Posts Tagged: video

Sarah Small and the Power of Connections

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I talk a lot about how photography gives us the opportunity to connect with the world around us in ways we might not otherwise be able to, or be comfortable with.  NYC-based artist/photographer, Sarah Small found such a connection in her friend and model, Sandy.  Sarah sent out a note today, informing her mailing list… Read more »

Video Interview: Boudoir Photographer, Brooke Ismach

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  When you inspire confidence in your subjects, the results can be outstanding. New York City-based photographer, Brooke Ismach, talks about how she keeps her boudoir clients confident throughout the process. Of course, the client has to be confident in her photographer. That goes without saying. But, as Brooke explains, it’s also crucial for the… Read more »

Video Interview: Neil van Niekerk

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  Check out this new interview with Neil van Niekerk, NJ/NYC-based photographer, author, and educator.  Great advice in this Q&A. Neil dropped by the studio and answered a few questions about his work, what aspiring photographers should know, and how to move forward with your photography;  never stop learning.

Weekend Notes: Photography Training Deals

I’m bringing you the deals (and end-of-deals) this weekend. If you’re looking for photography training, you’ve come to the right place. Check these out: Secrets of Successful Event Photography: Last chance to save 33% on this amazingly popular course offered by Phil Steele. You’ll learn tons of great tips by watching a library of video… Read more »

How To Set up a Softbox

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  The first time I tried to figure out how to set up a softbox, I was lost.  I made this for people who find themselves in that position. Featured: Photoflex LiteDome Q3-9 Lastolite Ezbox Hotshoe Softbox Alien Bees B800 Canon 580EX II

Interview with a Model: Cat RoPo

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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 to… Read more »

One-Light and V-Flat Reflector

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… Read more »

Using Hot Lights

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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… Read more »

How I Shot It: 1979 Theme Shoot

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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,… Read more »

Underexpose Film for Grain Effects

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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… Read more »