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Friday, September 06, 2013

Ian Spanier: Running the LiteReach Plus through its Paces

Recently, Pro Showcase photographer Ian Spanier traveled from New York to Indianapolis with his assistant to shoot some behind-the-scenes portraits at the Brickyard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. The challenges were plenty, as you'll read about in an upcoming Photoflex Lighting School lesson series, the biggest of which was how to incorporate lighting in such a fast-paced, frenetic environment. For a strobe, Ian chose to use the Photoflex TritonFlash because of its light weight, power and portability, but he also needed to position it at various angles quickly and steadily. Light stands were out of the question, as they would...

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Photoflex Provides for MasterCraft

MasterCraft® Safety is the parent company of Impact®, which offers a full complement of industry-leading racing safety equipment, including helmets, driving and crew suits, race seats, window nets, and race restraints. MasterCraft contacted Photoflex, since they were looking to bring their photography in-house at their Impact location in Brownsburg, IN. After months of planning, Team Photoflex flew out to the Impact headquarters to help them set up their new lighting studio and run through various lighting techniques with the Impact crew. After a tour of the facilities, Team Photoflex was put to work setting up the studio space,...

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Ian Spanier: The Two-Minute Shoot

  The Two-Minute Shoot" is something I came up with on assignment for Muscle & Fitness magazine shooting with the Florida Gators football team a few years ago. The concept of the shoot was to do a day-in-the-life of the National Championship-winning team as they trained inside and outside their Gainesville, Florida facility. In a situation like this, I would need to have a consistent look inside and outside as much as possible. I knew I wanted to have better light quality than a on-camera flash would provide, and I wanted to have more light control, something I wouldn't...

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ian Spanier: Sometimes One Light is Enough

I’ll admit that sometimes on set, it’s about the “show” that you need to put on for your client. What I mean by this is that there are times that having lots of equipment around and assistants constantly moving becomes a necessary part of showing your client that you are more than just a monkey who presses a button. And while that’s all fine and good, sometimes you can say a lot more with one light on a stand than with a cube truck full of gear. All too often, photographers these...

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Friday, July 06, 2012

Ian Spanier: Limited Equipment, Group Shots and Dinosaur Mosquitoes

This past May, I got the call from MTV to go to St. Thomas to photograph the cast of season 27 (amazing it’s been on that long huh?!?) of the original reality series, MTV’s The Real World. Head to St. Thomas in May? AWESOME! What a way to get the summer started right? Not so fast… Challenge Numero Uno Since we’d be traveling out of the country, we’d of course be facing airline limitations and baggage fees, coupled with the fact that this season’s house was located not on St....

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Ian Spanier: Shooting Truckers from ‘Shipping Wars’

Although I often shoot in the studio, more often I am on the road. In today's world of tighter budgets and increasing airline baggage fees, traveling with heavy portable battery packs and heads is less possible. And often, when traveling to remote locations, picking up rental equipment is just not going to happen. Solutions to problems like this are the key to survival in this ever-crowded industry. So when Photoflex released the TritonFlash portable strobes, I was very intrigued. I got a chance to test them on a personal project and definitely liked them. I was eager to get...

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Friday, December 09, 2011

Game Changer

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Photoflex Featured Pros Pt. 3- August 2011

The third and final featured Photoflex Professional Photographer for the month of August is commercial portrait photographer and international jet setter Ian Spanier. Ian Spanierwas born in Connecticut, but raised in Westchester, New York. Spanier's interest in photography began at age six when his parents gave him his first camera. His work has received numerous awards from major photo competitions and the design community and is even featured on display in New York art museums, but conversely can also be found on posters and billboards across America. Ian started as an editor, but always seemed to find photography coming...

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The TritonFlash™ System- Available Worldwide

Used by pros all over the world such as Miss Aniela, Kevin Kubota, Ian Spanier, Michael Corsentino, and Paul Markow, the battery powered TritonFlash is now more versatile then ever. The TritonFlash comes with a metal swivel capable of supporting heavier lighting modifiers such as the Photoflex 7 foot OctoDome,deliversthe power of a studio strobe and is portable enough to use anywhere. With all individual components available separately,the TritonFlash is a global force to bereckonedwith. "The TritonFlash is a great light-weight solution to your lighting needs. At 300w/s per head, the TritonFlash gives you over twice the power...

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Photoflex Pro Photographer- Ian Spanier

Nothing makes Photoflex more proud than when professional photographers openly tell us that they prefer Photoflex lighting modifiers when they are selecting their photography arsenal. Whether on location or in the studio, time and again pros will call us, write us, or email us how happy they are that a company like Photoflex exists. The quality of the products translates into their beautiful imagery, and they are grateful for it. To honor them and thank them for their words of praise, we are going to spread the word as loud as we can shout it to let the world know...

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