Melissa Niu of Photofocus and Chase Reynolds of LensRentals.com talk with commercial photographer Joe McNally about one of his most-favorite lenses being added back into his camera bag.
Never leave a shoot without at least one shot that makes you proud. One of the differences between photography as a profession -vs- photography as a passion is that as a professional photographer you must meet your client’s needs. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t satisfy your own in the process. Some magazine assignments can be […]
Perfectly Clear applies the right amount of retouching to any image. Skin, eyes and color tone all look great with a few clicks of the mouse.
We have all used smoke machines on sets, they’re great, they create mood and help enhance lighting. We have all seen those amazing light beams.Smoke machines are handled on set by the Special Effects crew. Over the years I have seen them apply smoke several different ways. Allow me to share a few with you […]
“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 […]
When you’re shooting pro athletes, don’t expect to get a lot of time. You can either panic or embrace it. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in the midst of a Super Bowl run when ESPN the Magazine sent me to photograph defensive end Simeon Rice. With only a half hour to do so, my job […]
With the popularity of film finding its way into photographer’s hands, headlines are still reading, “Why Film is Better than Digital” and “Comparing Film vs Digital.” Isn’t the Debate Over? At the starting point of digital photography, people once thought that film was going to be a dying art. A movie quote instantly comes to mind: […]