This is a really amazing interview with John Keatley, a celebrity and editorial photographer by Framed. This is a long interview, but it’s definitely worth the time, every member of his crew gets interviewed and includes a breakdown of some of his shots with his retoucher.
This is another cool behind the scenes video from Brett Warren as he shoots his series “Wooden Heart”. Brett interned with Annie Leibovitz, and you can definitely tell with his work, they’re lit very similarly and the processing is very reminicent of Annie’s work, but it’s still very cool.
This is another cool video from Sasha Leahovcenco where he shoots a band walking on water using only a single light. This video walks you through the set up and shooting and shows you the awesome final image.
For the January 2012 issue of Vogue, Annie Leibovitz shot the incredible Meryl Streep and the members of a team of women focused on building a women’s history museum in Washington, D.C. While it talks a lot about their cause, you can definitely see all of her lighting set ups in the shots which are surprisingly simple.
This is a really cool video of a shoot that Michael Thompson did for Allure magazine. I’ll warn you, it talks almost exclusively about makeup and hair, but I loved the simple sets that they built for the shoot AND you see how the photographer used two big silver reflectors to shoot with natural light.
So this is really just a promo that Mercedes put out, but it has a lot of information on how filmmakers shoot those insane camera moves you see in car ads. The rig on top of that Mercedes is incredible, and considering they are doing these crazy moves while the camera is going fairly fast, it really makes you appreciate the car ads you see on TV.
As today is the 100th aniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I thought it would be appropriate to share some really cool images of life aboard the famous ocean liner. These were all taken by Father Francis Brown and give us a glimpse of some of the day to day activities on board Titanic.
This is a really interesting behind the scenes video of the shoot for the music video for “What I Like” by Blake. The Olympus camera highlighted in the video was used at some crazy frame rates, from 100 to 400fps.