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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ben Clay: Experiments with a MultiDome®

Recently, I shot some portraits with the Photoflex® MultiDome® to examine the various effects that can be achieved with it. A couple of years ago, I had photographed a shot of espresso with the various MultiDome configurations (Figure 1), but this time I wanted to use a live subject. Over the years, I've enlisted my children (Aidan, Nola) to serve as subjects for various lighting lessons and tutorials, but my youngest, Sam, had yet to make his debut. This was his chance! In considering a few portrait options, I decided on a warm, holiday theme to see how...

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Jay P. Morgan: Warrior Princess at Vasquez Rocks

  Recently, we had a couple of shoots out at Vasquez Rocks, just outside of Los Angeles. The final shoot was of our model, Gabrielle Tuite, dressed as a warrior princess. We suspended her on a rig so that she could position her feet in a variety of ways that would not be possible otherwise. We also used an air canon to create a layer of smoke behind Gabrielle. (We had to use an air canon rather than a Rosco smoker because Vasquez Rocks does not allow smoke machines. It's a bit of an outdated rule because the new...

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Friday, December 07, 2012

Jay P. Morgan: Depth of Field as a Creative Tool

In this video lesson, I wanted to demonstrate how depth of field can be used as a creative tool. I brought a crew out to Vasquez Rocks and used a simple two-light setup to shoot my beautiful model, Gabrielle Tuite. Here, you'll see how different focal lengths can give you different depth of field options. You'll see what lens choice will give you a shallow depth and what lens choice will give you a more scenic deep depth of field.        Location Vasquez is the perfect place to look at depth of field. It'...

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Liam Doran: Trying His Hand at Product Photography

This just goes to show what you can achieve when you shoot with good equipment. Pro Showcase photographer Liam Doran doesn't spend a ton of time shooting products in the studio - he's made a name for himself as a first-rate outdoor sports and lifestyle photographer - but that doesn't mean he can't switch gears when he has to. "In today's ultra-competitive market, you never want to turn work down. I think it's crucial to be at least literate in all aspects of photography so that when 'atypical' work does come your way, you'...

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Jay P. Morgan: Balancing Strobes with a Setting Sun

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but every one of us who buys a book spends a few seconds looking at the title and the cover. Not only that, publishers know that readers also flip the book over and look at the picture of the author. That’s why authors and publishers view the author photo as a marketing opportunity. The author photo is just another opportunity to tell a story. An author who provides a simple portrait is telling a story, but it’s probably something like, “There is a...

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Jade Hannah: Tips for Fashion Lighting

Swedish fashion photographer Jade Hannah likes to shoot with a very small aperture (often around f/22) to ensure that everything is in focus. "That's one of the main differences between portraiture and fashion for me. Selective focus works great for portrait work, but I'm more interested in having everything being tack sharp. It's just aligns better with my aestthetic." Of course, shooting this way requires you to always be factoring in the background first; letting it go soft and undicernible is not an option. And if you're shooting with strobes, it also requires that the strobe...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

New LitePanel Frame Hardware

For over 28 years, Photoflex has brought innovative, high quality and affordably priced lighting equipment to both the photography and film industries. From lights to soft boxes to reflectors to rolling cases, our products are designed by photographers for photographers. But our success is something we don’t take for granted. At Photoflex, we are continually analyzing and fine-tuning our products, as well as incorporating feedback from our working pros and customers when designing new products. One of our latest gems, the new LitePanel Hardware, ties in beautifully with both a product we’ve been producing for nearly two...

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Liam Doran: Opening Day at Arapahoe Basin

Earlier this week, Pro Showcase photographer Liam Doran was asked to shoot a series of portraits for the first day of the 2012/13 ski season. The client wanted slightly gritty-but-fun images of the folks that showed up. Here's Liam's account of the shoot: "I set up a small outdoor studio at the base of the ski area where I could easily approach skiers and boarders and ask them to be part of the shoot. The wind was gusting, and almost immediately, it tore my seamless background paper in half and nearly knocked over my light. I ended up taping...

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jay P. Morgan: Making Smoke Lay on Water

To say that Jay P. Morgan prefers to get the shot in camera is a severe understatement. Check out all of the work that went into producing this conceptual portrait!         Click here to learn more about the Photoflex Small OctoDome shown in this video. To see more of Jay P. Morgans' work, check out his Pro Showcase page

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Monday, October 08, 2012

Jay P. Morgan: Simple Corporate Portraits

In this video, Pro Showcase photographer Jay P. Morgan walks you through his approach to shooting corporate portraits on location. From controlled lighting approaches to time management to bringing along an extra blue tie, Jay P. offers up valuable seasoned advice on what can otherwise be a very stressful undertaking!     To learn more about the Photoflex equipment shown in this video, click on the following links:   Large MultiDome Large Grids Small OctoDome Small OctoDome Grids ADW 45" Umbrella   To see more of Jay P. Morgans' work, check out his Pro Showcase page    

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