Tulips

Not long ago at all, I've realized that I truly enjoy working in series and I believe it makes my Fine Art Photography that much powerful and attractive to my audience.   

This is just the first image of my new series. Hope you like this image and continue following this series to completion.  

 

White Tulip

White Tulip

 

Kayak to the Sunset

A few weeks ago, we spent a full weekend in Key West. One of the main reasons was to photograph the Sunset among other things. The sunset in this part of Florida is just amazing.

Standing there with tripod fully extended and getting camera settings ready to start shooting, I saw this guy in a kayak through my view finder. As he was getting closer and closer to the path of the sunset, I hurried like I have never done before and got what I think was a pretty close setting for it. Without wasting anytime, I took about 15 frames until he got just in the middle of the sun's path.

This is the resulting image.

Headshots in January

It's a new year and why not get a new headshot/profile image for your website, social media, or resume!

I'm running this special again. Note that there will be limited dates/times, so please book your session below. Use code "head14"

What does the session includes? - 30-45 minute shoot (2 changes) - 3 edited photos ready to share with the world. All images will be delivered via email - 20% discount for any other product and/or prints

Where the session does takes place? - In Studio (white background).

What are the available dates? 3 sessions per day starting @ 6pm

- Wednesday, January 8th - Sunday, January 12th - Thursday, January 16th - Tuesday, January 21st - Thursday, January 23rd - Friday, January 31st

How much does this session cost? - Only $50 + tax ** Pay via PayPal, Credit Card or Cash **

Looking forward in having you in the studio and photographing you!

Creative Process - Personal Projects

It's been a little while since I've actually written anything on my blog other than showing you new work, my new ETSY store, etc, but today, I would like to write about how to keep your creative juices flowing, particularly with Personal Projects.

I've noticed that every Personal Project I set out to do (planned) is still in the "planning" stages in my old fashion notebook. But what I've really noticed is that when I start a personal project organically, it comes out way better than I ever expected.

The following 4 images are from a recent project I started extremely organic, but first, let me tell you about the project.

My Fiance preserves all the flowers I bring home and once they are dried and preserved, she puts them in this HUGE center piece in our dining table. I was just sitting at the table a couple of days ago and the lightbulb went off in my head!

I picked up my iPhone and my macro band and started playing a little bit and loved what I was getting. So, I decided to continue making photographs of these Preserved Flowers and made it into a Personal Project.

Personal Projects can be extremely rewarding. It's a way to try something new, something fresh, maybe even BOLD, but the most important part is that a Personal Project is simply just that! No constraints from clients, no expectation from anybody else but your own. Give it a try, you might like what it comes out!

Here are just 4 photographs from the project, but if you want to continue following the photographs for this project and see how it transpires. Follow on-going gallery here.

P R E S E R V E D

 Hope you like these images and visit the gallery to check them out.

Beautify your workplace or home!

Lately, I have been asked if I sell my images to offices, the answer is YES. All of my images are for sell for your home or office.

Do you have an office, business, home office or even your living room that you would like to add some art to it? We have it all! We have just the prints, we have them matted, we have them framed, and we have them in canvas. It's your choice!

Let me know which image or images and display and we'll send you a quote within a few hours! We would love to work with you and have our art beautify your place of business or home!

Thank you!

Contact info: Ray Medina 305.791.3686 Info[at]raymedphotography.com

Stepping Stones || Key Biscayne

I have been to this same spot a few times now and every time, I love it more and more. The light is never the same and composition wise, it's a treat! Unfortunately, this particular day, it started raining about 60 minutes from the moment I arrived and it got nasty really quick, but I can't wait to visit this spot again!

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A few months ago, I attended this exciting festival called "PhilanthroFest". A Family-Friendly festival celebrating South Florida's philanthrophic and cultural arts community. In this festival, there were tons of art to see, things to buy, food to eat and of course, awesome performers to watch and enjoy. One the performances that I truly enjoyed were The Fusion Gitana (Specializing in Flamenco, Latin & Middle Eastern Fusion) Really colorful costumes and very high energy.

After a few safe photos, I decided to slow down my shutter speed and start recording their colors and movement.


I'm currently working on expanding this series to more dancers and different genre. So if you are a dancer or dance school and would like to participate in this project, please contact me (here). The dancers and/or school will also get some of the prints of the series.

Hope you all like this series!

Photography Folio (Florida Sweetheart)

In the community where I live, they have planted this magnificent and beautiful plant called Caladium Bulbs 0r "Florida Sweetheart" everywhere.

Plant Info: Caladiums are tropical foliage plants that provide a splash of color in summer flower beds. They grow well in shaded areas, containers, hanging baskets, and as borders. Caladiums are easy to grow; they are tropical plants, native to Brazil. So, it's no surprise that these plants love a warm, shady, humid environment. It grows to it's full height of 12" to 30" in one season. You can add drama to any landscape with the addition of caladiums. Their brightly-colored leaves, in shades of red, pink, white and green, are perfect in a grouping or as an accent for other plants.

Their color is beautiful but I decided to make it Black & White as I preferred to show their beauty rather than their color.

Folio I (includes all 6 images presented here and each image printed on 8.5×11 Epson Ultra Premium Matte paper) $185 

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Folio II (includes all 5 images presented here and each image printed on 8.5×11 Epson Ultra Premium Matte paper) $150

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Hope you find a beautiful place in your house to display these folios!

Thank you!

Sunset on the Hudson

While in the most magical city in the US, I spent just a few minutes admiring this site. The colors, the clouds, the smell... It was all a true magic moment standing there taking it all in. I decided to make it Black & White as I saw it would fit my photographic vision for this journey. Hope you all like it! This photograph has been added to the available prints list (select “available prints” from the category menu).

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New York Postcard

The biggest thing I learned these past 3 days about NYC is that they are resilient and not because you hear that same phrase in the news, but because you definitely notice it when you are here. Whether it rains or snow, they are out there doing whatever it is that they need to be doing. I think we can all learn from them!

Flower Droplet - Print

If you follow me on Instagram, then you've seen this photograph. I took the time to actually make a print of it because I couldn't stop looking at the image and I don't think I've felt this way about one of my photographs before. Once the photograph came out of the printer, I had probably exactly 3 tears coming down my face. I'm totally in love with this photograph and I hope you do too.

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The B Family

I have tons to say about this family, but there are no words to describe this beautiful family. I think I better shut my mouth and just show you how beautiful and cool this family is... So without further ado ... I present you, The B Family.

Hope you enjoyed the photographs as much as I enjoyed making them!

#attached

It seems that even walking towards a gym, people can't put their devices down. No matter what the reason is, we must be connected 24/7, present company included, I'm also always connected, but I have learned that there are moments that you must disconnect.

Hero overlooking

Last week I went to photograph the sunrise in Miami Beach and I was happy to come out with a few favorite photographs of that day, but today, I want to share with you this photograph, I title "Hero Overlooking" The location where I was standing was right at the edge of the beach and to my right, you can see the rocks which connects to the Port of Miami and is always full of people walking, spending time together, etc... But at this time of the morning, you see pretty much only runners. This particular runner was dressed in black and she was just standing there taking a break and taking it all in.  

All the things to get ready for...

It has always been a desire of mine to participate in a photography exhibition, but I never pursued it before, why? I don't know why... Maybe because I never got the support and push that I currently have. In the words of Seth Godin "You need two people in your professional life...

The Agonist (While an antagonist blocks an action, the agonist causes it to happen. Even more than a muse, a professional agonist might be exactly what you need to provoke your best work.) and the Procrastinatrix (Someone who's only job is to hold you accountable for getting it done, now, not later.)

I'm bless to have both of these people rolled into one in my life right now and it's an amazing feeling. Anyways, at the beginning of this year (2013), we visited a local Coffee and Crepes House in the Midtown area where I noticed that they allow local artists, painters, photographers to display their art. We spent a good time there having a coffee and crepes, but it wasn't like 2 weeks later that I started thinking about this place once again and it is when it hit me like a brick falling from a 10th story building. I should reach out and see if I can display my photographs. It took me 3 emails (just because 2 of the emails on the website bounced back :) )I received an email back within 2 days with their desired to display my images and setting up a meeting to discuss... OH WOW!!! I was in cloud 9 that day when I received that email. I couldn't believe that I was finally given that chance to display my Photography, so the nerves started ramping up and my brain couldn't stop thinking (what images should I display, how big, how small, how many, frame, no frame, matted, not matted, paper selection, mounting selection, extra prints, etc... etc... etc... etc...)

I had my meeting with the owner and it couldn't have been any better. The guy loved my work and basically told me, however you want to display, you got it. (we went on for a while on details... all good), but once meeting was over, my brain started again  (what images should I display, how big, how small, how many, frame, no frame, matted, not matted, paper selection, mounting selection, extra prints, etc... etc... etc... etc...) I've been working non-stop on my 1st exhibition details ever since. These are the major items I have been working on and guess what? I don't have them all under control yet, but I can tell you that I'm "Happier than a Pig in Mud" or "I’m happier than a tornado in a trailer park" or "I'm happier than a punk in a pickle patch.".. you get the picture, right?

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And those are just the big items that I'm working on, don't want to bore you with the little details. If you want to receive an invitation in the mail, please sign up at http://bit.ly/rmArtShow. I totally appreciate the support and I hope that you can come and be part of my 1st Photography Exhibition.

Hope you can come to my exhibition, but don't forget to sign up to get the invitation first.

Thank you.