Today, we are featuring the work of Vanessa Tellez from Delaluz Photos, a photographer based in Texas. Vanessa is a talented photographer who likes to edit her photos with the Ryan Longnecker presets. Let’s take a look at her work and learn more about her.
1. Can you tell us more about you? Where are you from? What do you shoot?
I hail from the very hot and humid land of south Texas or the locals call it, the RGV (Rio Grande Valley), but I really live in McAllen and no one knows where that is. It’s about 10minutes from the border of Texas and Mexico.
I started shooting in college for fun and didn’t get serious about it until after grad school. I’m still only part time right now but hope to go full time in a few years.
I shoot with a Canon 5D mark iii and mainly the Sigma 35 ART.
2. What is your favorite lens to shoot with?
Favorite lens is obviously the Sigma 35ART but I really want to buy the 85 1.2!
3. Can you tell us how you have incorporated the Tribe Archipelago presets in your workflow? and what is your favorite pack to work with?
Since finding Tribe, I don’t edit with anything else! I changed my complete workflow from PS to Lightroom just to be able to use the presets the night they were released. Ryan Longnecker’s presets are gold! I primarily use RL03 as my base but I also like to use it exclusively with light tweaks. It’s a look I’ve always tried to achieve but have never been able to until Tribe! I owe Ryan big time!
4. If you could photograph a wedding or do a shoot anywhere in the world, where it would be?
THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES I WANT TO PHOTOGRAPH! The obvious answer would be Iceland but there is something about Venice that just makes me weak in the knees. I visited last summer and saw a bride and groom taking their portraits and I couldn’t help by wish I was their photographer. It’s just so romantic and every area of Venice is so unique!
5. What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is “No weapon formed against me shall prosper”. I suffer from Bipolar, depression, and anxiety. Photography has always been my saving grace but that quote is from the bible and it has pulled me through so many terrible times in my life. It basically means that nothing that comes against me will win. We hold the power to overcome our own obstacles. I believe that’s true whether you believe in God or not.
6. Do you have a recommendation for a book or a music album that you think people should know about?
OH MY GOODNESS! AURORA she has been blowing up my phone lately. Her music is something out of a dream. Its the perfect music to edit to and I got to see her at SXSW in March. She’s just as good live as her music is. My favorite books are definitely the Harry Potter series. Nothing inspires me more than the story of a young wizard overcoming evil with good. *swoon*
Thanks Vanessa for your answers! You can see more of her work here:
Let’s see more of Vanessa’s work…
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