Fine Art Photography: Photographs Within Photograph

Even if it’s only once, I really must give this a try . . . These images are also part digital photography, part analog photography (KONO! Rotwild + Fuji Instax Wide), and part digital photo manipulation. The digital image was shot using Canon 5DS R with 70-200mm lens, lit withย  Profoto B1 monolight + a…

Extreme Crop of an Upcoming Beauty Editorial

Testing Phase One Pro 10 100% unretouched Marveling at the details It’s so different from Lightroom. It was a bit difficult to navigate at first, but I’m getting the hang of it. More photos soon. Model: SOFIA STEINBERG Makeup: SHINO ARIIZUMI Hair: SHUNSUKE MEGURO Photographer: MIU VERMILLION [adinserter name=”Recommendation Ad”] Save Save

Playing with Light

Just one of my many midnight experiments . . . Throwing light, creating shadows, playing with reflective objects, and trying various camera settings.   Save

[Fine Art Photography] Kimberly

Hybrid Photography: 40% digital photography + 40% analog photography + 20% digital photo manipulation I made a number of presets so I can repeat and automate the process. (And, in case you are wondering, the analog part of the photo was shot using KONO! Rotwild) Photographer and Retoucher: MIU VERMILLION Stylist: LEONID GUREVICH Hair Stylist:…

Ify

Photographer: MIU VERMILLION Stylist: LEONID GUREVICH Hair Stylist: LORENZO DIAZ Makeup: MARAZ using MAKEUP FOREVER Model: IFY J Corset: PARADOX DESIGNS Dress: MIMI PROBER Necklaces: CLARA KASAVINA Bracelets & rings: GBGH JEWELRY Shoes: ZACK LO

[Photography] Shooting Book Covers

People who scroll though the images I shot for potential book covers are usually left unimpressed . . . by the composition, the blandness, the excessive amount of negative space . . . The thing is, the images don’t look unfinished and bland to me . . . because I could already see where the…

[Fine Art Portrait Photography] Anastasia

I ended up re-editing the photos I shot in a couple of years ago . . . approximately 15 photos or so per look . . . but, this time, with the “less is more” approach: Color-grading + followed by light cleanup, dodging, and burning, + toning. The only lighting I used back then was…

Annabelle

Giving this series a second life . . . I shot this series way back when I was a natural light photographer and didn’t give a jot about camera settings. It was a much simpler time when all I cared about was the final image. Sometimes, I really want to go back to that mindset…

[Art Photography] Accedie

Back to my old tricks . . . I made a bunch of presets back in 2014, and I’m reusing them to create these . . . But, two and a half year of constant practice has refined my technique to a certain degree. Check my old work here and here for comparison. (Model: Yukiro…

Klaudia

Here are some of my favorite unused images from the series published in the 7th issue of Aether Magazine. (You can view the published images in my previous blog post) But if you shot hundreds of images per look, sharing one or two photos per look is a total waste . . . especially if…

Vytaute

Alienskin Exposure X + VSCO X Model: Vytaute Siauciulyte Make Up: Shino Ariizumi Hair: Kazuki Fujiwara Photography + Lighting: Miu Vermillion Here is another image I captured more than a year ago. This photo does not require any retouching, but to make the image looks more interesting, I triple processed it using Alienskin Exposure X,…

[Take Two] Not-so-new Shot, New Edit

Revisiting the images I captured a couple of years ago, and retouching them in a completely different style ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒธ Model: @ksubelskaya (@casbahmodels) ๐ŸŒธ Stylist: @masahiro_hiramatsu (@ysc_inc) ๐ŸŒธ Hair Stylist: @akirahair ๐ŸŒธ Make Up Artist: @makoto_nakai ๐ŸŒธ Photographer and Retoucher: @MiuVermillion Shot using Canon 5D Mark iii with one light setup (Profoto B1 monolight with…

Washi X 400/135 Maskless CN Film

I was really sad when I found out this film has been discontinued by its manufacturer. (Actually, I’m still sad about it).ย  Look at the beautiful cinematic effect seen on these photos. If you follow my blog, you might have seen this place in one of my previous posts. See the whole lot of difference…

Lomography 100 ISO Color Negative + Nikon N75

Sometimes, nice and simple shots are more than just enough Shot using my very first analog camera, ever . . . the one I bought at BestBuy many years ago, when I was taking Photography 101 class (the only photography class I ever took in my entire life). This camera is very easy to use….

Tethered

If a circus trainer ties a baby elephant to a peg when it was too small and weak to free itself; no matter how large and strong the elephant becomes, it will continue to believe it cannot free itself from its shackle. It is something my younger self can relate. I photographed this series many…