Why Brandon Woelfel Is My Favorite Photographer

Why Brandon Woelfel Is My Favorite Photographer

String lights, and neon signs, and sparklers, oh my!
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Over the last year or two, I had come across a male photographer on Instagram. Content Creators on YouTube that I watch and follow on Instagram had posted these very colorful, magical-looking pictures of themselves with lights all around them. I clicked on the photographer’s account, and my eyes grew wide with excitement and filled with the colors that were used. I instantly got hooked onto Brandon Woelfel’s photographs. Each photograph tells a story, and it feels like I am looking through a fairytale book, except with string lights, disco balls, and color smoke. I always look forward each day for his Instagram post notification. No matter what type of facial expression the model has, the lights bring a very happy and joyful vibe, so I always feel happy and inspired when I look at his photographs. Even though Woelfel is not a nature photographer, he is currently one of my all-time favorite photographers.

If you have an Instagram account or are interested in photography, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of Brandon Woelfel. If you haven’t seen his photographs... well, I’m almost positive you’ve seen at least one of them. They’re hard to miss.

I even just wrote a paper about him - that’s how much I love his work.

Like I mentioned above, his photographs are so magical, and he uses props that I wouldn’t think of to use, especially when photographing portraits. I have used string lights in my black and white portraits before, but even taking color portraits, I have never thought of to use prisms, CDs, glasses, bubbles, transparent umbrellas, color smoke, and everything else that he uses - there’s a list.

Woelfel grew bored with taking basic portraits and wanted to switch it up and use objects that you can even find around your house. Anything that produces light, color, and reflection, you’re set.

Woelfel’s editing skills are also incredible. Cool temperatures with just the right amount of saturation that brings life to his photographs.

Thanks to YouTube videos, you can search on how he shoots and edits, which I find to be very helpful as a photographer, if I, or anyone, wanted to do a shoot inspired by him.

Another reason why he’s my favorite photographer is because of his amazing imagination and creativity. I find that he and I think alike. When I think of “my dream photograph,” I guess you could say, it includes all the colors, emotions, and string lights that he uses in his work. I admire that he can find inspiration from anything out there in the world and immediately think of a composition and use props that other photographers don’t necessarily use. His creativity is non-stop, he’s constantly improving, and shooting every day on his own schedule, which is something I strive to do.

I can without a doubt say it would be a dream to be able to shoot with him at some point in my life.

Woelfel mainly shoots models from the brands of Urban Outfitters, Aeropostale, Macy's, Bose, Brandy Melville, etc.

While I could literally go on and on about Woelfel, let’s take a look at a number of his photographs because I can’t choose just one:

You can find his edited photographs on his main Instagram: @brandonwoelfel, his before and afters on his personal account: @bran.wolf, his website is: http://www.brandonwoelfel.com , and his new book at: https://shopcatalog.com/luminescence/ .

Cover Image Credit: Brandon Woelfel

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10 Must-See Shots From Down In Coachella Valley

These will make you regret that you weren't there; or make you irritated that you just can't afford tickets
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is arguably one of the most hyped up music festivals of all time. Certainly festival classics like Woodstock make Coachella look like a mere millennial blowout, but the fashion, music, and art on display over these three weekends in Indio, California is unlike any other. Many say that the beloved annual festival is all about social media status and the killer photos that come with the desert experience, so here are some of my favorite shots from weekend two.

1. @lindsaymariebrewer


2. @graysondolan

GANG X 2
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3.@helenowen

Another year here with you 🎡🎵 @zackkalter #REVOLVEfestival @revolve
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4. @lizakoshy

gotta run to see beyoncé. ill cardi b there.
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5. @jamescharles

COACHELLA NINJA 🗡
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6. @laurenelizabeth

Aaaaand we’re out 🌵 #RevolveFestival @revolve
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7. @bryant

Day 3 at Coachella ✅ Had a blast meeting so many new people this weekend!
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8. @kercardoso

QUE #SquadUnico é esse Brasil? 😱❤️ que orgulho de ter todas vocês com a @unicobr na #UnicoHouseCoachella! sem palavras para a nossa sintonia, profissionalismo e autenticidade, cada uma com sua identidade ⭐️💖⭐️ @brenda @liviabrasilc @agatha @marinaferrarig click @karinecamposs
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9. @bryant

Day 1 at Coachella ✅ Gonna be shooting again saturday + sunday- find me! 📸
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10. @claudiasulewski

the guy in the top right corner is a big mood🤸🏻♂️ #revolvefestival wearing @lpa @revolve
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Living vicariously through these festival goers can get us through this Monday, right? I sure hope so.

Cover Image Credit: @andrewruiz

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Top 5 Favorite Childhood Cartoons

"What's up, Doc?"
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Do you remember watching cartoons when you were young? You would wake up on Saturdays and eat your breakfast while watching your favorite toon. I remember quite well because I would wake up super early to catch my favorite cartoon before I went to school or even the weekends. Well, if you remember that feeling of watching the opening of your favorite cartoon(s), then get ready to go down memory lane and feel that feeling again. I am about to list some of my favorite cartoons and maybe you will relate.

1)Tom and Jerry – It is the classic cat and mouse cartoon. Tom, the cat trying to catch and make a meal out of Jerry, the clever mouse. It will never get old and will remain a classic for a long, long time.If you ask anyone what their favorite cartoon was or is, it will most likely be this one.

2)Looney Toons – “What’s up, Doc?” This is the most popular phrase of all time and associated with this series, spoken by Bugs Bunny. Let’s not forget Daffy, Tweety, Tasmanian Devil, Porky Pig, and more. These characters will have you laughing until your stomach hurts. If you are a true fan of cartoons, then you will never forget this. This animated series has even though funny but they did portray some societal issues through their characters in a clever way.

3)Courage the Cowardly Dog – Who can forget the pink dog who is paranoid and lands himself in weird situations on the farm he lives on with his owners, Eustace and Muriel. He is always saving them from freaky creatures on the farm. If you were young and watched this, you were surely scared because the creatures were very freaky looking but you cheered Courage on to save his owners.

4)Arthur – You remember this show because you probably did not have cable. So one of the channels you could access was PBS Kids. This boy dealt with everything a child his age dealt with like: homework, friends, school, and annoying little sisters. This series aired in the morning and afternoon so you know you were skipping doing your homework to watch what Arthur and his friends were up to this episode.

5)The Powerpuff Girls – The trio sisters with super powers, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles who were created by Professor Utonium in a lab. They save Townsville from villains like Mojo Jojo, Him, and Gangreen Gang. Also, you and friends argued over who was Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles, Personally, I loved Bubbles!

Well, there you go! These are my top 5 favorite animated series, which make me happy everytime, I watched them. I still do when they air on their respective channels like PBS Kids, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang.

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