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How Alexis Cuarezma Got 4 Different Looks in 1 Minute with 1 Lighting Setup

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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San Francisco-based photographer Alexis Cuarezma was asked to shoot the US Men’s National Soccer Team for Sports Illustrated. The catch? He had only one minute with each player, and in that time he wanted to get not one but four different shots of each player. Impossible, you say? Nope. This is how he pulled it off. 

To complicate things further, the shoot was a three-part assignment.

The first part was the one already mentioned – the one where Alexis wanted to get four different shots of each of all 23 players in the US Men’s National Soccer Team.

The second part required Alexis to shoot a portrait of Clint Dimpsey AKA Captain American for the magazine cover.

The third part was a group portrait of all the German players that plays for team USA.

To complicate things even further, the shoot took place in the middle of nowhere on asphalt where there was no shade and no mains outlets.

So how did Alexis do it?

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Mark Seliger on His Iconic Portrait of Kerry Washington

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Videos

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We recently had the privilege of meeting one of the true masters of portrait photography – Mark Seliger. This resulted in five new videos, in which Seliger shares his thoughts on lighting and portrait photography.

In the fifth video, Mark Seliger talks about how he created a story about Diana Ross, featuring American actress Kerry Washington.

“What was nice about this particular image was, during the afternoon, the light came through the sheers that existed in the house and they created this real glow.”, Mark describes in the video.

You will find all the videos at our dedicated Mark Seliger page.

 

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© Mark Seliger

Mark Seliger on His Iconic Portrait of Kurt Cobain

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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We recently had the privilege of meeting one of the true masters of portrait photography – Mark Seliger. This resulted in five new videos, in which Seliger shares his thoughts on lighting and portrait photography. 

You will find all the videos at our dedicated Mark Seliger page. There is also an opportunity to win a signed copy of one of Seliger’s much loved photo books on the page.

In the fourth video, Mark Seliger explains how Kurt Cobain’s rebellious rock star attitude can both turn into a representation of grunge music and an iconic portrait when caught off guard.

Watch all videos and sign up for a chance to win a Seliger photo book here.

 

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© Mark Seliger

Mark Seliger on His Iconic Portrait of P Diddy

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Videos

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We recently had the privilege of meeting one of the true masters of portrait photography – Mark Seliger. This resulted in five new videos, in which Seliger shares his thoughts on lighting and portrait photography. 

You will find all the videos at our dedicated Mark Seliger page. There is also an opportunity to win a signed copy of one of Seliger’s much loved photo books on the page.

In our third video, Mark Seliger tells the story of how he made P Diddy look like the king of New York City for a shoot for Vanity Fair. Watch the video to hear Mark’s thoughts about it.

“A recognition of that person is 50% to the equation so knowing who that person is and then having some kind of mass appeal becomes as important as actually the photograph”, says Seliger.

Watch all videos and sign up for a chance to win a Seliger photo book here.

 

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Brad Trent’s Completely Different Meeting With John Cleese

Written by Rebecca Ahremark on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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Brad Trent, proud owner of Damn Ugly Photography, has since the age of 25 worked with some of the largest newspapers and companies in the world. He has also had the good fortune to shoot some famous faces over the years. Latest in line: Mr. John Cleese for The Wallstreet Journal

In a recently published article on his blog, Brad shares the story of how he met the comedy icon at a midtown hotel in New York to shoot some portraits in a room no larger than your average walk-in closet.

Brad wanted a close-up portrait that would capture Mr Cleese’s wide range of expressions. He added a Softlight Reflector White, a large softbox for fill and a small strip light on the background for separation. The setup was apparently quick and easy, and Mr Python was soon free to show off his many face expressions.

“I began calling out various characters of his and sketches he was known for, and he immediately knew where to take it,” Brad writes.

Head over to Brad’s blog Damn Ugly Photography  for the full story (and the full range of facial expressions).

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