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.

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Retouching: 134/365

by Vania Stoyanova

Sometimes i just like to open up a PS file, pick an image I love, and retouch it, for nothing else than just to play and practice. This is a shot of the AMAZING (OMG GUYS SHE’S SO GOOD!) model, Lexi, from a recent cover shoot. This image won’t be on a cover anything so I thought I can share it with you all. Maybe I’ll be brave and share a before shot. I get so nervous sharing those since I usually like to send out my photos into the internets being all shiny and pretty. So let me know if you would like to see it.

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Persephone & Hades Take 2: 131/365

by Vania Stoyanova

i somehow got captivated last night editing this image till 3am. So I thought it would only be fair if I shared it. I don’t think I am quite done with it and want to try something else but for now it’ll do. 

What do you think?

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Mock Cover- Beach Romance: 128/365

by Vania Stoyanova

So I have been editing all this stock and I thought this one was just begging for a title so knowing I suck at them, I put one anyways. What would you title this image? lol

On the other hand, I like how it came out and think I will be doing more pre-made covers like this one with some of images. Which photo would you like to see on a cover? 

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Elemental- WATER: 125/365

by Vania Stoyanova

So my darling friend and model, Briana is doing better and at home healing so since I’ve been thinking about her lately I thought I’d edit the third element shot. I have a few more faves from this set so I know you’ll see more. This one just spoke to me and I had to do something to it. Bring it to life. 

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Spring: 122/365

by Vania Stoyanova

I kept thinking while editing this image that it feels cool. Like, it’s been so hot here in Atlanta, that this image feels so airy and crisp and cool. But in the spring-like sense, where the weather has this soft billow to it that keeps everything on the precipice of warm. Where you can sit outside and just bask in the sunshine and the mild warmth. Ahhh… those were the days. Needless to say, I’m over this heat and looking forward to fall. 

What’s your fave season? 

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Elements- EARTH: 119/365
by Vania Stoyanova
Remember AIR? I thought I’d so something different with EARTH. for one we took this shot at almost dark that it’s a miracle my camera focused at all. Secondly I was perched in such a location on the edge of this small cliff that if I slipped i’d have fallen in the river below. Ouch. So I took this shot as multiple shots and then stitched them together. 
I am so proud of how this looks. Soft, curvy, beautiful and earthy. Hope you like it, too! 

Also, say a prayer for Briana my model and friend who’s been in the hospital recuperating from a nasty car accident. She’s recovering nicely but she can use all the support she can get.
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Elements- EARTH: 119/365

by Vania Stoyanova

Remember AIR? I thought I’d so something different with EARTH. for one we took this shot at almost dark that it’s a miracle my camera focused at all. Secondly I was perched in such a location on the edge of this small cliff that if I slipped i’d have fallen in the river below. Ouch. So I took this shot as multiple shots and then stitched them together. 

I am so proud of how this looks. Soft, curvy, beautiful and earthy. Hope you like it, too! 

Also, say a prayer for Briana my model and friend who’s been in the hospital recuperating from a nasty car accident. She’s recovering nicely but she can use all the support she can get.

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Morning Rise: 113/365

by Vania Stoyanova

I love models that would just let me play and shoot all my crazy ideas. Hey, Chandler, put this veil on your head and look sad. 

I had the idea of this picture being about mourning but it seems a little more hopeful to me. What do you think? 

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Echoes of Us: 116/365

by Vania Stoyanova

Here’s another image from the photo series based on author Kat Zhang’s book series and mainly for promo for her upcoming Echoes of Us.  

This one was great fun to do.

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Double Trouble: 107/365

by Vania Stoyanova

One of the perks of my job is that I get to bring a story to life in this small but totally fun way. When Kat came to me with the idea of shooting for her book I started thinking about what kind of fun ways we can visualize her characters and scenes. 

The image above is from that shoot, and fittingly portrays her character who in a way has two people living in one body. To learn more about Kat Zhang and her book check out her website: katzhangwriter.com

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Persephone & Hades: 110/365

by Vania Stoyanova

I have been dying to shoot this famous couple for such a long time and am so excited that I finally have had the chance to do so. I love Persephone & Hades’ story and so I wanted to find just the right kind of models to portray them. I’ve had Chandler in mind for Persephone for quite some time but it wasn’t until after I did a test shot with Damien did I realize he’d make a great Hades, all stoic, brooding and tough. 

So here it is ladies, and gents, at least the first of this couple. I got so many great shots that I am sure you’ll be seeing more of them soon. Also, check out THE OTHER GREEK GODS I’ve shot so far like Poseidon, Artemis and Aphrodite. 

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