[youtube]http://youtu.be/AH1JsFNC9Zc[/youtube] Cat RoPo is a freelance model working in the New York City area. Having worked with Cat a few times, I thought she’d be able to offer some great advice and insight from a model’s perspective. In this interview, among other topics, we talk about what some models look for when deciding on who […]
An artist friend of mine, Allyson Lipkin, dropped by the studio the other day and we did a very quick shoot that resulted in several shots I’m very happy with. The entire shoot was done with a single Alien Bees B800 and a shoot-through umbrella. So, the one-light magic strikes again. But is it really […]
Check out the new video posted in the Members Area about using hot lights instead of flash. There, I go into detail about the advantages of using hot lights, as well as the problems you might encounter, and how to deal with them. In the video I demonstrate how I used the Arri 650w Tungsten […]
In this video, I explore the photography of the late 1970s by attempting to recreate some of the looks from back then. Influences and references were Studio 54, Guy Bourdin, various music videos, and advertising. One of the things that struck me when looking at the fashion and promo photos from back in the day, […]
I demonstrate mixing flash with natural backlighting for hair and rim lighting effects.
Episode #3 of Flirting with Film: “Underexpose for Grain Effects.” I shoot a roll of Kodak Portra 800 in low-light conditions in order to maximize on grain. Make sure to subscribe to my channel so you can be updated when new videos come out. Above: Notice the thin area of this negative (shadow). Although there […]
Episode #2 of my video series, Flirting with Film is now available on my YouTube channel. Hang out with me as I burn through a roll of medium format in Central Park. Watch me shoot the snowy landscapes and scenery as I slowly lose feeling in my hands and feet. Make sure to subscribe to […]
Here’s a video clip that might help further illustrate some of the points on the previous post, Working with White Balance.
The following question came to me recently, so I thought I’d answer it here: Q: I have a few questions/misunderstandings about white balance (WB) and how to set it as close as possible in camera settings. I know it may be difficult to set perfect WB, but setting a proper WB can be confusing for […]
Traditional portrait lighting is the foundation of all good portraiture. This is something I stress in several of my eBooks, and in this post, I’ll describe the five basic lighting patterns and include a video for reference. I hope you find it useful. The five lighting patterns are listed here: Short Lighting: good for most […]