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Simeon Quarrie Goes Beyond Wedding Photography

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Wedding photography does not have to look like wedding photography. In this post on The Phoblographer, ultra high-end wedding photographer Simeon Quarrie takes us through the process he went through to get the shot “Until Your Love Frees Me”.

Using a combination of natural light and Softbox RFi 3′ Octas and a Zoom Reflector, Simeon gets a shot that looks more like a fashion shoot than a the traditional pre-wedding shot. A solid concept, beautifully executed.

Read the post on The Phoblographer for more info, including sketches and lighting diagrams.

See more from Simeon on Vivida.

Lions and Tigers and Sharon Montrose

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in Animal photography

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The Animal Print Shop, by photographer Sharon Montrose, features shots of all kinds of amazing animals including, yes, lions, tigers, and bears.

Sharons was recently featured with an interview on Pictureline where she revealed how she got started, the best and worst parts of her job, and how she responds to requests for advice.

Head over to Pictureline for the full article. It’s a good read.

The Guy’s Got Style: Joey L on Rangefinder Magazine

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in Education

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You know Joey L. His distinctive photographic style can be found pretty much everywhere, from ad campaigns for Ice Road Truckers to fine art portraits of holy men in India.

His new book, Photographing Shadow and Light, details his approach to photography and lighting and has been reviewed by Rangefinder Magazine.

“Several of the photographer’s native portrait sessions are represented in Photographing Shadow and Light—all stunning samples of this genre of travel photography,” writes Rangefinder journalist Jim Cornfield. “They’re extraordinary, in part, for his fearless approach to using hi-tech, sophisticated equipment in rough, unpredictable exteriors—gear such as Phase One camera backs and his omnipresent Profoto packs and heads. The results are elegant, superbly detailed portraits that celebrate the strange and beautiful inhabitants of these exotic stretches of our planet, and Lawrence seasons his technical solutions in these situations, with anecdotal recollections of his moments with some rare and fascinating people.”

Read the full review on Rangefinderonline.com.

 

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What’s Subtractive Lighting, Kenji Aoki?

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in Fine Art Photography

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Known for his minimalist style and strong sense of design, photographer Kenji Aoki shares the technical details behind a geometric and almost abstract shot of glassware in an article on PopPhoto.

Using a technique called subtractive lighting, Kenji was able give the glasses black rims using nothing but light and decades of know-how. He used six ProHeads powered by two Profoto Pro-7a packs. Learn how and see the lighting diagram on PopPhoto. See more of Kenji’s work on his website.

 

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Moose Peterson Finds His Portable Lighting Soulmate

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in Review

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Well respected wildlife photographer and educator Moose Peterson has finally found The One, in lighting anyways. He wanted a portable, durable, and high quality lighting system and he found it in the Profoto AcuteB2 AirS Li.

He likes its physically small size, making it ideal for air travel, and the fact that you don’t need to plug it into a wall or generator while shooting on location. “Are there other options?,” he asks, “You bet. Are there better options? So far I haven’t found one. The size and light weight of this is really better than anything I’ve found… Lightweight, portable and, the best thing, I can use it and do it by myself.”

See more from Moose on moosepeterson.com.


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