Posts Tagged ‘Gregory Heisler’

Gregory Heisler Photographs a Crowd of 3.000 People with 3 Profoto Strobes

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Commercial Photography

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For the one-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, Sports Illustrated did a special cover, including 3.000 Bostonians standing united at the site of the tragic event. American Photo has interviewed the guy who got the shot. His name is Gregory Heisler and here is how he did it.

“It wasn’t a technical kind of picture,” Gregory Heisler tells American Photo’s Stan Horazcek. “It was more about being able to get a response from the crowd.”

There has apparently been some debate regarding if the cover image was lit or not. Horazcek, of course, asks about this. Heisler replies:

“All we used to light up that entire crowd were two Profoto heads. They were battery-powered Pro-7Bs. They’re 1200 watt strobes and we had them powered down to about half-power.”

“I had another light about a half a block away doing the same exact thing on the back half of the crowd,” he then adds. “It wasn’t like I had a main light and a fill light. They were both doing the same thing in different areas.”

Heisler also comments on his choice of Light Shaping Tool, which he describes as “the secret weapon in the Profoto lineup.” Can you guess what it is?

Head over to American Photo’s site for the full story.

Master Series: Greg Heisler’s Lighting Setup for ‘Persons of the Year’

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 Greg Heisler, renowned for his technical mastery and iconic Time Magazine covers, to name just a few examples.

In the sixth and final video Greg reveals how he created this striking shot of Bono, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates. The concept was philanthropy, the assignment was to create something “heroic and Mount Rushmoreis” and the solution was to use a NarrowBeam Reflector and two softboxes.

In case you missed any of the first five 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: Greg Heisler Photographs Alonzo Mourning

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 Greg Heisler, renowned for his technical mastery and iconic Time Magazine covers, to name just a few examples.

In this fifth video Greg reveals how he created this amazing portrait of NBA star Alonzo Mourning for ESPN Magazine.

The sixth and final video will be posted in exactly one week. In case you missed any of the first four 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: 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: Greg Heisler on Photography Techniques

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 third video Greg talks about the importance of not relying on proven techniques. He also talks about the importance of finding your own expression.

“The last thing you want to think about when taking a picture is other pictures,” says Greg. Solid advice.

The fourth video will be posted in two weeks. In case you missed the first or the second video, they are still available here and here.

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