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Douglas Sonders captures a secret agent

Douglas Sonders captures a secret agent
Douglas Sonders is an amazing photographer out of Washington DC, and his work is very stylized with studio lighting and exotic action themes. Check out this behind the scenes video as he brings out the weapons, poker chips, and Bond characters during his Secret Agent shoot. Also check out his website for more inspiring work!

Secret Agent Photoshoot - Douglas Sonders Photography from Douglas Sonders on Vimeo.

Thorsten Jankowski Deconstructs a Nude portrait

Thorsten Jankowski Deconstructs a Nude portrait
It's pretty rare that I come across fine art nude photographs that I find interesting and respect the execution but Thorsten Jankowski has some interesting photographs here. It's nice to hear a black and white photographer talk about when it is most effective to publish a photo in color too.

Behind the Nude: Thorsten Jankowski - "Magnesia" from Bryon Paul McCartney on Vimeo.

Marc & Louis Photography Storyboard their bloody shoots

Marc & Louis Photography Storyboard their bloody shoots
I was sent this video by Marie-Louise Cadosch of Marc & Louis Photography based out of Switzerland, and I was absolutely blown away by the attention to detail in their planning and preproduction. Their behind the scenes video "Bleed Like Me" is gruesome and not for the faint of heart but I doubt you have seen anything like it. And if you are thinking about our DSLR Contest, you may find some editing tricks for your own video. Click the link to find out how they shot and filmed this series.

Dave Hamilton Makes It Reign

Dave Hamilton Makes It Reign
I was just about to throw up a new post and I got this video in an email and decided to change things up. Check out Dave's fantastic BTS video and then head over to his website here.

Dave Hamilton Photography - behind the scenes from tashunka b on Vimeo.

Pete Barrett Shoots A New Balance Ad (Update)

Pete Barrett Shoots A New Balance Ad (Update)
Here is a quick timelapse of one of Pete's latests commercial gigs. It is a bit difficult to see what he is exactly doing in terms of lighting but I am simply impressed by the complexity of this shoot. Look how many people are on the set! After you watch this video head over to his website and be prepared to be blown away. Check the full post to read a message from the photographer.

Behind the scenes on the New Balance photo shoot. from Pete Barrett on Vimeo.

Frank Salle: Insight on Shooting Swim Spas

Frank Salle:  Insight on Shooting Swim Spas
I'm sure very few of you will ever have to photograph a huge swim spa in a warehouse or while being used by swimmers. Find out how Frank Salle and John Trotto pulled it off and why they needed scuba gear to do it.

The Making of a Commercial Web Video and Photography Shoot from Frank Salle on Vimeo.

Fstoppers Original: King Street Studios Shoots Charleston Fashion Week

Fstoppers Original: King Street Studios Shoots Charleston Fashion Week
Last month Patrick and I had the unique opportunity to follow Todd and Reese of King Street Studios around as they shot Charleston Fashion Week. Not only did they get the standard runway shots, they also setup a small studio backstage and shot amazing portraits of the models right before they were rushed onto the runway. You are about to be blown away by what is possible with a single light.

Dylan Coulter Makes Cyclocross Look Messy

Dylan Coulter Makes Cyclocross Look Messy
Dylan Coulter is the only guy I know who needs a special effects team when shooting top US Cyclocross athletes for the fashion spread of Men's Journal Magazine. Check out this amazing behind the scenes video of his shoot and click on the link to read about how he shot it.

Men's Journal Magazine May 2010 Cyclocross Fashion Shoot from Dylan Coulter on Vimeo.