VCUarts Fashion Runway 2019 Shimmer by Jamil Matheny

Richmond has kicked things off with spring and simmer fashion with amazing designs. This week, The VCU Annual Juried Fashion Show, as known as the VCUarts Fashion Runway 2019 Shimmer will be held at the Main Street Train Station in Richmond, VA on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:30 P.M.

The VCUarts website states, “This year marks the 90th anniversary of VCUarts’ founding and the 50th anniversary of the school’s fashion show. This annual juried event presents the finished work of fashion design students, as well as the strategic production talents of fashion merchandising students. Shimmer will feature women’s sportswear, dresses, menswear, denim, embellishment, luxury, and surface design, all created by hand or with the assistance of industry-standard machinery. Clothing modeled on the runway includes the collections of senior design students and designers from VCUarts Qatar, the school’s campus in Doha, Qatar.”

For more information on this event, go to the VCUarts website.

Nikon Test Drive Z by Jamil Matheny

Nikon is providing a ‘Test Drive Z’ for the Nikon Z6 filmmaker’s kit. The kit includes:

  • Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera body

  • Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4

  • Mount adapter FTZ

  • Moza Air 2 3-axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

  • Moza Magic 11.8” Articulating Arm

  • Rode Videomic Pro+ Shotgun Mic

  • Atomos Ninja V 4K Recording Monitor (With Coiled HDMI cable)

  • 2 EN-EL15B Batteries (1 Extra)

  • Vimeo Pro: 1 Year Free Subscription

  • The Art of Making Music Videos: Free Online Class

Totaling at a $3,999.95 value which is available for a 3 day rental of $99.95 or 1-Week Rental of $149.95.

For more information on this special deal, head over to the Nikon official website.

11th Annual RVA Fashion Week Full Coverage by Jamil Matheny

Richmond, VA - On April 22-28, 2019, Stony Point Fashion Park presents the 11th Annual RVA Fashion Week. This is where local Richmond fashion designers will showcase their latest original designs.

Jamil Images will be on site, in the photographers’ pit and a behind-the-scenes look with full photo coverage of the events such as the 2nd Annual Wear RVA Runway Show, Tim Reid’s Cultural Fashions Showcase, and much more! Be sure to check back at this blog and subscribe to the mailing list for updates. For event details, visit

Blog: Class Is In Session - Photography 101 by Jamil Matheny

Hey ladies & gentlemen! I am starting classes to teach photography basics. We can go over advanced details as well. This course will cover everything you need to know about how to use your camera like a pro, lighting and storytelling.

The fundamentals include:

  • Lighting

  • Exposure

  • Shooting in Manual Mode

  • Using the Histogram

  • How to Shoot Any Subject & Tell The Story

Sign up for the next class March 31, 2019! Click here to join!

Site Update: Upcoming concerts, events, special offers, & more! by Jamil Matheny

First off, I must say, “Happy New Year!” since I have written a blog in a while [I’ll try to keep up with this]. However, I have been in the background working on some site updates and future collaborations. With these future developing updates to the website, it will deliver a more secure payment method in the checkout in the booking or gallery sections. Also, I have a major concert to attend and upcoming collaborations.

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Pro Tips: Male Model Posing Tips in a Photo Shoot by Jamil Matheny

What’s happening, Captain? I’d like to provide you with some helpful posing tips during your next photo shoot. Becoming a model does take hard work and dedication just like anything else. For male models, it becomes more difficult to break into the industry. According to Forbes, the world’s highest paid top male model is Sean O’Pry with a net worth of $1.5 million dollars. In comparison to Kendall Jenner, who is making a net worth of $22 million, that’s a huge gap in the market for potential male models to achieve even greater. With that said, here are a few tips that will help improve your photo shoot look.

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Pro Tips: Female Model Posing Tips in a Photo Shoot by Jamil Matheny

Hey! You… the model! Yes, you! I’d like to provide you with some posing tips. Now you already know as a model comes with hard work and dedication just like anything else. Some people may say that its easy to be a model because all you do is stand there and ‘look pretty’. Well, that’s a myth and its just flat-out wrong! So whether you’re just starting out, you’re an amateur or a professional model; here are some tips that you will help during your next photo shoot.

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Pro Tips: Getting acquainted with your new DSLR by Jamil Matheny

Whether you received a new DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflector) camera from a store purchase or as a gift, owning a new camera is like getting candy from the store as a kid. Yes, I remember when I got my first camera, of course, it was back in the film days (yes, there are people who still use them). Since then, DSLR cameras have evolved and have become popular to hobbyist, enthusiasts and professionals alike. With that said, here are some pro tips to getting acquainted with your new toy.

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New website design by Jamil Matheny

I have finally made a new site design. This will allow for easier side-wide navigation and it allows me to showcase my work for everyone. If you haven’t checked out the gallery, please do so. Also, I will keep you up to date on upcoming events that I attend, camera reviews, and future updates here. Until then, I hope you enjoy it and thank you for choosing Jamil Images.