SUMMERANA MAGAZINE | OCTOBER 2019 | THE "ORANGE" ISSUE

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SUMMERANA

MAGAZINE FOR THE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHER

OCTOBER 2019

THE “ORANGE” ISSUE

HOW TO EDIT EVERY

PHOTO IN 5 MINUTES OR LESS

A WOMAN’S

BUSINESS IS

BEHIND THE

CAMERA

INTERVIEWS

WITH MARIA ARELLANO

AND JILLIAN PLAMINEK

“PHOTOGRAPH

A STRANGER”

PROJECT

THE IRONY OF LIGHT

IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND LIFE


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-INTERVIEW-

10 MINUTES WITH MARIA ARELLANO

OWNER AND PHOTOGRAPHER AT MARIBELLA PORTRAITS

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If we ask your family, who is Maria

Arellano what would they say?

Maria is always busy, she is full of

ideas and loves her business. She is

driven and pushes everyone around

her. She is also always stressing everyone

out.

What was your first year as a

professional photographer like?

I left my job as a property manager in

the fall of 2014 to focus on photography

as a business. My husband and I

made a deal that I would try it for 6

months and if I didn’t make enough

that i would return to work. I officially

started my business January 2015 and

he lost about half his salary. So for me

it was a sink or swim moment. I had to

hustle and learn quickly in order to

help my family. I failed a lot and I

failed really fast, which allowed me to

study, and fix issues quickly so that i

could move on and earn more. It was a

year of self discovery, where my style

grew and changed, where I went from

shooting anything given to me, to specializing

in children’s styled photography.

How would you describe your

photography style?

Edgy, stylish, artistic and dramatic, i

think it feels luxurious or royal.

Tell us a little bit about your

Halloween themed sessions.

Halloween has always been my favorite

time of year. There is a channel, I

think it’s sci-fi and every year in October

they do 30 days of halloween, so

that was my inspiration for capturing

30 images each year to be released

one a day for 30 days of halloween. I

have to shoot these around July and

August to have enough time to edit. I

then teamed up with Shana Carter (

Shana C. Carter Photography) and we

headed over to a haunted hotel in Jefferson

where we invite other photographers

to shoot with us. We do ghost

tours and just enjoy the spooky vibe. I

look forward to it every year and so

does my six year old who loves to be

involved.

You are the October Guest Editor at

Summerana and we are very excited

to have you. What should members

expect from your tutorial?

How to play with color to create

mood, take a sweet little girl from cute

to creepy. Have fun bending all the

rules.

If you had an unlimited budget and

you could go anywhere in the world,

where would you go and do

Halloween Sessions?

OMG so many places! But if i have to

choose one it would have to be a

creepy castle in France. That would be

amazing! Especially if it still has its old

world decor.

Apparently ghosts don’t scare you.

What do you fear most?

Failure, but not like epic fails everyday.

It’s the giving up part I think. I fail fast

and I fail often, but I try to learn and

move on. I guess I fear missing the passion

for what i do. The challenges drive

me, the day i become bored with my

work I will probably quit and I just

can’t imagine not being in charge. So, I

guess I fear going back to a 9 to 5.

If you could have dinner with 1

person that made an impact on the

photography industry, who would it

be?

It's so hard to choose one person for

the industry as a whole. So I will chose

1 person for me. I love Kirsty Mitchell's

art, she created a book with a series of

images called "Wonderland". She has a

body of work that is personal and she

has complete control over it. My

dream is to create art for art collectors

not just portraits for clients. But, to

create my own imagery.

What would you ask her?

How did she fund her project?

She designed and made everything and

that is the kind of the freedom I want.

FAVORITE QUOTE

“Indecision steals many years from many people who

wind up wishing they’d just have the courage to leap.”

- Doe Zantamata

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HALLOWEEN FUN

THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHERS’ LENSES

“I love doing Halloween styled photos, because it gives you another outlet to

be creative, to be different and to test your boundaries.”

Lucia Staykov

Child Expressions Photography

Adelaide, Australia

BOO!

“I love photographing Halloween themed portraits because it allows us all

the freedom to be whoever we want to be if even for a short time. The body

paint artist, the models and myself all get to have fun bringing our childhood

memories and love of characters from our generation back to life.”

Angelica Catlin

True Destiny Photography

Texas, USA

“I love photographing Halloween

themed sessions because, it's let me

step out of the "normal" and into the

dark. I get to be imaginative without

barriers.”

Chelly Hall

Az Dirt Road Photography

Arizona, USA

“I love capturing Halloween themed sessions because it lets me be creative

with a wide verity of clients. Sometimes it gets a little hectic and stressful

for everyone, this lets us have fun and enjoy the little things in life.”

Melissa Braswell

Melissa Braswell Photography

Georgia, USA

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HALLOWEEN FUN

THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHERS’ LENSES

“I love photographing Halloween themed sessions because it allows you to

be extra creative and spooky with your sessions! There's no limit on how

creative you can get!”

De'Mariah Newsome

De'Mariah Newsome Photography

Georgia, USA

BOO!

“I love to photograph Halloween

themed sessions because it allows me

to play with my

creativity and makes me feel like a

kid again.”

Bettani Finch

Bettani Photography

Montana, USA

“While I have always had a deep love for all things Halloween, My Halloween/cosplay

sessions really became a thing for me because of my boys. I have a 12 year old son who

was all about one word answers and shoulder shrugs until we began doing cosplay

shoots. Now we not only have a common interest where he truly engages with me and

enjoys it, but we also include my youngest and many of my clients. The cosplay sessions

ignite my creative side, give me extremely valuable quality time with my boys,

connect me with my clients in a fun laid back way, and also give the children involved

friendship and memories that I believe will last a lifetime.”

Stevi Bean

Stevi Bean Photography

Louisiana, USA

“I love to photograph Halloween sessions because there's no

limitations to my creativity. Halloween is my favorite time of

the year!”

Jasmine Ghastin

Jasmine Rose Photography

Michigan, USA

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WHAT WERE YOU EXPECTING

FROM THE PROJECT?

I was expecting to challenge and test

myself and to feel the satisfaction of

completing a big project such as this

one. I was hoping to gain some popularity

as well but unfortunately, that

did not happen.

HOW DO YOU FEEL AFTER

COMPLETING THE PROJECT?

Satisfied. Relieved. Happy. I feel like

I can do anything I set my mind to!

DID THE PROJECT HELP YOU IN

ANY WAY?

Yes! I feel like I can do anything. I

gained confidence!

Malgorzata Pomietlo of

MKC Photography

is based in the UK

To see more of her

beautiful work visit

www.mkcphotography.uk

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IMAGE BY: STELLAMARIE PHOTOGRAPHY

MODEL: JULIA

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CINCINATTI SHOOTOUT2019

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HOSTED BY CREAM N COCOA PHOTOGRAPHY


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