So often someone will take the time to light the talent to look great but forget to light the background and give the image some depth: One method is to
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
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?
V-flats are an essential item to a portrait photographer’s studio. A typical v-flat is two pieces of foam core connected on the long side with gaffer tape, and they are
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
Melissa Niu of Photofocus talks with headshot photographer Peter Hurley about choosing to shoot with the PhaseOne iQ250 over his Hasselblad and Canon gear.
Melissa Niu of Photofocus talks with headshot photographer Peter Hurley about the gear he carries when traveling from his NYC-based studio.
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.
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.
If you want to get serious about shooting calculated photoshoots, get yourself off Auto White Balancing! The camera usually does a great job at analyzing the lighting scenario and chooses
This tutorial is from a new class called Up and Running with Studio Strobes I just completed for Lynda.com. It is co-taught with my friend Abba Shapiro. In photography, multiple-light
This tutorial is from a new class called Up and Running with Studio Strobes I just completed for Lynda.com. It is co-taught with my friend Abba Shapiro. Wireless triggers can
Recently I was asked how I decide which light source to use for photo shoots and which light modifiers are best in certain situations. The determining factors in making my
Guest Post by A frequent question I hear from aspiring portrait photographers – or established photographers looking to invest in their business but still wanting to manage their budget –