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Monday, May 06, 2013

Jade Hannah: Working with Color on Location

  Recently, I shot a spec shoot for a makeup company to show both natural and crazy makeup and hair. I shot on location with simple, painted 6x8-foot wooden boards to lend some color to the backgrounds. The main challenge with not shooting in a controlled environment like a studio is that you're constantly dealing with off colors and lights coming from different directions, even if you think you're only dealing with white walls. To cut down on the ambient light for this shoot, I used two black LiteDisc reflectors, which also provided a negative fill and...

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Friday, March 01, 2013

Jade Hannah: Fashion Sunseeker Swimwear

I began casting for this project a week before the shoot date. A tight deadline, but not an uncommon one. In looking for a new makeup artist, I went through a school, Face Stockholm, which has some really great students and alumni whom I've worked with in the past. For this shoot, we planned out three basic looks that were clean, summery and matched the colors of the bathing suits. Thanks to the portability of my lighting kit, we were able to shoot inside my office against a wall that had a pattern I thought would go well with...

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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, October 02, 2012

Photokina 2012

Photokina 2012 marks Photoflex's biggest tradeshow presence ever! The 6-day event gave us a great turnout and we were able to meet with photographers, distributors and enthusiasts from all over the world and talk shop through to the wee hours of the night.  It's the biggest photography trade show in the world, a tour-de-force so big that it can only happen once every two years.   Below are some shots from our booth, where we displayed our product line and held live shooting demos with models using various lighting kits.  Pro Showcase photographer Jade Hannah from Sweden...

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