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Monday, August 15, 2011

Photoflex Featured Pros Pt. 2- August 2011

The second featured Photoflex Professional Photographer for the month of August is high dynamic range and composite master Joel Grimes. Joel Grimes is one of the most sought after professional photographers in the world. For over 26 years Joel has worked for many of the top advertising agencies across the globe for clients such as AARP, Abbott Labs, Arizona Office of Tourism, AT&T, Febreze, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, Hyatt, Qwest, Sony, Sturm Ruger & Co, Visa, Volvo, and most recently Red Bull. Over the years his assignments have taken him to every state across the USA and to over...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Noel del Pilar- Tutorial on Indoor Lighting

Photoflex Pro Noel del Pilar is well known for his exceptional wedding photography in Puerto Rico and South America. Not only is he highly sought after as a wedding photographer, but he is also in high demand for workshops and demonstrations. To help a broader base of photographers, Noel has started making videos highlighting some of his techniques. Below, Noel describes how to get great indoor photographs with a simple lighting setup using the OctoDome: extra small. For those of you who don't speak Spanish... "To get great results, a technique photographers use involves capturing ambient light and mixing...

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Monday, August 08, 2011

Flickr Monday- August 8

Starting today, every couple of Mondays we will do a search query on Flickr looking for anything with "Photoflex" in the tag, name, or description area. We will then feature our favorites and share them with you. Want your photos profiled? Make sure to tag Photoflex in the images so we can find them! "_MG_4235rev" by jdigiorgio Image found here. "Front yard glam w/ Tera Patrick. Photoflex 5' Octodome for the main, an umbrella from behind for edge-lighting her body, a reflector mounted on a stand for some front fill opposite the main." "Swim Team" by Terhunephoto Image found here. "3...

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Friday, August 05, 2011

Shooting for Ford Fusion

A couple weeks ago we introduced you all to pro commercial photographer Dave Hill and his amazing composite images. This week we found yet another behind-the-scenes video of Dave working on set for Ford and their Fusion ads. His composites look flawless, the lighting is brilliant, and the effect that Ford was going for isdefinitelyapparent. Though he has a HUGE set and quite a few assistants, his lighting patterns are pretty straightforward and easy to follow. If Dave ever does a post production workshop, sign me up! Results: All images are copyright Dave Hill. For more on Dave, check out...

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Photoflex Featured Pros- August 2011

We here at Photoflex can think of no more awesome way to bring in the last month of summer than through launching our new Featured Pros program. Starting August 2011, every month we will feature pros from around the world who trust Photoflex lighting equipment to help them craft their masterful imagery. Our first of three featured pros for August is Blair Bunting. A hugely popular commercial photographer, Blair's work is clean, crisp, and sharp. His unique lighting style has made him stand out and acquire high profile clients ranging from ESPN, Discovery Channel, and Arizona State University. What makes...

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Monday, August 01, 2011

Shutterbug Features the LiteDome Wireless Kits

We at Photoflex work our hardest to bring you the best quality photographic gear on the planet. We love our work and what we make, and we love it even more when our customers are happy with what we produce. That is why we at Photoflex have a page dedicated to user reviews that we find called the Review Center. Recently Photoflex's popular LiteDome wireless kits were featured on the cover of the popular photography magazine Shutterbug. Reviewer Joe Farace had this to say about the economical and portable kit- "The StarFire/FlashFire/LiteDome kit is an inexpensive yet...

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Jay P. Morgan- Soft Boxes 101

It's no secret that a common question photographers ask regarding lightmodifiersis what the difference is among the many options. For soft boxes, we here at Photoflex constantly get questions regarding why you would choose a large LiteDome over the extra small. Is the light coverage the same? Quality of light? To help set everyone straight and ease the mind, Photoflex Pro Jay P. Morgan put together this video that quickly covers the differences among soft box sizes and why anyone would select a certain size for a specific purpose. Have any other questions? Sound off in the comments section...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Photoflex Pro Matt Beard

As photographers, there are very few of us who really like to stay under the radar. We are artists, and we want the world to see what we are capable of giving it. We want to truly excel at our craft. Some can work their entire lives and never achieve what other masters reach before they are 30 years old. Some are just gifted. Those are the truly masterful artists such as the newest addition to the Photoflex Pro Showcase, Matt Beard. Matt has been a professional photographer for the better part of 20 years. With a list of clients a mile...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dave Hill

It's not uncommon for modern photographs to go through significant post production. Most photographers may even work on two or three layers to create the image they want. But what about five, six, eight or ten layers? To create his compelling commercial images, that's just another day at the office for Dave Hill. The two shots below are from Dave Hill's 2010 ad campaign for Wet Republic. For Wet Republic's 2011 shoot, Dave had his team do a behind-the-scenes video showing his technique and the equipment he uses, including a couple Photoflex OctoDomes: His end result- Interested in...

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

War Toys by Brian McCarty

Yesterday afternoon, Photoflex Pro Brian McCarty emailed me and sent along a video I have personally been waiting to see for a few months now. Brian has begun an amazing project, a project he calls WAR TOYS. View the full article to read more about Brian's project and see some of his final images. Brian explains his thought process, goals, and an end result that he is aiming for. "WAR-TOYS is a documentary film that follows Brian McCarty as he works to complete his new project in the Middle East. Using Brian’s unique toy photography and principles...

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