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Own you style

Own your style.

OWN IT!

So last night I attended an event, The photos in this post are from that night. During the event, I got to thinking about style, what is it and what is my style?

I am going to talk mainly about my portrait work. I have a slightly different style for street and landscape photos.

First, let me try to define, what is style?

I feel it is the specific “look” a photographer develops over time and experience. Put it simply, it is what I like to see in photos.

How did I develop my style?
I’ve taken thousands of photos, looked at more, visited art galleries and read a lot of art and photography books. I consumed and created. Experience and creative work is probably the most important thing I have done to develop my style. Either behind the camera (most of the time), or drawing ideas. I try to create something daily. read more

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Custom Presets

Have you wanted to look behind the scenes of my photos?

Custom Preset

Wondered how I edit my photos so quickly? Spend almost no time on social media yet regularly publish.

For the first time, I am offering my custom presets for you to purchase.

Yes, you read that right. If you like my photos, you can easily make your photos look the same. It is just like adding a filter. Only custom.

Go download a preset and add it to Lightroom today.

Want to learn more? Book me for a one-on-one session.

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Selling some film cameras :(

I hate to do this, I really do, but the time has come to sell off some of my 35mm film cameras.

I have over 10 for sale right now, the majority are Canon. All have lenses if not multiple lenses included.

Here is the worst part, I’m selling some of my prized rangefinders, including 2 Lecia, one Nikon, and a Canon.

Yes, you read that right a Nikon! My collection has just gotten a little too large again and I need to thin it down a bit.

If you are interested in owning a piece of history. Check out the auctions! read more

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McHenry County Photographers Landscape Photo Contest

A few days ago I ended a small contest. The rules were simple, submit your best color landscape photo from the past year. The contest was open to those who joined our new group of McHery County Photographers on Facebook. Well as it turns out I couldn’t pick a winner. All of the photos that were submitted were stellar. I had a hard time just choosing one. Maybe if they were black and white it might have made things easier for me, but alas it wasn’t. So I decided to let fate choose. I entered the names in a raffle and randomly drew a winner. read more

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Would you like a promotional video?

Wouldn’t you like to improve your Google ranking?

I can create one for you. After many years I have finally decided to offer my video services. If you are interested in improving your SEO, booking more jobs, and making more money, then you need a promotional video.

Find out how I can make you an edited promotion video. Learn how little this marketing ability will cost.
Contact me:
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I can shoot Super 8 video, behind the scenes, point of view, interviews and capture professional audio.

Want to see some of my work? Check out and subscribe to my Youtube channel. read more

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Would you like to hire me? Giovanni Arroyo Photography

Would you like to hire me?
Giovanni Arroyo Photography is available for hire!

Event Photography? Sure!
Event Photography

Headshots? Absolutely!

Any other portrait work (including film)? Not a problem!

I also do custom website work, specialize in training and public speaking, videography, social media and more!

Don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected] to find out how we can work together.

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Bombazo Navideño Art Show

Bombazo Navideño

Next week I am sharing my artwork along with other artists at Bombazo Navideño. It has been almost two years since I have participated in an art fair. This will be a rare chance to see my work in person, buy a piece and enjoy some music.

December 10 11am – 3pm in Humboldt Park

Join me and the other artists at Bombazo Navideño.

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Developing a roll and my view on a Mamiya RB67

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I developed a roll I shot with a Mamiya RB67. Here is my take:

Wow what a camera, okay that is what I would usually say, but my Hasselblad has me tainted.  I enjoyed shooting the Mamiya RB67. It was just what I figured. I was originally looking to purchase one. I’m glad I didn’t but I’m just spoiled. The RB is just seems like a camera that is better suited to be in the studio and not out and around. The lens is a little slow. It is big and heavy. Loading films is cumbersome. It is overly complex and just seems like any wrong move would break a part. I’m glad to be giving it back, and will continue to be happy with my ‘Blad. Here a few photos from the roll. read more