Portfolio Work : Marc Lucero

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I am currently working on some new portfolio images and was working with Marc Lucero [website], a comedian who lives in my neighborhood.

Our plan is to put together a diverse set of images, which will include both digital and film, and mainly on location.  For this part of the portfolio build we worked in a private function room making use of the invisible black backdrop [tutorial] as well as some of the furniture available there, already.

The lighting which was used was one light, Alien Bee, with different modifiers – octabank, shoot through umbrella or grid.  All pictures taken with my Nikon D700 and a 50mm or 135mm lens.

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Marc Lucero Social Media


I look forward to adding further pictures from our shoot – as you can see I do like this black background technique.  It is simple, effective, and for those who don’t know how it works it does astound them somewhat!

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Promo Shoot : Jason Wing

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I had the pleasure of working with very talented British actor, Jason Wing not so long ago.

Jason is an actor / screenwriter from South West London.  His father was Cherokee and his mother British.  He  trained at the Drama Centre via a Sir Anthony Hopkins scholarship. Jason has had both film and theatre roles as well as cameos in feature films.  His screenwriting credits include The Ballad Of Mulla And Mullins, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 [Jason’s website]

Jason asked me to help him refresh his actors’ portfolio and as part of his new portfolio we were going to be working mainly with 35mm film as well as some digital images.

For the digital images we used my back garden as the intention was to have pictures with a black background.  The technique I used to achieve this look can be found on Glyn Dewis’ Youtube Channel by clicking here

The film shots were taken close by at Kensal Green Cemetery.  I love this place – with so much history as well as parts where you can take great pictures.

For the shoot I used the following equipment –

Olympus OM2n SLR + 50mm f1.8

Nikon D3s

50mm f1.4

85mm f1.8

The film for the OM2n was Kodak Portra 400 and Kodak BW400CN.  I love the Portra as so far it has behaved differently for each shoot I have used it for.


Kodak Portra 400


Kodak Portra 400


Kodak BW400CN

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Kodak BW400CN




I hope you like the pictures.  Please feel free to leave your comments below.  Should you wish to refresh your portfolio whether with digital, or analogue pictures, get in touch for more info either via e-mail or through my website.  E-mail me on todor@nw10photography.com.

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