In my last post I talked about how it’s not entirely necessary to have an overly complex lighting set up at every shoot. In fact, it’s more important to have an interesting subject lit simply, than to have something boring lit with a million lights. So, check out this great shoot from Brittany McLaren. Lit with only a beauty dish, and occasionally a big silver reflector Brittany has created some very dynamic images by combining simple lighting with an amazing location and some very cool costumes.
A lot of times on FStoppers we see shoots that are very gear focused, after all that’s what we’re here for isn’t it? We tend to focus on shoots that have some sort of technical wizardry behind them, but sometimes it’s best to strip away all of the extras and focus on what you’re shooting. In this video Lindsay Adler takes us through a very cool fashion shoot that is lit very simply using only a beauty dish and a small silver reflector.
Here’s an oldie, but definitely an interesting video. A few years ago when Jay Z released “Blueprint 3″, I saw the cover art and immediately thought that it was done in photoshop. Why would they bother to do it as a physical effect? Boy was I wrong. The artist Dan Tobin Smith did the cover as a completely physical effect.
Take a behind the scenes look at how the intricate ad for the game “Joy Kingdom” was created. Almost all of the elements that you see in the ad were shot as a scene, there was obviously some degree of compositing done, but the meat of the scene was done in camera. They even shot some stop motion elements using ice! I can’t imagine how time consuming this shoot must have been.
If you’re like Nick Selway and CJ Kale, it’s pretty far. They braved 110F water and floating lava bombs to capture some truly gorgeous images of lava flowing from a volcano in Kalapana, Hawaii. To top it all off, they were floating freely in the water, not on a boat or on dry land.
Take a look at this behind the scenes video and see how photographer Caleb Kuhl shoots his incredible composites for his “Wild West” series. These are very complex images and took a ton of post processing to make them work, but if you’re interested in how these things are shot, you should definitely check out this video.
Tom Hunter is a London based photographer known for his beautiful depictions of the ordinary life of common people. Most of his work is loosely inspired by famous masterpieces and Flavorwire recently posted a great comparison between Tom’s work and the masters that they are inspired by.
In the world of modeling where thin is the only way to go, model Robyn Lawley is definitely bucking the trend. She was recently hired as the first plus sized model ever to front a campaign for clothing designer Ralph Lauren.
We have teamed up with PremiumBeat.com to give away what may be the most anticipated video camera of 2012, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. This camera is has a 2.5k sensor that shoots in 12-bit Raw with 13 stops of dynamic range for less than $3000. Up until now, these specs were only available in cameras over $10,000.
Lois Greenfield is an amazing dance photographer based out of New York City and this video will take you behind the scenes for an in depth look at all aspects of her process.
Douglas Sonders has been features a few times on this site with some incredible images and this series doesn’t depart from that sentiment. This video walks you through the post production of his “Beard Series” and gives you some great insights into how to use some excellent Nik Software to create a beautiful high contract black and white image.
Photographer John Keatley takes us behind the scenes of his latest series “Bad Coffee” and gives us a great look at how it was shot. He gives us some really interesting insights into how he deals with the with the myriad of ideas that come from working with retouchers, assistants and make up artists on a big shoot. [more]
Then and Now photos have always been common place in cases of a natural disaster, but photographer Shawn Clover, annoyed by improperly aligned photos decided to embark on his own project. After reading Dennis Smith’s 2005 book San Francisco is Burning Shawn decided to create composite images of modern day San Francisco and archival images of a destroyed city after the earthquake in 1906.
A few weeks ago we showed you a photographer who took some incredibly expensive Apple products and smashed them for the sake of an image, today we have the work of New Zealand photographer Henry Hargreaves who got a little more creative in his destructive endeavors.