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I am a North Carolina based photographer, graphic designer and digital artist. As a child I was always drawing, painting, writing song and taking photos. I have done visual art since 2000 and photogra... Read More


 

Renaldo Creative


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Che' B VIntage Tattoos Video

   

Che' B VIntage Tattoos Video

Model: Che' B
Videographer: Renaldo Creative
Post Production: Renaldo Creative
Music: The Renaldo Creative Theme by Clinton Powell, Jr of 5 Alarm Records

Che B Vintage Tattoos from Renaldo Creative on Vimeo


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Passion of Perfect Culture Interview

   

Passion of Perfect Culture Interview

Renaldo interviews North Carolina-based fashion designer and model Passion. Passion enjoys every aspect of the modeling industry. She also discusses her goals, dreams clothing company and more. Get to know her in this video.

Queen Passion Perfect Culture Clothing (HD) from Renaldo Creative on Vimeo


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17 THINGS I WISH I KNEW ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY WHEN I STARTED

It's an expensive hobby or trade. Try to avoid getting into debt.

Start off with a less expensive camera and spend more money on your lens.

Purchase insurance for your gear.

Expensive camera does not make a great photographer. Like Jordan's does not make a great Basketball players.

Purchase insurance for your studio.

Learn your Camera inside and out. Read every page of your Camera manual.

Learn how to move to Manual mode and get out of auto.

Learn ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture.

Get it right in the camera and use Gimp, Corel Paintshop and Adobe Photoshop less. Slow down and think about your composition, location and subject.

Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Make mistakes and learn from them. The pros make mistakes, but they don't show it.

Purchase an External Hard drive to backup your photos. In 2007 I lost all of my photos when my Computer Hard Drive died.

Find a mentor and don't expect then to teach you everything.

Try to shoot something every week

Don't expect everyone to like your work. I use to try to take photos for everyone.

Look at people work that inspire you

Avoid adding big ugly watermark and vignette to every photo.

Always keep learning

Feel free to share, like and comment.
Tell me something you learn about Photography below in the comment sectio


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The Many Faces of African Queens and Princesses Project

The Many Faces of African Queens and Princesses is a photography project that aims to inspire women and children of African descent. Each photo showcase the true beauty and grace of African women. This project showcases women of every age, hue, ethnicity group, etc.... You will find African women from Africa, North America, Asia, Caribbean's and South America. The project extends to Modern Black Women in America.

Thanks you to all who supported this project.

Renaldo Creative

www.renaldocreative.com/africanqueens


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How to become a model

   

REQUIREMENTS
Fashion: 5'8"-Up (Example: Kate Moss, Twiggy and Cindy Crawford, etc...)
Commercial Print 5'6-Up (TV, Sears, Pepsi, etc...)
General Commercial: Any height or age (TV, Nike, Pepsi, etc...)
Glamour: Any height: (Maxim, FHM, etc...)
Urban Glamour: Any height (Smooth, Black Men, etc..)
Urban Fashion: No info (Ebony, Essence, etc...)
Hair & Beauty (Any)
BUILD YOUR BRAND

Build you brand and choose a name people can remember. Example my brand name is Renaldo Creative.

Sign Up for www.twitter.com, www.facebook.com, www.modelmayhem.com, www.modelturf.com, and www.duskspot.com. Choose something likehttp://twitter.com/yourbrand www.twitter.com, www.facebook.com, www.modelmayhem.com, www.modelturf.com, and www.duskspot.com. Choose something like http://twitter.com/yourbrand and not @cuteandprettync291.

AVOID SCAMS

Don't sign up for Modeling Schools/Agencies like Barbizon Modeling and John Casablanca Modeling School, because John Casablanca and Barbizon is both a legit scam? You can view complaints about John Casablanca School at: https://encrypted.google.com/#fp=470aa19e91d13271&q=john+casablancas+complaint.

John Casablanca did create a legit model agency called Elite Modelshttp://www.elitemodel.com. A real Modeling agency like Elite finds you work and take a percent from what you make.Normally from 10% to 15% per job.

FIND GOOD AGENCIES

You can also find verified agencies at:http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/agencies/search/verified_agencies/

STEPS TO BECOMING A BETTER MODEL

If you want to become a great model. Practice posing in the mirror, book photo shoots, and look at Magazines and Model online portfolios. If you're a freelance model you don't need a Manager. You can manage yourself and be successful.

Study models work that your admire. Visit their site, blogs and study how they pose.

INDIE MAGAZINES Respect independent urban Magazine. These Magazines can boost your career, and help you get more work. Use these Magazines to expand your career.

MARKET YOURSELF

Post Vlogs on www.youtube.com www.vimeo.comand www.facebook.com Promote yourself, answer fans questions, give beauty tips, or show behind the scene videos.

Build your personal website; don't just use Twitter and Facebook. Invest in a Professional Web Designer or use services like www.tumblr.com and www.blogger.com.

Join art communities like www.deviantart.com, www.carbonmade.com and www.behance.net.

Do Promotional work like Fashion Shows, Magazine, Car Show, etc.

BOOKMARK THIS SITE

Read every page of www.modelingadvice.info and www.newmodels.com

BUILD YOUR PORTFOLIO

Book a shoot with a Professional Glamour or Fashion Photographer. Photo from the Mall, School Pictures, Cell Phone, Wal-Mart and other Retail store don't fit in your Portfolio book.

If you're in Eastern North Carolina, Book your shoot with me today and start your portfolio http://renaldocreative.com/contact

SAFETY

Discuss bringing an Escort to the Photo Shoot with your Photographer or Avoid bringing escort to your Photo Shoot. When models bring an escort I normally put the escort to work. Only work with a photographer you trust. Ask for reference or testimonies. Escorts can get in the way and destroy the photo shoot. Also don't assume that a female Photographer is safer to work with than a male Photographer. Ask for reference or testimonies from female photographer. Male photographer got a bad rep from GWC Guy with Cameras. Normally fake photographer that don't care about Photography. Call the photographer before the shoot or meet in person. Keep in touch with the photographer and a family member. Until you get home safe.

View my Testimonies http://renaldocreative.com/testimonie


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My Essential GNU Creative Software

   

CLIPSE
The standard Ide used by many Java and Android developers.

Platform: Mac, Windows and Linux.

www.eclipse.org

NOTEPAD++
A powerful text editor created for C Developers. Notepad++ support other languages like PHP, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax, etc.

Platform: Windows

GRAPHIC DESIGN APPS
THE GIMP
A free alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Main unique feature is Gimp is Cross Platform. So you can use it on multiple platforms. It can do everything Photoshop can. But don't support CMYK, Pantone, 3D and video editing. I am happy I can use my favorite Photoshop brush in Gimp.

Platform: Windows, Mac and Linux.

www.gimp.org

BLENDER
The best free 3D program , use for 3D animation, video editing and more.

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix

www.blender.org

INKSCAPE
A free vector app created by the Inkscape community. Some people compare it to Adobe Illustrator.

Platform: Windows, Mac and Linux

www.inkscape.com

FIREFOX AND CHROME ADDONS
FireFTP
Yslow
Firebug
Colorzilla
LINUX SOFTWARE (SEACH YOUR SOFTWARE MANAGER)
Gedit
Gksudo Nautilus
Gnome Tweek Tool
Synaptic
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How to make G-Edit like Text-Mate

   

If you program Ruby on Rails on Linux check out Gedit-Gmate.

Open your Terminal CTRL+T and type

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-on-rails/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gedit-gmate and Enter

sudo reboot


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