Mark Seliger on His Iconic Portrait of P Diddy

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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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How Mark Seliger Lights His Portraits

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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 second video, Mark Seliger shares some tips and tricks on how he lights his portraits.

“The light is built in order to follow the subject.”, says Seliger. In the first image that they shot, they used a Softbox RFi 5′ Octa, a Pro Head and a Pro-8 and placed it to the left of Lenny Kravitz. “What’s nice about the Pro-8 is that you have the ability to make small, incremental changes within the lighting”, says Seliger.

For the image seen below, Mark used his favorite Profoto tool, the ProRing Plus. For more details of Mark’s lighting setup, make sure to watch the video.

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Light Shaping by Mark Seliger. Coming December 1.

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On December 1, we will release a new video series in which Mark Seliger, one of the true masters of portrait photographers, takes us behind the scenes of some of his most iconic shots.

Are you famous? If so, you probably had your portrait taken by Mark Seliger. If not, you have most definitely seen his portraits. Perhaps it was the one of Kurt Cobain? Or perhaps the one of Barack Obama, Angelina Jolie or P Diddy?

We recently had the privilege of meeting this master of portrait photography on location while he was shooting rock star Lenny Kravitz. The meeting resulted in a series of videos, in which Seliger takes us behind-the-scenes of some of the most iconic shots of his career.

The first two will be released this Monday. One focuses on Seliger’s shoot with Kravitz, while the other one is about Seliger’s portraiture in general. Another three will be released two weeks later, revealing hos Seliger’s iconic shots of Kurt Cobain, P. Diddy and Kerry Washington was created.

Stay tuned. You don’t want to miss this.

As if that wasn’t enough? Seliger was also kind enough to sign a few of his book for us. Sign up here for a chance to win one of them. Contest open until January 5, 2015

Sign Up For a Free Webinar On How To Mix Ambient Light with Strobes on Location

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On November 19, Profoto and photographer Jared Platt will host a free webinar on how to get a natural looking result when mixing ambient light with strobes on location.

It will take place on November 19 at 7PM CET (November 19 at 10AM Los Angeles, 1PM New York, 6PM London, 7PM Paris // November 20 at 2AM Beijing, 3AM Tokyo, 5AM Sydney).

Jared Platt will be reviewing images from various lifestyle and portrait shoots on location. The discussions will focus heavily on mixing ambient light and strobes for maximum effect with minimal effort.

Jared has also written a blog post about this. Make sure not to miss it.

 

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Our Webinar on How to Use Light as An Element Was Recorded and Is Now Available as a Video

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On October 22, we did a live webinar with Jared Platt on how to use light as an element in real weddings. Did you miss it? Don’t worry. The webinar was recorded and is now available as a video.

In this webinar, Jared Platt show you how to light all those different situations that can happen during a wedding. You will also get to see what tools Jared is using.

Profoto hosts free webinars once a month. The next one is scheduled for November 19. Click here to sign up, and we’ll send you a friendly reminder when the next one is about to start.

All previous webinars are also available on the same page. There is one on dramatic night portraits, one on senior portraits and one on how to create a beautiful light in harsh conditions, to name just a few examples.

For more information about the B1 off-camera flash and the other Light Shaping Tools Jared is using in this video, click here.

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