Dan Brady is a self taught photographer based in Perth, Australia. Dan recently did a fashion shoot in his hometown with model Holly Doherty at Glamshot Studios. He also had a behind-the-scenes video shot, which he was kind enough to share with us, so that we in turn can share it with you.
Photographer Stan Evans is guest blogging for the Adorama ARCblog. The post, published earlier this week, takes us behind the scenes of a recent shoot Stan did with the two models, the Phase One 645DF+, the IQ 160 back and the Profoto Pro-B4.
“The test would be a rooftop in Harlem – narrow stairs to the entry, no power nearby, and a variety of sets,” writes Stan. “Could I create a quality image using all new gear with minimal hiccups?”
Lighting a car is not easy. Cars are big, they are reflective and they have almost no flat surfaces. Luckily for us, Tim Wallace, who some call the world’s greatest car photographer, is happy to share some invaluable tips and tricks with us.
“When lighting a car it is always best to start very simple, don’t over-engineer it, and build your light up gradually,” explains Tim, who used four Pro-B3 battery generators, two Zoom Reflectors, two Softbox 1×6′ RF and an Air Remote to create the image below.
Take five minutes off and learn from one of the best in the industry how to do it yourself. You will not regret it.
Since all his lights are in their own zone using the Air Remote, he can control them independently without ever leaving his camera. “In fact,” he says, “we actually got six different looks from our shoot.”
Watch the video to see all six looks and read more on AdoramaTV.
New York based photographer Lucas Jackson was recently hired to photograph a number of American Olympic Athletes during a media summit. The assignment meant that Lucas had to shoot a lot of portraits in very limited amount of time, so he decided to keep it simple – a grey background or an American flag as backdrop, depending on the Athlete in question.
To save time, Lucas also decided to use Profoto’s Air system. He writes:
“I wanted to use Profoto lights as they have a remote controller and trigger called the “Air Remote” that I could put on my camera to control the light’s power output from the controller mounted on top of the camera. This would save me precious time as I wouldn’t have to physically go to each of the four lights to change their outputs depending on whether I was shooting on the grey seamless backdrop or the flag.”
The entire story was published yesterday at the Photographers Blog at Reuters. Check it out.