Posts Tagged ‘Behind The Cover’

Behind the Scenes of a Sports Illustrated Cover

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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Houston photographer Robert Seale got the chance to photograph three basketball players who rarely pose together, the Spurs “Big Three,” for the cover of Sports Illustrated. The catch? He would only have 5 minutes with them to produce a series of images with multiple looks.

His solution was to build a set that would be able to create multiple looks without ever having to move his subjects. With 4 lights, powered by Protofo Pro-7a’s, Robert got 6 different looks and 1 very happy art director.

See how he did it on his blog. See more of his work on robertseale.com.

 

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Art Streiber: Star Wars is Back!

Written by M. Gertz on . Posted in Editorial Photography

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If you ever need to shoot a theater full of Stormtroopers, you know who to call: Art Streiber, master of crazy lighting setups and shoots so complicated they’d make most of us cry. For Wired’s March 2013 issue, Art shot a bevy of Star Wars denizens, including R2D2, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader in some unconventional ways.

In a post on the Stockland Martel blog, Art writes, “So my team and I were tasked with a cover concept that illustrated the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of the movie series…and an illustrative opener to the package…and six concept executions…and 10 individual character portraits, all in one 13-hour day.” As always, he and his team rise to the challenge.

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Master Series: Greg Heisler Photographs Yasser Arafat

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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Every few months, Profoto has the pleasure of interviewing an accomplished and highly regarded photographer to bring you their passion and knowledge of light shaping. This collection of interviews makes up the Master Series.

The latest addition to the Master Series features New York-based photographer Gregory Heisler, renowned for his technical mastery and iconic Time Magazine covers, to name just a few examples.

In this fourth video Greg takes us behind the scenes of his shoot with controversial Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat – a shoot that resulted in an iconic portrait that eventually could be seen on the on the cover of Time Magazine all over the world.

The fifth video will be posted in exactly one month. In case you missed any of the first three videos, check our dedicated Master Series page.

You can see more of Greg’s work at his website. He is also a frequent Twitterer.

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Master Series: Gregory Heisler Shoots Michael Phelps

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Videos

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Every few months, Profoto has the pleasure of interviewing an accomplished and highly regarded photographer to bring you their passion and knowledge of light shaping. This collection of interviews makes up the Master Series.

Today, we are happy to introduce the latest addition to the Master Series, featuring New York-based photographer Gregory Heiser, renowned for his technical mastery and iconic Time Magazine covers, to name just a few examples.

In this first video, Greg reveals how he used his lighting expertise to make a studio shot of swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, look like it was shot in a pool.

For your information, we have another five Master Series videos with Greg in the pipeline, so stay tuned.

You can see more of Greg’s work at his website. He is also a frequent Twitterer.

Richard Dole & The Racing Legends

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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In the spring of 2012, Richard Dole was commissioned by Automobile Magazine to photograph some of the legendary figures in auto racing from the 1950s and 1960s. The “Generation of Heroes” project was published in the monthly magazine throughout the year, each issue contained a series of one-page profiles of the great drivers, engineers, mechanics and journalists who were part of the golden age of motor sport. The subjects not only included famous drivers like Mario Andretti, Sir Jackie Stewart, and Richard Petty, but also lesser known figures like mechanic and car builder Phil Remington, and motor sport photographer Jesse Alexander.

“The most critical factor in any portrait session is time,” says Dole. “The majority of these people are very active, even though their ages range from the early 70s to the mid 90s. I knew the amount of time they would allow themselves in front of the camera would be very limited. And it was. Most of the sessions last less than 10 minutes and a couple lasted less than 2 minutes.” Read More