So if you guys didn’t know, I’ve been picked up as a mentee by an incredible photographer a couple months back. She is probably one of the greatest person that ever hopped in my life, Sylvia Gunde. With so many talented and creative skills, she is my best choice as a mentor. Through her, I was able to meet amazing people who are in my life today. From her boyfriend, to my make up artist, and just a few other people who are just as amazing.
I truly love her ambition and her business skill level. She’s such an amazing person all around. Being able to assist her taught me so much. Even though I have horrible memory and assisting assets, she still pushes through and teaches me, and I appreciate that, it’s truly the only way I’ll learn.
We’re practically more like close friends but it’s good to have that relationship between us.
Happy Halloween everyone! Feral Creature and I woke up super early and traveled to the cemetery where Buff The Vampire was filmed, just to shoot this look. Thinking that there will be fog, we were sadly discouraged because there wasn’t any. Luckily, we still got amazing shots! Feral Creature is a very interesting person, so it was a cool thing to see her dress up for Halloween! I think this outfit/costume suited her well!
Hope everyone have a safe and exciting day!
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Exploring new ways to shoot and spending a good time on editing pictures, I’ve been able to learn so many new things as any other time. I truly found what I’m passion about, and it’s definitely photography.
With this shoot, I was aiming for GRUNGE STREET WEAR. Being able to pull off the look was simple, but I really loved Tiffany’s look and she absolutely suit well with this theme I went for. Tiffany was a really chill and fun to work with model. Even though I don’t think this shoot is submission worthy yet, it was definitely a great test shoot to add to my portfolio!
I’m looking to go out of my comfort zone soon and shoot differently, so be prepare for my next shoot!
I had a great outcome with this shoot, and I really appreciate my two girls, my assistant, Sylvia and hair and makeup artist, Hikari, that helped with the shoot too!
Here are a few behind the scenes of this shoot!
What an adventurous month with Eugenie! She transitions slowly from Summer to Winter! The looks are looking great as usual! We were able to travel to different places in Long Beach this month too! :D Be sure to check out the blog!
Eugenie’s blog: http://feralcreature.com
OI! I’ve been so busy with school lately and I haven’t found the time to post my Insta-September! I’m finally 19 guys! This month was so fun and adventurous! I made more friends and traveled even more! Did I mention I started working with another model agency, Bleu Model Management! They’re super nice and have amazing looking models!
I started to cook more too, and as you can see it’s the usual eating game! I also started to video record for my friend Kat, from The Cavery! I’ve just been keeping myself occupy really!
October is here already, so I have many more things to come! I actually got a few shoots set up already! JUST WAIT AND SEE!
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I haven’t update in awhile because I’ve been busy but here’s a random post! Be sure to lookout for Insta-October.
We have two dogs in the house, and they’re the nicest dogs in the world! And when I say “We”, I mean my roommate. So I had spare time to take a few pictures of them, well more pictures of Nala than Luna.
The dogs enjoy laying in between my roommate’s legs when he knocks out on the couch.
So my cousin-in-law wanted to take a few pictures for her daughter and here are some of the photos from the shoot. It was definitely great just going to Newport Beach that day, because it was a nice and foggy day at the beach.
August was such a great month! I started school, and now I’m starting to shoot two more fashion bloggers, Vanity Youth and Industrius. I’ve also done a couple lookbook shoots for clothing lines, which was amazing! I had a great month and I knew it would only get better!
I still haven’t got a car, but you can see I’m still able to travel more than ever. Well September is here, I’m going to be 19 soon! Birthday Month!!! WOOO.
This particular shoot was absolutely fun and hot! It feels like as days go by the summer is getting hotter and hotter in California! It was great to work with Jonathan again! Luckily running late on time we were able to capture some awesome pictures for Factory Co.’s new clothing line! I had a great time working with everyone again!
Here are a few photos from the shoot:
The usual behind the scenes but even better than before:
Then we got side tracked…
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Just more and more clothes upon more and more clothes for Eugenie a.k.a. Feral Creature. Eugenie and I have worked on a shoot together recently, and you can see that here: http://blog.randytranphotography.com/post/59759301135/life-clothing-company-summer-lookbook-2013.
We’ve been both busy this month, but we manage to get her looks in! :D So check them out on her blog!
Finished another clothing line lookbook shoot! Had an amazing time being able to help SHWA Inc with their Summer 2013 line. Even though there wasn’t too many looks, I definitely got to experience some hectic times with the lighting. I struggled a bit but I picked myself back up and continued to shoot.
I had the chance to work with Joseph again, so that was awesome! It was great working with everyone, the atmosphere was great, I mean I go to shoot with familiar faces.
Here are a few photos from the shoot:
Well check out the behind the scenes & check out the lookbook on Shwa Inc’s website! (link is below)
Designer: Khiem Ha
Designer Assistant: Van Ha
Models: Joseph Burton, Mason Nguyen
Stylist: Francis Kenneth Anunciacion
Photographer: Randy Tran
Photographer Assistant: Sylvia Gunde
Summer Lookbook 2013:
I had a pleasure shooting for Life Clothing Co.’s Lookbook 2013. It was great having my roommate Mymy Dinh being the makeup artist and Virgil being my assistant for this shoot! It was a really long day with this shoot, but it was worth it! Thanks Eugenie for the gig! You were absolutely a great stylist!
Photos were used at this event called Magic that was held in Las Vegas, NV. You should check out Eugenie’s blog to see what happened there!
Hard work pays off!
Here are few photos from the shoot:
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Models: Britnie, Kaila, Dani, & Joshua
MUA: Mymy Dinh
Stylist Assistant: Sinjun
Photography Assistant: Virgil Valmonte
We had a great shoot! :D Everyone was wonderful! (Photo is missing Virgil & Mymy)
behind the scenes by Virgil Valmonte
I know couple struggles I’ve been having as a photographer is building a team. You really have to have a team to do shoots for certain things and it’s always good to work with a crew that you can always have fun with anyways. Being a photographer doesn’t mean you should be working alone shooting certain things, unless you can do 4 things at once. You must be really talented.
The struggles I had moving to California was finding people to work with to do make-up, hair, and styling. Finding an assistant was never a problem, and don’t ever feel wrong having an assistant. You should definitely give a read about assistants from my mentor’s blog. "On Assisting" It’s always great to have an assistant to give some input.
Who do you really need on a team?
Having these people on your team will really help you develop great pictures. I’ve worked with Francis as my stylist, Hikari as my make up artist, who has done a lot of shoots with me, Cindy as my hair stylist and Sylvia as my assistant. Even though there are times when a few couple can’t show up, be sure to have a back up!
Their contribution to your shoots will definitely benefit you and them. They make your pictures better and makes the process much faster. There are many more people who can be part of a team, but I think these people are really your essentials!
July was definitely an adventure! I had so much fun and gained a lot of experience from the things I do. Every month is always a new direction for me and I really get to explore Southern California. I’ve realized I’ve been here for more than half a year and I’ve seen so much and got to experience many things that other Californians haven’t.
I’m grateful for the people who have helped me and drove me everywhere. I still live without a car, and for a person without a vehicle I’ve gone to so many places. Just feeling really great for the things that have occurred in my life.
Then I attended US open with my friends and that was definitely a great experience. Not only that, shooting for fashion blogger Feral Creature was a pleasure this month too! I’ve gotten much better and photos for her are looking great! We even got to experience shooting at the The Well in LA.
Woot! August will be a great edition to my great year so far!