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One of the most used tools on a Hollywood set, oh heck on any set, is the C-Stand. C in Roman numerals representing the numeral 100 is how the C-Stand got its name, 100’s of uses. When closed it’s 53″ high, it can be extended to 10’6″, it usually is ordered with a 40″ arm […]

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Some of the most used tools on a Hollywood set are C-Stands and Apple Boxes. Then there are these little babies, Baby Plates. What is a Baby Plate you ask? It’s a 5/8 stud, about 3″ tall, welded onto a 3.5″ x 6″ metal plate. It has many uses. Allow me to share a few […]

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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 […]

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WIYB-Peter-Hurley

Melissa Niu of Photofocus talks with headshot photographer Peter Hurley about choosing to shoot with the PhaseOne iQ250 over his Hasselblad and Canon gear.

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WIYB-Peter-Hurley

Melissa Niu of Photofocus talks with headshot photographer Peter Hurley about the gear he carries when traveling from his NYC-based studio.

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WIYB-Peter-Hurley

Melissa Niu of Photofocus talks with headshot photographer Peter Hurley about his new gear line, Hurley Pro Gear and how it’s helped him take his studio on the road.

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Triptik Studio by Jeremy Cowart

Lately, I have been researching studio configurations. Jeremy Cowart’s Triptik Studio Walkthrough got the juices flowing; especially the rolling backdrop that doubles as storage for bounces, flags and other gear. My space is an open floorplan and I already have plenty of stuff on casters, including my edit desk. I’d never thought of something like […]

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