On May 22, we asked you to submit images that we can show in our booth at this year’s Photokina trade fair. The response was better than we ever could have hoped for. We got way more images than we can show and we consequently had to choose just a few. The final selection consists of images from previous blog participants as well as images from you, our readers.
We will present these images continuously here on our blog, right up until Photokina begins. Stay tuned. And to all those who shared their work with us – thank you! It is truly inspiring to see the stuff you create with the help of our gear.
Andrew McGibbon was featured on our blog in May. It was around this time his unique portraits of horses started to create a buzz throughout the photographic industry.
“I’ve focused on commercial photography for a couple of years now,” said Andrew. “At first, it was hard to convince the ad agencies to try out a new photographer like me. But eventually I broke through, and I do get some nice, big ad campaigns now. However, lately I’ve also felt the need to explore fine art photography. This is what prompted my horse project.”
The rest of our interview with Andrew is still available here.
Andrea Zvadova, on the other hand, is a new acquaintance of ours. Andrea is a fashion and portrait photographer, born and raised in Bratislava, Slovakia.
“I try to capture the natural beauty in each person,” says Andrea. “This particular photo is part of a beauty/editorial shoot I did for a Slovakian fashion magazine called TOP Fashion. It’s a semi-annual magazine and the retro swim caps photos was shot for their spring/summer issue. The shoot itself was quite basic – only head shots with various caps and diverse colors of make-up.”
How did you light it?
“I used two Profoto D1 500 Air monolights. The first light was aimed at the model and equipped with a Silver Umbrella. This created a slightly but not too crispy look. The second light was equipped with a Zoom Reflector and a 5″ Grid and turned to the white background. For smoothing the shadows, I used a white panel on the left side.
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