Earlier this month, I photographed Aeren Waters at Qui Piece in Baltimore. This shoot marked another progression in Nerea’s fashion career! Previously I have made images of some of her designs. Colorful purses, bags, and accessories are the main products in her line so far. Being that she was also a colleague from the lab branching out into an art business, I am very supportive of her efforts!
On this occasion, she wanted to get some images in front of the Qui Piece store front. Not only will this location now have some of her pieces for sale, but Nerea also teaches some sewing classes here. It was heartening to see her giving back by teaching others to further their skills in fashion!
Although we met in the early afternoon, I still found some good areas for photos. Given that it was overcast for the day, we had some nice even light on her face. I only popped a little fill flash balanced with ambient for a little lift. Best of luck with Nerea for the new store front!
Compared to some of the larger event, there were smaller 2016 Plaza summer events that I photographed. In addition to the Summer Concert Series, there were other weekend days that the Plaza was filled with crowds. Certainly these are also important to show the community building that the Macerich team is doing.
Cuatro De Mayo
The Tysons Fit Club took their meeting outside for one of their workouts. Being close to May 5, they brought in La Sandia to bring out food and drinks for after the workout was completed. In addition, they had a mariachi band to fill the Plaza with music setting the mood for the occasion!
A cultural festival celebrating Vietnam and their many residents in the area took over the Plaza. Food, fashions, and shows were some of the highlights of their annual event!
Being that I am a regular photographer at Tysons Corner Center, they referred me to Peloton. Given that their location in the mall was gaining popularity with the high-tech product, they needed some updated images for their website. Compared to other stores I have photographed, this was a minimalist look throughout.
Having a clean store in general, is a goal for any website images. On the whole, this was not a problem as this store was camera ready early in the day! The only suggestion I had was to turn on the television. In fact, this is something I do for any interior photos shoot. Having a black square hanging on a wall does not add to photo. Even if the screen just has a simple logo, it add purpose to its placement.
Afterwards, there was a good amount of post processing needed for these images. To begin with, I had no idea that there were so many plugs in this store! Whenever you walk through a place in real life, these little details seem to disappear by default. However in still photos that can be examined in detail, it is better to take them out. Also, please know that there are no ‘wireless’ Peloton bikes. They still need to be plugged in!