March 5, 2018

Taking the studio lighting techniques class last semester at Sacramento City College was a great experience, and motivated me to use more studio lighting in my portfolio. This semester, Spring 2018, I have decided to do a series of studio and outdoor sport portraits. I...

November 5, 2017

Since the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester, I have been taking family portraits. I have had amazing and wonderful families volunteer to be the models. It has been preparing me for the real deal. I have learned so much about family photography by this experience and...

October 2, 2017

I did this photoshoot last week for a class assignment. The assignment was not a headshot specifically, but I decided to do one. I incorporated flower crowns because I love them in pictures. besides the models pose, the flower crowns were a main focal point. I love the...

September 22, 2017

I recently did a photoshoot with my sister Isabel in the studio! I was working on an assignment for my studio lighting class and also just playing around with different outfits and props. The goal for the assignment was to use one light for a dramatic effect. I really...

May 18, 2017

last week I was at a campground with my family, and of course I brought my camera with me. So while we were their, I took a couple pictures of my sister Isabel. It was the perfect time of day, the light was amazing!  

~Valerie Espinoza

May 16, 2017

I recently did a photoshoot with my sister Natalie in a field. It was my first time taking pictures in a field like that, but it was really fun and definitely something I would do again! 

~Valerie Espinoza

March 22, 2017

I LOVE natural lighting so much. it is my absolute favorite kind of lighting, probably because it is the easiest to use, unless there is no light outside :) I like the way it looks really soft on the subjects skin. I also like hard light, but soft light is my favorite....

March 6, 2017

There is a first for everything, and this was my first time taking portraits of a couple! It was very good practice and a great learning experience. The main thing I learned is that there are different poses to use to make it a nice couples portrait, but the important...

March 2, 2017

last week I took these photos in class and I love how they came out! In the beginning of this semester in college I learned what a high key portrait is and what a low key portrait is. High key is when the subject is wearing light color clothes and the background is als...

February 17, 2017

I recently did a children shoot and got some pretty good photos. It was a really great learning experience, it taught me a few things:

1. to entertain them (don't stop talking to them)

2. always give them instructions or else they will start doing something else, bu...

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