Looking back on the last 12 years of being in the wedding business, one of the standout business practices I can see that I have developed is that of the site visit. In the beginning, I did it purely because I was new and hadn’t been to any venues. As time went on though, it […]
Want to do chromakey shooting? A FlexiFill backdrop is very useful for quick chromakey jobs. This spring loaded type backdrop offers both a blue and green surface for shooting and is virtually wrinkle-free. This is good because wrinkles cause shadows which lead to a bad key. This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series […]
“I want to be a boxer!” said model Vanessa Guillemette as we were preparing a test shoot in my studio last week. She pulled out some pink Everlast boxing gloves and the fight was on… The Setting Most photographs begin with the environment. I thought about how to represent a gym-like feel. The scene would […]
We’ve all been there. Out in the middle of who knows where, setting up for a shot that absolutely requires the camera to be perfectly still. You reach into your camera bag to grab your remote cable release only to realize that it is sitting all comfy on your desk at home. Or worse, you […]
Join Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com as they talk with concert photographer Alan Hess about shooting concerts with a Nikon D4 and a 70-200mm f2.8 lens.
The last time I visited Lower Antelope Canyon, near Page, AZ, was in February 2014. I had arrived with about an hour before the local Navajo operators were closing for the evening, so my time exploring the area was brief. As I was ushered out of the canyon by the diligent canyon keepers, I knew […]
I used to shoot with Hasselblad cameras way back in the day. The negatives were square. I cut my teeth on those cameras and since I spent so many years working with Hasselblads, shooting square just came naturally to me. A Little History Square format has been around since 1929 when it was introduced by […]