if u love the cigars dear really u are one very great lady here really ok wish alot of women like u were like u really a great cigar a beautiful lady thats the way to truly sell the cigars ok ?a woman can sell more than any man its very true ok ?if there are more women working in a cigar shop the men would go there ?if a man works there yeas some men will go buy them but men like to go into there because of a beautiful woman ?i have tryed so many many cigars really ok ?its very hard to tell who has the best so far thank u very much really take care i will orded some soon really mike rebeiro monterey ca
Icons of Cigars™ — Janny García
When I started this series of portraits, some of the people I most wanted to photograph were the members of the García Family, as (to me), they represent some of the most influential people in the cigar business today. I was able to photograph Pepín with my first portrait, but the other members of the family have eluded me.
Until last week, when I heard that the wonderful Janny García would be in town for a few days (at a few different shops). I traveled to the Up In Smoke in Irving, where I asked if she had the time to sit for a few photos.
Janny was amazingly gracious with her time, and just a great person to be around. We talked for about an hour after the shoot about her family’s history and their view on cigars, as well as discussing some of the upcoming releases they are trying out.
The photo itself was a bit challenging, as I needed three different light sources to accomplish what I had in my mind. The only place to photograph was in the back lounge, and there were TVs all over the walls (GREAT for a cigar lounge, not so great for the background of a portrait) that I knew I had to get rid of somehow.
I decided to go with a VERY dark background, and basically try to expose just for Janny in the portrait, thus rendering the background black. However, I still needed to light Janny AND the smoke. In order to light the smoke coming off her cigar, I put a Quantum on 1/8th power directly behind her shooting up, which provided two very different and important things: it backlit the smoke (made it pop nicely from the background) and also provided a nice rimlight to separate her from the black background.
One thing I wish I had done differently, I needed a bit more rimlight on the back of her head, I should have bumped up the light behind her to about a half power or so.
Janny herself is lit with two different video lights, one camera left and one camera right.