VLC Photo: From Production to Promotion

Some may know me from my book trailers and photography and the mass panic I can cause over a book online (in a good way). But here you can get to know me a little differently. Though you'll see a lot of fun and nonsense on here, click on the tabs for the more important stuff-my photography, book trailers, and my newest endeavor, social media strategy.
Basically: how can I use social media and help you to use it in order to engage your audience.

Some landscape shots as I catch up on Project 365. What you think?

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The Road Less Traveled: 80/365

by Vania Stoyanova

BLAH! I have been so busy editing and shooting covers and getting ready for this upcoming trip to DC that I just haven’t had time to spend on the merman series but the rest is coming. So until then…. lovely lovely little ducks for your enjoyment.

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Catching up on some Project 365 photos.

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Swing: 83/365

by Vania Stoyanova

Watch out! V is catching up! 

This is a shot from a recent test shoot with a model who rocked it so hard I booked her recently for a cover you might see on a book ohhhhhh I don’t know when… but she rocked it again! I love my models and I love seeing what we can create together.

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Merman and the Sailor: 77/365

by Vania Stoyanova

story of my merman continues. looks like he found his prey, or rescue, or…

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My merman #2.

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merman finds its prey: 74/365

by Vania Stoyanova

One more merman picture and the story unfolds. 

Once upon a time there was a merman who, on stormy days, sat by the beach and waited for the inevitable. The one ship that would be lured into the bay and because of the fog and storms would crash on the banks. The merman would watch for survivors hoping there’d be one that he could save. 

As the ship wobbled its way in the merman watched with rapt attention as the waves thrashed into its sides. Men were jumping for their lives hoping the waters would be more merciful for their bravery. And then, there he was. The merman saw him, barely able to swim. A sailor drowning. A sailor who in need of rescuing. 

More to come. Hope you’re enjoying the pictures and the ‘story.’

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Pretty shot and super jealous of Lauren’ adventure.

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The Journey Ahead: 73/365

by Lauren Zurchin

My sister is a trooper. We got up at 4:30 this morning to make it to Canyonlands National Park to watch the sunrise. I knew I wanted to do this shoot, so barely awake she donned a dress and let me shoot her minutes after the sun rose over the plateau wall. I really like how this one turned out. The texture adds a nice feel to the image, giving it a more artsy feel. 

Tomorrow we’re off to Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion. Stay tuned!

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I’m finally able to share my merman! This was such a fun shoot and I got plenty more to share!

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Merman: 71/365

by Vania Stoyanova

Finally I get to share the first of my merman shoot pictures. More on this story later. 

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In the Alley: 65/365

by Vania Stoyanova

Totally gratuitous but hey, I know once in a while we need some eye candy. Enjoy, ladies! 

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My Prey: 68/365

by Vania Stoyanova

I’ve been going super dark lately. What’s up with that? 

Anyway, when shooting this, Chandler my model kept bending in these odd shapes and I was fascinated by the way a body can morph into something sinister, or dark, or negative. 

How different would the picture be if her hands were outstretched? Or her back straight? 

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Girl underwater. Yay PS

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If I Were Drowning: 62/365

by Vania Stoyanova

I really wanted to play with photoshop and see if I can fake an underwater picture.  What do you guys think? 

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Lady Midnight: 59/365

by Vania Stoyanova

This was from a test for another shoot. Sometimes it helps to test out new lights, lenses and so on. In this particular shoot I was testing Profoto B1 flashes and seeing how a) they will fare with this movement and b) will fare in my studio. I gotta say, having the small space of the studio helped having these fast flashes power solely on battery. No wires is a godesend when dealing with movement, lots of people and smaller studio. 

So thank you PPR Atlanta and Profoto. This is something I’d love to invest in in the future. Until then, I know who’s got my back. 

This shot… well talk about gothic and night and darkness and all sorts of fun moody things. 

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