Posts Tagged ‘Commercial Photography’

How Andrew McGibbon Made a Rock Band in a Parking Lot Look Like a 19th Century Painting

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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When Indie Rock band JORDI needed a promo image to coinside with their debut album, photographer Andrew McGibbon was their first and only choice. With total creative control Andrew put them on boat and started to make magic.

“For some reason, I entered the conversation with the idea of a row boat in rough seas and they were all like “no way, we have a song about that!”. So it was pretty obvious that the idea fit from the get go and then it was just up to me to figure out how we would pull it off.” says Andrew McGibbon.

The lead singer of Jordi, Jordi van Dyk, had been a fan of Andrew’s work for some time so when it came to shooting their promo, he insisted it had to be Andrew. With a limited budget, Andrew’s condition was to have total creative control of the image.

“The great thing about focusing on a niche style in photography is that your client will end up giving you much more freedom in a job because they trust you – after all, they came to you for your style. Why would they want to stifle that?” says Andrew.

Andrew’s idea was clear right from the start. The image had to be dramatic, almost like a Turner painting. But he knew that the scene itself would be impossible to achieve on location and in only one shot. “You don’t need to be restricted by the natural or real and can create based on your imagination. There is much more room for magic.” says Andrew.

Andrew ended up playing the role as producer, art director and photographer and Jordi was happy to take his lead.

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Blair Bunting Show Us How to Light a Football Player

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Sports Photography

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Being an established advertising photographer and a Nikon and Maurice Lacroix Ambassador, Blair Bunting sure knows how to light. In a recent blog post, titled How to Light a Football Player, Blair shares some of that knowledge.

“Let’s talk about lighting, specifically for mood,” writes Blair on his blog. “The eye finds discomfort and intimidation in the unknown and the unknown is where the light is not. The approach to making a subject intimidating should not be a mass of lights cranked to 11, but a single focus of direction where one light dominates and the remaining support the fear. An example of this that I shot a while back is this portrait of a football player.”

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How to Make a Dirty Car Shine Like a Winner

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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 How to Make a Dirty Car Shine Like a Winner

Most of us associate car photography with chrome and meticulously polished metal. But the Porsche GT that Richard Dole shot had just won a 24-hour long Daytona race and was far from clean. It was covered in dirt and grit. Keep reading to learn how he got his shot.

The 24 Hours of Daytona is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Needless to say, the 24-hour long race takes its toll on the racecars. By the time they cross the finishing line, they are covered in dirt and grit.

This year, a Porsche GT from CORE Autosport in Rock Hill, South Carolina, was the first car to cross the finishing line. This car was also the one photographer Richard Dole was asked to shoot on behalf of RACER Magazine.

“This was an unusual assignment,” says Richard. “They wanted me to photograph the car still covered with the dirt, oil, rubber, grease and grime accumulated from the race. And it had to be photographed not in a studio, but in the winning team’s race shop.”

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Join Car Photographer Frederic Schlosser on His Epic Road Trip Through Europe

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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German car photographer Frederic Schlosser is about to embark on an epic road trip through Europe. And you’re welcome to join him.

Part road trip and part photographic journey, the trip sees Frederic combining his two great passions in life: fast cars and flash photography.

Frederic and his friends will be driving through Europe in an Audi R8 and an Audi S3. Packed in the trunk are a couple of B1 off-camera flashesCar Chargers (connected to the car cigarette connector and used for charging the B1’s batteries ) and RFi Softboxes.

The goal: to shoot stunning images of these stunning cars in a number of stunning locations throughout Europe. If you’re familiar with Frederic’s previous work, you’ll have no doubts that he’ll succeed.

Follow him on his journey on his Facebook page and on his Instagram account.

This is not to be missed!

Andrew Link Shoots a $500.000 Car with the D1 Monolight

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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Andrew Link is a New York-based photographer specializing in shooting expensive cars, celebrities and celebrities in front of expensive cars. A recent shoot involved shooting a $500.000 car with the D1 monolight.

The shoot was done last year in Japan for Rides – a glossy magazine dedicated to custom cars that will make your own wheels want to crawl in and hide under the bed. But Rides didn’t just want one image of one car. They wanted 161 images of 30 cars, of which the most expensive was worth $500.000. That’s enough to make any photographer go nervous. But Andrew pulled it off with style.

The shoot was two years in the planning and involved one Phase One camera with a 80 megapixel back and three D1 monolight powered by two BatPacs. Andrew used 10 & 80 mm lenses for the close ups and a 35 mm lenses for the full car shots and the interior shots.

Head over to Andrew’s website to see more of his work.

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