I wanted to share an engagement shoot I did for a really cool couple I got to know. We were brought together by Instagram and then one Insta-meet (and over three years later) we re-connected and I was asked to shoot their engagement photos...in the High Line no less ….which I consider the mother of all engagement shoot locations. Continue reading
Author Archives: Cheyenne Mojica
Once a shoot is complete, I’ll have quite a few good test shots that sadly never get to see the light of day. So today I’m liberating these images from my hard drive. These behind the scenes shots are from the above lifestyle photo shoot for Hudson + Bleecker which is a company that specializes in chic luxury travel accessories. Continue reading »
I am finally getting around to sharing some family portrait work from before the holidays. Here are bits from a portrait session for a lovely family I had the pleasure of photographing on Pier A in Hoboken, New Jersey. Continue reading »
It’s been a heck of a year. This was my first year of dedicated freelancing. I’ve had moments when I feel like I am just killing it creativity-wise and of course, I’ve had some unsavory moments to say the least.
As I go along, I’ve been keeping tabs on some of the important things I’ve been learning. I came up with the top five things I’ve learned this year as a creative freelancer. Continue reading »
The holidays are here, are you ready? My last shoot of the year is today, so afterwards I intend on focusing on getting things together for the holidays including doing some last minute shopping (the worst kind of shopping).
If you’re on the same boat and are still stumped about what to give your favorite photo enthusiast, I can gladly help in that department. Here’s my round-up of 10 great holiday gift ideas for the shutterbug in your life. Continue reading »
Its almost the weekend – huzzah!
Isn’t the week after a long holiday always the hardest? Continue reading »
I adore the sheer simplicity of this series. Continue reading »
Some photographers probably wouldn’t do it, some people will do it by accident, if it’s way too much then you just might not like it. But me…I tame it…I’m not afraid of it. I will actually do it on purpose. If you’re shooting with me, be prepared….
I love flare. Continue reading »
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Strolling the camera bag aisles of B&HPhoto one day, I became resigned to thinking that it was just not possible to find a camera bag that would be a) stylish – by this I mean the sleek, minimalist style I’ve been tending toward these days b) comfortable to wear almost all day, a backpack would do the job evenly distributing the weight of heavy gear c) discreet…and won’t scream – hey, i’m carrying thousands of dollars of equipment on me.
As much as I love B&H, I just haven’t found a camera bag company that I could really get behind. So, I left B&H feeling sort of bummed and yes, I may or may not have left with a pocket full of those candies they give out on every counter….
Lesson learned, if you want something done you have to do it yourself. So I decided to create my own DSLR bag opting for smaller, understated backpacks that I could wear casually when not working. Thankfully backpacks have come a long way from the bulky back to school variety! So drumroll please….here’s my own round up of ten every day (adult-ish) backpacks which based on their dimensions should fit at least one or two lenses and a DSLR camera body. Huzzah!
And don’t forget the cushion for those bad boys…a DSLR bag often comes with cushion built in or removable inserts with partitions to separate the lenses. There are a few companies that make camera insert cushions in all different dimensions, here’s one that could work for smaller backpacks. In my case, I already had a camera insert cushion handy which happen to fit perfectly in the backpack I use (#1 above, I love how compact and surprisingly sturdy it is).
If you have any other backpack recommendations or reviews, feel free to chime in…I’d love to hear them! xo CM