If you want to understand lighting – really understand it, prepare for many years of study. Or at least months and you might want to start with Nick Saglimbeni’s Nick Saglimbeni’s Mastering Lighting Volume 1 DVD Tutorial Series. At $150 it isn’t cheap, but it’s much less expensive than the average in-person workshop. Nick is […]
“Your greatest curse could be your greatest blessing” Shadows, at times they are such a curse, but with a bit of creative manipulating they can be a wonderful blessing. When working on a Hollywood set there are times I’ll will have the Grips (the guys who rig things, their name comes from old Hollywood “because […]
Most interiors with candles for adding ambiance, are anything but controlled. HVAC, opening doors, ceiling fans in another room or even an assistant or client walking in the room can make flames flicker resulting in motion blurred fire. The room may have a lot of ambient light that can’t be controlled so the slow shutter […]
Here is a basic set up to achieve a commercial studio headshot. If you’ve never played with lights, it can be intimidating but once you just do it, you will find you have much more control and it’s not as scary as you imagine. This is a very basic set up with two lights. 1 Key light, 1 […]
When I heard that Photofocus was renting the Pinball Hall of Fame for a party, my mind started going crazy with ideas. The plan was to host a party during Photoshop World in Las Vegas and invite Photofocus readers to join us for a live shoot with models and borrowable cameras from LensRentals.com. The party […]
We had a chance to catch up with Dave Black at Photoshop World last month in Las Vegas. He sat with Photofocus’ Pamela Berry to go behind the scenes of 5 of his most recent commercial jobs, showing us how he set up and lit each image and got an amazing shot.
Editor’s note: We’re proud to welcome Mike Kubeisy to the Photofocus team His work in Hollywood makes him one of the most viewed photographers alive Please leave a comment welcoming him Before engaging the enemy it was a low light situation, once the rifles burst it was only then that I knew […]