Spec Work

Here's one of many blog posts that I had sitting unfinished in my query.  Initially this was going to be a rant about spec work, but I decided to turn it into something of value and possibly impart some wisdom.   A few weeks ago I came across a story on Adweek on spec work. …

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Round 2: Contax T2

Jessica Jordyn photographed by Rodney Alan_20121215-09690025_web

Jessica Jordyn. Contax T2 | Portra 400 In one of my previous blog posts I had a first impression of my film camera, Contax T2.  While the first time using it wasn't under ideal of lighting conditions I figured it would be best to give it another try.  This time I used it during an …

iPhone Fashion Shoot

Nina Alonso photographed by Rodney Alan

Nina Alonso  |  iPhone 4S I've been seeing awesome high quality pics taken with an iPhone.  A majority of those pics are landscapes, food pics and random candid moments.  This got me wondering if you can do a whole fashion photo shoot with just an iPhone, capture and edit.  I've seen photographers take the pic …

New Zeiss Lenses for Sony E- Mount

Christina Meissner photographed by Rodney Alan

Sony NEX-7 with Zeiss 24 1.8 One of the cameras that I use is the Sony NEX-7.  I've really been fond of this camera, but the selection of high quality glass has been limited.  Heck I'm a glass snob when it comes to lenses.  I've learned that to get the best possible shot you'll need …

Podcast: Guest Host Bekka Gunther part 3

Bekka Gunther photographed by Rodney Alan

Bekka.  5dmk2 | 24-70L If you haven't heard Charles LUCIMA and I had special guest join us for our podcast series. Check out part 3 of the  series where Bekka Gunther talks about Posing, Lighting and Direction.  Stay tuned as there are 2 more parts to the podcast series with Bekka. If you missed part 1 …

First Impression: Sony NEX-7

Christina Meissner photographed by Rodney Alan

Christina.  NEX-7 | Zeiss 24 1.8 The mirror less camera product line has been an interest of mine since the introduction of the Fuji x100. I've been holding out on buying one just to see what Canon would offer. I figured with my lens collection I'm really vested into the Canon system.  When Canon announced …

Podcast: Guest Host Bekka Gunther

Bekka.  5dmk2 | 24-70L Check out part 1 in a series of podcasts where Bekka Gunther joins Charles LUCIMA and I. In these series Bekka will share her experiences in fashion/modeling industry along with sharing some golden nuggets of info for models and photographers alike. http://lucima.podomatic.com/entry/2012-07-21T21_59_15-07_00 -Rodney http://www.rodneyalan.com http://www.facebook.com/rodneyalanphotography

Posing with Charles Lucima

Its been awhile since Charles LUCIMA and I have done a podcast, maybe a little over 3 months.  There's so much that we can podcast about we couldn't decide.  We also wanted the podcasts to be of something relevant to our audience of what... maybe 5 people on a good day.  Cause who wants to …

My Video Debut – Vanessa Hanson

On my last blog entry I mentioned that I ventured into the world of video.  Well here it is, the debut of my video with the gorgeous Vanessa Hanson of FORD Models. I have to thank Vanessa for being such a trooper on this venture with my team and I.  I really couldn't of done …

Photography Workshop Review: Fashion B&W with Charles LUCIMA

Instagram pic of the Calumet Focus magazine On the internet you'll find an abundance of gear reviews from camera, lenses and lighting.  However I found that there was a shortage of workshop reviews especially for those with an emphasis on fashion.  I figured to write up a review for others that happen to find themselves …