Fashion Editorial -Nature Girl- with Model Kayte Steinmetz lensed by Fashion Photographer Bryan Benoit
Stéfan Bourson is a French, Paris based fashion photographer who has a masterful understanding of light as well as the control of studio lighting.
A very important aspect of choosing which part of the subject shall be hit by which type of light source is something I consider very closely when doing a selective lighting exercise in my shoots – Part 5 of the series
In this installment, I would like to discuss how to control your light with greater precision by mixing “Hollywood Grids” (Cookies) with either bare head flash units, snoots and honeycomb grids, for your next photo shooting. A Hollywood Grid or (Cookie) is produced by taking a sheet of cardboard or backdrop paper (usually black or […]
Or how I learned to play with glass, vases, plants and other stuff… I have for years pondered how to render 3 dimensions on to 2 dimensional walls and surfaces, or how to add greater topographical richness to predictable lighted interior landscapes. Our brain through our eyes and life experience allows us to determine how […]
When attempting to control lighting, it is important to decide which part of the subject area you wish to light or which sector will have a greater amount of light to draw the eye to. Now this can also be perceived as, which part of the image will be shaded with less light. That is […]
I like to look at lighting in two ways. As sculpture or as painting. As sculpture when you start with an overall wash of light and like painting when you commence in complete darkness. It is for this reason that I would like to suggest lighting systems and accessories that may assist you in attaining your final goals in lighting your subject or scenario.
A Prelude to a Discussion about Light, Darkness, Life, Death, Reincarnation and other Notions. Stay Tuned…
Richard Avedon Parts 2 through 9 below Dark, Light Light, Dark Dark, Light Light, Dark Dark, Light Light, Dark Dark, Light Light, Dark Dark, Light Light, Dark Dark, Light Light, Dark Dark, Light Light, Dark Dark, Light Light, Dark Dark, Light Light, Dark Dark, Light Light, Dark Dark, Light Light, Dark Dark, Light Light, Dark […]
Beauty photography tutorial, Benjamin Kanarek shares a photography technique he used for his beauty editorial in Citizen K International
I am often asked the question, “How Did You Do That?” I could very simply answer the question which I often do and the results that person gets isn’t what he/she was expecting. If I talk about post production, yes the actions on the image will be as I recommended, but when asked about the results of a shoot, I more often than not get a disappointing, “it doesn’t look like yours…!”
Part 2: Beauty Doing Beauty shots is sometimes more akin to doing still life, as the lighting is over a much smaller area and thus may be approached differently than fashion. The modifiers used and the placement of the model should be planned carefully if wishing to get something out of the ordinary. I often […]
I never would have expected that sharing my “generalist” view of a photography lighting technique could cause such a stir. Now in reading many of the responses to my essay, it seems that I could perhaps give greater clarification to what I stated.
In the film Blade Runner, the lighting was strange and beautiful. It was also very challenging to the technicians. Making the actors look good under the type of lighting used was a real feat. Kino Flo lighting was often used and not conventionally.
A Fashion Shoot in One Day… The Process I would like to describe the process of photo shoots that are done for either a magazine or advertising and what happens in the process. In most cases the steps are similar for all productions whether it is me or any other photographer. I will commence from […]
Why I HATE Ummm…brella Lighting… If you want to get me to fall asleep, just show me some images shot with umbrella lighting. Now I am not talking Richard Avedon, because Richard Avedon did a lot more than capture images with a single umbrella, he captured a moment that is so his signature, that anyone […]
Here is my new lighting tip about lighting your next fashion shoot - Continuous Light vs Flash Lighting in Fashion Photography
In this section, we will discuss the importance of scale.
In Part 4, we were left facing the subject, we had tested the light and had to determine the difference between the foreground and background intensity. You also had to decide how much of the principal subject was going to be lit. Now that you have done your test shots and are satisfied with how it looks, you can commence shooting with this very simple lighting set up.