Closeup Shoot

In Frame: Rachael Hurley
Photographer: Bob Jones
Assistant: Melanie Jones
Location: Tampa, FL
____ Exif
Camera: Nikon D610
F-stop: F16
Exp: 1/160
Focal Len: 48mm
ISO: 100
____________
Lighting: 1 Light
Beauty Dish
Metered at f16
________
This is one of my go-to poses for beauty modeling. I like making the model look fierce and powerful. For this shot I pose her straight on and have her tilt her head forward and she is looking directly at the camera.

Rachael was great to work with! She came on time, ready to work. She is a natural model requiring little to no direction on posing. She brought everything to the table and I couldn’t ask for more from her as a model.

Thank you Rachael for working with us on this project! I hope to work with you again in the future.

http://bobjonesphoto.com/

Creative Partner Wanted

I’m looking for a Female photographer to join my creative team
This is not a job, but an opportunity to work together towards a common goal.

About me: I am a serious photographer who is passionate about my art and I’m willing to work with anyone who shares my passion. I like working within a theme or genre. The more detailed the pre-plan, the better the session. For each photo shoot, I try to involve a professional Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist to create the complete makeover & photo session.

What I offer:  I have a string of Alien Bees lights, light stands and modifiers.  We have an area in our apartment designated for photo shoots and are going to be scheduling some beauty closeup shoots very soon.

What I need:  A creative partner.  It’s that simple.  The two of us will do a photo shoot with various models.  I work to schedule Saturday and/or Sunday shoots.  Usually 2 per day, but I’ve been known to work with up to  5 models in a full day shoot.  These shoots are not paid, so there’s no money involved – in fact I usually pay a MUA.  Note:  You don’t need to worry about that – it’s on me.

Bonus Points:  If you are good with hair/makeup, creative with fashion/clothes/wardrobe.  Know of any unique easy to access locations for when it cools off a bit.

For additional samples of my work, see https://www.instagram.com/rjones315/

If you’re interested, send me an email to team@bobjonesphoto.com

Our current setup

Shanell

This beautiful lady is Shanell. Her natural expression is a smile. She was just a wonderful person to work with on this project.

Working in beauty photography, small movements are key to having different poses. She was perfect in working the subtilties of this project.

We are always looking for new faces to work with. DM me to arrange a photo shoot. The Most Fun You Will Have With Your Clothes On.

Shadae

I had the pleasure of working with the beautiful and talented Miss Shadae Candice recently. This was the first shoot I had since moving to Florida last September. I was excited to get back to following my passion for photography.
She brought her nephew to the shoot as her escort. We ALWAYS welcome an escort for the models comfort.
But be forewarned. I may put you to work. Lol.

We are always looking for new faces to work with. DM me to arrange a photo shoot. The Most Fun You Will Have With Your Clothes On.

Simple Elegance

These photos are from one of the last photo shoots I did in Syracuse.  We shot at the old abandoned candle factory in Liverpool.

Special Thanks to our Model from this photo shoot Alyssa Devine IG:  @lyslou_22 was absolutely Fantastic to work with. The beautiful dress she wore was from her mother.

We are always looking for new faces. DM me to arrange a photo shoot.  Our photo shoots are The Most Fun You Will Have With Your Clothes On.

 

 

How can I as a white person stop racism?

It is my firm belief that George Floyd would still be alive today if one of those cops had the stones to step up against the cop on his neck. The only way these deaths will end is for good people; at least one good person to step up and say stop.

How can I as a white person stop racism? Be the change.

1. Treat each person as an individual worthy of respect
2. Listen to and respect another point of view
3. Refuse to stand idly by when I witness acts against my moral code
4. Train myself to walk in someone else’s shoes
5. Have the strength of will to stand against my friends or colleagues if they break from what is morally right
6. Help the man or woman who has fallen to stand on their own two feet
7. Hold myself accountable when I screw up, and recognize that it will happen
8. Forgive someone when they make a mistake, and recognize that it will happen
9. Treat all mistakes as an opportunity to learn
10. Show grace to all and malice to none

#blacklivesmatter #blacklivestampa #black_lives_have_always_mattered #endhatred #bethechange

Real Estate Photos

Home for sale
Homosassa, Florida
– SOLD –
Located in the desirable
Oak Village North / Sugarmill Woods housing area

Price:  $259,900.00

FEATURES:
* 3 Bedrooms
* 2 Full bathrooms
* Den/home office
* Updated Kitchen
* 2 car Garage
* Heated Pool – Gas and solar

SAVE ON UTILITIES!  Uses well water for pool & lawn sprinklers.  City water for all other uses.

 

POOL & LANAI
Heated Pool – Gas and solar on the roof.  Also comes with a solar blanket for 3-way heating!
Fully Screened LanaiUses the smallest mesh available to keep critters out and the sunshine in!

Ask about how you’ll save money on chemicals by using the included Floatron solar water purifier!

KITCHEN
The kitchen Includes:

  • Granite counter tops
  • Upgraded appliances
  • Built-in wine fridge
  • Warming drawer
  • Breakfast nook

MASTER BED & BATH
The master wing Features

  • Large bedroom
  • Walk-in closet
  • Full bathroom includes two sinks, a large walk-in shower and soaking tub
  • A den that makes a perfect room for a baby’s room or home office

Highly survivable? Tell that to the thousands of people who have died? And explain to their families why your right to go out and party is more important than the lives of their loved ones.

You people are like drunks who get behind the wheel because you’ve done it before and no one got hurt. Previously. That last time.

This stuff is just common sense.

 

Fight abuse

So, I was catching up on my recordings of All Rise. If you get a chance, you should watch this show. The episode I watched included a plot line where one of the defense attorneys who had been abused by her husband was in this episode forced to defend an abuser.

I watched this woman spiral into depression and flashback.

I was struck by how powerful this episode was. How amazing an actress she is. I also felt shame as a man because this happens is happening on my watch. The things men do to women around the world is just wrong.

It’s not about being a hero. They don’t need us to be heroes. But they do need us to step up and say that’s not right. We should be their partners and just say enough is enough. They are our sisters, aunts, nieces and cousins.

Right now, there are men out there who know someone who is being abused. And if you just stand by and do nothing, then you are enabling the abuse.

SEE SOMETHING. SAY SOMETHING. DO SOMETHING. BE THE SOLUTION.

#reportabuse #realmen #respectforall

How to Start In Fashion Photography

There are many paths to being a Fashion photographer. As one other person recommended you can travel to one of the market cities and start by assisting another photographer. That is the traditional method and usually works best if you’re looking to start a career in professional fashion photography. In the US, that’s NY, LA and Miami.

Another is education. There are several schools that offer a formal education in photographic arts. Syracuse University springs to mind as they have a good photo curriculum. Stay away from the technical schools as they only want to separate you from your money.

Another way is to become a sponge and soak up as much education as you can. Online resources such as creativelive.com and free youtube videos are a great resource.

If you’re looking for inspiration, then focus on people out there doing what you want to do.

Online mentors such as
Matthew Jordan Smith – http://matthewjordansmith.com/
Lindsay Adler – https://www.lindsayadlerphotography.com

You can also find local people who want to market their creative fashions as well. Work with your friends and look at places like etsy.com for inexpensive clothes to photograph.

When I lived in Syracuse, I Started a fashion photography group. I had a studio and we held meetups that brought in multiple models, photographers, and MUA’s/stylists. That will probably happen again sometime this year here in Tampa when we find a studio space.

Either way you go, good luck.

EMPLOYERS SHOULD TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN THEIR STAFF.

 
Earlier this week I commented that people who are laid off should seek training. Well the same idea goes for employers. Instead of laying people off, now is the time to invest in your staff and get them training.
Every company has people who are newer or lack some proper training. It’s also a great time to devote to OSHA standards and other industry related training.
In normal times the workload gets in the way of getting people the training they need. When things are quiet, you need to work at plugging the knowledge gaps.

Well-trained employees work faster better and more efficiently.

For managers, it’s a great time to mentor someone. Train the people below you so that they can do their jobs better and improve employee retention. It’s also a great time to train on soft skills such as customer service and self improvement. Get people’s minds in the right place and their work ethic will follow.
Also, if managers attend the classes with their staff, it builds a team oriented environment and shows that your focus is from the top down.