As one of the writers here at Fstoppers I do quite a bit of scouring the internet trying to find the best 'behind the scenes' videos to share with our readers. Sadly much of what I see lacks content, rather it is most commonly just a music video of a photographer on a shoot. Fortunately, this video by Simeon Quarrie documenting his shoot in Italy is quite the opposite. Packed with great information and lots of tips this video is worth checking out. Read on to see a lighting diagram and some of the photos from the shoot.
Since discovering Simeon Quarrie's work about a year ago he has become one of my favorite photographers. His processing is clean, his compositions solid, his lighting spectacular and to see it all pulled together in this video is quite the treat.
I am always impressed at the amount of time, planning and previsualization Simeon puts into each shoot. Fortunately, the guy is also a class act and is happy to share a behind the scenes video of everything that goes into his shoots including tips on reading light, posing, scouting locations, and other additional tricks that are useful when shooting on location. I also applaud Simeon's efforts in not just capturing footage from behind the scenes of his shoot but for taking the time to explain what he is seeing, what he is trying to capture and how he is going about doing it. Not only is it a great video for photographers to learn some great advise, but also for the seasoned veterans to see an example of a very well done behind the scenes video.
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